Over the years, the LA Clippers failures have been accentuated. With zero NBA Finals appearances, no titles, and only one Western Conference appearance on their resume, the Clippers are often looked down upon. Regardless of their shortcomings, nevertheless, LA has produced terrific players from the wing position.
Of course, the Clippers are currently in possession of two of the league’s best small forwards today in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. With both players expected to bounce back from injury-riddled seasons, it has us wondering.
The talents of George and Leonard are mouthwatering and almost unmatched. But are either of those aforementioned names the best small forward in Clippers history? If not, who is?
After sifting through countless small forwards that have suited up for the Clippers throughout the years, who emerged as number one on our list as LA’s best small forward ever? Let’s find out.
Tobias Harris, LA Clippers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
5. Tobias Harris
Clipper Stats: 20.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 42.6 3p%
Pushing Tobias Harris out the door was both premature and showed a lack of discernment on the Clippers’ behalf. Harris, while not quite All-Star level, was unbelievable during his two seasons in LA.
The big bruising forward averaged 20.3 points while shooting the lights out, hitting over 42% of his attempts from distance.
Ultimately, while he’s proven to be a very good rotational piece, Harris hasn’t quite popped in other destinations in comparison to his time in LA. If Harris was afforded just a bit more time, however, he would rank even higher on our list.