3 things to look for during the LA Clippers’ first game of the season

John Wall, Paul George, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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With the LA Clippers opening their regular season against the cross-town rival, the long-awaited start is finally here. Fans all over the world have had their eyes focused on the Clippers for the past few months. While head coach Tyronn Lue will be aiming for a top seed in the Western Conference, the ultimate goal is to make a deep run in the postseason.

Moreover, regardless of who wins, there are several things to keep an eye on. The transition from a solid off-season to an eventful media day paved the way for a preseason full of bright spots. Fans have every reason to believe that this year will be the one the LA Clippers make history.

The title hopes of the Clippers rest on the contributions of the franchise superstar, Kawhi Leonard. However, he is not alone. His co-star, Paul George, and several others will have to focus all of their attention on one goal.

Furthermore, George has made it clear that he needs to win a championship at this point in his career. This gives fans another reason to be thrilled about the upcoming season. The talent, veteran experience, and coaching provides the LA Clippers with an edge over any team in the NBA. That said, all eyes are on the Clippers as they look to start the season 1-0.

3. John Wall’s fit

The addition of John Wall was a strong move for the LA Clippers. The front office understood that after the Rajon Rondo experiment, it was time to get the Clippers a point guard who could contribute in various ways. Wall is the perfect fit, as he does just that.

Fans will be curious to see how Wall fits with the rest of the roster. One question remains unanswered: whether or not he will be the starting point guard on opening night. When Lue was asked about it, he mentioned that although he has decided, he wants to leave it a mystery before the game.

One aspect of Wall’s game that will attract the most attention is his shooting. Throughout the off-season, Wall displayed a fairly consistent jump shot. He walked into preseason extremely confident as he shot 40% from the three-point line on 1.7 attempts through three games.

If Wall can continue his exceptional three-point shooting, opposing teams will be clueless about shutting down the LA Clippers. The chemistry between Wall and the rest of the squad has been on another level.

As the first game of the season will demonstrate the start of something special, fans expect Wall’s debut to go down as one to remember. Wall’s energy will also be something to look for along as the Clippers will put on a show, letting the rest of the world know that the time is finally here.