3 difficult offseason decisions the LA Clippers need to make

Russell Westbrook, Paul George, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Regardless of where the LA Clippers finish in the playoffs, the front office will have several difficult decisions to make. They could pursue another star in a rough situation, such as Damian Lillard, or continue to add some of the league’s best role players.

Furthermore, there is always the possibility that the front office could enter a complete rebuild and ship everyone out. However, this would only be the case if the Clippers lose embarrassingly. Additionally, some players on the current roster deserve another contract with LA but will not receive it due to circumstances beyond their control.

Moreover, these decisions will ultimately dictate how serious the Clippers are about building a championship-contending team for next season. The front office has some work to do if they plan to surround their superstars with the best talent available.

3. Making room for Russell Westbrook

Following the signing of Russell Westbrook, many believed that his style of play would not pan out for the LA Clippers. His inability to shoot and careless passing was the reason for this, as his time with the Lakers was highly disappointing.

However, the coaching staff has done a phenomenal job utilizing his strengths and hiding his weaknesses. Though Westbrook may be a below-average three-point shooter, the team has used him to set screens through a double team and make the correct read in traffic. This explains why he has been averaging 7.3 assists since joining the Clippers.

That said, Westbrook’s value goes far beyond a veteran minimum contract. The front office should do all they can to retain the former MVP as he has revived his career with the LA Clippers.