Over the last 20 years, the LA Clippers have rostered hundreds of players. Most of these guys played a minimal role for the team, but some made themselves known for their time in LA. This also helped the franchise build the culture and mentality it has today.
Moreover, many of these stars may find themselves in the Hall of Fame one day. This is no surprise, as these players thrived in multiple aspects of the game. Whether shooting, passing, or defending, these legends did it all.
Conversely, a select list of players joined the LA Clippers after their prime years. These guys were expected to develop the youth and provide leadership rather than playing 30+ minutes a night and shining on both ends of the floor.
5. Baron Davis
Many fans did not know what to expect from Baron Davis after he signed with the LA Clippers. He played some of the best basketball of his career for the Golden State Warriors, but he was clearly showing signs that his prime was coming to an end.
Furthermore, Davis was a facilitator that could score in a variety of ways. His best years were from 2001 to 2008 when he was selected as a two-time all-star and named to the 2003-04 all-NBA team. Additionally, within this seven-year time frame, he was also a two-time steals champion.
However, Davis’ numbers dropped significantly in his first year with the Clippers. His efficiencies progressively worsened, and he was not leaving much of an impact on the floor outside of playmaking for his teammates.
Moreover, the front office noticed Davis’ age was catching up to him. As a result, he was traded to Cleveland during the 2010-11 season.