Ranking each Clippers player on their playoff impact

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10. Mason Plumlee

With all due respect to the previous three players listed, this is where the talent level ratchets up a bit. A 10-year league veteran, Mason Plumlee has appeared in the playoffs with four different teams. His rebounding and strong post play overall make him a very worthwhile playoff player.

9. Bones Hyland

Bones Hyland first put himself on the map in his rookie season with Denver where he put up 9.2 points per game in the first round of the playoffs. Hyland can put up points in a hurry, but the biggest drawback to his scoring ability is that it often comes at the price of efficiency.

8. Ivica Zubac

A great interior defender and rebounder, Ivica Zubac is the Clippers’ rock when it comes to post play. He is a walking double-double and enables his teams to employ a variety of different strategies offensively when he is on the floor.

7. Terance Mann

In the modern NBA, perimeter players often dictate success in the playoffs. After Terance Mann’s incredible 39-point game in the 2021 semifinals against Utah, we know that he has the ability to change the outlook for the Clippers on any given night.

6. Norman Powell

Without Paul George in the rotation due to injury, Norman Powell was the Clippers’ third-leading scorer in the 2023 playoffs. Behind Terance Mann, he held the second-highest shooting percentage from three-point range in that series. His abilities as a veteran two-way guard would be huge for any team in the playoffs.