Predicting the Clippers' perfect starting lineup after ideal offseason

The Clippers must nail this offseason if they want to stay in contention.
LA Clippers, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden
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C: Ivica Zubac

Zubac continues to improve. He averaged 11.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.2 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game this season. The seven-footer played more and was even better in their first-round playoff series against the Mavericks. LA lost in six games, but Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving could not play him off the floor.

The Clippers were rumored to be shopping Zubac last summer, but no deal materialized.

With just one first-round pick to trade, LA is unlikely to find a significant upgrade over the seven-footer. They are better off looking for a versatile forward capable of spacing the floor. It is not an easy hole to plug, but the Clippers will certainly try.

The 27-year-old big man is just entering his prime. Do not be surprised to see him improve again. Zubac will be back patrolling the paint next season as they hope to kick things off with a bang in their new arena.

Do the LA Clippers keep Paul George and James Harden? How does Lawrence Frank and their front office improve their roster? They should be focused on retaining their stars and upgrading around them. There are tons of questions to answer this offseason, so fans should stay tuned for all the latest.