Los Angeles Clippers look to take next step this off-season

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I’d say, “they’re back” but let’s be honest; the Los Angeles Clippers were never truly here to begin with.  For just the fifth time since the franchise made the move across country to the west coast, the Clips made the post-season, even advancing to the semifinals.  The arrival of Chris Paul played a major role in the team stepping out of the shadow of the Lakers.  However, there are still some moves to be made this off-season if the Clippers are going to take the next step of emerging as a legit Western Conference title contender.

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2012 NBA Draft mailbag (6/22/12)

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With the 2012 NBA Draft now less than a week away, it’s time to start cranking out some mailbags.  Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions and I’ll try my best to answer them before next Thursday.  Among the topics covered in this edition; what the Charlotte Bobcats are thinking at number two and what the Minnesota Timberwolves do at #18 if one of the top shooting guards isn’t on the board.

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Clippers Look to Build Around Blake Griffin this Off-Season

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

One player can completely transform a franchise.  The Los Angeles Clippers are not yet a NBA playoff team but received an enormous boost this past season as Blake Griffin has superstar written all over him.  Now the Clippers must surround the face of their franchise with improved talent this off-season.

By: David Kay

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