The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the NBA's most facinating teams to watch leading into 2017-18.
On the one hand, they lost Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, a soul-sundering move no matter how you spin it. On the other hand, they rebounded nicely, securing an objectively good haul in exchange for his services while retaining Blake Griffin, landing Danilo Gallinari and bringing in Milos Teodosic, the best playmaker not in the NBA.
Still: How is all this going to work? What will the offense look like with Griffin as the alpha? Do the Clippers have enough off-ball shooting and speed to prop up an inside-out model? Will playing him beside Gallo spell defensive disaster? Are they somehow, after all this, still thin on the wings?
Most importantly, what does the future hold for these Clippers beyond 2017-18? Does it include DeAndre Jordan? Or Doc Rivers?
NBA Math's Adam Spinella (@Spinella14) joins Hardwood Knocks to make sense of it all.
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