Community Shootaround: Clippers’ Trio

The Clippers will enter the offseason earlier than expected after losing the final game in their series against the Blazers on Friday night. The team lost Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to injury during Game 4 of the series and Los Angeles was unable to win another game without two of its stars on the floor.

The arrival of the offseason carries questions for the Clippers. The front office has to figure out if Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan can be the foundation of a championship team and they were hoping to get another postseason to gather more data. Instead, the franchise got three games of postseason play, two of which it won, to evaluate its core and that brings us to tonight’s question. Should the Clippers break up the Paul-Griffin-Jordan trio?

Let us know what you would do if you were sitting in Doc Rivers‘ chair. Which player(s) should be moved? Would you give this core another year and if so, what minor changes would you make? Take to the comments section to share your thoughts and opinions. We look forward to what you have to say!

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steve
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steve
4 months 28 days ago
Any trade should only be following a head coaching change. Doc is a great coach but his reluctance to bring in and develop younger players just doesn’t fit with where this team is at. They have a great point guard and a great front court, but lack a true wing defender that can also be palatable at the offensive end. With their cap situation the way it is, the only way they can get that player is through the draft. They wont win a championship as constructed and with Doc as a head coach, they might need to retool for… Read more »
GUILLE
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GUILLE
4 months 28 days ago

Trade blake griffin for melo and get a nicolas batum if possible

Glenn Newman
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Glenn Newman
4 months 28 days ago

Re build the big 3

Alfredo Rodriguez
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Alfredo Rodriguez
4 months 28 days ago
Some want the Clippers to come back as is. Paul had a freak hand injury in Game 4. Griffin tried to play through the quad injury in hopes of making amends for the off-season distraction that happened in January. Others want the team to be blown up. Clips have lost in the playoffs five years in a row. Each of their opponents – Spurs, Grizzlies, Warriors, Thunder, Rockets – have at least a conference finals visit at the expense of the Clippers. Should the Blazers beat the Warriors, Portland could become the sixth on that list. I will answer your… Read more »
Daoud
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Daoud
4 months 28 days ago

Trade cp for kyrie to have a longer future or trade blake to the lakers for their 2nd pick most likely and randle.

Tyfcpsts
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Tyfcpsts
4 months 27 days ago

As a Laker fan, no thanks on that trade. Blake sucks on and off the court.

Bkake
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Bkake
4 months 28 days ago

I don’t think they should break up the core. If you look at a team like San Antonia or the Warriors theyre so good cuz they’ve had continuity. Just cuz they failed a few postseasons doesn’t warrant a breakup. It took a long time before the Mavs won their first championship and I believe that the Clippers need to be patient.

Alfredo Rodriguez
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Alfredo Rodriguez
4 months 28 days ago

That’s the problem: Clippers are impatient. They want that championship so bad. They’ve been losers for so long, and they’re just tired of going through all the disappointments and pain and suffering. They’d do anything to get any semblance of love or respect.

A lot of folks on Twitter were very skeptical of David Stern vetoing the Chris Paul trade that would have made him a Laker after the lockout ended. They thought the Clippers made a deal with the devil. But in hindsight, it was that shrewd move that made the Clippers truly relevant.

Tyfcpsts
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Tyfcpsts
4 months 27 days ago

Just not relevant enough…

CastSheet
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CastSheet
4 months 28 days ago
I agree with all comments. My opinion get rid of Blake. Yes he resuscitated the franchise, but he was a draft pick who sat out an entire year. He also was payed over $100mm to resuscitate. But the truth is he’s a very good player, not a great player, maybe not even hall of fame. They are playing through him as the first option when he slows down the pace to a crawl. When he missed 47 games, the Clippers played faster and better. He should be more of a defender and rebounder, but after his vicious dunks left a… Read more »
mikey
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mikey
4 months 28 days ago

They should have won a championship by now with the amount of talent they have, with the big three and coach, but they haven’t. They aren’t gonna get better by staying the same. They need to change something because even if they’re great they just aren’t better then the Spurs or warriors.

Jack
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Jack
4 months 28 days ago
Each of the trio takes up too much cap space making it really hard for them to add players. They should trade DJ, because considering the way he played this season, and his health, his trade value should be at the highest of his career. Get some picks / young bigs in return. The cap space can be use to sign a SF they have been looking for. Griffin and Paul is those kind of talent that is very hard to find. However, DJ’s spot on the can be filled by other young athletic bigs. We have seen how DJ’s… Read more »
David
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David
4 months 28 days ago

Keep the trio. Doc shud leave. Doc and his stubborn “rotations” monumentally catastrophic. Young blood is the new norm in Head Coaching today.

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