The Los Angeles Clippers has a well built team with many improving players in their prime. They have players who’ve embraced their role, and are willing to sacrifice anything to win a championship. The western conference always surprises me as who will come out of it, and this year the Clippers has a good chance any with the San Antonio Spurs, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. In order for the Clippers to win the championship this year, they’ll need these 5 keys.
The Clippers will fight hard on offense, and they’ll do the same on defense; however, other teams will do the same because neither team wants to go home, so that intensity builds. The First of their 5 keys is to stay healthy because that has always been problems for great teams with championship potential. The Second key is DeAndre Jordan, he is the defensive anchor of this team, which means he has the power to limit the other teams possessions while giving his team more possessions; finally, he has to hit 50% of his free throws because he is a bad free throw shooter like most big men so no pressure to shoot 80%, and he’ll probably get like 10 attempts a game. Third is Blake Griffin, he is a dominating force in this league, and he needs to continue to do that along with hitting that jump shot he has developed. Basically, Blake Griffin just needs to translate his regular season success to the post season. The fourth key is Chris Paul, because he’ll be facing the best scoring point-guards in the western conference, and he’ll need to take over when he can; not just when they’re losing. The last key is the bench; the bench is the reason why the Clippers are the highest scoring team in the league, and Doc Rivers can shape a lethal weapon out of his roster, which is something a lot of coaches can’t do.
The Clippers has that 3-point weapon added this year, which is something they missed last year when the offense kept collapsing the paint, which didn’t leave Chris Paul room to operate, and he couldn’t hurt the Memphis Grizzlies last year with his passing. Now that the Clippers are a versatile team that can still play above them, the western conference needs to watch out for their front-line. The NBA playoffs start April 19th, and these are the 5 keys that the Los Angeles Clippers will need to win the championship this year.