I don’t want to tempt fate, or knock on wood, for that matter, but I’m sure that the Los Angeles Clippers are going to re-sign Chris Paul, who has really turned this franchise around. When Blake Griffin made his rookie debut, many thought that he was going to be dangerously good, and in a way, they were right. Unanimously voted Rookie of the Year, Griffin hasn’t failed to impress. He is one of the main reasons that the Clippers are going to see Paul re-sign.
Paul may be enjoying some time off to really think about these things, but the fact of the matter is that he loves the Clippers, who have really found a flow. As I’ve said over and over again, there’s no need to panic just because the Clippers have failed to make very deep postseason runs. This team has only been together for two years and is just now gaining chemistry. If it switches around, all of that will be lost and rebuilding will start again. When Paul realizes this, which he will, the Clippers will be back at it next season, to maybe usurp the San Antonio Spurs as the next dynasty.
1. Blake Griffin:
The very first reason is Griffin. Paul loves to throw dazzling alley-oop passes that stun other crowds and make his home crowd cheer. Everyone loves this. He also likes how Griffin can make a bad pass look good by leaping into the air to grab a lob that isn’t even on its way down yet. That’s insane, and Paul knows that he would like to stick around that. Not only is Griffin an incredible dunker, but he is also one of the best power forwards in the league and is continuing to progress as each season goes by.
2. Coaching Change:
I know, I know, you’re thinking that I say this entirely too often, but hey, it’s going to have to happen. Paul, just like any other player, hates to play on a team that isn’t going anywhere. If the postseason troubles continue for the Clippers, which I’m sure they won’t, they’re going to have to get a new coach. One way or another, Vinny Del Negro isn’t going to be the Clipper coach for too long. Maybe after the change is made, Paul will decide to re-sign with LAC and test the water with the new coach. That would be a wise decision for him, and in his defense, no one likes losing.
3. How Things Are:
Not only does Paul thrive on Griffin, but he also enjoys running a basketball squad. Yes, he did this with the New Orleans Pelicans, but again, it’s not very exciting when you barely make the playoffs and fail to get past the first round. This is what the fans want to see: Chris Paul running the showtime in LAC. He’s a great ball-handler and passer, and he always shows flashes of brilliance. He is the perfect point guard for LAC, and he knows that.