The Los Angeles Clippers are poised to have a huge offseason. Of course they’ve already fired Vinny Del Negro and they’re looking to do more as well. When Blake Griffin went down with injury, I’m sure it got them thinking that they need even more depth to fill up their bench. If they do add more, fatigue will almost never be a factor, and the Clippers will be able to play some effective playoff basketball. Right now, the coaching slot remains to be opened and that determines if Chris Paul re-signs or not, but the Clippers are going to need to have some magic, other than those to focuses.
With that being said, there’s plenty of talented free agents that would bring a lot to a team to make them contenders. Many consider the Clippers to already be a championship contender, but they have yet to make a trip to the finals in their two years of royalty. Fortunately for them, that could all change this offseason.
1. CJ Miles:
With Caron Butler getting a lot older, the Clippers are going to need some more options at the small forward spot. Butler, without a doubt, should continue to be a starter, but someone needs to back him up. Jamal Crawford is a shooting guard, and the Clippers should let him thrive there. Miles is athletic, can dunk the basketball, plays defense with that long wingspan, but most importantly, knows how to shoot the ball. He’s got a lot to offer, talent-wise, and the Clippers should do what they can to get a deal with him.
2. Samuel Dalembert:
Dalembert isn’t exactly a very appealing player, but for the Clippers, he would be a great fit. On some nights, he shows flashes of brilliance like when he scored 35 points mid-year. On other nights, he’s just a regular guy, but his hard work ethic never seems to fade. For the Clippers, that may be better than someone who just dunks the ball flashily.This team need a rock at the center spot and Dalembert, although not a superstar, is capable of being that guy.
3. Aaron Gray:
While we’re on the topic of centers, let’s switch to another one. Gray is another one of those guys who doesn’t play big minutes. When he does he’s able to make a huge impact and play like an all-star center. The Clippers could use his flashes of brilliance, again. He usually plays big minutes when Amir Johnson of the Toronto Raptors is injure, and he does a very good job fitting into the starting role. Maybe the Clippers could rejuvenate his career.