Predicted Finish For Los Angeles Clippers: 2010-11
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J.A. Adande, ESPN.com | Adande's picksWe should know better than to envision best-case scenarios for the Clippers, but wouldn't a healthy Blake Griffin, a steady Eric Gordon and a fit Baron Davis equal playoff material?
Chris Broussard, ESPN The Mag | Broussard's picksIf Baron Davis is healthy, engaged and all-in, the Clippers could be a big surprise. But that's a huge IF. Humongous. Blake Griffin looks like another great (yes, great!) big man -- and Eric Gordon is a hot young 2-guard. But Baron could hold this club back with his injuries, attitude and body language.
Chad Ford, ESPN.com | Ford's picksThe Clippers continue to be a Bill Simmons punchline, but after watching Blake Griffin tear it up in the preseason, I'm hedging on putting the Clippers too low. If he stays healthy, Baron Davis may actually engage and if that happens, the Clips could make a surprising run at the playoffs.
Zach Harper, Daily Dime Live | Harper's picksCome for the Blake Griffin highlights; stay to find out whether the good version of Baron Davis shows up. As good as Griffin and Eric Gordon look, this team's fate rests in Davis' hands. Can you trust them?
John Hollinger, ESPN.com | Hollinger's picksI'm aboard the Blake Griffin bandwagon, but nobody seems to realize the rest of this team is terrible, with a couple second-tier stars, no depth and a retread coach. And Angelenos, help me out -- is that Baron Davis playing point guard or LenDale White?.
Tim Legler, ESPN | Legler's picksBlake Griffin is a rookie, freakishly athletic and a big-time rebounder. But we don't know about the leadership around him. The malaise of playing in the Lakers' shadow hangs over the team -- they need to put the Clipper excuse out of their heads.
Chris Sheridan, ESPN.com | Sheridan's picksGood enough 1 through 5 to be a .500 team, but the dropoff is going to be precipitous when Vinny Del Negro has to go to the bench. Over/under on the number of times T.J. Simers references VDN's hair in his L.A. Times columns this season: 16.5. ROY race: Blake Griffin, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins.
Marc Stein, ESPN.com | Stein's picksAll I really want to see from the Clips, selfish as it sounds, is a full season from Blake Griffin ... and the inevitable tug o' war with John Wall for Rookie of the Year honors that would follow. Otherwise trying not to get too carried away by the potential this group has on paper.
Michael Wallace, ESPN.com | Wallace's picksBlake Griffin was having a dominant preseason after sitting out all of last season after knee surgery. That alone is enough to make the Clippers worth staying up late occasionally to watch. But rookie of the year honors might be all the Clippers win this season.
Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com | Windhorst's picksMaybe one of the most intriguing teams in the league. Blake Griffin has looked fantastic in the preseason, Eric Gordon had a strong summer and Chris Kaman looks healthy. Now if it all stays this way they could be fun to watch. But they are the Clippers so it probably won't.
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