Is a big man the missing piece for the Clippers?

Aditya Trivedi
Aditya Trivedi
Senior Analyst

It's clear that this team is revitalized. They've had great shooting, Blake Griffin is proving that he's a legit MVP candidate and CP3 is always in that discussion. Had he not been injured he probably would be the leading candidate.

But the bench seems to be having some issues. Byron Mullens clearly isn't going to be an imposing threat besides shooting the 3 every now and then. Jamison is clearly too old at this point and Ryan Hollins is literally there to just yell a lot and have a mean scowl on his face. Is a big man the missing piece for this team? Or should other moves be made to alter the starting lineup and bench?

Max Yavel
Max Yavel
Analyst

I think the Clippers already have what it takes to reach the NBA finals. Chris Paul is the best overall PG in the NBA, Griffin is blossoming into a superstar in front of our eyes, and Jamal Crawford is having one of the best seasons of his career. In the end I don't think they have enough fire power to beat the Heat, but I give them a great chance of escaping the west and making an appearance in the Finals. There bench is a little weak, but in the playoffs you rely on your starters, and the Clippers have perhaps the best overall starting five in the NBA.

Derek Wizzle
Derek Wizzle
Editor

I agree with @Max Yavel. They just got to play better defense at times. There's not much to nitpick here. They are true contenders in the West to reach the Finals.

Krithic Annamalai
Krithic Annamalai
Elite Columnist

I think they need to get stronger at the wing and have an upgrade over Jared Dudley. I would love to see them bring in someone like Tony Allen or MAYBE even Luol Deng.