The L.A. Clippers got back on the NBA map last season, but are they here to stay for good?
In this episode of Basketball by Association, NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes break down all the key roster losses and additions, discuss the biggest storylines to watch and set realistic expectations for the Clippers.
"Lob City" hasn't disappointed as the Clippers are one of the more exciting and feared teams in the NBA. However, can their flash be supported with enough substance?
What improvements will we see from Blake Griffin this year? Is he ready/able to be a true superstar, rather than just one of the league's most marketable "really really good" players?
Will Chris Paul re-sign with L.A., or is this party gonna end before it barely began?
What roles will newcomers Lamar Odom, Jamal Crawford and Grant Hill play? Can any of them be consistent enough? Can this team, especially Paul, Griffin, Caron Butler and Chauncey Billups, stay healthy?
Who will win the "Battle of Los Angeles", and where do the Clippers rank among an ever-more-competitive Western Conference playoff field?
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