There are important reasons to be optimistic about the LA Clippers in 2022-23. The front office has built a deep and versatile roster led by his two superstars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. All of these projects are meant to put the Clippers in the championship mix, but these ESPN analysts have an even higher level of optimism than most.
“I think the Clippers are clearly the best team in the West,” Tim Bontemps told ESPN. ESPN analyst Bobby Marks added, “I’m also on the Clippers bandwagon. I think they can win 60.”
This optimism from the media is reminiscent of a disastrous 2020 for the Clippers, but the team is arguably better. Filling in the many holes that exist in its 2020 roster and upgrading from Doc Rivers to Ty Lue, this group certainly shouldn’t compare to what was lost in the bubble.
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The NBA Championship can’t be won on paper. But the Clippers built a roster that was as good as anyone could have hoped for. They’ll still have to put it together on the floor and stay healthy through the playoffs once the season begins, but their current optimism is certainly justified.
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