Jul 10, 2013; Playa Vista, CA, USA; L-R: Los Angeles Clippers Matt Barnes (22), Darren Collison (2), Jared Dudley (9), Ryan Hollins (15), Chris Paul (3) and J.J. Redick (4) are introduced today during a press conference at the team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The Clippers made great strides towards a championship this offseason. They resigned the point god (Chris Paul), Matt Barnes and Ryan Hollins. In the three-way trade with the Suns and Bucks, they aquired Jared Dudley and J.J. Reddick, both knock-down perimeter shooters that will open up the floor for Paul’s dribble penetration and giving Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan room to work down low. In that trade, Los Angeles had to give up promising, aggressive point guard Eric Bledsoe, but quickly replaced him with Darren Collison, who will be cheaper in the future, which is important because all that money has to go toward your superstar point guard. The Clippers also drafted Reggie Bullock, who will fit in perfectly with the team. They also poached Doc Rivers out of Boston to manage and push this loaded roster to a championship.
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