Los Angeles Clippers Will Contend for NBA Title
Depth and front-court help were needs entering the offseason, and Odom, Turiaf and Hollins should help solidify that unit. Grant Hill and Chauncey Billups provide the veteran leadership necessary for a team to make that run toward the Larry O'Brien.
Paul led the league in steals last season one again and continues to be the top point guard in the game. He is also playing for a maximum contract extension this season, rest assured Paul will put the team squarely on his shoulders like he did last season in crunch time.
With Blake Griffin one year older and that much more mature, Paul will have a more dependable second option down low with a variety of options both on the court and available off the bench. Paul has already noted that this is the "deepest team ('he's) ever been a part of."
Bledsoe will be able to spell Paul whenver he requires a breather and Vinny Del Negro will have more confidence in his young point guard this season as he proved his speed and aggressive defense is worthy of court time. A lot will be expected of the newcomers, specifically Crawford Odom and Hill.
Jamal will have to take the place of the scoring punch lost when the Clippers shipped Mo Williams to Utah. Lamar will need to prove not only to the Clippers organization and his teammates that he can still compete at a high level, but more importantly to himself. If he truly believes that he can be the force he was two years ago, this team will have no problem reaching the conference finals.