Rivers has a lot of talent to work with in LA (assuming Chris Paul comes back) but Bullock may still ave to step into a role shortly after his arrival.
The Clippers are coming off the best season in franchise history, which saw them post a 56-26 record and earn a Pacific Division title. But the lack of an offensive game plan and inadequate half court execution cost them mightily in the first round of the playoffs. Running into a hot Grizzlies team didn't help either.
An early playoff loss could have been a wake up call for a team that finished 4th in Offensive Rating and 8th in Defensive Rating. This team is very good -- at times they looked elite last season -- but their early exit showed them they needed to get better. Getting Doc on board was step one and adding young talent to a mostly veteran team is the second step.
Bullock will not have a game-changing impact necessarily, but he fits what the clippers needed. Defenses will not be able to sag off him to react to Chris Paul or double Blake Griffin, and with Doc Rivers in charge, he will reach his ceiling.