Contributing media: Rodrigo Azurmendi, ESPN Deportes L.A.; Madelyn Burke, LACTV; Arash Markazi, ESPN L.A.; Eric Patten,; Eric Pincus, Hoopsworld; Brian Sieman, Clippers Radio; ;  Elliott Teaford, L.A. Daily News; Billy Witz,; Dan Woike, Orange County Register.

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Ten months ago, when superstar Chris Paul first arrived in Los Angeles he was inundated with questions about the seemingly extraordinary potential of his on-court partnership with fellow All-Star Blake Griffin.

Much has changed since Dec. 15, 2011, Griffin and Paul received All-NBA honors and helped lead the franchise to new heights, winning better than 60 percent of its games, taking Game 7 of a playoff series on the road, and advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals for the second time in Clipper history.

Still, the duo is remains relatively new to each other.

Let’s face it. The East is really a bunch of Fords chasing a Ferrari. The world champion Miami Heat added a massive talent to the roster for a team that already had a surplus of star power, snagging Ray Allen, the greatest 3-point shooter in the history of the game. It will leave defenses in the most impossible of predicaments.

Reserve forward Lamar Odom practiced for the first time in more than three weeks Monday as the Clippers continued working towards their season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Odom, who said he participated in more than half of the two-hour workout, has not been on the court in a full-contact capacity since he scored four points with three assists in the Clippers, 99-89, win over the Heat in Shanghai on Oct. 7.