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Los Angeles Clippers

2013-14 record: 57-25

First place, Pacific Division

Lost in conference semifinals to Oklahoma City

2014 Draft Picks: Round 1 - Pick 28

Draft Picks - Round 1

28
C.J. Wilcox  | Shooting Guard | Washington
Draft Overview

Areas of Strength
They have the best point guard in the league, an All-Star power forward who continues to improve and a strong defensive presence at center. In short, the Clippers have the foundation of a championship roster, plus a coach who knows how to get teams there.

 

Needs Work
The Clippers are poor at rebounding, even with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. They would also like more three-point threats after finishing 22nd in percentage, an opportunity for Reggie Bullock heading into his second season.

 

Two Stats That Matter
1 -- The finish in three-point defense, a jump from 26th after new coach Doc Rivers followed through on his promise to make it a priority.

 

6-7 -- The Clippers’ 2014 playoff record. The only stat that really matters.

 

The Way To Go
NBA.com's Draft expert, Scott Howard-Cooper, offers up his suggestions:
Late in the first round is not a great spot to find someone who can help on the boards or, probably, a shooter. Working hard to add depth at small forward by signing Hedo Turkoglu and Danny Granger is a sign of concern there, so Glenn Robinson III and Jerami Grant are possibilities. There should also be options for an investment pick to leave overseas another year, power forward Kristaps Porzingis or shooting guard Mario Hezonja.

 

2013-14 Team Stats (points per 100 possessions, with NBA rank)
Offensive: 112.1 (1st)
Defensive: 104.8 (9th)

 

Under Contract
F: Matt Barnes
F: Reggie Bullock
G: Jamal Crawford
F: Jared Dudley
G: Willie Green
F: Blake Griffin
C: DeAndre Jordan
G: Chris Paul
G: J.J. Redick

 

Free Agents
G: Darren Collison (player option)
F/C: Glen Davis (player option)
F: Danny Granger (player option)
C: Ryan Hollins
F: Hedo Turkoglu

 

Recent Draft History
2013: Reggie Bullock (25)
2012: Furkan Aldemir (53)
2011: Trey Thompkins (37), Travis Leslie (47)
2010: Al-Farouq Aminu (8), Willie Warren (54)
2009: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma (1)

 

-- Scott Howard-Cooper

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