By Ian Thomsen
July 12, 2013
Neither Chris Paul (right) nor Blake Griffin has ever advanced past the second round of the playoffs.
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They added likely starters Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick as well as rookie shooting guard Reggie Bullock to a perimeter cast that already featured Jamal Crawford (who deserved to win the Sixth Man award last season), Willie Green and Matt Barnes. It is not unlike the formula that defined the Celtics and liberated Rajon Rondo to become an elite point guard under Rivers.

Will they fill out their frontline? Will they bond to challenge the Spurs and Thunder? As important as those issues will be, they are less important than the rhetorical question that promises to be asked throughout the inspired season to come: Can you believe these are Donald Sterling's Clippers?

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