Originally posted on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 10/23/12
#4 - Los Angeles Clippers2011/12 Record: 40-26, lost Western Conference Finals2012/13 Projected Record: 57-25, playoffs   Key Additions:Jamal Crawford - Shooting GuardGrant Hill - Small ForwardLamar Odom - Power ForwardRonny Turiaf - CenterKey Departures:Mo Williams - Point GuardRandy Foye - Shooting GuardNick Young - Shooting GuardKenyon Martin - Power ForwardDepth Chart:Point Guard: Chris Paul, Eric BledsoeShooting Guard: Chauncey Billups, Jamal CrawfordSmall Forward: Caron Butler, Grant HillPower Forward: Blake Griffin, Lamar OdomCenter: DeAndre Jordan, Ronny TuriafThe X Factor:DeAndre JordanThere's a very short list of players with the size and talent that DeAndre Jordan possesses.  The Clippers need the 24 year old to put it together this year.Summary:  Barring any more injury concerns (knock on wood), this could be the year that the Clippers break through and make it to the NBA Finals.  They have talent.  They have size.  They have experience.  They have youth.  They have depth.  They have the requisite superstars needed to win a title.  But, at the end of the day, they are still the Clippers.  Can they break the stigma that that name carries along with it this season?NBA Preseason Power Rankings  #5 - San Antonio Spurs  #6 - Boston Celtics  #7 - Indiana Pacers  #8 - Denver Nuggets  #9 - Brooklyn Nets#10 - Memphis Grizzlies#11 - Philadelphia 76ers#12 - Minnesota Timberwolves#13 - Dallas Mavericks#14 - New York Knicks#15 - Atlanta Hawks #16 - Chicago Bulls#17 - Utah Jazz#18 - Golden State Warriors#19 - Portland Trailblazers#20 - Milwaukee Bucks#21 - Cleveland Cavaliers#22 - New Orleans Hornets#23 - Washington Wizards#24 - Toronto Raptors#25 - Sacramento Kings#26 - Phoenix Suns#27 - Houston Rockets#28 - Detroit Pistons#29 - Orlando Magic#30 - Charlotte Bobcats
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