Originally written on roundballchat.com  |  Last updated 9/18/14
Chris Paul was pretty clear in his comments this summer for the Los Angeles Clippers to go the next level, they will go as far as Blake Griffin takes them. That next level of course for the Clippers is a NBA Finals appearance. Recently Griffin told Ramona Shelbourne of ESPNLosAngeles that he agrees with Paul. “[Paul] has a huge role on this team,” Griffin said Thursday in an interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com. “He’s been the guy who has closed out a lot of games late for us. “But in my mind, this is the year I need to step into that role and really help him shoulder that load. I’ll be right there with him at the end of games, being the guy that he can always count on.” Griffin knows what he has to improve on. Of course he needs to become a better foul shooter, and be able to consistently make a jump shoot. He could also be a little tougher in the paint. “To be honest, I’m more excited about this upcoming season than I’ve ever been,” Griffin said. “My workouts with [shooting coach] Bob T
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