By Kellan King
This year, the Clippers had a breakthrough. They made it to their first Western Conference Finals in franchise history, and did it without Kawhi. Paul George was able to silence his haters, and Reggie Jackson has a breakout playoffs, along with good performances from Terence Mann, Nic Batum, and all the role players.
Reasons to Buy
Currently, the Clippers are at $25.63, 17th on the market, below teams like the Knicks, Hornets, and Pelicans. That seems very low for a team that was 1 of 4 to make it to the conference finals. There are also other reasons for optimism. They should bring back Reggie Jackson, who if he can perform like he did in the playoffs should add a lot, and they should get contributions from young players, mainly Terence Mann. The Clippers are definitely one of the best teams in the league, with 2 top 15 players, alongside a very strong supporting cast with a good mix of athleticism, veterans, defense, and scoring.
Reasons to Sell
To be perfectly honest, I don’t see a ton of reasons to sell. There is a chance that Kawhi doesn’t resign, and even if he does resign he could get injured. This is a team that has been very injury prone in the past, not just Kawhi. There also could be some issues when Kawhi comes back with the roles of guys who stepped up in the playoffs.
Honestly, I think the Clippers may be the biggest steal on the market today. They are a great team at a low price, with top players and a good coach. Definitely buy on the Clippers.