I know about their new acquisitions of JJ Redick and Jared Dudley who are both amazing shooters.
But, a few reasons why i think clippers will fail ultimately at the playoffs again.
First, Deandre Jordan and Blake Griffin rebounding numbers aren't really high at 7.2 rpg and 8.3 rpg apiece. You imagine they rebound better with their athleticism but no. Jordan is tied at 20th in the league for offensive rebounding while Griffin in 29th so they aren't exactly good offensive rebounders, something that you need when your team is collectively based on outside shooting (With the addition of so many outside shooters)
Yes, Redick and Dudley may open up some possibilities for CP3, but Jordan can forget about developing a shot since his FT% is below 50, he only plays in the paint and has no post game whatsoever. Griffin is a little better but still no one would respect his 15 foot shot so both of them would crowd the paint, preventing CP3 from doing drive and dishes, and limit their offensive capabilities.
Defense wise Bledsoe and Butler > Redick and Dudley.
you believe losing Butler, Bledsoe and Billups over Dudley and Redick is actually an improvement?
Don't read what the media feeds you. This team will fail again! Im a CP3 fan but trust me, this team just doesn't cut it.
You are really mentioning Billups? Really? The guy was mediocre when he actually got on the court. Especially in the playoffs. Butler was decent, at best. Had a few good to great games, but mediocre more often than not.
Losing Bledsoe does hurt, when it comes to one side of the ball, but Collison is much better on the other end.
The Clippers didn't fill the need I wanted, but now they gave their bench an identity, which is to score, score and score.
You are also forgetting the additions of Darren Collison, Byron Mullens, Brandon Davies and Antawn Jamison. Oh yeah, and Doc Rivers.