Brandon Bass

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers wants better defense from second unit

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers wants better defense from second unit

The Clippers can be nearly 100% certain about most things heading into their season opener against the Trailblazers on Thursday night. 

Chris Paul, barring any injuries, will be one of the league’s best floor generals. Blake Griffin, barring any injuries, will be one of the league’s best scoring forwards. DeAndre Jordan will be a top-flight rim protector. J.J. Redick will, more often than not, knock down his shots. 

This is what the Clippers have come to rely on since Paul joined the franchise in 2011. So once again, shifting variables are few and far between heading into a season that should see the Clippers competing atop the Western conference. Those...

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