The championship window hasn’t closed on the Clippers. But the core group of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan might not have much time left to claim the opportunity before them.
Still, it’ll be a tall task for the Clippers in the still-competitive Western Conference.
The Golden State Warriors remain the favorites to reclaim the NBA championship they lost to Cleveland, and San Antonio remains the gold standard despite Tim Duncan’s retirement.
And then there are the Clippers’ own in-house issues.
Paul will turn 32 in May, and a point guard of his age has to be in the win-now mode.
Griffin, 27, is coming off an...