Over the last three seasons, when the Clippers had genuine aspirations of winning the NBA championship, their dreams were dashed every year because of their own failures and untimely injuries.
Now with the Clippers about to start the 2016-17 season, they have the same lofty title ambitions.
This time, however, the Clippers’ core of key players may face a time limit on their future together if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of a championship.
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin can become free agents when the season is over and J.J. Redick is in the final year of his contract.
The popular argument is that if the nucleus of Paul, Griffin,...