The Clippers had another news conference Wednesday, this time with a familiar face in Blake Griffin, unlike Tuesday’s event at which they introduced all the new players. The meet-and-greets were pleasant enough but failed to answer this fundamental question: How good will the new-look Clippers be?
Under coach Doc Rivers the last four seasons, there always were expectations for a top-four finish in the Western Conference and hopes of contending for an NBA title.
Now the future is murky, and where they might finish this season is uncertain because of a variety of reasons.
Griffin’s health is the key to the Clippers’ fortunes. He has been rehabilitating a right toe...