The transition began on a fateful day in late June when Chris Paul told the Clippers he wanted to leave in the worst possible way.
The Clippers were forced to immediately change course, having been pushed in an unsure direction after six consecutive years of regular-season success and playoff failure.
It is now squarely in the hands of coach Doc Rivers and players Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan to lead this team down a new path. It starts with media day Monday at the team’s practice facility in Playa Vista followed by nine days of training camp in Hawaii.
“I think it was a transition that needed to happen, because the big three didn’t work,” said Rivers,...