The Clippers wouldn’t mind if their roster looked radically different in the coming weeks. They also would be just fine with it remaining essentially the same.
The drastic change would involve landing Kevin Durant, the prize of this summer’s free agency.
Staying intact would mean retaining most of the team’s free agents to surround the core of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. Those Clippers would get to see if they really do measure up to the league’s best teams after injuries and Griffin’s punching a team assistant equipment manager muddled their assessment of last season.
“We would have loved to have been healthy...