The Clippers will play their regular-season opener against the Kings at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Sacramento.
Last season, the Clippers nearly made the Western Conference finals for the first time in their then-45-year franchise history.
After eliminating the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, the Clippers took a 3-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets in the second round. The Clippers then lost three games in a row to become the ninth team in NBA history to blow a series after having that kind of advantage.
A successful off-season followed that epic collapse. The Clippers re-signed DeAndre Jordan, luring him back to the team he had played for his entire...