Meet the team: the Clippers
Gone are Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, leaving the Clippers’ roster in a state of transition. Meet the players and learn how they play.
Height: 6’1” Weight: 175 lbs
NBA Experience: 13 years Age: 31
High School: South Gwinnett High School (Snellville, Ga.)
Williams was one of the few Clippers to avoid missing games becasue of injury last season. In 79 games, he shouldered the scoring load (averaging 22.6 points) for a shorthanded team and nearly carried the Clippers into the playoffs. For his efforts, the Clippers awarded him a three-year contract extension and he was voted the Sixth Man of the Year, the second time he’s been named the league’s top reserve.
Height: 6’1” Weight: 185 lbs
NBA Experience: 6 years Age: 30
A globetrotting professional career that included stops in Ukraine, Greece and Russia didn’t stop Beverley from fighting for an NBA career. He eventually landed on the Rockets in 2013, honed his reputation as a defensive irritant, then was traded to the Clippers in the Chris Paul deal. Last season, Beverley started at point guard for 11 games before knee surgery cut his season short.
Height: 6’6” Weight: 181 lbs
NBA Experience: Rookie Age: 20
The Clippers valued Gilgeous-Alexander so much during the June draft they swung a trade to move one selection higher and ensure they would get the lanky Canadian point guard. Doc Rivers featured Gilgeous-Alexander in the primary rotation during preseason games, signaling he will have a big role off the bench as a Clipper.
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