To say the Clippers’ collapse against the Rockets is the most painful on-the-court moment in franchise history, you’re really saying something. But for Los Angeles, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been and their failures hurt commensurately.
That said, don’t expect big changes this summer in Los Angeles. Mostly because they can’t. They don’t have the salary cap flexibility.
Jenna Corrado and I discuss this in our latest PBT Extra. The Clippers will offer a max deal to DeAndre Jordan, but no matter what he chooses they have the mid-level exception and then basically minimum deals to offer. It’s hard to build the much-needed depth on that roster with so little money to offer.