LA Clippers May Finally Arrive in 2024

LA Clippers May Finally Arrive in 2024

Previously, the LA Clippers caught NBA future odds attention for signing Kawhi Leonard in 2019. Leonard was coming off winning the NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors. Leonard was named NBA Finals MVP but was eager to return to his Southern California roots. Indeed, the LA Clippers have been second fiddle to the Lakers since they arrived from San Diego in 1984-85. Since its founding as the Buffalo Braves in 1970, the franchise has never made the NBA Finals. This year, the Clippers look like a bona fide threat for success in the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

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LA Clippers Team Overview

Namely, Leonard’s arrival caused many fans and gamblers to believe that the Clippers were finally ready. Ownership wants to become a serious threat to matter in Los Angeles and win an NBA title. In sum, LA has NBA metrics of 6th for scoring offense, 5th for field goal percentage, 1st for 3-point field goal percentage, 6th for free throw percentage, and 17th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Clippers have NBA metrics of 9th for scoring defense, 7th for field goal percentage permitted, 10th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 5th for defensive rebounding.

At the approach of the All-Star Break, the LA Clippers are 34-15 straight up, 28-21 against the spread, and 22-27 over/under the sportsbook total. Late on, LA has covered eight out of their last ten games. While the Clippers have gone under the total in five of its previous seven matchups. LA is 2nd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Clippers are a half-game behind the Minnesota Timberwolves and LA Clippers in the Western Conference playoff race.

LA Clippers Key Players and Coach

Since 2020, Tyronn Lue has been head coach of the Clippers. He is best known as the head coach of the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. His career NBA odds coaching record is 261-186.

SF Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers with 24.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Leonard was the 15th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft out of San Diego State by the Indiana Pacers. Consider he is a 2-time NBA champion, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, and 6-time NBA All-Star, including this season.

F Paul George is averaging 22.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. George was the 10th overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft out of Fresno State by the Indiana Pacers. Also, George is a 9-time NBA All-Star. He arrived with the Clippers at the same time Leonard did but from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

SG James Harden is averaging 17.3 points and 8.6 assists per game. Harden was the 3rd overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft out of Arizona State by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Correlate that Harden was the 2018 NBA MVP and is a 10-time NBA All-Star. He is a 3-time NBA scoring champion.

LA Clippers History

Previously, former owner Donald Sterling went down as one of the worst owners in the history of professional sports. The Clippers only made the playoffs four times between 1976 and 2011, winning just one playoff series in that stretch. Now, current owner Steve Ballmer has immediately done everything in his power to make the Clippers a contender. They have now finished with a winning record for 11 straight seasons, and Ballmer brought in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to hopefully win a title.

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