Select Page

Author: Michelle Uzeta

Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Los Angeles Clippers Season Preview

After a disappointing first round exit from the playoffs last season, the Los Angeles Clippers found themselves at a crossroads. Change was necessary. In the exciting off-season that followed, major personnel changes and front office adjustments were made. The Clippers now enter the 2017-2018 season a significantly different franchise. Will these changes positively impact the Clippers standing in the Western Conference? Here is the 2017-18 Los Angeles Clippers season preview. Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Los Angeles Clippers Season Preview What Worked Last Season The Clippers’ 2016-2017 season was disappointing to say the least. Bright spots here and there, but...

Read More

Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Los Angeles Clippers Season Preview

After a disappointing first round exit from the playoffs last season, the Los Angeles Clippers found themselves at a crossroads. Change was necessary. In the exciting off-season that followed, major personnel changes and front office adjustments were made. The Clippers now enter the 2017-2018 season a significantly different franchise. Will these changes positively impact the Clippers standing in the Western Conference? Here is the 2017-18 Los Angeles Clippers season preview. Countdown to NBA Tip-Off: Los Angeles Clippers Season Preview What Worked Last Season The Clippers’ 2016-2017 season was disappointing to say the least. Bright spots here and there, but overall, the franchise faced a number of obstacles and fell short of expectations.  Not much worked for the team; both player chemistry and coaching quality were way off.  One player that stood out for his overall improvement, however, was Austin Rivers. Rivers continues to be one of the most maligned and under-rated players in the NBA.  His accomplishments are often overshadowed by rumors of favoritism from his father, Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers. Kevin Durant recently described him as “irrationally confident”; a trait that sometimes makes him difficult to appreciate. Nonetheless, and regardless how you feel about Austin, it is undeniable that he demonstrated tremendous improvement during the 2016-2017 season. Off-season work with Sam Cassell and J.J. Redick paid off for Rivers, who finished the season with career high averages...

Read More

Greatest Los Angeles Lakers Moment of the 21st Century

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 6: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers during the basketball game against Golden State Warriors at Staples Center March 6, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Welcome to the Greatest Moment series at Last Word on Pro Basketball, where we’ll present to you each NBA team’s greatest moment of the 21st century. From draft lottery luck, to a franchise-changing trade, to the sweet taste of a championship, every NBA team has had its own special moment to look back on. In this edition, we will relive the...

Read More

Calendar