Blake Griffin vs. Chris Paul: Who’s the Los Angeles Clippers MVP?

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Mar 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) talks to forward Blake Griffin (32) during a break in play against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Comparing Blake Griffin vs. Chris Paul isn’t as simple as putting their stats on paper and declaring a winner. Both have had their specific impacts on the Los Angeles Clippers and both deserve recognition not only as the team MVP, but as the NBA’s MVP. With that said — who’s more valuable to the Clippers?

A lot of this has to do with basketball philosophy. Does the point guard provide more value and worth than a power forward does? How about replacements? Would the Clippers be better with Darren Collison thrust into a starting role or potentially Glen Davis? We have an answer for one of those, as Paul has missed 19 games — Griffin hasn’t missed one.

Let’s break down the matchup in terms of offense, defense, replacement loss and intangibles.

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