Los Angeles Clippers: How the front office vastly improved team viability

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 9: Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers on February 9, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 9: Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers on February 9, 2018 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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The Los Angeles Clippers weren’t expected to be a high-level team for a while after the end of the Lob City era. While they’re not elite just yet, they’ve made some great moves that have positive implications for the future and have bounced back fairly well.

The Los Angeles Clippers aren’t the most decorated NBA team to say the very least. Despite 48 years as a recognized franchise, they have made the playoffs a collective total of just 11 times.

Five of those appearances came from the exciting Lob City era that featured All-Star caliber talents such as Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

Although the big three made the playoffs all five of their seasons together, they were never able to make a deep push never even reaching the conference finals. While it wasn’t necessarily a failed experiment, fans were certainly disappointed that the team didn’t live up to its full potential.

However, soon after its fall, a new era of exciting Clippers basketball seems to be on the rise thanks to some smart moves from the team’s front office.

Here are some of the best recent offseason moves, how they’ve positively impacted the franchise and what’s to potentially come in the future.