Los Angeles Clippers: 3 takeaways from 2019 NBA offseason

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The Los Angeles Clippers’ busy summer has fans daydreaming about a championship banner. Here are three takeaways from a fantastic summer.

The calendar may have finally reached mid-July, but for the Los Angeles Clippers might already be willing to claim the best offseason in the NBA any team has had in quite some time.

After all, these Clippers were the first team in NBA history to lure an NBA Finals MVP away from his championship winning team, then accompany that coup by acquiring another top-10 NBA talent the same evening.

Sure, they may have given Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder a treasure trove of assets, but to obtain these two stars, while simultaneously attempting to bury their bleak history of past ineptitudes, it’s a small price to pay.


If you haven’t noticed, these aren’t your father’s Los Angeles Clippers, and this summer has been the biggest and best the team has ever had. They’ve escaped from the shadows of their big brother Los Angeles Lakers. Kawhi Leonard came home to be a Clipper, not a Laker, spurning LeBron James in the process. Paul George will be Leonard’s co-star, a homecoming of his own, rejecting James in consecutive summers.

The Clippers made other, less heralded moves but nonetheless, just as important. They added Maurice Harkless, re-signed Patrick Beverley and JaMychal Green while drafting Terrance Mann and Mfiondu Kabengele.

It’s been a good summer in Los Angeles for these Clippers. Here are three takeaways from their offseason thus far.