Los Angeles Clippers: Top five point guards in franchise history

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5. Pooh Richardson

Coming in with the funniest name on this list, Pooh Richardson comes in as the fifth best point guard in Los Angeles Clippers’ history. Richardson enjoyed a 10-season career in the NBA from 1989 to 1999, spending the last five years of his career as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. Since he came later in his career, Richardson’s impact on the Clippers was minimal.

At the collegiate level, Richardson was a force to be reckoned with at UCLA. In fact, Richardson’s 833 assists for the UCLA Bruins is still the most in school history. Richardson was a three-time member of the All-PAC-10 team as well as making an impact early in his NBA career. The point guard’s only NBA accolade was making the All-NBA Rookie First Team.

For his career, Richardson averaged 11.1 points, 6.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. However, those numbers were very swayed by a poor performance late in his career, which of course, came with the Los Angeles Clippers. After averaging 10.9 and 11.7 points his first two years, Richardson fell off to 5.6, 4.2 and 2.5.

If Richardson were to have been a Clipper from the get-go, he likely would have been a lot higher on this list. The UCLA alumni certainly was talented in his best days, it just so happened that his best days came before his time with the Clippers. For UCLA fans, though, he will go down as one of the best ever.