How things can go from bad to worse for the Los Angeles Clippers

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Officially waving goodbye to their so-called title window

Is it even okay to still call it a title window?

I look at it more like blown chance after blown chance, but to each their own. The reality is that the Clippers have had a team that has been good enough to contend for their conference over the last several seasons.

As part of not meeting expectations, there’s obvious disappointment that follows with that but they have to deal with something much darker. They can’t seem to get out of their own way, regardless of whatever the situation is, and that has cost them any chance of running for a title with the core that they had and have now.

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With Chris Paul now in Houston, Blake Griffin sidelined for a long time, and DeAndre Jordan rumored to be on the trade block with Cleveland knocking, it’s hard to see this any other way. For the Clippers to take action that pertains to seeing their title window close would be the step they can take after the right trades and cuts take place.

This is ultimately in the hands of team owner Steve Ballmer, and if he decides against this crucial step, the Clippers will be continually dealing with basketball purgatory. Is a relocation in order? Major trade before the mid-season deadline? Nobody knows, and that’s a reflection of the vision — or lack thereof — that the current front office has.

This move would hurt the most, but any Clippers fan would gladly tell you they’d love for this agony to end. It’s not even funny anymore, really.

Not to mention the fact that they now have to deal with the fact that the Lakers are getting better with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and others growing in their chemistry and overall game. This means that they’re also close to having to give back any assumed city support back to the purple and gold.

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It’d be the only thing left in them at that point.