BTBP NBA Power Rankings: December Edition

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Nov 30, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) and forward Blake Griffin (32) during an NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

14. Los Angeles Clippers

This was not how Doc Rivers and his players had planned on starting out the season. The Los Angeles Clippers have been okay, but this is a team with much loftier expectations than that. The hope wouldn’t have been for Josh Smith to have to scream in the locker room to try and light a spark under his teammates.

Blake Griffin has been the team’s outstanding contributor, Chris Paul has been very good, if not at his best, but it’s behind them that they just need a whole lot more help. Jamal Crawford isn’t performing to the standards that he has in the past, and right now the Clippers have to be hoping for a little more from DeAndre Jordan following his contract extension. They have a lot to figure out.

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