The Los Angeles Clippers are at the West top seed a week ago. But two straight losses into the hands of the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers did a lot of damage for the Clippers.
At 14-4 win-loss record, they are now third in the Western Conference behind the NBA superteam Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors won 12 straight games while the Spurs won 9 straight.
With the Clippers already starting to struggle, is it time for a change? The Clippers' Big Three - Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan - are doing exceptionally well this season.
Chris Paul is averaging 17.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 2.8 steals. Blake Griffin is tallying 21.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 33.1 minutes of action. DeAndre Jordan is averaging a double-double with 11.0 points, 12.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on 62 percent field-goal shooting.
Paul is the league leader in steals while Jordan is fourth in rebounding and third on field-goal percentage, as per ESPN.
They are finally clicking this season as a team. But in an article in FADEAWAY WORLD, the writer wanted to see Anthony Davis playing alongside Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in Los Angeles Clippers. In exchange, the Clippers could give DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick.
At 6-12 win-loss record, the New Orleans Pelicans are 12th in the West. In Anthony Davis four-year tenure with the Pelicans, the team only experience reaching the playoffs once. And it looks like the Pelicans will not make the playoffs once again this season.
Davis is having the best season of his career as he averages 31.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. He is leading the league in scoring and blocks and was tied at seventh with Rudy Gobert in rebounds.
But playing for a contender team might benefit his career. He had a lot of outstanding performances. But some of those ended up with a lost to the team. If he plays for a contender team, his amazing performances will be more appreciated.
If Davis will play alongside Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, they could have a better chance for a championship run. Having three of those players in one team will make them look like the Warriors.
Davis can shoot from anywhere. He is also a good rebounder and defender. Opposing teams will find it hard to score in the paint because of shot-blocking ability of Davis.
Will Anthony Davis join Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to form their own superteam? Stay tuned for more NBA trade rumors and updates.