Like Baltimore, Green Bay is a team with a veteran general manager in Ted Thompson who got high marks for picking needs on defense. The team got potential starters Kevin King and Josh Jones with its first two picks. The key to this draft could be Vince Biegel, who could be the team’s future as Patriots Cheap Jerseys an edge rusher.
Houston’s grade is dependent on the opinion of the acquisition of quarterback Deshaun Watson. Those who thought Houston gave up too much for him knocked the grade. Those who liked it gave high marks.
Ultimately, all of the talk about big change for these superstars is going to come down to this: the Clippers’ best pathway towards building a contender is to re-sign these two and either build successfully around them, or have them as trade chips down the line. For Chris Paul, that’s what makes the decision so easy. But for Blake Griffin, who has had injury issues for years and has seemingly lost some athleticism, the Clippers front office will be a little less willing to pony up a max offer.
Still, they’ll ultimately accept that they have to. Chandler Parsons got a max deal last summer—and Blake Griffin is a better player with a less troubling injury history. There’s going to be max interest for Blake, but staying a Clipper both gives him more money and lets him stay in Los Angeles, where he has some other business ventures.
Redick has had a phenomenal four-year run with the Clippers, and I’ve loved watching him play, so this kills me—but he’s not going to be a Clipper next year. He’s slowed down on both ends of the floor, and while offensively that leaves him as just slightly less elite, his lack of size and athleticism on the defensive end was exposed more than ever this season, especially in the starting lineup alongside the diminutive Chris Paul.