Clippers coaches believe Patrick Beverley's turnaround is simple: The veteran guard is feeling better, more confident, with every day that he puts between himself and his recovery from last season’s knee surgery. His new playful pregame routine reflects that.
Danilo Gallinari has been playing the best basketball of his life this season for the Clippers. He’s healthy and thriving in a role that suits him perfectly, averaging career highs in nearly every statistical category.
It’s 2019, and the Clippers are still surprising many by being in the thick of the Western Conference playoff picture. Let’s see where they stand in the eyes of NBA media members in the first week of the new year.