A couple of quick thoughts on news items: lottery reform, Russell Westbrooks commitment to the OKC Thunder in the form of a massive contract. Then we cover the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets offseason updates. These two teams had a summer largely shaped around the transition of Chris Paul from the Clippers to the Rockets. Will Blake Griffin, if healthy, get enough help in the form of the Clippers backcourt players to help him move back to being one of the most elite players in the league? Will Danillo Gallinari help him? Will DeAndre Jordan being able to contribute offensively without an elite PG on the court with him? Will Chris Paul and James Harden be able to help one another reach a level of play in the postseason neither of them have been able to reach thus far in their respective careers? The Rockets lost on the Carmelo sweepstakes. Are they done working on this roster? All of this and more.
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