NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins has tipped Los Angeles Clippers as his favorites to win the upcoming NBA 2022-23 season. A lot has been expected of the LA Clippers since they have roped in players like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
However, the pair hasn’t been able to take the team to glory. In fact, the duo has played 80 matches together for the franchise. George has played 133 matches while Leonard has played 109 matches for LA Clippers. Furthermore, the Clippers have players like Robert Covington, Nicolas Batum, and Norman Powell on their roster.
Perkins reckons the Clippers have the depth in their squad to go all the way in the NBA 2022-23 season. The analyst believes the Clippers have got their bases covered as far as attack and defense are concerned.
When Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson asked Perkins if LA Clippers could win it all this season, he said “Hell yeah! They actually my favorite to win it all. I’m telling you that right now. The Los Angeles Clippers are my favorite to win it all. They’re stacked at the most important position in the NBA.
“No other team has the depth like the Los Angeles Clippers at the wing position and has two-way players like the Clippers. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Robert Covington, Nicolas Batum, Norman Powell. That’s five guys at the perimeter position.”
Perkins continued: “You looking at Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. We know what they can give you offensively. Norman Powell proved that he can average 20 in this league. Now, look at the other end, defense.
“Nicolas Batum, 6-9, versatile defender. Paul George, versatile defender, can guard the guard and wings. Kawhi, we already know what type of savage he is defensively. Robert Covington, a defender. … I’m forgetting Marcus Morris. They still got him. A ruff rider who not backing down from nobody.”
The Clippers will look to come up with a collective effort and they certainly have the players who can take them to glory.