Medina: Another early playoff exit could lead to Clippers shake-up


PLAYA VISTA, CA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers, Blake Griffin #32 and DeAndre Jordan #6 attend media day at the Los Angeles Clippers Training Center on September 26, 2016 in Playa Vista, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly

The Los Angeles Clippers return to the floor on Tuesday night for Game 2 of their first round series with the Utah Jazz.

Despite the Jazz playing almost the entire game without starting center Rudy Gobert, the Clippers dropped Game 1 on their home court over the weekend. Now, the team appears to be facing a must-win contest. 

While injuries have held the Clippers back, both in years prior and this season, there is also plenty of shortcomings that fall on the team's shoulders. Mental mistakes cost the Clippers dearly in Game 1, and NBA Insider Mark Medina suggests that another early playoff exit may result in a significant roster shake-up.

"It's been self-inflicted wounds, just bad mistakes. You saw it in Game 1. DeAndre Jordan gets a technical foul. Blake Griffin having a monster second half, then disappearing in the second half. Chris Paul not being as a aggressive as he could be. 

"If the Clippers have another early exit this go-around, it seems inevitable that the band will be broken up. No matter what the guys are saying publicly right now."

Listen to the full discussion below.

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