Top 5 Point Guards in Los Angeles Clippers Franchise’s History
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5. Baron Davis
Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1999, Baron Davis blossomed into a star and lovable one across the league at that. After spending three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, Davis parlayed his star power into a free-agent deal with the Clippers. During his three seasons with the Clips, Baron Davis put up a stat line of 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 3.4 assists. Although his tenure with the Clippers was marred in disappointment, Davis had stellar numbers with the team, which makes him, by far, one of the best point guards to don a Clipper uniform. It’s pretty funny honestly, Davis makes the top 5 of like four different teams on these types of list. The dude just could never stay put, but he always made the best of his current situation. You gotta resect that.
4. Sam Cassell
The man who looks like an actual alien, Sam Cassell was one of the major reasons for the Los Angeles Clippers making a deep run to the conference semifinals in 2005-06. His leadership at point guard and ability to set up his teammates helped the team improve their win total by 10 games. Furthermore, the brash point guard was able to put up 17.2 points and 6.3 assists per game. While he did not spend much time as a Clipper, only playing a shade over two full seasons, his impact on the franchise was monumental. The same could be said during his time with the Bucks and T-Wolves. Sam Cassell has to be considered one of the more underrated point guards of the last two decades or so. Maybe it’s because he looks like there is no way he could possibly be good at any sport? Who knows, but he was one hell of a baller in his heyday.
3. Norm Nixon
After winning two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, Norm Nixon decided to take his talents to San Diego which is where the Clippers played in 1983 before moving to L.A. as well. During his four-season tenure as a Clipper, Nixon averaged 13.9 PPG and 8.7 APG. Additionally, he was selected as an All-Star in 1985 and finished that season with averages of 17.4 PPG and 8.8 APG. Lastly, he is ranked third all-time in franchise history for career assists with 2,540. He played during the down years of the franchise, thus making his fame go down dramatically. But that doesn’t take away from what he did during his days as a Clipper. Norm Nixon is the third greatest Clipper point guard to ever live.