There is no denying that the LA Clippers are one of the most loaded team heading into this season.
Not only were they able to re-sign DeAndre Jordan, but they also got the services of Paul Pierce, Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson to add to their already loaded roster.
The most interesting addition for them is guard Lance Stephenson, who was acquired via trade from the Charlotte Hornets. He was viewed as a potential All-Star after leaving Indiana but things didn’t pan out for Stephenson.
But, given the current Clippers line-up, he doesn’t need to be one to prove his worth. In fact, even Stephenson is excited about the fact that they have more talent compared to his stint in Indiana.
“We have a lot more talent than I ever had in Indy,” Stephenson told Yahoo Sports .
For him, winning the championship is the number one priority and this is the closest he will ever be in winning one.
“You never know if it could be the last opportunity, especially with a new situation and a team so good to get close to the championship,” Stephenson told Yahoo. “We have the team to win it. I’m a young guy and I think I’ve got a lot of opportunities left, but you never know. I’m willing to do whatever it takes. Everybody is close on the team, and Doc is different than my other coaches, in a good way.”
He believes that he has a lot to prove after a disappointing last season.
“I have to prove myself in this league again, especially after the season I had last year. It was tough on me. I have to refocus and show what I learned by helping my teammates on the court.”