Media days, by their very nature, force us to read into sights and sound bites, and the message sent by the Clippers is that they want to follow the proven path, not an innovative trail. They aren't taking a chance on a hot-name, first-time NBA coach. They're not on the analytical vanguard. There won't be a "positionless" revolution.
Those small lineups you saw the Celtics play under Doc Rivers last season?
"That was necessity," Rivers explained. "I like size. I know size wins, at the end of the day."