How good will the Clippers be?

The addition of Chris Paul makes the playoffs a legitimate possibility

Updated: December 16, 2011, 11:41 AM ET
By D.J. Foster | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Hope springs eternal.

It's a familiar mantra for people who follow the Clippers. There's always a somewhat plausible playoff scenario being conjured up; a million "what-ifs" that could lead to something great.

Of course, there's another three words that describes what happened when the team actually took the floor:

"It's the Clippers."

The injuries, growing pains and mental errors that notoriously plague the Clippers always seem to rear their ugly head sooner or later. ...

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