The Clippers can't go after any big-name free agents since they don't have room under the salary cap. They don't have any draft picks, either. Still, coach Doc Rivers -- also the president of basketball operations -- has his work cut out for him this offseason. Here are five things the Clippers can do in the offseason. -- Jill Painter Lopez
Sign free agent DeAndre Jordan to max contract
This is the most important move the Clippers can make this offseason and the unquestioned priority to sign a five-year max deal at $108 million. Jordan has played all seven years of his NBA career with the Clippers and improved every season. He's a double double machine and wreaks havoc on opposing offenses. The Clippers can't let him get away, or there's trouble in the middle.
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Rely on family connection to sign Austin Rivers
This shouldn't be difficult. Doc Rivers joked his son would be the easiest player to pitch to sign since he can just "call his mom" Rivers, 22, never found his niche with the Pelicans, but he found it with the Clippers. His defense, energy and aggressiveness on offense was key for the Clippers in the postseason. He can sign for $3.1 million with the Clippers.
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Convince a veteran to sign for minimum deal
With Doc Rivers' connections, he should be able to convince a veteran to come to Los Angeles by selling a chance to be competitive and a key role off what was a struggling bench. There's not a lot of dollar signs to offer with salary cap restrictions but plenty to sell in terms of the dream of playing for a team searching for the franchise's first title after a shocking upset to end the season.
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Pick up option year on Jamal Crawford
Know any player who plays more basketball and puts up more shots than the 35-year-old Jamal Crawford? He's twice won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award and is loved by teammates. Seems he still has plenty to deliver and an offseason to regain his form following the calf injury late in the season. He's a good guy in the locker room. And so far the only player to thank fans on social media following the team's abrupt end to the season in losing to the Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals.
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Help Spencer Hawes make sure 2014-15 was fluke
Spencer Hawes likely isn't going anywhere. He had a bad season, but it was the first year of a 4-year, $23 million deal that wouldn't be enticing for another team to pick up in a trade. Make him an asset. Help him regain his confidence and shooting touch with a strict offseason regimen. The Clippers can't afford to have him hidden at the end of the bench. He regained a little life with some time in the postseason, so he can build off that momentum.