The Los Angeles Clippers live and die by their superstar Blake Griffin. At 23 years of age, Griffin will be the face of the franchise for years to come and is the one piece who can bring the Clippers out of futility and into the NBA's upper echelons.
Griffin has flaws in his game, but this offseason will be his first long offseason working with teammate Chris Paul in Los Angeles.
Playing for the USA Olympic Team with the likes of Paul, Deron Williams, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and big man Tyson Chandler should only improve Griffin's game this offseason by pushing his skill to the ultimate test against the world's best competition.
Griffin, who is coming off an excellent second campaign averaging 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per night while leading his team to the second round of the playoffs, has all the reasons to make serious strides in the offseason.
Here are six reasons the budding superstar must take positive steps forward this offseason for the Los Angeles Clippers.