The signing of Steve Novak brings the Clippers’ roster to 13. That roster features a good deal of flexibility, with guys like Rasual Butler, Ricky Davis, Mardy Collins on the perimeter. A healthy, motivated Baron Davis is capable of guarding 2s off the ball, and even some 3s. Up front, Marcus Camby can operate at the high post alongside any of the Clips’ other bigs. A pairing of Camby and Griffin is particularly attractive because it allows Griffin to play the block offensively. On defense, Griffin can use his mobility and light feet to chase the league’s growing corps of more agile 4s both inside and out while Camby can do what he does best — protect the basket.
What will the Clips do with their final spot or two? Probably sign another big at the veteran’s minimum. The Clippers will likely start the season with 14 players on the official roster, but if the staff sees a guard at training camp who catches their eye, the Clips could conceivably add a 15th man.