• In the LAT, Lisa Dillman explains how the presence of Lela Nicholson might tip us off to the likelihood of Baron Davis suiting up tomorrow night. 

  • In the Press-Telegram, Ramona Shelburne takes a stab at the Clippers' Five Burning Questions heading into the season.

  • Clips Nation's season preview is up. What are the team's biggest strengths?  Steve rightly stipulates that we simply "don't know" since "they've never actually played together in a game."   Is there a team in the league with more elasticity in its expectations?  Unlikely. 

  • Wages of Win has some interesting rookie projections.  Using rookie data from the last couple of NBA seasons, Dave Berri discovered that you can tell a lot about a rookie from his preseason performance.  He also factors in college stats.  Guess who the top-ranking Clipper rookie is?  Hint: It's not Eric Gordon.

  • The best mellow pregame meal in downtown.  BYO.