|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Pacific Division||104.5 (3rd)||100.2 (1st)|
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Pierce, who announced earlier Monday that the 2016-17 season would be his last in the NBA, has served as a small forward for nearly the entirety of his career, but received some looks at power forward last season when the Clippers had to adjust their rotations with Blake Griffin missing significant time with a quad injury. At this stage of his career, Pierce is probably better suited to match up with bigger players rather than smaller, speedier wings, who would be more apt to expose him off the dribble. Though Griffin is back healthy for the start of the upcoming campaign will and start at power forward, he'll also see some time at center when DeAndre Jordan is off the floor, opening up minutes for Pierce at the four spot. Despite the position change, it's unlikely that Pierce is in line for a dramatic upgrade in playing time or production after averaging a meager 6.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game last season.
Griffin was sidelined for all but 35 games of the 2015-16 season while battling a quad injury and a broken hand, and though he was back in time for the postseason, he appeared to aggravate the quad injury in the first-round series with the Trail Blazers and was sidelined for the rest of the playoffs. After skipping out on the 2016 Summer Olympics and enjoying a full offseason for rest and rehabilitation, Griffin will now enter camp without restrictions, barring any decisions from coach Doc Rivers to ease him back into the mix. Griffin has shown more aptitude as a passer the last two seasons and increased his output on the boards last year, so he might make for an interesting early-round target now that there's not quite as much buzz surrounding him coming off an injury-plagued campaign.
Pierce had been contemplating retirement throughout the offseason, but it was expected that he would return to the
Wright opened last season with the Beikong Fly Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association before latching on with the Heat in April after the CBA campaign concluded. While he didn't log any appearances in the regular season for the Heat, he made five appearances in the postseason, averaging 3.8 minutes per contest. Since the Clippers already have 15 guaranteed contracts on the books, it's unlikely that the 30-year-old will crack the roster out of training camp. He may be forced to continue his career overseas once camp draws to a close.
The 24-year-old point guard out of Rhode Island saw his first career regular season action with the Grizzlies last season, as he signed a pair of 10-day contracts in March before inking a deal for the rest of the season after injuries gutted the team's depth in the backcourt. In his 14 games for the Grizzlies, Munford averaged 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals across 17.4 minutes per contest, but had his player option for 2016-17 declined by the club. Though he'll get an opportunity to fight for a roster spot in training camp with the Clippers, Munford finds himself behind Chris Paul and Austin Rivers on the depth chart at point guard and may ultimately be forced to open the year in the D-League.
|2015-16 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Chris Paul , PG||19.5|
|RPG||DeAndre Jordan , C||13.8|
|APG||Chris Paul , PG||10|
|FG%||DeAndre Jordan , C||70.3|
|FT%||Jamal Crawford , SG||90.4|
|3P%||J.J. Redick , SG||47.5|
|BLOCKS||DeAndre Jordan , C||177|
|STEALS||Chris Paul , PG||152|
|MPG||DeAndre Jordan , C||33.7|
|Full Team Statistics|