The Clippers were faced with the impending free agency of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and JJ Redick, plus a growing payroll on a team without a championship ceiling. There also wasn't a foundation of draft assets or cap flexibility in place to improve the roster.
Two years later, the Clippers exit the playoffs early under completely different circumstances. Multiple All-Star free agents, Anthony Davis trades, creative moves for long-term success -- it's all on the table.
Now eliminated from the postseason, let's look ahead to the free agency, draft and trade decisions facing LA this offseason.