The Los Angeles Clippers have been feeling the pressure this season.
Everyone knew that a lot was riding on their success this year since Kawhi Leonard was coming back, Paul George was healthy again, and John Wall had joined the team.
The season has been a wild one for the Clippers, with some big wins and tough losses.
Because of this, they have floated all over the Western Conference standings.
NBA insider Farbod Esnaashari tweeted that the Clippers were the fourth seed in the West only two weeks ago.
However, at the start of this week, they were the eighth seed.
The team is currently the fifth seed.
The LA Clippers were the 4th seed less than two weeks ago. They started this week as the 8th seed. Now, they're the 5th seed lol.
— Farbod Esnaashari (@Farbod_E) March 10, 2023
This movement shows just how tight the West is right now.
The Clippers aren’t the only squad moving up and down in the rankings.
Others like the Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Los Angeles Lakers have all seen adjustments to their seeding this week, both in good and bad ways.
But no team has shifted around as much as the Clippers, who are trying hard to set themselves up for a wonderful run in the playoffs.
A lot has changed for LA this season.
For example, they lost a couple of stars, including Wall.
They also gained others like Russell Westbrook.
As for Leonard and George, it has taken some time but they are playing much better and performing like true team leaders.
If it weren’t for these two, the team would be much lower than fifth place in the West.
Now, the big question is if the team will continue its two-game winning streak and climb even higher.NEXT: Paul George Laments The Difficulties Of Defending In Today's NBA