Dwight Howard's decision to leave L.A. reflects new NBA reality.
The Los Angeles Clippers exercised their fourth-year contract option on forward Blake Griffin on Tuesday and formally extended a qualifying offer to center DeAndre Jordan, making him a restricted free agent.
The Cavs won the No. 1 pick in June's NBA draft with the pick they received from the Clippers.
The Clippers show confidence in their future with recent moves.
Despite not signing LeBron James, the Clippers score big with Blake Griffin.