The Los Angeles Clippers made their first Conference Finals in franchise history during the 2020-21 season, despite Kawhi Leonard being out with injury for part of their run. They were within two games of the Finals as well, though they ended up falling short and losing to the Phoenix Suns.
However, there were a lot of talented players on the Clippers' roster, and they could have easily made the Finals, even after Leonard's injury. They had great performances from Reggie Jackson to supplement Paul George's scoring, and some other players such as Terance Mann stepped up at times as well. Role players can often make a big difference in a playoff run.
Marcus Morris has recently stated that the Los Angeles Clippers would have made the Finals if he was 100% healthy. Marcus Morris didn't have the worst playoff run, but it seems as though Morris believes that him being healthy could have been that x-factor that vaulted the Clippers into a Finals appearance.
There is no doubt that the Los Angeles Clippers could have used more scoring beyond just Paul George and at times, Reggie Jackson. A healthy Morris could have definitely helped in that department. While the Los Angeles Clippers did not end up making the Finals, making the Western Conference Finals is no easy feat. This season could certainly be viewed as a success for the Clippers, as this year's team got further in the playoffs than any other team in Clippers history.
Even if Kawhi Leonard will remain out with an injury for quite some time, there's still a lot of hope for the Clippers when it comes to the next few years. Paul George is still on the roster, and Kawhi Leonard has declared his loyalty to the Clippers, and stated that he's "here for the long run". When healthy, this team is a contender, and they could be a Western Conference force in the years to come.