This is not enough to challenge the Warriors. They would need to add George, and I don't see how they have the pieces with this trade done. Melo is a one way player which would not help them in the playoffs, but would likely help them solidify a two spot in the west, for whatever that is worth.
Paul Milsap signing there make it close. He's the most underrated player in the game.
2016 you mean?
Zach Lowe in his story today talks about the series they played in 2015, where the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead (MEME ALERT) to the Rockets, as the point where t he Clipper run was basically over. Wonder how different everything plays out if they at least hold onto that lead and make the west finals