Locked on Clippers May 8: Milos Teodosic and the Lob City Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Chris Paul
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Chris Paul /

In today’s Locked on Clippers, I talk about Milos Teodosic’s rookie season, give a verbal history of Chris Paul’s time in LA, and discuss trade scenarios.

Get your tissues ready, because this trip down memory lane doesn’t end well for Clippers fans.

In today’s episode of Locked on Clippers, I spent most of my time talking about the Lob City Era Clippers. I went over all the highs and lows, including the acquisition of Chris Paul, and losing to the Rockets after blowing a 3-1 lead.

Before I dive into the eulogy though, I talk about Milos Teodosic and what he was able to accomplish in his rookie season. Despite playing just 45 games, the now 31-year-old rookie put together a solid campaign. More importantly, Teodosic got people to come and watch thanks to his flashy style of play.

Moving forward, I’d like to see more from Teodosic — and I think it’ll come. Once he spends more time in the league, especially on the court, he could become a real weapon in the Clippers backcourt.

To close today’s show, I went over a few potential trade partners for the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan is viable to go just about anywhere this summer, so it’s probably time we start emotionally preparing for that.

Among the potential suitors are the Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, and San Antonio Spurs. I personally feel like the Cavs are the most likely partner, since they showed interest in Jordan at the trade deadline.

The Clippers could maybe squander the Cavs’ first round pick (via Brooklyn) if they give up enough assets. The Wizards could offer Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat if the Clippers throw in one of their first rounders.

And of course, the Spurs could be putting Kawhi Leonard on the market — the ultimate prize.

The good news is, the Clippers seem to have more to gain than lose this summer.