With the trade deadline behind us, the LA Clippers find themselves with two open roster spots. Who might be available on the buyout market?
The LA Clippers made a couple of moves during Thursday’s trade deadline that set them up for an interesting finish to the season. Adding Marcus Morris was something we all kind of expected but dumping Jerome Robinson and Derrick Walton Jr. in order to open up two roster spots was a little bit of a surprise.
With their main rotation likely set in stone, the Clippers can look to add two veterans on the buyout market who can come in and be solid insurance policies for the team. What kind of players will they look for?
Size has been a concern all season for the Clippers. Ivica Zubac stands 7’0″ but both Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green stand just 6’8″. In a conference that boasts several tall centers who could give them fits, the Clippers would likely be best served to add some more height to the roster.
With the loss of both Robinson and Walton, the team also could use some more ballhandling and playmaking off the bench. Robinson was a fringe rotation player, even earning a start during the time that Paul George was out. Walton had fallen out of the rotation but had proven he could come in for short spells and at the least play tough defense.
Who should the team get though? We aren’t quite sure yet. Teams have not quite yet begun to buy out players from their current contracts. Still, we have an idea of some of the players who are potential candidates or could be looking to come back into the NBA. Let’s take a look at a few of those players.