Six former LA Clippers who would have helped this season

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JJ Redick
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JJ Redick

If you’re looking for former Clippers to help increase the number of three-point shots the team takes, who better to theoretically place on this year’s team than JJ Redick.

The six-foot-three-inch guard is currently in his 14th NBA season out of Duke. If the season resumes and the Pelicans don’t improve their current position in the standings, he will miss the playoffs for the first time in his entire career. Too bad for him he’s not actually still on the Clippers.

Redick is taking 61.8 percent of his total shots from beyond the arc this season with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 6.4 attempts in 26.4 minutes per game. He’s making them at an incredible 45.2 percent, even higher than his career number of 41.6 percent.

Having him play a key reserve role, take big shots, or be part of an all-shooting line-up would only make the Clippers more dangerous on the offensive end of the floor.

Eric Gordon

We go way back to pluck the current Houston Rockets guard from the Clippers of almost a full decade ago, when he was just a baby in the NBA.

The 31-year-old Gordon is also not afraid to let the three-point shots fly, getting off 8.5 threes per game in 28.6 minutes of action per night. He’s hitting them at a respectable 37% this year, which is actually a bit down from his career three-point shooting percentage of 42.5.

His long-range shots represent 65.8 percent of his total attempts from the floor, which is par for the course in Houston, who leads the league taking 48.8 percent of their total shots from beyond the arc.

Adding either of these sharpshooters would help the Clippers spread the floor and add high-percentage shots from long range, which any team can use more of in today’s NBA. Neither really help all that much when it comes to defense, which is where our next pair of former Clippers come in.