Six former LA Clippers who would have helped this season

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Avery Bradley
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Avery Bradley

The Clippers are already a menace on the defensive end of the floor. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are two-way superstars that make it easy to build a stone wall defense around. Patrick Beverley is a tenacious defender and fierce competitor at the guard position. Ivaca Zubac and Montrezl Harrell do their part in protecting the rim. And Marcus Morris adds toughness and attitude to any lineup to which he’s added. Former Clippers guard Avery Bradley would only help the team put up an even bigger wall on D.

Bradley has always been known as a force on defense, and that has not changed at all this year with the Lakers. The 29-year-old guard could help lock down opposing ball-handlers, force turnovers, and even hits his three-pointers at a 36.4 percent rate. He would certainly be a quality role player for the Clippers, just as he is for their cross-town (or, you know, building) rivals this year.

Jeff Green

The six-foot-eight-inch wing’s real strength would come on the offensive end of the floor, as he’d be yet another option to shoot three-pointers at a high rate and percentage. He’s currently shooting 34.8 percent from deep for the season, though that number has jumped to 41.2 percent in the ten games he’s spend with Houston.

While Green is not known for his lock-down defense in the same way Bradley is, he would add some length to the Clippers’ bench unit, which is always disruptive when protecting your own basket.

With three-point shooting and perimeter defense addressed, now we take a look at the last area of improvement for the Clippers that could be addressed by former members of the team: rebounding.