We suggest one trade the LA Clippers could make with the Brooklyn Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets make another interesting hypothetical trade partner for the LA Clippers. The Nets currently sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 30-34. They’ve achieved this while suffering injuries to star point guard Kyrie Irving and missing newly acquired superstar Kevin Durant for the entire year.
The team has achieved their playoff-bound status with a nice mix of quality players and borderline stars including Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince, and more.
The Nets certainly have a bright future ahead of them once their roster returns to full health. They feature a great mix of veteran leadership and young rotation players. Unfortunately for them, they may not be able to retain all of their key pieces for the entirety of their run. We’re hoping our suggested trade can help them fill a role they might lose to free agency in the near future.
Why we suggest this trade for the LA Clippers:
Spencer Dinwiddie would provide the Clippers with a slight upgrade overall at the starting point guard position. The 27-year old has already foreshadowed that he will be leaving Brooklyn by setting up a GoFundMe to entice fans to choose his future NBA home. The six-foot-five inch combo guard has the ability to guard multiple positions on the defensive end of the floor and is certainly an upgrade on offense over Patrick Beverley. Hopefully, the ability to take on the full-time starting role on a championship contender in Los Angeles would entice him to stay once his current contract is up.
Would the Nets do it?
Since Dinwiddie has already telegraphed his intention to leave, acquiring Beverley (who has three years left on his deal) would stop them from losing Dinwiddie for nothing in return. Beverley is a more than adequate replacement and doesn’t look to score as much as Dinwiddie, making him a better fit for Brooklyn once their go-to stars are back to full health. We can see Beverley playing alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant much more naturally than Dinwiddie, who is currently second on the team, scoring 20.6 points in 16 shot attempts per game.
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