LA Clippers: Ranking the 3 most valuable trade chips

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LA Clippers, Ivica Zubac
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Let’s face it, the LA Clippers want to keep as many guys together as they possibly can for next season.

It would make sense, as the Clippers just had their best season in history. They especially don’t want to part ways with any of their stars. They can, however, look to upgrade the roster through trading some of their role players.

These role players are valuable, but could potentially not be necessary if they can bring back better value in return. They’re absolutely good enough, though, for other teams to take interest in them if they have a need at one of these positions.

No. 3 trade chip for the LA Clippers: Ivica Zubac

Ivica Zubac upped his trade value for the LA Clippers in the Western Conference Finals. Grabbing 41 rebounds in Games 2 through 4, he stood out as a big-time rebounder on a team that wasn’t so great when it came to rebounding the basketball.

He was the best rebounder for the Clippers all year, averaging 7.2 boards per game this season.

There aren’t a lot like Zubac out there anymore. He’s a true center, and those are a dying breed.

If somebody wants that this offseason, they may be willing to trade more than people realize for Zubac.

And, that possibility may be greater than expected, as there aren’t many good free agent centers available.

Every front office has trades on their mind, and depending on who’s available, they may be interested in moving Zu if the offseason forces them to go that way.