LA Clippers: Ranking every roster move made this offseason

LA Clippers Eric Bledsoe (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Kawhi Leonard, Harry Giles, LA Clippers
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The LA Clippers certainly had a strong offseason this summer.

Many national outlets seem to think that the objective of this offseason was to go out and trade for a superstar who doesn’t fit our team like the Lakers did. As a result, they are favoring the Lakers above any team in the West and thinking of the Clippers as a bit of an afterthought.

If you ask me, keeping one of the best and deepest rosters from last year together is a pretty great offseason, however. All the moves were productive, and have kept the Clippers in contention to win this year. The order of which the moves were best, to me, is clear.

No. 3 best roster move the LA Clippers made in the offseason: The Harry Giles signing

It was about time the LA Clippers went out and signed a third center, and Harry Giles became the guy.

Giles hasn’t had a very big impact in the league, but he certainly does have talent. He was a first-round draft pick for a reason.

The Duke product is a strong fit for the Clippers due to his length, his ability to play both the center and power forward positions, and his developing three-point shot. He shot 34.8% from three last year.

He’s averaged 12.9 minutes per game in his career, and has averaged 3.8 rebounds per game. That’s an efficient clip for the amount of playing time he’s been getting. He has three years of playing experience in the Western Conference, and I like the signing.