LA Clippers: Ranking every roster move made this offseason

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No. 2 best roster move the LA Clippers made in the offseason: The Eric Bledsoe trade

Trading for Eric Bledsoe had its positives and negatives for the LA Clippers.

The positives are that the Clippers got rid of Rajon Rondo, who was very bad for the Clippers in the playoffs, even though the whole reason we traded for him was due to the expectations of him keeping up the tradition of playing exceptionally in the playoffs.

We also cleared up some roster space in the backcourt, as we were too guard heavy.

We traded for someone who was successful with the Clippers in the past, and who can go back to being a point guard. The last two seasons he was primarily a point guard, he was a back-to-back All-Defensive team selection. He also shot 48% and scored 15.5 points per game with 5.5 assists per game.

I don’t have this as the best move because of us having to trade Patrick Beverley. Beverley struggled with durability last year, and in matchups against bigger guards. Therefore, I don’t think it’s the worst thing that we lost him, considering Bledsoe’s upside.

That being said, there is risk that comes with trading a key piece on the team who was a good shooter, tremendous defender overall, and culture creator for this team. I don’t hate the move at all, as I see its potential. I won’t rank it as the best move, however, because it does have potential to have some downside.