Currently, the LA Clippers are mired in cap space hell. But before fans of the franchise clench their fists in frustration, they have little to worry about.
There weren’t a ton of expectations placed on this squad for the 2021-22 season. With Kawhi Leonard spending the entire year sequestered on the sidelines as he nursed a torn ACL, winning a title was a farfetched idea. Whatever slim chances they actually had, were sent directly down the drain once Paul George was forced to miss most of the season due to torn ligaments in his right elbow.
While it may have been painful to sit back and watch as Patrick Beverly climbed upon the scorer’s table following his Minnesota Timberwolves ushering the Clippers out of the playoffs, there’s a ton to look forward to. Both George and Leonard should be ready to go to kick off the year. The addition of Norman Powell will give their bench a nice boost, and the ancillary pieces they have overall will place the Clippers in the mix to win it all.
Be that as it may, do the Clippers have enough? Even if they don’t, LA, due to their salary cap situation, won’t be able to bring in big-time free agents. But that doesn’t mean they can’t find a few solid veterans on the scrap heap. Let’s take a look at three relatively inconsequential players who could play a major role on the Clippers next season.