Breaking down a proposed Clippers trade with Spurs for Poetl

Jakob Poeltl, San Antonio Spurs (Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images)
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The LA Clippers are attempting to win an NBA Championship. That may seem like one of the biggest “no duh” statements of the NBA season, but it’s important to keep in mind when analyzing what the team might do to achieve that goal.

The Clippers are a team willing to spend money and in pursuit of the aforementioned goal that will mean continually looking for ways to improve the team. There is no “standing pat” for this team that has to find a way to overcome teams like the Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, and (maybe) Golden State Warriors.

Should the Clippers make this trade with the Spurs to upgrade at center with Jakob Poeltl?

The Clippers have wings aplenty, but it’s the outsides of the lineup that could use a boost. We discussed point guard options if LA wants to upgrade at the 1; what about at the 5? The Clippers have been linked recently to San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poetl as a potential trade target to upgrade at center.

What would a trade look like? And would the Clippers improve enough to make it worth sending out the assets? Let’s break it down from both sides.