Grade the Trade: Clippers juice shooting in latest trade idea

Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit Pistons. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images
Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit Pistons. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images /
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Marcus Morris, Sr., LA Clippers. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images /

Building a trade for Clippers to juice shooting

The Clippers have a number of midtier salaries, so they have a plethora of paths to building a trade offer. Marcus Morris has rebounded to shoot 38.2 percent from deep this season, but his role is largely superfluous if the Clips bring in this trade target from the Detroit Pistons.

Bojan Bogdanovic is shooting 41.6 percent from 3-point range on a high volume of attempts, averaging a career-best 21 points per game as the offensive engine for the Detroit Pistons. The Clippers here use Morris as matching salary and send a future first-round pick to reel in Bogdanovic.

The Pistons are going nowhere this season, not with a young roster and Cade Cunningham on the shelf. They are 11-32, 15th in the Eastern Conference, and should look to get value for Bogdanovic now while he is playing so well (and so they can bank losses once he’s gone). The 2028 first-round pick will be lightly protected, but it still holds a lot of value as this Clippers team could be dissolved by then. It’s fair value for Bogdanovic, and that’s before the Pistons shop around Morris to contenders.