3 buy-low targets for the LA Clippers at the trade-deadline

Tyronn Lue, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Shake Milton

Following the ‘Lob City’ era, the LA Clippers have been searching for a point guard like Shake Milton. The front office isn’t necessarily looking for one that can run the floor, but more so a guard that qualifies into the championship criteria. Milton is the team’s best suitor.

After landing the superstar talents of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the franchise has experimented with skills like Rajon Rondo, Reggie Jackson, and John Wall. While these point guards may contribute in their ways, the Clippers are missing a floor general whom the coaching staff can consistently rely on.

Moreover, Philadelphia has the answer LA is looking for. Milton would be the perfect addition to the Clippers’ blueprint as his current role with the 76ers is very limited. Each time his number is called, he delivers, showing that an opportunity is all he needs.

Milton’s role in Philadelphia has been this way since entering the league, adding to why it may be time for a change. Assuming the Clippers make the trade, Milton brings a level of offense Lue’s game-plan is quietly missing. In addition, his play-making abilities are hidden through his smaller role.

Thirty-five games into this season, Milton is averaging 10.4 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 50.9% from the field and 37.0% from three. He is dropping these numbers through just 24.0 minutes per game.

Next. A point guard that pushes the Clippers to the Finals. dark

On the other hand, the trade package to the 76ers would include one of the Clippers’ point guards, along with a late draft pick. This is an excellent agreement for LA as they would receive the answer to all of their problems.