The LA Clippers should engage in serious trade talks with the Wizards

Nicolas Batum, Luke Kennard, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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As the trade deadline approaches, the LA Clippers will be looking to adjust their lineups where needed. This could be through point guards, centers, and possibly even more wing depth. While the current roster may be talented, the disappointing record speaks for itself.

Furthermore, there may be several teams that will be active in the trade market. One of those teams who are in the midst of building a playoff-contending roster is the Washington Wizards. As of right now, Washington currently holds each component the Clippers are looking for to make a strong postseason push.

Furthermore, the Clippers only need one smart trade to uplift them to the top of the Western Conference. However, most of the players on the Clippers will remain put. Outside of a few minor changes, head coach Tyronn Lue already holds the recipe to winning a championship. The front office must focus on what the team genuinely needs to overcome the losing hurdle.

The LA Clippers could package multiple players to the Washington Wizards.

Throughout the season, the LA Clippers’ struggles at point guard and center positions have been emphasized consistently. Lue’s small-ball lineups may have their advantages, but against most teams, this lineup is fragile in the paint.

On the other hand, the Washington Wizards have a young, competent center that solves this problem. Daniel Gafford is the perfect big man for Lue’s bench unit. As he stands at 6’10”, 234 pounds, Gafford is a phenomenal rebounder, rim protector, and lob threat. He has shown many signs of versatility on the perimeter, making him nearly flawless on the defensive end.

Along with Gafford, the Wizards have Monte Morris, one of the most overlooked guards in the NBA. Not only can Morris score the ball efficiently, but he is a great facilitator as he averages over five assists per game. He would be the ideal point guard off the bench, leading the Clippers when the starters need a break.

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In return, the LA Clippers have multiple veterans on the trade block who would immediately push Washington into playoff contention. This package would work exceptionally well for both teams. That said, Lue and the front office should not waste time checking in on what the Wizards may be looking to receive for their quality role players.