3 players that may be on the trade block for the LA Clippers

John Wall, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
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Though the LA Clippers currently stand as the sixth seed, there have been numerous times this season when the team appears to be falling apart. Through blown leads and large deficits, it is safe to say the Clippers should be looking to move some of their veterans.

In the absences of superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, multiple players have stepped up to help the Clippers through various aspects. This is the most prominent reason head coach Tyronn Lue is still competing for a top seed in the Western Conference.

On the other hand, a select list of players who were expected to take a jump never made it to the end of the tunnel. As this season is championship or bust for LA, there is no time to waste with the wide variety of pieces available at the trade deadline.

The front office can move the players on the trade block, address their weaknesses, and turn their season around. This is the most viable plan, as the LA Clippers have been nothing short of disappointing during their last ten games.

3. John Wall

In the moments of acquiring an elite play-maker in John Wall, the ceiling for the LA Clippers nearly doubled. Wall has the potential to score in just about every way possible while also creating shots for his teammates. He is also a phenomenal defender, especially in half-court sets.

The problem is Wall has been stuck at his floor, which is a role player on the bench. This explains why he may be at the top of the Clippers’ priorities to move at the trade deadline.

So far this season. Wall is averaging 11.2 points, 5.3 assists, and 2.3 rebounds. While these numbers may seem solid, Wall is posting 2.3 turnovers in only 22 minutes per game. Additionally, he currently stands with a true shooting percentage of 49.4. This number is far below the league average.

As the LA Clippers go through with their search for a true point guard, there will be much better suitors available. What’s even better is that Wall is on a team-friendly contract. This makes it much easier for the front office to move him and find a more substantial contributor in return.