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

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Marcus Morris, LA Clippers
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2. Marcus Morris Sr.

Following his first season with the LA Clippers, it was clear that Marcus Morris Sr. would be a crucial piece to a championship run. Though he has had his highs, Morris’ lows have kept the team back. Although he had a great run to start the year, his inconsistency and minimal activity on the defensive end are the main reasons he may be on the trade block.

Besides quality three-point shooting and a solid post-game, Morris doesn’t bring much else to the table. The LA Clippers need two-way wings, and Morris has passed that point in his career. With his contract ending in 2024, this year’s trade deadline is the perfect opportunity to make a move.

Moreover, through 40 games played, Morris is averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 43.9% from the field and 38.1% from three. Although the traditional box scores may look great, the advanced statistics tell the whole story.

According to the NBA’s overall measure, Morris is posting a defensive rating of 113.0. This metric ranks on the lower end of the roster, considering he plays some of the most minutes. Additionally, when watching him play, Morris’ hustle and movement around the perimeter are one of the leading causes of the constant defensive breakdowns.

As a result, the front office may package Morris with draft picks to acquire another all-star caliber player. A rebuilding team may find value in Morris as he has elite veteran experience, which can be used to develop rookies for the future.