This blockbuster trade would send Zach LaVine to the LA Clippers

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Norman Powell, Marcus Morris Sr., LA Clippers
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A package of three veterans on top of a draft pick should get Zach LaVine on the LA Clippers.

Though the LA Clippers don’t have any promising young stars to offer, the Bulls may accept a package of three elite role players and a late draft pick for Zach LaVine. This would make the trio of Leonard-George-LaVine the best in the league.

The first and most important player in the Clippers’ package will likely be the slashing wing, Norman Powell. So far this season, Powell has easily been the Clippers’ third most valuable player. He has stepped up when the team has needed him the most, and he is constantly working behind the scenes.

Throughout his last 20 games, Powell is averaging 18.6 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 50% from the field and 47.6% from three. These numbers prove he will be the main reason the Bulls accept trading away their all-star shooting guard.

Secondly, the LA Clippers will include their veteran forward, Marcus Morris Sr., in the trade. While he may be a gifted scorer, Lue and the front office need a young, capable defender at the starting spot, and Morris does not fit that criterion. However, his experience and shot-creation abilities are on par with some of the best players in the world.

Through 44 games for the Clippers, Morris has posted 13.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 38.1% from a distance on 5.4 attempts. Additionally, a change of scenery may be what he needs, as it was not long ago he finished a season shooting over 45% from three.

The last player in the package for the LA Clippers will be the play-making point guard, John Wall. After signing in the off-season, Wall was expected to help take the Clippers’ offense to another tier. While he hasn’t done that, Wall is still a great floor general with a strong transition game.

Along with these three players, the LA Clippers would trade away a second-round draft pick to get the deal done. While the Clippers may be slicing into their depth, they receive the perfect star in return for their championship aspirations.