How does Kevin Durant to Phoenix impact the Clippers?

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As the trade deadline has been a roller coaster for teams around the league, the LA Clippers have yet to make a move. Time may be running out for the front office, with many superstars making their way to the Western Conference.

Furthermore, after Brooklyn dealt their star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Mavericks, they recently moved Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns. Prior to the deadline, both of these teams were a barrier for the Clippers. Now, it is safe to say that if a move isn’t made soon, the Clippers will slip back even further.

Currently, the LA Clippers stand as the sixth seed with an incomplete strategy on how the rest of the season will pan out. Not only do they have one of the toughest remaining schedules, but a more significant concern for LA is whether or not they can stay healthy.

The LA Clippers may enter a rebuild if this season is a bust.

With Kevin Durant in the Western Conference, there is unreal pressure on Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and the entire LA Clippers squad. Before the start of the season, it was clear this roster had the best odds at winning a title. As of right now, these chances are hanging in the sky.

Moreover, suppose the LA Clippers cannot pull away with a deep playoff run. In that case, the front office should heavily consider entering a complete rebuild. The youth and talent in the West are at an all-time high, and the Clippers’ foundation will only be able to carry the team so far.

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However, there is still time before the trade deadline closes for the Clippers to acquire an all-star talent. The Suns may be in front of the race, but the front office still has a chance to form the perfect roster around their strongest pieces.