Over the years, the LA Clippers have had their share of superstars and high-end role players, but they have never had a complete roster. Whether through a true point guard or a reliable center, there has always been a void within the active rotations.
Furthermore, the free agent market has helped the Clippers tremendously, while also setting them back from their ultimate goal of winning a championship. This was the case for the ‘Lob City’ era and has carried forward through the tenure of superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
That said, certain players around the league are built to play for the Clippers, and others are not. Each player that has moved on likely lacked the mentality, toughness, or skill set to thrive in one of the biggest markets in the NBA.
10. Miloš Teodosić
After a savvy career overseas, the facilitating point guard, Miloš Teodosić, was expected to take the league by storm after signing with the LA Clippers. Prior to the acquisition, the rotations were missing a player who could score the ball at his own pace while also creating shots for his teammates.
Moreover, Teodosić’s career only lasted 60 games with the Clippers. However, his first season in LA was very intriguing despite missing the expectations of an NBA All-Star. During 2017-18, Teodosić averaged 9.5 points per game, 4.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds, with a true shooting percentage of 56.4.
While these numbers may stand out, the former European floor general could not hold his ground on the defensive end. This was the main reason his second season with the Clippers took a significant turn. Not only did he play 15 games, but his minutes and individual statistics dropped significantly. This was a clear indication by the front office that it was time to move on.