3 difficult offseason decisions the LA Clippers need to make

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Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers
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1. Moving on from the Leonard and George era

Suppose the LA Clippers lose in rounds one or two. In that case, there will likely be discussions on shipping everyone away and starting a complete rebuild. Though the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George era was exciting, a championship is the ultimate goal. If a banner is not hung up, it is considered a failed mission.

On the flip side, several teams on the market would actively shop the two LA Clippers superstars. Furthermore, these teams have various young talents and picks and are looking to shift into a championship-contending roster. A player on the superstar spectrum would increase their odds of winning it all significantly.

Moreover, a team like the New Orleans Pelicans fits this criterion perfectly. They have their foundation set but are one superstar away from competing for a title. In regards to their young talent, New Orleans has players like Herb Jones, Trey Murphy, and Dyson Daniels, who would thrive in a Clipper uniform. This trade would be a phenomenal start on a rebuild for the future as it gives the Clippers three young stars who can compete on both ends of the floor.

Outside of Leonard and George, the LA Clippers have veterans like Norman Powell, Nicolas Batum, and Eric Gordon, who could be on their way out for young talent and draft picks.

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The decision to start over from scratch may not be easy, but with the absurd amount of young talent in the Western Conference, the LA Clippers don’t stand a chance. Their veterans are past their prime, and the current roster lacks an all-star for the future.