3 LA Clippers who definitely won’t be back next season

Mason Plumlee, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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Following a postseason that ended early, the LA Clippers will be looking to make some major changes in the offseason. Whether that be at the guard, wing, or center position, the front office will be highly active on the trade market to acquire new talent.

Moreover, along with these changes are players who missed their window during the regular season. These players will be traded or let go for one of two reasons: too much talent at the same position or poor performances.

That said, here are three LA Clippers who will quickly be moved once the 2023 NBA season comes to an end.

3. Mason Plumlee

Although Mason Plumlee had a great run with the LA Clippers, the playoffs made it clear that he will not be returning next season. As good as he is offensively, the bench needs a center who can defend at a high level. Plumlee’s game is nearly the opposite, especially against some of the league’s best point guards.

Furthermore, the Phoenix Suns exposed Plumlee on the perimeter. The three-time all-star Devin Booker consistently got his way on the offensive end. This strategy drowned head coach Tyronn Lue’s game plan, despite what Russell Westbrook did on the offensive end.

Additionally, Plumlee is set to become a free agent this offseason. In that regard, he will probably receive a much higher offer from another contending team. This is perfect for both parties, as the Clippers’ front office will likely hold off on paying him more than ten million annually.

However, Plumlee’s offensive contributions should not be overlooked. He is phenomenal at the rim and has the unique ability to playmake at the center position. This is a luxury that not many teams find themselves with. The Clippers will let him walk primarily due to his fit on the team.