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

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Marcus Morris Sr., LA Clippers
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2. Marcus Morris Sr.

Since he joined the LA Clippers, Marcus Morris Sr. has been an integral part of the team’s success. His experience, quality shooting, and underdog mentality were some of the main reasons the Clippers made it to the Western Conference Finals in 2021.

Furthermore, Morris Sr. had the best season of his career in 2021. Not only did he average 13.4 points and 4.1 rebounds, but he shot the three-ball at a remarkable 47.3% on 5.2 attempts. These are historic numbers, ultimately proving how his time with the LA Clippers will go down in history.

Conversely, Morris Sr. also had the worst season of his career through 2022-23. He was a liability on defense, inefficient on offense, and struggled all season to find his rhythm at the three-point line. What’s more, head coach Tyronn Lue and the coaching staff gave him numerous chances to search for his shot, but he continued to disappoint.

On that note, Morris Sr. averaged 11.2 points and 4.0 rebounds during the 2022-23 regular season. While these numbers may not seem too bad, his body showed significant signs of slowing down, especially on the defensive end.

Typically after a season like this, players are moved elsewhere. As Morris Sr. is set to make over 17 million next season, the LA Clippers will place him on the trade block and shop for an experienced veteran.

One player that instantly comes to mind is the Kings’ backup center, Richuan Holmes. This would be a perfect swap for both teams as they each receive the type of player they are looking for. Additionally, each of these players will help guide their franchises toward competing for a championship.