3 Lakers that could join the Clippers this offseason

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As the LA Clippers were sent home in a disappointing fashion, there is optimism that they will improve in the offseason and remain in pursuit of a title. This is very important, as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George do not have many years left in their tank. This essentially means that they are losing value through each season that passes by.

Moreover, although they may be aging, they are still among the best two-way players when fully healthy. If the Clippers’ front office can add another all-star, the superstar duo will have less pressure which could lead to less injury concern.

That said, one team the LA Clippers should research thoroughly is the Los Angeles Lakers, their cross-town rival. While they did make the Western Conference Finals, their front office will be looking to adjust their roster. The Clippers are hoping for this, as they have several talents that would thrive in a different uniform.

3. D’Angelo Russell

Although D’Angelo Russell struggled in the playoffs, he would be the perfect backup point guard for the LA Clippers. With the superstar duo constantly in and out of the lineup, Russell would lead the bench unit next to Norman Powell and dominate on the offensive end.

Furthermore, Russell’s postseason struggles should not overlook his season totals. In addition to playing nearly the entire season, the one-time all-star averaged 17.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 46.9% from the field and 39.6% from three.

These numbers display that in the right situation, Russell has the potential to thrive. Not to mention that he will be an unrestricted free agent during the offseason. Additionally, due to his underwhelming playoff performances, he may not receive the contract he desires.

This puts the Clippers in a position to snag him for a great price.