Signing these 3 free agents will send the LA Clippers to the NBA Finals

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1. Jerami Grant

The free agent that will impact the LA Clippers the most is the former second-round draft pick, Jerami Grant. He has the ability to score at all three levels and maintain his ground on the defensive end. What’s more, he is coming off the most efficient year of his career, with a true shooting percentage of 60.6.

Moreover, Grant will likely demand an offer around the four-year-90-million mark, primarily because of his significant improvement over the years. This is a price the Clippers could easily meet if they make some changes to their roster.

That said, Grant adds a level of talent and explosiveness the Clippers desperately need. They would have a ridiculous amount of length in their starting lineup, leaving players like Nicolas Batum for the bench. This is the dream scenario for head coach Tyronn Lue and his staff.

Not to mention Grant does not have a major injury history which is a key component for a team like the Clippers. Having him next to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George eases the scoring load significantly, allowing the starting five to begin games with a sense of urgency. This was an issue for LA throughout the year as their age slowed them down in the regular season.

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While signing Grant may have many benefits, the biggest bonus is that he will thrive in whatever role is asked of him. If the Clippers were to make the signing, he would be expected to defend in a high volume of minutes and space the floor for Leonard and George. This will make his game much more accessible as he will be able to expose easier matchups and rack up points.