4. Marcus Morris
Heading into the offseason, if the Clippers wanted to part ways with a wing, it appears that Marcus Morris would be a compelling candidate. Morris is going to be 34 years old when the next season begins and is likely past his prime. Coming off a season in which he averaged 11 points and four rebounds on 37 percent shooting from 3-point range, he’s still a player that would hold value as an expiring contract on the trade market.
If the Clippers were to move Morris this offseason via trade, they were clear $17.1 million in money. While from a financial standpoint it may seem like an easy decision if the Clippers wanted to make a money-saving move, it’s far from a guarantee considering he’s still a full-time starter for the team.
Morris is not the player he was a couple of seasons ago and has certainly lost a step or two at this point in his career, but he’s still considered a key piece of this build.
Trading Morris would certainly hurt the team’s starting 5 and their overall depth in the frontcourt, but it’s a scenario that the Clippers may seriously have to think about this offseason.