Grade the trade idea: LA Clippers land the next Russell Westbrook

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The LA Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers find what they need in one blockbuster trade

In the LA Clippers’ case, they have the opportunity to flip Paul George into one future superstar and two great role players. This should be a move done with no hesitation from LA’s perspective. Not to mention they already have several young studs like Terance Mann, Bones Hyland, and Ivica Zubac.

Furthermore, Reddish had a tremendous 20-game run with the Portland Trail Blazers last season. Since being traded, the former 10th overall pick averaged 11.0 points and 2.9 rebounds with a true shooting percentage of 56.3. He also played 27.6 minutes a game for Portland, backing up why he is due for a breakout season.

On the other hand, Little may have had one of the worst statistical seasons of his career, but this is due to injuries and uncontrollable circumstances. It is evident that the Trail Blazers may include him in a blockbuster trade, especially one that has a return of Geroge’s two-way abilities.

Conversely, for Portland, this trade could be regarded as high-risk-high-reward. George may have a severe injury history, but when he is at his best, he is one of the most impactful players in the NBA.

Moreover, George’s offensive game blends in perfectly with Damian Lillard’s shooting. He can thrive in his role off the ball and take over the game when Lillard needs time to rest. Additionally, George adds a level of defense that the Trail Blazers desperately need. This is one of the most significant advantages of landing a superstar who can dominate on both ends of the court.

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Grade: A+