3 remaining free agents that would dominate for the LA Clippers

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2. Kelly Oubre Jr.

Prior to the start of free agency, Kelly Oubre Jr. should have been one of the top players on the LA Clippers’ wish list. He gives head coach Tyronn Lue precisely what he needs on both sides of the ball. Not to mention his athleticism next to Terance Mann and Kenyon Martin Jr. would be an absolute sight to see.

Furthermore, he would also be given the opportunity to learn from the best two-way duo in the game. This could play a pivotal role in his future as he has the talent and potential to become an all-star in the NBA. Signing to the LA Clippers is the best situation for Oubre Jr. at this point in his career.

Moreover, statistically, Oubre Jr. is coming off the best season of his career. Sure, he only showed up for 48 games. But within that time frame, the former 15th overall pick averaged a solid 20.3 points and 5.2 boards on a field goal percentage of 43.1. There should be no doubt that he could help the Clippers significantly in their pursuit of winning a championship. In addition, he has a level of experience that lines up perfectly with the Clippers’ current roster.

However, playing slightly over half the regular season is not appealing, especially for teams competing to win it all. This may come in the way of Oubre Jr. signing a long-term deal. LA’s front office could use this to their advantage and sign him to a one-year ‘prove-it’ deal. If all goes well, LA may consider resigning him next offseason.