1. Moving on from several players off the bench
One of the biggest issues for the LA Clippers last season was how crowded the rotation was. This may have caused problems in the locker room, as multiple high-quality players went nights without stepping on the court.
Furthermore, Terance Mann and Robert Covington were two players who deserved more minutes last season. These guys leave a tremendous impact on the game, which makes a difference in the long run. Covington, in particular, saw little to no playing time at all later in the season. This was seen as unreasonable due to Covington’s impactful two-way abilities.
On the flip side, the LA Clippers must look to move on from Marcus Morris Sr. Not only is he on a bad contract, but his age and health are causing him to be a liability on both ends of the floor. The Clippers must avoid this, especially if they hope to compete for a top spot in the Western Conference.
In addition, another player who should be moved is Amir Coffey. This is because he is very talented and young but will likely see no opportunity with how stacked the LA Clippers are at the wing position.
Moreover, in 2021-22, Coffey proved that he has the ability to be a consistent contributor on a playoff team. He can space the floor, make proper reads, and hold his ground on the defensive end. The LA Clippers should trade him elsewhere primarily because of how much they could receive in return.
If LA ends up trading Coffey and Morris Sr., their problem would be solved, and the right players would be playing the right amount of minutes. These decisions could make or break a promising year for the LA Clippers.