4 Young players for LA Clippers to develop, 3 to give up on

Terance Mann, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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Coming off another disappointing ending to a season, the LA Clippers are hoping that a bit of health and a few offseason additions could help spark the team toward greater heights in 2023-24. Quite frankly, part of those “offseason additions” could come in the way of internal development.

However, the team has to have the right discernment to know which young players are worth continuing to invest in and which are probably best to move on from. With the roster still somewhat in a state of flux, especially considering no one knows if or when a James Harden to LA trade will even develop, we attempt to attach future value to seven of LA’s young pieces.

Players LA Clippers should be willing to develop and/or give up on

Develop: Terance Mann

Terance Mann is coming off somewhat of a disappointing season. However, there are more than a few reasons why he should still be considered a player that the LA Clippers should be fully invested in continuing to develop moving forward. For one, Mann still has two valuable years remaining on his contract and is due just an average of $10.5 million per season.

Still at just 26 years old, he represents one of the team’s most valuable “young” players on the roster. Even though he had a less productive season this past year (compared to a breakout showing in 2021-22), he still managed to take a step forward in overall offensive efficiency despite the reduction in minutes per game.

I’m not sure if Mann has star potential but he could emerge as a very important fourth or fifth piece for a winning team. He’s certainly a player the Clippers should still value right now.