1. Kyree Walker
The LA Clippers should waste no time signing Kyree Walker to a ‘prove it deal.’ He is a lengthy point guard, a phenomenal playmaker, and an elite finisher. He could catalyze the Clippers’ future after the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George era. Not to mention he finished high school as a three-star recruit with offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, and many more.
Furthermore, the two most significant factors in signing a player like Walker are his age and NBA-ready skillset. He has proved himself multiple times overseas and even had a solid run in the G-League.
On that note, Walker averaged 8.6 points in only 14 minutes for the Capital City Go-Go, Washington’s G-League affiliate team. What makes these numbers more impressive is that he shot 53.5% from the field and 35.9% from a distance. This shows he was taking the right shots rather than chucking and praying it goes in.
Following the G-League, Walker played for the Greece-Elite League and the CEBL. However, his best run was in Greece with the Aias Evosmou, where he averaged 18.3 points and 5.6 boards while shooting 46.2% from the field.
These numbers in the G-League and overseas prove that Walker deserves another chance at playing in the NBA. If developed properly, he could very well be a solid contributor off the Clippers’ bench. He would also learn from Russell Westbrook, one of the greatest point guards of all time.
All in all, each of these reasons back up why the LA Clippers should quickly sign Walker. He meets the specific criteria of what the front office is looking to add in the offseason. This should be considered a match that is meant to be.