As the Western Conference continues improving by the year, the LA Clippers must do their best to remain in the title race. Sure, having two superstars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, will keep the team at the top. But the pieces around them are what push the team over the championship hurdle.
Furthermore, several teams throughout the league made notable moves to fulfill their yearly aspirations. Milwaukee added Damian Lillard, Phoenix made a move for Bradley Beal, and Boston traded for Kristaps Porzingis.
Moreover, when glancing at these new additions, the Clippers’ front office is left with a bitter taste as they did not acquire another all-star caliber player. While this does not mean they didn’t improve, there is still work left to be done if LA hopes to take command in a talented Western Conference.
3. Trading Marcus Morris Sr.
The LA Clippers have made it a complete mystery as to whether or not they would like to trade Marcus Morris Sr. Earlier in the offseason, the former Kansas star was nearly traded to Washington as part of a three-team deal. Before the transaction fully went through, LA backed out due to Malcolm Brogdon’s injury concerns.
Though his value may be at an all-time low, they may be able to acquire some sort of return before his contract expires in the offseason. This could be a late draft pick or a veteran role player searching for a new squad.
That said, the Clippers must make it a priority to move Morris Sr. by the trade deadline. He has slowed down on both ends of the floor and showed signs throughout the offseason that he would like to be moved.