2. Landing an elite three-point shooter
The LA Clippers’ roster may have talent from top to bottom, but they lack a three-point dominant point guard. Russell Westbrook and Bones Hyland are extremely gifted scorers, but their efficiency from behind the arc could hold LA back from their full potential.
In regards to the trade market, Buddy Hield of the Indiana Pacers is screaming the Clippers’ name. Not only is he the definition of an elite three-point shooter, but he is a savvy veteran who could elevate the team’s title odds significantly.
Furthermore, there is a good chance Hield will end up on a new roster by the trade deadline, as his contract ends once the season ends. This is a golden opportunity for a team like the Clippers to make a move and solve one of their only needs.
Moreover, Hield is coming off one of the best seasons of his career. In precisely 31 minutes per game, the former Oklahoma stud averaged 16.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while shooting 45.8% from the field and nearly 43% from a distance. If the Clippers were to make the trade, this would be one of the best additions since the start of the ‘Kawhi and PG’ era.
What should also be noted about these numbers is that Hield only missed two games throughout the season. This may be his best attribute, as health has been a constant issue for the Clippers.
On that note, adding Hield fits the team’s needs perfectly, and he wouldn’t cost more than a late draft pick and possibly an expiring contract.