3. Bones Hyland
Another player on the Clippers' roster who has struggled to find playing time as of late is Bones Hyland. He has appeared in just three of LA's last 14 games, logging a combined 27 minutes against Sacramento, Oklahoma City and Boston.
Earlier in the season, Bones had more of a defined role. Before the trade for Harden was made, there was significantly more room for him to find minutes and provide a scoring spark for the Clippers off the bench.
He appeared to be finding something of an offensive rhythm to start the season, too. Hyland was averaging 16.0 points on 49% shooting from the floor in the team's first four games this season. It looked like he would finally get the offensive role he had been looking for.
But once Harden entered the equation, the Clippers simply became too stacked at guard for him to continue playing in the same capacity as before. Terance Mann, Norman Powell and even others like Amir Coffey have taken priority over Hyland in the Clips' pecking order.
Players like Bones that can score in bunches off the bench are still desirable around the league. If LA does not plan to increase Hyland's role, they could easily be planning to ship him off once the deadline rolls around.