4 Clippers who could be forced into retirement after the season

These Clippers may have to hang up their sneakers after this season.

LA Clippers, P.J. Tucker
LA Clippers, P.J. Tucker / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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1. P.J. Tucker

The 6’5 forward has been a key role player on several playoff teams and helped the Bucks win the championship in 2021. He was one of the best corner 3-point shooters in the league during his prime and was comfortable guarding multiple positions. Tucker’s versatility and willingness to play his role made him a sought-after commodity, but the veteran may be on his way out of the league.

He has continued to decline since leaving Houston in 2021. The 38-year-old can no longer handle a massive role and is hesitant to shoot. Tucker averages just 1.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game over 22 contests since joining the Clippers. He has largely been out of the rotation, and the team has a negative-7.8 net rating when he’s on the floor.

He has an $11.5 million player option for the 2024-25 season, which Tucker will pick up. Do the Clippers keep him around? They shopped him before the deadline, but could not find a deal. Tucker will be easier to trade this summer on an expiring contract, but is LA willing to part with draft capital to make the move? If he is dealt, the 6’5 forward could be bought out and may struggle to find a new home.

The LA Clippers are focused on making a deep playoff run, but multiple players on their roster could be headed toward retirement. Who will stick around? Stay tuned to find out.

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