7 Clippers whose futures are up in the air this offseason

These Clippers are question marks to return next season.
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4. Mason Plumlee

The Clippers signed Plumlee to a one-year $5 million contract last summer. He served as their backup big man where he averaged 5.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 14.7 minutes per game. The 34-year-old just finished his 11th season in the NBA. If he wants to play, there will be offers, but does the 6’10 big man desire to return to LA?

He is an unrestricted free agent and likely tries to latch on with a contender. Several teams will be searching for a backup big man, including the Clippers. If Plumlee leaves, LA will look for someone to back up Ivica Zubac. Finding a veteran improves their odds of winning on the biggest stages.

Mason Plumlee stuck in the Clippers rotation in the playoffs until coach Lue tried to go small in Game 6. He played nearly 13 minutes per game over the first five. Dallas plays multiple big men, but it was a positive to see Plumlee on the floor.

Expect the LA Clippers to have interest in bringing him back, but the decision is on Plumlee. Where does he want to play? Does he prioritize role over money? Is winning a championship his top goal? Those are all things he will have to decide, which leaves his future up in the air.