5 Clippers who won't last the entire season in Los Angeles

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2. Norman Powell

Powell feels redundant on the Clippers as currently constructed. They want Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook to have the ball and score. Coach Lue is even running them in pairs to keep two stars on the floor at all times. That makes Powell the third option at best in any unit and his numbers are down.

The 30-year-old is averaging 13.1 points per game, but he is shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 48.4 percent on his threes to get there. Powell is getting plenty of open looks on the star-studded Clippers, but he cannot keep up those percentages.

Powell was in trade rumors during the summer and was traded in back-to-years in 2021 and 2022. He looks like he will avoid a deal in 2023, but could be moved in early 2024 as more players become available.

The Clippers need to round out their roster and gear up for the playoffs. Norman Powell can give them an offensive lift, but with four stars ahead of him in the pecking order, there is just not much room for him to make an impact. If they decide to keep Norman Powell, the LA Clippers would have to move on from one of their stars.