Ranking the Clippers' top 5 trade assets this summer

As the Clippers continue to pursue a championship, these are the top assets the team has to work with.
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4. Norman Powell

The next highest-value asset the Clippers have to work with this offseason is Norman Powell. The quick and high-level scoring guard has been in LA since he was traded to the Clips back at the 2022 trade deadline. Since then, he has been one of the most consistent and reliable bench scorers in the association, putting up back-to-back seasons in 2022-23 and 2023-24 where he finished in the top four for Sixth Man of the Year voting.

Playing around 26 minutes per night in both of those seasons, Norman has made a big impact for the Clippers as an offensive spark plug, coming in the game and torching defenders with his lightning-quick first step and shot-making ability from from all over the floor. There has been a consistent belief expressed around the league that he is a starter-level player buried behind the depth of a talented roster like the Clippers'.

Plenty of teams around the association would be thrilled to gain Powell's services. He is currently under contract until 2026, and set to be paid $19 and $20 million over the next two seasons respectively. That is a relatively modest pay stub given his production, and the Clippers would likely be able to get a considerable return for him in any potential dealings.