Are Clippers, Hornets Working On Big Trade?

Are Clippers, Hornets Working On Big Trade?

The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-16 on the year, good for fourth place in the Western Conference. Coming into the season, they had the second-best odds to win a championship – just behind the LA Lakers.

Clearly things haven’t gone as planned.

Last week, Kawhi Leonard came out and expressed his frustration with how the Clippers’ year has gone up to this point.

That prompted ESPN ‘First Take’ host Stephen A. Smith to absolutely eviscerate him.

While Leonard’s comments and the subsequent backlash make for interesting conversation, clearly the Clippers’ front office needs to make some changes.

According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, one option being considered is Terry Rozier.

“As noted … the Clippers are no so quietly shopping for point guard help,” he wrote.

“Patrick Beverley is solid while Lou Williams continues to provide scoring off the bench. But neither Williams (3.6 assists) or Beverley (career-low 2.1) is much of a playmaker, and L.A. needs one to take pressure off of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. There continues to be strong internal interest in Terry Rozier, who is having a breakout season in Charlotte.”

Rozier is averaging 20 points per game on 43 percent shooting from beyond the arc. He would help the Clippers by being another weapon that could be utilized off the dribble, as well as being an extra playmaker to make the offense move when Leonard and Paul George aren’t doing it.

The Clippers are currently one of five teams in the running for Indiana Pacers shot-blocking machine Myles Turner, have had conversations with the Toronto Raptors, and are now in the hunt for Rozier.

Clearly they’re trying to improve ahead of March 25’s deadline. Will they ultimately be able to do it? Time will tell.

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Charles Kruger

Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7's go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.

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