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Phoenix / Clippers talking Dj trade?
V-Ice » 06/19/17 » 9:23pm (Page: 1, 2, 3)
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Salary Cap Estimate For 17-18 Drops To $99M
JGlanton » 06/21/17 » 10:31pm
06/21/17 » 11:54pm
Let CP3 walk, and resign BG32
V-Ice » 04/25/17 » 10:54pm
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CP3 relationship w/ BG32 and Dj
V-Ice » 06/21/17 » 10:55pm
06/21/17 » 10:55pm
Listening to the Jerry/Doc/Larry Press Conf. on 570 now
JGlanton » 06/19/17 » 2:45pm
06/21/17 » 10:52pm
Fortunes can change quickly in the NBA, where, by rule, something has to happen at least every 24 seconds.
Not even the reigning-champion Warriors, however, can break this fast, the landscape of opportunity around the league U-turning this week in a manner violent enough to cause spinal distress.
The Clippers are not in a position to participate in Thursday night’s NBA draft because they don’t have a selection in the first or second rounds.
But before the day is over, the Clippers could partake in the festivities if they make good on their plan to buy a second-round draft pick from another...
UCLA has landed its share of freshmen in the NBA draft during the one-and-done era.
Regardless of tenure, the proud program hasn't been short on volume either, producing three first-round picks as recently as 2014.
But the two have never converged like they are expected to in Thursday's NBA draft, in which three UCLA freshmen are forecasted to be first-round selections.
PLAYA VISTA - The Clippers don't have any picks in Thursday's NBA Draft, but that doesn't mean Doc Rivers and his new right-hand man Jerry West will be sitting this one out.
"We're going to be active, I'll just say that," Rivers said. "Whether that means getting in (to the draft) or not, but we want to be active.
Lakers' beat writer Mark Medina of the Southern California News Group discusses what the Lakers see in former UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, in preparation for the NBA Draft. Medina also talks about why D'Angelo Russell was traded, and if Lonzo's father LaVar will be a thorn in the Lakers' side. Video by Jonathan Khamis for SCNG.
The Clippers are certainly getting creative in attempts to flip DeAndre Jordan.
The Clippers have been attempting in recent days to move DeAndre Jordan, seeking a return asset that would be a suitable centerpiece in a potential Paul George trade. According to reports, the Clippers originally contacted the Phoenix Suns regarding a return of Tyson Chandler and the 4th overall pick, but the Suns were not interested.
Chandler is an obvious choice to replace DeAndre Jordan, as he plays a similar style, is a former Chris Paul teammate, and is available for next-to-nothing from the rebuilding Suns. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to paint him as a target.
However, while finding an adequate center to take Jordan’s spot in the starting lineup is important, the key asset is the 4th overall pick, which would likely be enough to top the Lakers’ offer and pry star wing Paul George away from the Indiana Pacers. However, DeAndre doesn’t fit Phoenix’s timeline, and with just one year on his contract there are obvious concerns about re-signing him.
Among other teams that the Clippers have contacted are the Detroit Pistons, Brian Windhorst shared on today’s episode of The Jump. The Pistons currently have Andre Drummond at center, but Jordan would be an upgrade as Stan Van Gundy seeks to return the Pistons to the playoffs and protect his dual role as head coach and director of basketball operations. If Van Gundy’s interest is sufficient, he could be willing to give up the 12th overall pick along with Drummond.
What is unclear is whether the 12th pick would be enough for the Indiana Pacers. It’s possible that it would be, but it’s also possible that additional dealing would be necessary. One interesting possibility would be returning to the negotiating table with the Suns, where Drummond’s age (23) and contract status (3 years plus a player option remaining) make him a better fit than Jordan. Phoenix would also only have to move back in the lottery to get him, rather than trading out entirely for Jordan. The Clippers could also sweeten the deal for Phoenix by taking back Brandon Knight’s contract, which the Suns have been looking to get out of.
Imagine something like this:
Clippers lose: Deandre Jordan, Jamal Crawford
Clippers get: Tyson Chandler, Brandon Knight, Pick 4
Pistons lose: Andre Drummond, Pick 12
Pistons get: DeAndre Jordan
Suns lose: Tyson Chandler, Brandon Knight, Pick 4
Suns get: Andre Drummond, Jamal Crawford, Pick 12
Clippers get: Paul George
It’s far from a certain possibility, as all three teams involved could potentially balk, but it’s another option that the Clippers could be exploring as they attempt to add a big-time wing scorer this summer.
Teams that include the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers and even the Boston Celtics are looking to Thursday's 2017 NBA Draft to bolster their rosters with top college prospects.
You can follow the NBA draft live on cable TV, radio and the Internet.
The 2017 NBA Draft will be broadcast live on ESPN beginning at 4 p.