After losing in the Western Conference Semifinals last season and losing reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell to the Los Angeles Lakers via free agency, there are a lot of question marks revolving around the potential success of the Los Angeles Clippers this season. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have looked strong early on for Los Angeles, but does this team have enough all-around talent in order to finally make their first Western Conference Finals and NBA Finals appearance? A trade with the San Antonio Spurs could help.
The Clippers’ back-court seems to be where most of the concerns are as Lou Williams is now 34 years old and does not look like the explosive scorer off the bench he has been over the years and Patrick Beverley looks better offensively this year, but can he sustain this kind of success over the course of the whole season?
With two veteran guards in the back-court for the Clippers with lots of questions, it may be better for Los Angeles to move one of them for a solidified veteran guard who you know what you are going to get from. While this one player they could trade for is not as much of a playmaker as he is a pure scorer, he could provide some much needed help in the second unit as a combo-guard.
Patty Mills is an interesting trade target that has been brought up in trade rumors with the Clippers and is an established veteran talent who knows what it takes to win. Mills won the 2014 NBA championship with the Spurs and with the Clippers, could be an additional winning talent they need to finally break through in the Western Conference Playoffs.
Let’s take a look at a potential trade between the L.A. Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs that would send the Aussie guard to the Clippers.