The Los Angeles Clippers are definitely a playoff team once again in the Western Conference, the only question that remains is how far this team can actually go. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been carrying this team to a 26-16 record, but with the lack of consistent production outside of these two, is it fair to call the Clippers a true NBA title contender?
Serge Ibaka, Lou Williams and Marcus Morris Sr. are all averaging over 10 points per game this year, but they are all streaky in terms of offensive production as well. With Ibaka, Zubac, Morris Sr. and Leonard in the frontcourt, the Clippers will likely not target a big man near the trade deadline, but they are very much in play for going after an established guard.
With Patrick Beverley being out right now due to a lingering knee injury and Lou Williams being 34-years-old, it is not crazy to think that the Clippers will look to add a younger, more dynamic point guard who can aid them in their championship pursuit.
Lonzo Ball is a guy who is quietly putting together one of the best years of his career and could be a prime trade target for the Clippers at the trade deadline. The Pelicans have reportedly made him available in trade talks, the only question is whether or not L.A. can offer up enough value to convince New Orleans to trade the young guard. He will be a key name to watch in NBA trade rumors.
With that said, let’s take a look at a potential trade the Clippers could send to the Pelicans, not including Patrick Beverley or Lou Williams, for Lonzo Ball.