The Los Angeles Clippers have demonstrated they’re legit candidates to win the NBA title next year. They’ve been putting in some good performances in recent days, including a huge victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day.
The Clips put together a good group of players in the summer, but now they’re reportedly looking for alternatives to upgrade their roster. According to Dan Woike of The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Bulls power forward Thaddeus Young could be making his way to L.A. in the near future.
Though it is too soon to know whether the Clippers truly have trade intentions, they are sniffing around. NBA sources not authorized to speak publicly believe the Clippers are looking at players like Chicago power forward Thaddeus Young…
Rival executives believe the Clippers could be on the hunt for another physical center — a potential Finals matchup with Milwaukee or Philadelphia would demand more size — or another playmaking guard.
It’s worth noting that, if they want to land Young, that would mean they need to ship Moe Harkless and a pick to the Bulls. Young is in the first year of his 3-year contract that pays him nearly $13 million per season. He could bring a lot of good things to the Clippers and help Paul George and Kawhi Leonard defend the other team’s best player for a while.
However, his contract and the package they’d need to send to Chicago makes this exchange complex for the Clippers.
Besides, they are looking for reinforcements at center and guard, so they’ll need to use everything they have to land a playmaker.
Doc Rivers and company know they have a good team, but if a clear upgrade appears in their way, they won’t hesitate to take it.