The Los Angeles Clippers are in a pivotal offseason that includes a new head coach, and continued questions about the pairing of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Los Angeles hired Tyronn Lue as head coach, and Lue of course has experience coaching this team as he was Doc Rivers’ top assistant.
Lue and the Clippers will likely keep the core intact, as Los Angeles gave up so much for the two guaranteed seasons of Leonard and George.
But how can this Clippers team, which underperformed in the playoffs, improve next season? And what are the stakes, if the Clippers come up short again next year?
Leonard and George could both reach free agency in 2021. While both wanted to come to Los Angeles in 2019, back-to-back underwhelming seasons could lead them to reassess their decision.
Let’s take a look at five trades the Clippers should make as they try to improve next season.