3 trade scenarios for Los Angeles Clippers before the deadline

Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets, Knicks, Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers
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Trade No. 2 – Charlotte Hornets

Los Angeles Clippers Receive: G Terry Rozier

Charlotte Hornets Receive: G Patrick Beverley, G Luke Kennard, F/C Mfiondu Kabengele, LAC 2022 2nd Round Pick

This would be a very interesting and intriguing trade target for the Los Angeles Clippers because it is really unknown what kind of price tag Terry Rozier has on him on the trade market.

The Charlotte Hornets recently drafted LaMelo Ball to be their point guard of the future and with the breakout season that Devonte’ Graham had last year, it seemed like Rozier already had a foot out the door, but he has come to play this year.

So far this season, Terry Rozier III has been instrumental to the Hornets offensive attack and put on a show in the Hornets opening day game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In that game, Rozier had 42 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and shot 10-16 from three-point range. This was one of Rozier’s best games in the NBA and is just a glimpse into the potential he has.

At just 26-years old, the Clippers could utilize his scoring abilities and play on the offensive end of the court for years to come and have their third, reliable scoring option next to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Getting the money to work in a trade for Rozier could be tough, especially since he is owed $18.9M this season, but Los Angeles could make this trade work in a three-team deal. By unloading Patrick Beverley and Luke Kennard to acquire Rozier and free up some cap space, the Clippers would be in a great position to add another talented player near the trade deadline.

It makes total sense for the Clippers to want and acquire a talented, young guard like Terry Rozier and given his winning mentality, he could be an extremely useful asset next to Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Los Angeles is in a position to win now and they need to bring in as much talent as they can, which is why Patrick Beverley may not have as big of a role on this team than many believe.

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