After a disappointing ending to last season, losing to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Clippers have a new look to them this year. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are still running things for this team, but they added and re-signed plenty of veteran talents in Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka, Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson to hopefully make an NBA championship run.
So far, this team has played really well and are currently 21-8, the third best record in the Western Conference. While Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have both dealt with some injuries throughout the year, this team has still found ways to win and actually have a solid amount of depth.
Guys like Morris, Batum and Jackson have really stepped up when their team needs them and with Lou Williams finally starting to look like the Sixth-Man of the Year we are accustomed to seeing, this team has a shot to be special. Losing Montrezl Harrell has definitely hurt this team though and as a result, they have not been as sharp in their frontcourt as they have been over the years.
Could the Clippers potentially look to bolster their frontcourt and add a big name center to their roster ahead of the trade deadline? Serge Ibaka has done his job, but he does not bring the firepower and support to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George that a guy like Andre Drummond could. This will be something to monitor in NBA trade rumors.
The Cavaliers’ big man is owed $28.7M this season, making it tough for the Clippers to trade for him, but it is do-able if they are willing to part with two of their role players.
With that being said, let’s take a look at what it would take for the Clippers to bring Andre Drummond to L.A.