Top 3 Remaining Free Agents the Los Angeles Clippers Should Pursue After Acquiring Kawhi Leonard
In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Clippers made some serious moves last night in the early hours of the morning. Not only did they lock down terms with what was the biggest remaining name in free agency, Kawhi Leonard, but they also made a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring star forward Paul George to Los Angeles.
After re-signing point guard, Patrick Beverly, to a new contract earlier this summer, the Clippers have already asserted themselves as one of the favorites to win next year's NBA title. If the Clippers want to turn those expectations into something tangible next summer, there are still multiple free agents available that would help get them closer to their goal.
Here are the top three free agents who could fill a role for the Clippers next season.
3. Iman Shumpert
Despite only playing limited time for the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets last year, Shumpert still showed he can get it done. He averaged 1.0 steals per game in just 23 minutes per game last season. He's also had experience playing deep into the playoffs from his years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and would be a solid addition to the Clippers' bench.
2. Joakim Noah
He may not be a name that immediately comes to mind when considering viable free-agent options, but Joakim Noah actually averaged 15.5 points and 12.4 rebounds per 36 minutes in 42 games with the Memphis Grizzlies last year. Considering the Clippers are already in the luxury tax and in need of big-man depth, Noah could likely be one of the best remaining options for them.
1. Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo is as consistent as they come in terms of veteran point guard production. He averaged 9.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for the Lakers at 32 years old last season. Considering his age, and the fact that he's coming off an injury, he'd likely be available for cheap. It would be a smart risk for the Clippers to bring him in as a backup facilitator for Patrick Beverly.
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