3 Clippers on Thin Ice After Ty Lue Extension

The Los Angeles Clippers are entering a pivotal offseason after signing head coach Ty Lue to a contract extension. What happens next?
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Terance Mann

If the Clippers want to make any trades this summer, Mann will almost have to play a big part. Over the last five seasons, the Clippers have regularly traded away future draft picks to get better in the present. This left them bereft of high-end potential and good, young players. It also means that they don't have much draft capital to trade this offseason.

Therefore, the biggest trade chip the Clippers currently have is Terance Mann. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is not only a quality two-way option, but he is also on one of the most team-friendly contracts in the league.

The 27-year-old will make $11.4 million next year and has an excellent opportunity to outplay that salary. Mann played in 75 games last season, averaging 8.8 points per game for the Clippers. He can guard multiple positions, provide defensive intensity, and hit open shots on the other end.

Mann is the type of player who thrives next to other stars. He doesn't need the ball in his hands and plays hard all the time. So, the Clippers would certainly miss him if he was traded but they might not have another option if they want to improve the roster this summer.