3 Clippers Who Won't Survive the Trade Deadline

With the NBA trade deadline on the horizon, the Los Angeles Clippers could move these three players to add potential pieces to their roster.

Feb 5, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; LA Clippers forward P.J. Tucker (17) shown on the court
Feb 5, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; LA Clippers forward P.J. Tucker (17) shown on the court / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Bones Hyland

Speaking of Hyland, the Clippers are reportedly gauging interest in the 23-year-old. The former first-round pick has more upside than Tucker and could be a nice addition to a team looking for more scoring off the bench.

The former VCU star combo guard saw his role with the team decrease dramatically with the addition of Harden. Hyland has only played in 19 games this season with Los Angeles, scoring 6.2 points per game on 36.7% from the field and 31.3% from three-point range.

The last game Hyland played was on Jan. 31 against the Washington Wizards, where he had two points in five minutes of action. 

Coincidentally, the Clippers acquired Hyland at last year’s trade deadline and played well for LA in the second half of the season. The young guard posted 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in 14 games off the bench. He also shot 40.1% from the field and 35.1% from beyond the arc.

Hyland hasn’t come close to that production this season with LA and might be better off playing on a different team that could use his scoring. HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported this week that the Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Hyland, along with other guards.

The former VCU standout is making $2.3M this season, $4.16M in 2024-25, and will be a restricted free agent in 2025. With Hyland being on a relatively cheap contract, he’s worth taking a flier on, as he won’t get much playing time with the Clippers for the rest of the season.