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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3. Amir Coffey

Coffey has played more than Tucker and Hyland this season and could be an excellent trade piece for the Clippers. Los Angeles tried to include the 26-year-old and Marcus Morris Sr. in a trade to the Boston Celtics for Malcolm Brogdon this offseason, but the trade fell apart.

The 6-foot-7 wing is scoring 5.8 points per game on 56.5% shooting from the field and 43.9% from beyond the arc (1.8 attempts per game). He’s also shooting a ridiculous 42.9% on corner threes. 

Additionally, Coffey provides some defense on the wing. He’s making $3.6 million this season and $3.9 million next season. The Clippers have developed the former University of Minnesota forward in their G League system for years, and he’s made improvements each season.

If the Clippers were to trade Coffey by Thursday afternoon’s deadline, he wouldn’t bring back a ton of value. However, Los Angeles could flip Coffey for more frontcourt depth even though they have Mason Plumlee and Daniel Theis backing up Ivica Zubac.

Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see what the Clippers ultimately do ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, as this season might be their best shot to make a run at the NBA Finals.