For some odd reason, the Los Angeles Clippers haven’t seemed “all the way there” for much of the season. Perhaps the reason is starting to reveal itself.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Clippers are “itchy” to make a deal before the Feb. 20 trade deadline. Stein also pointed out that their desire to make a trade could also reveal that Doc Rivers still is in search for his supporting cast.
Trade rumble: Clippers "itchy" to make a deal and Jared Dudley, with PT harder to come by and logjam at wing spots, is unexpectedly in play
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 5, 2014
The Clippers have recently added Hedo Turkoglu and Sasha Vujacic during the past couple of weeks, and it appears that the Clippers aren’t done adding players.
Stein also states that Jared Dudley, who arrived from Phoenix via the J.J. Redick sign-and-trade this past summer, could be in play. Dudley has seen his minutes decrease since the start of the season and has logged less than 20 minutes per game in nine of his last 11 games.
It’s unclear what the Clippers would be searching for in exchange, but they could probably use some stability up front behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
Dudley is averaging 7.9 points per game this season.