Dec 22, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers small forward Jared Dudley (9) reacts to a technical foul call during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Clippers are "itchy" to make a deal


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.

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.

 

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