Everyone in the NBA thinks they have a shot at landing LeBron James, and the Los Angeles Clippers are no exception. And while social media has already drawn up potential sign and trade deals between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Miami Heat, many of them containing Blake Griffin, the Clippers have not.
At least not the part where they send Griffin to the Heat in exchange for LeBron.
Yes, the Clippers are discussing a run at LeBron. No, they would not trade Blake Griffin. Doc has assured him many times he’s “untouchable”
Earlier today it was reported that the Clippers were the most likeliest of destinations for LeBron if he decided on leaving the Heat. However, if the Clippers aren’t willing to trade Blake Griffin, it might make things a little more complicated.
The most intriguing move on the mind of James and his camp, sources told Yahoo Sports, would be a sign-and-trade scenario with the Los Angeles Clippers in which James could play with close friend Chris Paul and under president-coach Doc Rivers. Nevertheless, Miami has remained the primary consideration for James, sources said. He wants to see Riley’s plans for improving the roster.
As for sign-and-trade scenarios, in which Riley would have to assist James in getting his maximum financial payout with a new team, the organization has been privately adamant that they’d never do it, league sources said. If James wanted to force his way to the Clippers, he’d have to create the fear within Miami that it could lose him for nothing to a team with the salary cap space to sign him.