The Clippers catapulted themselves to one of the best teams in the NBA after the signings of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Clippers are capable of surrounding these two stars with valuable role-players who can defend, make open shots, and play within a winning system led by Doc Rivers.
However, to firmly grasp the Western Conference throne, the Clippers might be one more piece away from forming a very powerful superteam. In order to make this happen, the Clippers might consider a blockbuster trade to bring Steven Adams to fortify the frontcourt. Adding another big name to a Clippers lineup could provide some distance between the Clippers and their Western Conference Finals.
How the Clippers make this happen?
The Clippers would obviously have to offer young players and draft picks to OKC to convince Sam Presti that the deal benefits them enough.
The Clippers would have to part ways with two valuable young pieces, Jerome Robinson and Ivica Zubac, along with a first-round draft pick and the expiring contract of Mo Harkless in order to match the salaries. The Clippers would then receive Steven Adams in a potential blockbuster trade.
The Clippers would have to wait until December 15th to make this trade happen, since Harkless recently joined the Clippers this offseason.