The Los Angeles Clippers just traded away two of their veteran point guards for another veteran point guard. Patrick Beverley and Rajon Rondo are headed to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for familiar face in Eric Bledsoe.
On its surface, it’s sort of puzzling for why the Clippers would do this deal. Beverley and Rondo aren’t game-changers by any means, but they certainly made an impact on their squad.
Eric Bledsoe feels like a marginal upgrade, if even one at all from Beverley. They bring a lot of the same strengths to the table, but Beverley’s three-point accuracy fit right into the Clippers’ trigger-happy offense. Bledsoe meanwhile is a below-average three-point shooter and has had a horrible track record in the postseason thus far.