NBA Rumors: Clippers Holding a Fire Sale; 4 Vets On Trade Block

The Los Angeles Clippers are without both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George at the moment, and with the return of either one of them not guaranteed this season, they could be sellers at the trade deadline. Two players in particular have drawn interest from other teams—Serge Ibaka and Justise Winslow, while the Clippers are also trying to unload Marcus Morris and Eric Bledsoe among others, according to reports. 

One Western Conference staffer told Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer, "I think they really are fine falling out of the playoffs and regrouping for next year. I think they're trying to shed the Marcus Morrises of the world, guys that have some value and maybe can replace them with younger talent, maybe cheaper [contracts], to free them to get someone else this summer."  

This would also include Serge Ibaka and Eric Bledsoe, both of whom are on the wrong side of 30. 

Michael Scotto of HoopsHype adds that the Clippers have taken a number of calls on both Ibaka and Justise Winslow, neither of whom have been able to work themselves into solid consistent rotation minutes. 

This all could change if the Clippers make a sudden, unexpected strong push up the playoff ladder, but as Fischer reports, "there remains a healthy dose of skepticism around the league about Leonard retaking the floor in 2021-22", and that they're even "operating under the possibility that George may not return this season" either.

When you sum it all up, it appears that many around the league expect the Clippers to be ready to deal anyone not named Kawhi Leonard, Paul George or Terance Mann.