The Clippers have been going through loss after loss, and the question has to be asked if, or when, they’re going to make some roster moves, other than signing guys to 10-day contracts. Sam Cassell is 38. Plus, Corey Maggette can become a free agent after this season, and Elton Brand is nearing the end of his contract. So what should they do?
Right now, a possible trade is not happening because of what the Clippers can get in return. There’s no value there.
The hope is that the Clippers can get something equal, or better, back for possibly Cassell and/or Maggette near the Feb. 22 trade deadline. But there is no telling what that will be. And who knows, this could be a third straight year that trade rumors eventually surface about Maggette and nothing happens. The Clippers still like their nucleus of players with Chris Kaman, Shaun Livingston, Brand and now perhaps Al Thornton. It will be interesting to see if the team can improve itself in this defeat-filled season.