The Los Angeles Clippers are likely going to be a team that will have some fresh faces if at least one of the recent trade rumors becomes true.
Earlier in the offseason we saw coach Vinny Del Negro get fired after leading the Clippers to the franchise’s best season with a record of 56-26 and the team’s first Pacific Division title.
If Clippers are said to be in trade talks with the Celtics about not only acquiring Rivers as a coach but also veteran players Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
Pierce and Garnett were rumored to be traded before the most recent trade deadline but a trade was never made.
Whether Griffin and Bledsoe are officially on the trading block for the Clippers, the twos appear to be pieces that would be traded as part of some blockbuster trade.
There has also been talk of current free agents Chris Paul and Dwight Howard wanting to team up together.
While the Atlanta Hawks appear to have the cap space needed to sign both players, the Clippers are rumored to trade Griffin and Bledsoe to the Lakers in a sign-and-trade to acquired Dwight Howard.
Not only would that give the Lakers the young stars they may need going forward but it will also help the Clippers keep Paul, who was the team’s captain this season.
While everything is still a rumor until it becomes official, Clippers fans and NBA basketball fans in general, will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see where these major free agent players go during the offseason.