Los Angeles Clippers Were Never Interested in Westbrook, Still Looking for PG
Since the departure of Chris Paul, the Los Angeles Clippers have struggled finding his replacement.
As Russell Westbrook became available in trade talk this offseason, the Clippers were a team that was immediately linked to the superstar point guard, but as the Los Angeles Lakers worked out a quick deal with the Washington Wizards, it appears the Clippers were never overly interested.
“The Clippers were never interested in Russell Westbrook,” said Zach Lowe of ESPN on his podcast. “They were a rumored Russell Westbrook trade in a few places whenever that happened. They were never interested. That was never a real thing. I think they value their optionality too much.”
Lowe has also noted that he does not believe the Clippers will have much interest for John Wall, who the Houston Rockets have made available in trade discussion.
With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George both signed on long-term, no one can blame the Clippers for not being interested in investing even more money in an additional aging superstar. That being said, the Clippers are set to enter the season with an injured Leonard, along with Eric Bledsoe and Reggie Jackson as the team’s two point guards.
Something has got to give and if the Clippers hope to compete long-term, they will need to find another ball-handler who can create offense for the team’s wing players.