The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly are open to moving both Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley ahead of this year’s trade deadline.
According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the Clippers seem to be ready to move on from two of their key backcourt contributors last season.
“Los Angeles has made it widely known that Lou Williams is available, sources said, and there’s a cohort in that front office ready to move on from Patrick Beverley as well,” Fischer wrote.
The Clippers are 17-8 this season, but Williams and Beverley have seen a drop off in their numbers.
After averaging 18.2 points per game last season, Williams has taken a step back in the 2020-21 campaign. He is shooting just 39.9 percent from the field and is averaging 10.3 points per game.
As for Beverley, he has appeared in just 16 games this season due to injury and averaged 8.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Both are aging (Williams is 34 and Beverley is 32), and the Clippers are trying to maximize their championship window with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
If the Clippers feel they can move one of the veteran guards for an upgrade for a younger piece, it is quite possible that they are active at the deadline.