As the season progresses and the Los Angeles Clippers attempt to cobble together a solid streak of wins, they are looking for ways they can get some help.
It’s wild to think that they even need help considering they are home to talents like Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Ivica Zubac, and others, but the team is still struggling to break through the rest of the pack in the West.
That means they are weighing all their options and seeing who can give them the most assistance.
Clippers are interested in Mike Conley. They had interest in acquiring him last offseason per @TheSteinLine
— NbaTradeCenter (@nbatradecenter1) January 16, 2023
Marc Stein is reporting that the Clippers have an interest in Mike Conley, currently of the Utah Jazz.
For years, Conley has been known as a sharpshooter who is cool, calm, and collected under pressure.
That’s why this isn’t the first time the Clippers have shown interest in him.
But will they finally make a move for him this year?
Conley To The Clipshow
If the Clippers make a move for Conley, he could greatly improve their shooting ability and allow others like Leonard, George, and John Wall to get some rest and some pressure taken off their shoulders.
For the season, Conley is averaging 10.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 7.5 assists on 38% from the field and 34.9% from the three-point line.
Both of those percentages are considerable downgrades for Conley, who was putting up 43.5% from the field and 40.8% from the three last year.
More shockingly, Conley has actually been playing more minutes in 2022-23, so his step down is a bit surprising.
But this could help the Clippers if they wish to make a deal for him: his trade value has declined a bit so LA could get him for a cheaper price point.
However, the Utah Jazz is now known as a team that drives a hard bargain during trades so the Clippers should prepare to give up a lot.