Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, would have given his board the go-ahead to make the odd transfer before the deadline (February 11). According to sources close to the medium Bleacher Report, the Los Angeles team would have placed the poster of “transferable” to practically all of its staff, with the exception of its stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, and also the young Terance Mann.
The Clippers’ goal is none other than to lighten the salary burden and / or secure future rounds of the Draft while awaiting the return of their injured Leonard (anterior cruciate ligament) and George (right elbow), who could miss the remainder of the season.
“Right now they are quite open to negotiating for anyone except their main stars and Terance Mann. I think it would be good to stay out of the playoffs and regroup for next year, “said a league official.
They are trying to get rid of the Marcus Morrises of the world. Boys who have some commercial value and who may be able to replace them with younger people, or perhaps contracts through cheaper, or perhaps already obtain them for the next summer, “he added.
To cite several examples: Eric Bledsoe has this one and an additional season left, each valued at $ 19 million; Morris himself ends his contract in 2024 and he still has almost $ 50 million to earn; or the shooter Luke Kennard with a team option in 2025 and a total amount of almost 56 million.
Currently the Clippers occupy seventh place in the Western Conference with a record of 21 wins and 21 losses.
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