TRADE SCENARIO #2 – LA Clippers
OUT – Eric Bledsoe and Troy Daniels
IN – Patrick Beverley, Wesley Johnson, Jawun Evans and LA Clippers’ 1st
Why would the Clippers do this? As mentioned earlier, Bledsoe began his career on the Clippers. Also, DeAndre Jordan who is one of their two main pieces since Chris Paul’s departure, sent an approval tweet saying “Come back home bro”. Bledsoe would be a great replacement for Paul and is familiar with some key pieces. Troy Daniels would give them more shooting.
Why would the Suns do this? Patrick Beverley is 29 but is a good PG and plays great defense as evidenced in his shut down of Lakers’ rookie Lonzo Ball, which would be beneficial next to Devin Booker. Wesley Johnson is a decent shooter, good defender and on a reasonable contract. Jawun Evans was selected with the 39th pick in the draft, is only 21, and shows hope as a future PG averaging 9.5 points 3.3 assists and 1 steal in preseason ball. And Phoenix gets another 1st round pick.