After every transaction having to do with the Clippers, or a Clippers free agent, this summer, people seem to have one lingering question: can it be a sign-and-trade? Let's clear up the misconceptions around this issue:
- Can Spencer Hawes be signed-and-traded? Can the Clippers use their TPE? Why does this matter?
If any team in the NBA could use one or more of the semi-serviceable players crowding the Clippers depth chart at small forward, it's the Cavs, who are losing Luol Deng and C.J. Miles this summer, and who missed badly on Earl Clark last year. Jared Dudley's trade value is next to nothing -- but given that the alternate for the Cavs is the aforementioned nothing, they are the one team who might actually take him. Frankly, they'd be stupid not to take Barnes or Bullock if the Clippers offer one of them.
- Can Jordan Farmar be signed-and-traded? Can the Clippers use their TPE? Why does this matter?
- Can Danny Granger be signed and traded? What can the Clippers get? Why does this matter?