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The Clippers are reportedly interested in Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka

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Kawhi’s former teammates are being targeted.

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Day 2 of NBA Free Agency, and the LA Clippers are still in the mix to sign players, with two players mooted to be good fits for the Clippers now reportedly sought by the team.

The Clippers are looking to add big men Marc Gasol and/or Serge Ibaka, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein on Saturday.

The duo have been teammates at the Toronto Raptors since 2019, the year they won the NBA title with Kawhi Leonard. Gasol is 35, Ibaka 31, which in part helps explain why Ibaka is probably the hotter commodity in free agency. Gasol remained a starter last season but his numbers have dropped off considerably since joining the Raptors, while Ibaka was a starter about half the time and posted his best scoring average of his career last season.

Having said that, the Clippers need a backup center who can still start in a pinch and still contribute something meaningful, so even Gasol would be worthwhile even if he’s not the dominant force he once was. He is, however, a good passing center, something the Clippers could certainly use. And both Ibaka and Gasol aren’t afraid to shoot 3-pointers, an asset now with JaMychal Green joining the Denver Nuggets.

So we’ll see what happens. Stein thinks Gasol is more likely to join the Clippers but neither player is a done deal and of course, it’s possible both players sign elsewhere. Still, these are players who would bolster the Clips. What do you think?