The Clippers have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. Despite the team’s professed goal to run it back with a healthy team, the Clippers don’t control that path. There are four unrestricted free agents in the team’s top 13 (Nic Batum, Reggie Jackson, Patrick Patterson, and DeMarcus Cousins) and two more players could be free agents should they exercise their player options: Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka.
The franchise will surely explore trades as well that may or may not involve the team’s round pick. And there’s also the big question hovering over everything: what is the status of Leonard’s knee?
Suffice to say, there are many questions to answer about what the team will look like next season, so let’s talk about them! Clips Nation will be hosting a fan forum on Spotify Greenroom today at 1 p.m. PT to preview the offseason.
In case you haven’t been on the app yet, Greenroom (which used to be called Locker Room) is a place for live conversations with fans and writers alike. You can sit back and listen, contribute via the discussion tab, or hop up on the stage and talk with us. This is a great way to get instant feedback and have a two-way conversation about the Clippers.
You can join Greenroom by following the instructions below:
- Download the Greenroom app from the App Store
- Create an account if you don’t have one already
- Go to the home page and look for a room hosted by one of our writers. On Wednesday, that will be me, Sabreena Merchant, and our room will be titled: “Clippers Offseason Chat”
More news for Wednesday:
- Nicolas Batum is “thankful” for his time on the Clippers.
- Law Murray graded all of the team’s transactions from the 2020-21 season.
- Adam Silver had his annual press conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Among the major takeaways are that the league still isn’t sure if the Raptors will be able to to play in Toronto next year, and the NBA recouped more revenue than expected with fans in the stands.
- Chris Paul defended the NBPA’s decision to proceed with this year’s schedule.
- The Suns won Game 1 of the Finals, buoyed by Paul’s 32 points and nine assists.