Doc Rivers suggests Clippers are done trading
Doc Rivers suggested the Clippers are done trading after sending Blake Griffin to the Pistons.
On Monday, the Clippers shocked the NBA world by sending Griffin to Detroit for a package that included Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley. It was reported the Griffin trade wasn’t going to be the only move in jump starting a rebuild for the Clippers.
DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams were rumored to be on the way out as well. However, on Tuesday, Rivers suggest the Clippers are done making moves for now.
Doc Rivers on whether more moves are coming for Clippers: "I don’t know. I don’t think anyone knows. Right now, we’re pretty much done. But that doesn’t mean ‘ever’ that you’re done. There’s 7 days left. This team has not changed its goals about the playoffs. That's our goal."
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) January 31, 2018
Rivers also reinforced the team is still focused on making on making the playoffs this season. At 25-24, the Clippers are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference, a half game behind the Nuggets. One team ahead of Los Angeles is the Pelicans, who recently lost DeMarcus Cousins for the season due to an Achilles injury.
The Pistons got the best player in the trade with the Clippers. With that said, provided the Clippers are done dealing, they do have a shot to sneak into the playoff picture. If they don’t, there’s always the possibility of landing LeBron James to look forward to.