NBA Trade Rumors: Clippers, Jazz Discussing Eric Bledsoe for Paul Millsap

Jan 17, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe (12) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Clippers defeated the Timberwolves 90-77. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

As the NBA trade deadline approaches, more and more teams are reaching out to the Los Angeles Clippers to discuss potential offers for guard Eric Bledsoe, who the Clippers  seem determined to hold on to. However, the offers being sent the Clippers way are getting better and they have opened up discussions with the Utah Jazz for Paul Millsap, according to ESPN Los Angeles.

Per the report:

Sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com late Saturday there is a level of mutual interest between the Clippers and Utah Jazz in exploring a deal that would feature Bledsoe as the headliner in a trade package for Jazz forward Paul Millsap.

The appeal of Millsap, by contrast, is he’d conceivably help the Clippers in the frontcourt immediately, as well as in the future because of his age (28). Utah’s interest in finding a good young point guard, meanwhile, is an open secret around the league that has led to longstanding speculation that either Millsap or Al Jefferson would be moved by the deadline, given that both are scheduled to become free agents such as Paul in July.

If the Clippers decide to move Bledsoe, getting a player like Millsap in return would be a big boost to the team. Los Angeles could benefit from added depth in the frontcourt and Millsap would provide just that.

Do you think the Clippers will decide to trade Bledsoe before the deadline? If they do, what type of package should they attempt to receive in return.

Topics: Eric Bledsoe, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Trade Rumors, Paul Millsap, Utah Jazz

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