NBA Trade Rumors: Clippers say they like their team

Dec 22, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) talks to head coach Doc Rivers during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night – though that’s not exactly an embarrassing bruising considering the Pacers hold the best record in the NBA.

Still, rumors have swirled in recent weeks about the Clippers and improving their roster. Yes, the Clippers just signed Hedo Turkoglu and yes, they were/still are rumored to be in on the Andrew Bynum sweepstakes but head coach Doc Rivers said the team isn’t looking to make moves and likes the team construction as is.

“I like our team,” Rivers said Saturday. “That doesn’t mean we won’t make changes. We’re not looking to make changes, but we’re always looking just like every other team. I like our team right now. If the season ended and we had the group we have right now, I like how we look. Obviously, I’d add Chris Paul to that group — but other than that I like our team a lot.”

The Clippers – talented as they are – aren’t exactly stocked with tradeable assets and don’t really have much room for improvement within their starting five, so it’s understandable they’re not actively looking to make a deal.

They’re also at the maximum roster limit, so signing any free agents (like Andrew Bynum) would force the team to release a player.

Topics: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Trade Rumors

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