The Los Angeles Clippers currently own the No. 28 pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft, though that selection spot is a bit too low as according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, the Clippers are looking to trade up.
“The Clippers have an interest in trading up from their No. 28 pick in the first round of the draft, according to sources, but it’s not clear whether they have the assets to do so. If they stay at No. 28, there are several directions they could go, so the team has thus far cast a wide net in player evaluations.”
There’s no mention of just how far the Clippers are looking to move up, though, you have to wonder if they have the tradeable assets to do so. Frankly put, the 28th selection isn’t worth much (if anything) as it’s among the worst possible picks you can have considering drafting a player at that selection spot forces a team to give the said player a guaranteed contract. If a team wanted a pick that late, they could attempt to make a move into the second round where the picks do not come with guaranteed contracts.
The Clippers aren’t going to trade any of their vital core cogs, so that takes a good portion of their rotation out of the question though players like Matt Barnes, Reggie Bullock or even J.J. Redick could be on the chopping block depending on how far the Clippers are wanting to move up.
There are a handful of rumored teams interested in moving down, though dropping to the end of the first round might be a bit too far for those franchises.