Clippers Mock Draft Round Up
LOS ANGELES — The Clippers, on the heel of a season-long fight for the playoff, enter the offseason holding an incredible opportunity to improve their roster with two high draft picks. In the team’s first foray into the lottery since 2010, everything went as expected for LA, who will select 12 and 13 in June’s draft.
The Clippers, who had a 2.18-percent chance to climb into the top-three with their own pick, kept their pick at 13. The Clippers’ 12th pick comes via the Detroit trade earlier this season. Had the Pistons’ pick landed in the Top-3, they would have kept their pick this season and the Clippers would have waited until next season for it to be theirs. Alas, the status quo remained.
Last season, only four team’s played their rookies more, yet the Clippers’ youth movement happened while still vying for a playoff spot. Head Coach Doc Rivers routinely turned to rookies and young players in key moments late in games, and now have a chance to upgrade their roster.
With 30 days remaining until the Draft, check out these mock drafts to see who ESPN, The Ringer, Sports Illustrated, CBS and SB Nation have projected to go to the Clippers.
"Gilgeous-Alexander and Walker combine for an average wingspan of 6-foot-11 and balance each other out with contrasting skill sets and athletic profiles."