The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly looking to acquire a Draft pick as currently they have no picks at all to look forward to on June 25.
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The Clippers traded their first-round pick to the Boston Celtics as part of their compensation package to acquire coach Doc Rivers, while they dealt their second-rounder to the Denver Nuggets in 2009 for Cheikh Samb and cash considerations.
As a result, they will have to strengthen their roster through free agency alone, although they could be making moves to try and secure a pick in order to have some involvement in the Draft next month.
The Clippers do NOT have a pick in this draft but they are looking to acquire one along the way – not sure what range they'd target
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) May 24, 2015
It remains to be seen how much truth is behind this report given that Rivers hasn’t really paid much attention to developing youngsters as he continues to adopt a win-now strategy with the likes of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
In addition, he has few assets on the team that could be used in a trade deal with Jamal Crawford arguably the only man to be mentioned consistently in trade rumours.
As a result, they may have to dig deep in their pockets through owner Steve Ballmer to offer cash for a pick, and that might not be enough to persuade teams to give up their selections with several franchises around the league looking to make the most of this Draft class and acquire a organisation cornerstone.