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Clippers willing to Batum, Zubac and Ibaka, per report

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Despite missing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George due to injuries, the Los Angeles Clippers in the playoff picture and want to improve the team before the February 10th’s trade deadline.

The team is looking to upgrade the point guard position and is willing to move three players with expiring contracts. Among them are Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac and Serge Ibaka.

Via David Aldridge, Josh Robbins, David Aldridge and Josh Robbins of The Athletic:

“League sources indicate the Clips are willing to move a combination of veterans on expiring or potentially expiring contracts for an upgrade at the point; that group includes players like Serge Ibaka, Ivica Zubac (team option for 2022-23) and Nicolas Batum (player option for 2022-23) — a player in whom Washington’s had interest in the past.”

Batum started 27 times out of 32 games that he has played for the Clippers this season averaging 9.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

Zubac, the team’s starting center, is averaging 9.6 points, 8 rebounds and 1.3 assists this season. Meanwhile, Ibaka, who comes off the bench, is averaging 6.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1 assist in 14.7 minutes per game.

The Clippers are currently in the 8th place in the Western Conference with 26 wins and 27 losses.

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