The team is considering buying or trading its way into the draft, a league executive said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly comment on possible moves. The Clippers worked out a slew of prospects at their training facility in the last month and were intrigued by a handful of players.
Doc Rivers, the Clippers coach and president of basketball operations, recently said his team would more probably be interested in acquiring a second-round pick because those players do not require a three-year financial commitment like their first-round counterparts.
The Clippers currently have only eight players under contract for next season and are facing severe salary-cap restrictions regardless of whether they re-sign center
The Lakers have bought a couple of second-round picks in recent years, with mixed success. They paid the
The Lakers had far more success last year when they paid the
The Clippers do not have a pick because they sent their first-round selection to the