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Clippers are likely to try to trade first-round pick in NBA draft
Clippers are likely to try to trade first-round pick in NBA draft

Doc Rivers, the Clippers' coach and president of basketball operations, declined several requests to speak to the media about the team's strategy for the NBA draft Thursday, saying he will talk after the draft. But the consensus around the league is that Rivers and his staff are trying to shop their first-round pick. The Clippers have the 28th overall selection, but league officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Rivers doesn't want to add a rookie to his roster and would rather have the cap space than pay the guaranteed salary that goes to a first-round draft pick. The officials said that Rivers has offered trade scenarios centering around their pick,...

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