The Clippers are not in a position to participate in Thursday night’s NBA draft because they don’t have a selection in the first or second rounds.
But before the day is over, the Clippers could partake in the festivities if they make good on their plan to buy a second-round draft pick from another team.
It could cost the Clippers upward of $2 million to purchase an early second-round pick. But Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is supposed to be the richest owner of an American sports team, worth about $22 billion. So money should not be an issue.
The Clippers want in so they have an additional asset for the future, a young player they would most likely assign to their Agua...