The Clippers made multiple moves before Thursday’s noon trade deadline. They acquired guard Bones Hyland in a trade with the Denver Nuggets according to an ESPN report, sending the Nuggets two future second-round draft picks (2024 and 2025).
The Clippers also picked Eric Gordon from the Houston Rockets and Mason Plumlee from the Charlotte Hornets, according to multiple reports
Hyland, who has two years remaining on his rookie deal, is a solid bench scorer but has fallen out of the rotation in recent days. He is averaging 12.1 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 19.5 minutes in 42 games this season.
He is expected to compete for a guard spot as point guard John Wall is reported to be on his way out. Wall has not played since Jan. 13 because of an abdominal injury.
Gordon, who spent his first three seasons with the Clippers, is averaging 13.2 points and 2.9 assists as a starter for the Rockets. The deal that will bring Gordon back to L.A. sends Wall back to Houston. Last season, Wall and the Rockets reached a mutual decision for him not to play, as the team was rebuilding and developing young guards and the two parties agreed on a contract buyout.
The Clippers also added Plumlee, a 7-foot center, to their roster in a trade with Charlotte, sending Reggie Jackson and a 2028 second-round pick to the Hornets.
Plumlee will back up Ivica Zubac, the team’s lone big man. He is averaging 12.3 points and 9.67 rebounds over 28 minutes a game.
The Clippers sent guard Luke Kennard to Memphis as part of a three-team deal that saw Wall go back to Houston and Gordon land in L.A., according to ESPN.
The Clippers are also rumored to have some interest in signing Russell Westbrook, who was traded to Utah from the Lakers in a three-team deal Wednesday.
This story will be updated.
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