New 2013 NBA trade rumors about a possible LA Clippers trade of Eric Bledsoe have surfaced. A Bledsoe trade to the Utah Jazz in exchange for power forward Paul Millsap appears to be one blockbuster deal that is being discussed. According to a report from late Saturday night (Feb. 16), a deal like this is finding mutual interest from the Clippers and Jazz.
Millsap is a free agent at the end of the current season, so Utah is trying to find a significant asset in a trade. Enter Bledsoe, who could step in as the starting point guard right away. The Clippers already have Chris Paul running the show, but adding someone like Millsap could give the team significant depth in the low post heading into the postseason.
Because the Clippers are already deep at guard, this trade might make a lot of sense for the franchise. It could allow times where Blake Griffin could even slide to the small forward slot and create match-up nightmares for defenders. Plus, getting someone else who can rebound really well might be the key to the Clippers moving deep into the Western Conference Playoffs this year.
As the Feb. 21 deadline gets closer, expect more 2013 NBA trade rumors to come up about the Clippers. This particular LA Clippers trade rumor makes a lot of sense for the franchise, even if Paul is a free agent at during the offseason. Netting someone like Paul Millsap could show him that the team is even more dedicated to putting a winning set of players on the floor right now.
Fantasy basketball owners will want to pay close attention to a deal like this because it would significantly increase the value of Bledsoe while simultaneously lowering the value of Millsap.
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