The Clippers tried to trade for Wilson Chandler during the season.
With an even bigger need at small forward after trading Matt Barnes, they’re trying again.
The Clippers are also exploring trade options for Jamal Crawford, according to sources, and one possibility is trading Crawford and C.J. Wilcox, the team’s 2014 first round pick, to the Denver Nuggets for Wilson Chandler.
Maybe the Nuggets are more willing to trade Chandler than they were at the deadline, but I don’t think this would be enough.
I like where Doc Rivers’ head is, though.
Bringing Lance Stephenson off the bench is ideal. A 3-and-D player like Chandler would be a better fit around Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. If Stephenson is handling the ball off the bench, that makes Crawford somewhat superfluous.
Chandler isn’t the only option to create this roster figuration. Paul Pierce would also work.