The Los Angeles Clippers are right there in the Western Conference, but seem incomplete in their rotation. They have plenty of help in the backcourt and on the wings but have been lacking depth inside to take the pressure off of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin to play extended minutes in tight games. As we near Thursday's trade deadline, the Clippers are reportedly looking to find a third big man for their rotation.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that coach Doc Rivers is looking to "bolster his bench" by finding an available big man.
Clippers GM/coach Doc Rivers on the search for a big man to bolster his bench, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 18, 2014
The Clippers' bench of Antawn Jamison, Byron Mullens, and Ryan Hollins simply isn't cutting it. They're ranked 11th, 13th, and 10th in minutes played for the Clippers this season while Jordan and Griffin are second and first in Clippers' minutes played, respectively. Only Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have played more minutes this season and Jordan and Griffin.
Rivers' team is currently 37-18 and holding onto the No. 4 seed in the West. They're six games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top seed in the West and five games ahead of the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors for the Pacific division lead.