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While the Clippers are looking to add talent to the roster, the Philadelphia 76ers seem willing to get rid of anyone who is not a rookie. At 15-34, the goal seems to be lose enough games to secure a top seed in the upcoming draft.
As a result, Evan Turner is available and Los Angeles is one of the teams interested, according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio:
Philadelphia has "stepped up" efforts to trade swingman Evan Turner, according to a report by SportingNews.com. As FOX Sports Ohio reported early in the season, the 76ers are also very open to moving forward Thaddeus Young and center Spencer Hawes. The Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks are all especially intrigued, according to FSO sources.
Obviously the competition will be high for Turner's services. Amico also notes that the Washington Wizards could get involved to join the Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks. Evan Massey of Yahoo! reports the Charlotte Bobcats are also in the race:
However, the wing is in the midst of a breakout year for his struggling squad. He has improved his scoring in each of his four seasons in the league and is now averaging 17.9 points per game. He is also averaging six rebounds and 3.8 assists per game to showcase his all-around ability.
The biggest difference from the past is Turner's aggressiveness on the court. With little talent around him, he is able to be a go-to player in the offense and he is more willing to take shots.
Unfortunately, this will not necessarily be available with the Clippers with so many other scoring options. Additionally, the squad is loaded with wings and filling the roles might be tough to come by.
That being said, the squad might be smart to add some depth with Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young. Either one would be a better fit on the Clippers and will likely cost less on the trade market.