Luka Doncic Rumors: Clippers Exploring NBA Draft Trade-Up for Real Madrid Star

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2018

BELGRADE, SERBIA - MAY 20: Luka Doncic of Real Madrid in action during the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Belgrade 2018 Final match between Real Madrid and Fenerbahce Istanbul Dogus at Stark Arena on May 20, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Clippers could be eyeing a move up in this month's draft to acquire their point guard of the future. 

Appearing on the Yahoo Sports NBA Podcast with Chris Mannix, insider Shams Charania said the Clippers are interested in moving up in the lottery to select Real Madrid floor general Luka Doncic.  

"I think there's a lot of fluidity to this draft," Charania said. "You could see a lot of pick movement. The Clippers have looked to trade up. I think a guy that they have really looked at heavily is Luka Doncic of Real Madrid. I think it'll be a lot of movement in this draft, potentially." 

The Clippers currently own the Nos. 12 and 13 picks and, in theory, could package them with a player to swing their way into the top five. 

In his latest mock draft, Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman projected Doncic to the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 4 overall, with the Clippers landing former Alabama point guard Collin Sexton at No. 12 and former Texas A&M center Robert Williams at No. 13. 

Beyond the draft, the Clippers could be facing a summer full of change if center DeAndre Jordan declines his $24.1 million player option and tests free agency. 

According to Rockets Wire's Kelly Iko, Jordan "was in the ears of multiple Rockets players throughout the 2017-2018 season, expressing his longtime desire to play in his hometown."

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