The Los Angeles Clippers suffered another early playoff exit on Sunday, and with three starters -- including two All-Stars -- having the option to walk in free agency, the focus has naturally shifted to the team's uncertain future.
Chris Paul will likely return to the Clippers on a "supermax" deal, but it is difficult to forecast what lies ahead for J.J. Redick and Blake Griffin. Redick could command somewhere in the range of $15-18 million a year, which would be too lofty a price tag for the Clippers. And with little postseason success to show for the team's run with the trio of Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, Griffin could be a valuable trade asset to shake things up without necessarily dropping off talent-wise.
Petros and Money discuss a scenario where parting with Redick and Griffin lands the Clippers Jimmy Butler and Carmelo Anthony. Given the dysfunctional relationships both Butler and Anthony have with their current front offices, such a haul is not as unrealistic as it may seem.
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