Injuries derailed the Los Angeles Clippers once again with Paul George missing the rest of the season after a knee injury in March and with Kawhi Leonard going down during Game 2 of their playoff series against the Phoenix Suns.
To compound the issue, the NBA has made new rules in regards to resting players so the Clippers can no longer keep George and Leonard in bubble wrap for extended periods of time during the regular season.
The Clippers desperately needed to increase their depth on the wing whenever George and Leonard will be out this upcoming season. Fortunately, Los Angeles ended up drafting a couple of players that could possibly contribute.
Round 1, Pick 30: Kobe Brown - F - Missouri. 6'7", 240 lbs (15.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 45.5% 3-PT FG%).
Brown is a solid player that can score on the block, off of the dribble, or from the perimeter. He should see plenty of time off of the bench for the Clippers this season.
Round 2, Pick 18: Jordan Miller - G - Miami (FL). 6'6", 202 lbs (15.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 35.2% 3-PT FG%).
Miller really excels on broken plays and in transition due to his athleticism. He should see some time off of the bench as well because he was signed to a full contract instead of a two-way contract.
Overview: The Clippers selected a couple of players that will help immediately on the wing. Both players are steals in this Draft because NBA scouts messed up again. Grade: A.