UPDATE: According to additional reporting the Clippers are the ones sending cash to the Atlanta Hawks for them to absorb Walton, not the other way around. The Hawks are sending the Clippers a top-55 protected future 2nd round pick that will likely convey in return.

Walton had played sparingly in recent weeks for the Clippers. He was originally a Summer League player who earned a training camp invite and then secured the Clippers’ final roster spot on a non-guaranteed contract. His contract was fully guaranteed in January.

This move is likely a precursor to other moves for the Clippers, as the primary function of this deal is to clear a roster spot. The team could use that roster spot either to take back an additional player in a trade, or to sign a player during buyout season–including, potentially, former Clipper and free agent point guard Darren Collison.

Lucas Hann

Lucas Hann

Lucas has covered the Clippers since 2011, and has been credentialed by the team since 2014. He co-founded 213Hoops with Robert Flom in January 2020.  He is a graduate of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA and St. John's University in Queens, NY.  He earned his MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University.

27 Comments

  • Avatar Minion94 says:

    Hm opening up a roster spot

  • Avatar Eshaan K says:

    Man why do we always give up our final PG on the roster (Thornwell, Wallace, now Walton). I love all of these guys so much and Walton carried us for a couple games. (Carried is generous I know but I am being sentimental.) Hope for the best for him in the future

  • Avatar clipperchuck says:

    good luck to DWJ, let’s see what else happens in the next 2 hours.

  • Avatar CLIPS4EVER says:

    Lets hope Clips get Darren Collinson.

  • Avatar osamu says:

    Maybe can get Neto or Burke from the 76ers with the roster spot.

  • Avatar clipdood says:

    am i crazy for thinking harkless is better than morris?

    • Avatar chogokin says:

      If you think he’s better than Morris offensively, then yes. If you mean better overall, nah, not crazy. I’d still disagree with you, but it’s not an absurd position to have.

      • Avatar Kevin Marshall says:

        Rec’d
        Speaking of that we could use a “rec” button on these comments if you guys can figure out a way to do that.

  • Avatar osamu says:

    I thought the Warriors would get more for DLo. I thought Wiggins had negative value and the Wolves might need to attach a pick to even shed that contract. Instead they get DLo? Crazy.

    • Avatar Minion94 says:

      Glad the Warriors won’t be more potent next year

      • Avatar Ainnem says:

        Will they have only steph, klay and green?

        • Avatar chogokin says:

          I dunno, it pains me to say this, but Steph/Klay/Wiggins/Green/[insert PF/C here] might actually work out for the Warriors. Maybe Wiggins pans out now that he has Steph and Green to do all the stuff he never could/refused to do (re: defend, rebound, handle the ball)

          • Avatar osamu says:

            Wiggins could be okay there, basically their Harrison Barnes replacement from the 2015/2016 seasons. But it’s a big gamble for a team that supposedly wants to be in the championship conversation next year.

          • Avatar Ainnem says:

            Didin´t realize Wiggins went to Dubs

          • Avatar TheGreatestShowman says:

            Still relies on Steph being Steph and Klay being Klay. If either or both are even 10% less effective, than it starts to fall apart before you even get to Wiggins.

  • Avatar DieterDeux says:

    Off topic, but Doogie stole the rebound that would’ve given Harden a triple double last night. Bahaha. Let’s hear it for Austin.

  • FunGuyRob FunGuyRob says:

    Would be nice to have a true PG on the team, but you can’t go wrong with the 10 man rotation that the Clips possess right now.

    • Avatar Kawhi's Right Hand, Man says:

      I completely agree, with no back-2-backs in the playoffs, we should have a strong rotation if at full strength:

      We start-
      PG- Pat Bev/ Collison (Maybe)
      SG- PG/Shamet
      SF- Kawhi/McGruder
      PF- Morris/Green
      C- Zubac/Harrell

      Assuming we get a decent player in the buyout market, McGruder might even be pushed out of the rotation altogether.

      Hark was a nice piece , but almost expendable with Kawhi/PG playing heavy minutes in the postseason. Overall, I love this trade and think Morris will right into the hard-working culture we have built