Report: Clippers may try to move up in draft, interested in Porter Jr.
The Los Angeles Clippers are armed with two lottery picks in the upcoming draft, but they may be looking to move up from their pedestrian slots at Nos. 12 and 13 to give themselves a better chance at drafting a blue-chipper.
The Clippers, who have their own first-rounder and the Detroit Pistons' pick (acquired in the Blake Griffin trade), are "open to moving up in the draft," rival executives told The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor.
One player they would likely target with a higher pick is Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr., a front-office exec. told O'Connor. Porter profiles as a fluid, scoring combo forward, not unlike the Clippers' own Tobias Harris. He could make the team more dynamic and versatile on both ends of the floor.
It's unclear, though, whether the Clippers - who have been reckless about tossing away first-rounders in recent years and have whiffed on just about everything since taking Griffin first overall in 2009 - would be willing to swap both their late-lottery picks for a crack at drafting Porter. Most mock drafts currently have him going in the top eight.