What are the legitimate other options for the Clippers has always been my question? They have and have had few assets outside of their main core. Their core players while moveable at some point really aren’t any longer. What asset are you going to get for Blake at this point? Injury history and lack of elite athleticism in the recent past would scare off most buyers. Chris Paul is the engine of this team. If you part ways with him then you are essentially starting over.
The Clippers are in a bad spot. They can remain a playoff team if they bring everyone back. If not they will be one of the worst teams in the league. One that has sold most of its long term assets in moves that basically rearranged the deck chairs if memory serves.