NBA trade rumors: Clippers could trade Jared Dudley for frontcourt help, according to report

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers need frontcourt help, and could move one of their forwards to add a backup big man.

The Los Angeles Clippers have tweaked their roster throughout the season by adding players on veterans' minimum contracts. They are still looking to improve as they prepare for a playoff run, however. The Clippers are interested in trading one of their wing players, like Jared Dudley or Matt Barnes, for frontcourt help, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

Dudley was signed to be one of the team's three-point specialists, but has under-performed through the first half of the season. He is averaging 7.7 points per game on 35 percent shooting from beyond the arc, despite shooting at least 38 percent from three-point range since his sophomore season. The team has continued to feed him shot attempts, however. Dudley is attempting a career-high 3.6 three-point shots per game.

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Matt Barnes re-signed with the Clippers after averaging career-highs with the team last season. He missed a large stretch of this season after suffering an eye injury, but is averaging 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in his second stint as a Clipper.

The Clippers' reserve big men consist of Antawn Jamison, Byron Mullens and Ryan Hollins. Each of their reserve bigs play limited minutes, with Jamison playing the most out of the trio. He averages 11.3 minutes per game but has appeared in only 22 contests.

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