5 Under-the-radar players Blazers should target in a Damian Lillard trade

Onyeka Okongwu, Atlanta Hawks, Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Terance Mann, Los Angeles Clippers
Terance Mann, Los Angeles Clippers, Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Blazers Lillard trade target No. 3: Terance Mann, Los Angeles Clippers

Terance Mann is a 26-year-old, 6-foot-5 guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite playing only 23.1 minutes per game this season, Mann contributed significantly to the team’s success, averaging 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.

Mann’s shooting splits of 52 percent from the field, 39 percent from beyond the arc, and 78 percent from the free-throw line highlight his efficiency as a scorer.

Defensively, Mann’s contributions cannot be overlooked. His 6-5 frame allows him to guard multiple positions effectively, providing flexibility on the defensive end. He possesses the agility and quickness to stay in front of his opponents and disrupt their offensive rhythm.

Mann’s defensive presence, coupled with his offensive prowess, solidifies his value to the Clippers lineup.

Although the Blazers already have a solid guard rotation, Mann’s positional size and versatility could make him a valuable addition to their roster. At 6-5, he has the ability to play the small forward position, providing the team with more options and flexibility.

Considering the Clippers’ desire to contend while Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are still in their primes, they might be open to making moves to strengthen their roster.

With the Blazers currently in a rebuilding phase, Mann fits their roster timeline while offering floor spacing, playmaking, defense, and positional size.