Brooklyn Nets: best potential landing spots for Archie Goodwin

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin /
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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin /

L.A. Clippers

The L.A. Clippers lack a starting shooting guard. As it stands, if the season were to start today, L.A. would either slot in Patrick Beverley or Lou Williams beside Milos Teodosic in the backcourt. While both players are talented in their own right, neither is a glove fit for the position.

Goodwin would bring intriguing potential to a team that will be trying to figure out its identity next season. With Chris Paul gone, the team is no longer a top contender in the West. In fact, it may not be playoff material in an increasingly competitive conference.

Goodwin would provide a little bit of stability to a position of need. At 6-foot-5, Goodwin offers more size than Beverley, Williams or Austin Rivers. His athleticism would fit well in a lineup buoyed by Deandre Jordan and Blake Griffin, two of the league’s most athletically gifted big men.

While it would be crazy to think of Goodwin as a potential starter, just realize that the Clippers have been known to throw a wild card into their starting lineup. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute frequented the starting lineup last season. The Clippers have used guys like Wesley Jonson to fill the gap on the wing.

Now that Danillo Gallinari will be shoring up the small forward spot, the shooting guard position has a void left behind by J.J. Redick. Goodwin can perhaps be a stopgap until the team figures out what to do with the position.