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Report: Derrick Walton Jr. traded to the Hawks

Clippers G sent to Atlanta, likely as a move to clear some salary.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Derrick Walton Jr. warms up before the start of the game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers have traded G Derrick Walton Jr. to the Atlanta Hawks, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is a minor move by the Clippers and is likely to clear a bit of salary to try and add another piece to the puzzle. Walton was owed $1.4M on an expiring deal this season. The Clippers could also look to move Moe Harkless and/or Patrick Patterson to clear up some additional salary, possibly to make a move for Knicks PF Marcus Morris.