LA Clippers gauged trade interest in Stephenson and Smith last month - NBA/NFL round-up

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Clippers aim to improve

The LA Clippers are well aware that they need to improve their roster if they’re to sufficiently compete with the likes of Golden State and San Antonio, and reports are claiming they’re already considering trades to take them up to that level.

Yahoo Sport say they’ve been told by league sources that the Clippers gauged trade interest in both Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith last month.

Los Angeles Clippers v Golden State WarriorsGolden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

Both have struggled to excel under Doc Rivers having been picked up this year - we’ll have more as we get it.

Garnett's monster dunk

Meanwhile, Kevin Garnett quite literally grabbed the attention last night after destroying Clippers star Blake Griffin with a monster dunk.

Minnesota Timberwolves v Atlanta Hawks

Garnett, now a veteran of the league, proved he still has what it takes to make opponents look silly, latching onto a pass from Ricky Rubio and thundering the basket home as Griffin watched on. You can watch said dunk in the Vine below.

Lawson to declare for 2016 Draft

In the NFL, meanwhile, Shaq Lawson of Clemson University has confirmed he will bypass his senior year and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

The 6ft 3, 270-pound defensive end said it had been a difficult decision, but that he was ready for the next level.

Here you can see Lawson playing against Florida State:

Coughlin on Giants' form

Lastly, Tom Coughlin, head coach of the New York Giants, believes the only way his team can start winning again is if they truly deserve to do so.

New York Giants v Washington Redskins

The Giants have become masters at throwing away leads to the opposition in the closing stages of games and now sit with a 5-7 record.

Coughlin wants his players to get rid of the negativity but conceded that can only happen if everyone associated with the franchise works extra hard.

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