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phlp_bj
07-01-2008, 06:35 PM
The Clippers have been speaking with Baron Davis for much of Tuesday afternoon hoping to lock up the free-agent point guard to a multiyear deal, according to a team source.

Davis chose free agency and the Clippers, who would have about $10 million in salary space if they renounce their rights to free-agent Corey Maggette, began targeting Davis today, according to the team source.

The team could also find more cap space if they resign Elton Brand to a lesser annual price than the $16.4 million he was owed next season before he also opted for free agency Monday.

A deal could be reached by Wednesday, according to the source.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-clippers2-2008jul02,0,2121230.story

Cracka2HI!
07-01-2008, 06:37 PM
WOW! Great news! I'll still beleive it when I see it, but atleast we MIGHT be stepping up to the plate!!

LakerDeftones
07-01-2008, 06:37 PM
dammit...come on Mitch get off your *** and call up b diddy!!

Afridi786
07-01-2008, 06:40 PM
Lakers dont have the cap room to sign baron davis, and the warriors are not going to do a S&T to get Lamar Odom, sorry.

x_notorious
07-01-2008, 06:44 PM
If the Clippers do get Davis, that would be a huge boost for that squad.

Leftcoast_yg
07-01-2008, 06:45 PM
man some laker fans just think we can sign anybody, they dont know about salaries i guess

lewis
07-01-2008, 06:47 PM
The warriors should be trying hard to find a S&T that Davis likes, and benefits the warriors.

Otherwise it looks like they are about to lose Davis for nothing.

MiamiHeatMafia
07-01-2008, 06:53 PM
S&T Baron for Marion i would take that!!

JordansBulls
07-01-2008, 07:10 PM
If Baron signs then Brand would for sure resign as well.

bleedprple&gold
07-01-2008, 07:12 PM
Looks like the Clippers are back...

_Sn1P3r_
07-01-2008, 07:14 PM
If Baron signs then Brand would for sure resign as well.

I think so too. That'll interest Brand more to stay.

TheHoopsProphet
07-01-2008, 07:33 PM
so what does this mean for livingston?

marques724
07-01-2008, 07:39 PM
That would be a good move for the clippers

hockeypro68
07-01-2008, 07:49 PM
I am so flustered in anticipation, I just want to know whats going to happen!!! I would be thrilled if the clippers signed baron davis... I'm PRAYING it happens. Knowing the clippers though...they'll find a way to **** it all up.

BlondeBomber41
07-01-2008, 08:33 PM
They would only have ten million in cap room if they renounced the rights to Corey Maggette? Thats certainly not enough. They would have to renounce Maggette and then resign Brand to a deal smaller than 16.4 million to be able to pay him more than that.

Vegasguy80
07-01-2008, 08:33 PM
Game over. No one else gets him..

Ok, can everyone stop worrying about him? Game over! Clippers still won't win

LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3470016)


Less than 24 hours after opting out of the final year of his contract in Golden State, Baron Davis agreed Tuesday to become a Clipper, league sources tell Marc Stein. Davis, 29, will receive a five-year deal worth an estimated $65M

Only 13 million? Wow.

ManRam
07-01-2008, 08:35 PM
They still wont win, but he'll help. If Brand comes back, that's a great foundation to build upon.

DirtyThirty
07-01-2008, 08:35 PM
Davis has reached a deal with L.A. and will be heading to the Clippers

BADizzleBoY
07-01-2008, 08:36 PM
Link.

Leftcoast_yg
07-01-2008, 08:36 PM
Davis has reached a deal with L.A. and will be heading to the Clippers

source?

ManRam
07-01-2008, 08:37 PM
Check the other thread. There's a link there.

Beno7500
07-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Well golden state and la will suck next year now

xSolidx
07-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Its true

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3470016

jetsfan28
07-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Holy ****, what a dumbass. I'm sorry, I just don't see that team winning, he should've state with G-State.

lakerboy
07-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Now Phoenix has another team to worry about :)

BADizzleBoY
07-01-2008, 08:39 PM
Good team now, they HAVE too resign maggette though.

Leftcoast_yg
07-01-2008, 08:39 PM
it must be good to be a clipper fan today, but even better if they resign brand, and trade mobley for a good shooting guard

Iodine
07-01-2008, 08:40 PM
If GS can't get gil back then I guess that means they will overpay Maggette and pray monta can be a one

RocketsRule
07-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Wow, watch out for the Clip's.

ryanph30
07-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Huge move for the other team in LA.

Leftcoast_yg
07-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Now Phoenix has another team to worry about :)

dont 4get about the kings too:D

DirtyThirty
07-01-2008, 08:40 PM
i just saw it come at the bottom of ESPN when i was watching its true

DreamShaker
07-01-2008, 08:41 PM
They will still struggle to be a playoff team in the Wild, Wild West....if they get Brand back they have Brand/Kaman/Magette/Ross/Davis/Thornton/Gordon/Mobley/Thomas as a nice rotation....but they might think about trading Thornton and if they could S&T Maggette for some help at one of the wing positions.....they could battle for the 8 seed and be a scary team at playoff time for the higher seeds....

fresh prince
07-01-2008, 08:42 PM
Damm!! Nice move by the Clips..

I'll be at more Clipper games now for sure.

B. Davis
E. Gordon
A. Thorton
Brand
Kaman

Thats pretty sick now and in 2-3 years

ManRam
07-01-2008, 08:43 PM
They will still struggle to be a playoff team in the Wild, Wild West....if they get Brand back they have Brand/Kaman/Magette/Ross/Davis/Thornton/Gordon/Mobley/Thomas as a nice rotation....but they might think about trading Thornton and if they could S&T Maggette for some help at one of the wing positions.....they could battle for the 8 seed and be a scary team at playoff time for the higher seeds....

They wont get Brand AND Maggette back. Maybe one, but not both.

They aren't contenders yet. If Brand comes back, they'll be close...but they aren't a complete team. If neither come back, they'll bottom feed again.

Vegasguy80
07-01-2008, 08:43 PM
Posted this a few minutes ago with links. Oh well

dsonLAL24
07-01-2008, 08:44 PM
Good team now, they HAVE too resign maggette though.

they cant since there bringing in Davis. The Clippers are now looking to re-sign Brand but Maggette is gone for sure.

NYMetros
07-01-2008, 08:46 PM
Holy ****, what a dumbass. I'm sorry, I just don't see that team winning, he should've state with G-State.

I love this move by Baron Davis...if the Clippers can bring back Elton Brand. If they don't though, then I don't think this will end up being such a smart move on Baron's behalf. He was in a pretty good situation in Golden State, but decided to leave it...

dsonLAL24
07-01-2008, 08:46 PM
Holy ****, what a dumbass. I'm sorry, I just don't see that team winning, he should've state with G-State.

are you kidding me!!!

PG- Baron Davis
SG- Eric Gordon
SF- Al Thornton
PF- Elton Brand
C- Chris Kaman

thats a pretty good starting lineup. The Clippers will make some noise in the West.

Leftcoast_yg
07-01-2008, 08:47 PM
artest wishes he had opted out of his contract its on espn.com sorry kings fan he probably wont be there by the allstar game

avsman05
07-01-2008, 08:48 PM
wow good pickup as long as they can keep brand

Leftcoast_yg
07-01-2008, 08:49 PM
are you kidding me!!!

PG- Baron Davis
SG- Eric Gordon
SF- Al Thornton
PF- Elton Brand
C- Chris Kaman

thats a pretty good starting lineup. The Clippers will make some noise in the West.

finally a real clippers lakers rivalry, this season is gonna be off the chains:clap:

SeoulBeatz
07-01-2008, 08:50 PM
i think they WILL be contenders if Brand comes back

Davis
Mobley/ Eric Gordon
Thorton/ Tim Thomas
Brand
Kaman

Davis is really underrated, so is Elton Brand, people forget how good he really is.

Kaman is ALSO really underrated and the third best center in the west behind YAO and Amare, yeah I SAID IT

and Thorton is not ur typical 2nd year player, he'll be 25 and has shown he can be a really good scorer in this league.

This is a stacked team and i gaurantee they make the playoffs next year and compete.

I like that team more than the lakers

ManRam
07-01-2008, 08:51 PM
finally a real clippers lakers rivalry, this season is gonna be off the chains:clap:

Let's not jump the gun. Brand coming back is far from a given.

This team without Brand or Maggette is not good. With Brand, they can be pretty good (still lack depth). But let's wait and see what Elton does.

Lebron23
07-01-2008, 08:51 PM
This team is better than the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets,

sacgiants1213
07-01-2008, 08:53 PM
im definitely happy baron aint running with the warriors anymore. too bad he had to stay in our division

fresh prince
07-01-2008, 08:53 PM
i think they WILL be contenders if Brand comes back

Davis
Mobley/ Eric Gordon
Thorton/ Tim Thomas
Brand
Kaman

Davis is really underrated, so is Elton Brand, people forget how good he really is.

Kaman is ALSO really underrated and the third best center in the west behind YAO and Amare, yeah I SAID IT

and Thorton is not ur typical 2nd year player, he'll be 25 and has shown he can be a really good scorer in this league.

This is a stacked team and i gaurantee they make the playoffs next year and compete.

I like that team more than the lakers

Agreed....Clips Make the playoffs if they resign Brand

But...You like them more than the Lakers..as in they'll be more fun to watch based on your personal preference right?

You dont think they will be better than the Lakers do you..?? Otherwise pass that

Shawh
07-01-2008, 08:54 PM
Wow, should definitely be an interesting season for the Clips.

1-800-STFU
07-01-2008, 08:55 PM
IF Brand comes back this team is 7-3 seed material.

That would be awesome considering the Clips have been awful for so long.

As awesome as going to a bookstore and getting kicked out for moving all the bibles to the fiction section. :)

griffen610
07-01-2008, 08:55 PM
Baron was a good player but not a great player and with the injuries i think the clips are gonna be in for a rude awaking the last three years of that contract. Just want to thank Baron though for making the Warriors exciting to watch again. Now i think the warriors need to sign chris duhon or even catch lighting with Shaun Livingston to a low risk deal.

dre1990
07-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Baron Davis shocked the Warriors by opting out of his contract on Monday. Imagine their surprise now.




Davis

NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the guard reached a verbal agreement with the Clippers on Tuesday night and will sign a new multiyear contract with Los Angeles after the leaguewide moratorium on signings and trades is lifted July 9.

Davis was in line to make $17.8 million in the last year of his deal with the Warriors, but after telling the team that he wanted to stay, opted out at the last minute.

Sources told ESPN.com that Davis, 29, will receive a five-year deal worth an estimated $65 million.

Forward Elton Brand also opted out of his contract with the Clippers on Monday, and speculation quickly began that the team would try to keep Brand and sign Davis. This scenario is only possible if the Clippers renounce the rights of Corey Maggette and Brand takes a slight pay cut.


Sources say the Clippers are expected to do just that and quickly reach a verbal agreement to bring back Brand.

Maggette opted out of his deal on Monday as well.

Davis averaged 21.8 points, 7.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds last season for a Warriors team that won 48 games but did not make the playoffs
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3470016

Iodine
07-01-2008, 08:56 PM
IF Brand comes back this team is 7-3 seed material.

That would be awesome considering the Clips have been awful for so long.

As awesome as going to a bookstore and getting kicked out for moving all the bibles to the fiction section. :)

:laugh: I actually wanted to do that

But don't let leftcoast_yg see that

1-800-STFU
07-01-2008, 08:57 PM
I smell Hinrich being a possibility for the Warriors....

Get it done Pax.

MGB
07-01-2008, 08:58 PM
IF Brand comes back this team is 7-3 seed material.

That would be awesome considering the Clips have been awful for so long.

As awesome as going to a bookstore and getting kicked out for moving all the bibles to the fiction section. :)

hahaha, I went to a Barnes and Noble a couple weeks ago, wandered over to the "Religious Fiction" section and asked the clerk guy why there weren't any bibles there. :D

Iodine
07-01-2008, 08:58 PM
I smell Hinrich being a possibility for the Warriors....

Get it done Pax.
Who would they get? (they=bulls)

Go Dodgers!
07-01-2008, 08:59 PM
Don't understand the move had a good thing in G State now the Clipps need to bring Brand back..

superkegger
07-01-2008, 09:00 PM
We'll see if it actually pans out....until the ink is on the page, I don't buy ****, cause he can't sign until the 9th...so until the 9th, I'm skeptical about verbal agreements.

1-800-STFU
07-01-2008, 09:00 PM
Who would they get? (they=bulls)

Al Harrington could be possible.

Brandon Wright could just add onto the project big mean the Bulls have but wouldn't mind it.

Jason Richardson would be great but I am not sure that would fly with the Warriors.

All things settled I wouldn't mind a 1st round pick instead :shrug:

DenButsu
07-01-2008, 09:01 PM
Posting threads with news isn't a game where the first poster to break a story gets the most points. :rolleyes:

It's cool and everything, but we all are here, which means that we all also can check espn.com - so please try to be mindful of threads that already have been created so we don't end up with so many duplicates.

Thanks :cool:

Lebron23
07-01-2008, 09:02 PM
I am going to support this team next season, and the Clippers are now my favorite team in the Western Conference.

Iodine
07-01-2008, 09:03 PM
Al Harrington could be possible.

Brandon Wright could just add onto the project big mean the Bulls have but wouldn't mind it.

Jason Richardson would be great but I am not sure that would fly with the Warriors.

All things settled I wouldn't mind a 1st round pick instead :shrug:

Jason richardson?

Al harrington would mean that the amazing TT can't start then

nygiants242
07-01-2008, 09:06 PM
Wow... He Didnt Get A Lot Of Money At All! Compared To Gilbert Who Didnt Even Play Last Season?

Wtf?

*Superman*
07-01-2008, 09:06 PM
Not a bad contact for the clips, 5 years 50mil, its decent. They just need Brand and a few minor additions.

ManRam
07-01-2008, 09:07 PM
It's 5 years @ $65M per ESPN.

That's obviously not the most he could have made (he's a max player). So I guess he really wanted to play in L.A, his home town.

Turning down 18 million for this says a lot about something.

DenButsu
07-01-2008, 09:07 PM
Wow... He Didnt Get A Lot Of Money At All! Compared To Gilbert Who Didnt Even Play Last Season?

Wtf?

Maybe he just really wanted to be in LA?

Iodine
07-01-2008, 09:10 PM
Maybe he just really wanted to be in LA?

NBA players cant have emotions silly

Gilbert>TheRest
07-01-2008, 09:13 PM
y did he opt out of his contract to play for a worse team for less money:shrug:

1-800-STFU
07-01-2008, 09:14 PM
Maybe just MAYBE.

He wants to play in his hometown. MAYBE it isn't about the money :speechless:

1-800-STFU
07-01-2008, 09:15 PM
Honestly how much ****ing money do you need.

I rather go to a place that I am comfortable at then buy useless **** to give me some empty feeling of happiness.

cali72888
07-01-2008, 09:16 PM
just proves baron is the selfish, disrespectful, no character type of player he was made out to be with the hornets.......why do you think he has been healthy the entire season, because he knew some shmuck of a team would give him some rediculious contract and it just happend to be the clippers ( no surprise) do you really think dunleavy is going to be able to handle barons attitude........ there is no way maggette will resign, he was pretty much an outcast the entire time he was in LA. the only reason baron is going to the clippers, is because he knew the lakers wouldent be stupid enough to sign an overrated point guard to a rediculious contract. its fine though, i hope the clipper fans are happy when they see him ***** faced at a strip club the night before a game like a friend of mine has, o yea they happened to lose that game who knows it could have been the game that got them into the playoffs......
have fun with the selfish point who loves to choke during big games....

*Superman*
07-01-2008, 09:16 PM
NBA website is slacking on this stuff.lol

yojoe792
07-01-2008, 09:16 PM
only 10 mill/year??? why? lakers coulda forked that out no prob

AgentViet
07-01-2008, 09:16 PM
Baron Davis - Eric Gordon - Cuttino Mobley/Al Thorton - Elton Brand - Chris Kaman, watch out of the Clippers next year. If they resign Maggette too, I'd have them in the top 5 out West.

Cracka2HI!
07-01-2008, 09:17 PM
Great day for the Clippers! This has been coming for a long time. People think we stink but last season was only lost due to injury. We have been willing to spend the money to get that 1 star we lacked. We found the guy and spent the money. I am so proud to be a Clipper fan today! We haven't been a bad franchise in over 5 years. Brand will most definitly be back. This may well have been his idea, but there is not a better oppurtunity for him our there now that we have Davis.

I think this does make us contenders in the West. I don't think it will put us above the Lakers, Jazz, Spurs and Hornets in the preseason rankings, but we are now one of the many teams in the West that have enough to get it done. I think we will come in around 6th in the West in the preseason power rankings, but those don't really matter for much.

Phann
07-01-2008, 09:17 PM
nice move by Clips. Future looks bright for this team.

Iodine
07-01-2008, 09:18 PM
Maybe just MAYBE.

He wants to play in his hometown. MAYBE it isn't about the money :speechless:
Like I told den NBA player's cant have emotions

yaowowrocket11
07-01-2008, 09:22 PM
Damn. If they re-sign Brand and he has an all-star year that he is more than capable of having when healthy, that team is a new contender. I am curious to see if Maggette re-signs, knowing that they have a leader at the PG position.

king4day
07-01-2008, 09:24 PM
Now Phoenix has another team to worry about :)

Forgetting the Lakers? Cuz i know ur not hating in a public thread.

king4day
07-01-2008, 09:27 PM
Al Harrington could be possible.

Brandon Wright could just add onto the project big mean the Bulls have but wouldn't mind it.

Jason Richardson would be great but I am not sure that would fly with the Warriors.

All things settled I wouldn't mind a 1st round pick instead :shrug:

I bet Charlotte would be upset even more than the Warriors :D

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 09:29 PM
hell yeah. best news all year.

best news

Reezy
07-01-2008, 09:30 PM
IF Brand comes back this team is 7-3 seed material.

That would be awesome considering the Clips have been awful for so long.

As awesome as going to a bookstore and getting kicked out for moving all the bibles to the fiction section. :)
I guess everybody forgot about the 2005-2006 season when the Clippers made it to the second round while the Lakers lost in the first round.

king4day
07-01-2008, 09:31 PM
I don't understand why people think they'll still suck...
If they resign brand, they're better than the clips of 3 years ago.

TheNewbster
07-01-2008, 09:35 PM
only 10 mill/year??? why? lakers coulda forked that out no prob

ehhh... the only teams with considerable cap space had you been paying attention were Philly, Memphis, and LAC; the Lakers got Gasol's contract, Kobe's, and Lamar's...

anyways...

Elton Brand's agent, being the messenger boy, has already said Brand opted out cause he wanted to give the Clippers more options, and still seeks to return. He wanted to see the Clips first get an established PG; done. Brand will return, and having seen what Boston could do by sacrficiing some money, he'd be willing to also take a pay cut of a few million if it meant competing. If the Clippers start winning then Brand and Davis see their popularity stock rise in an LA market. that will mean some money there, so for people asking why only 5-years 65 million, the answer is it's LA for goodness sake, behind NY what else could you ask for?

daleja424
07-01-2008, 09:38 PM
I guess I am missing something here. I don't see why Brand would come back to the Clipps. How did they get significantly better? They lost his friend and really underrated 20 ppg guy in maggette, and add Davis... and extremely over rated player.

marques724
07-01-2008, 09:44 PM
^ Thornton makes Corey expendable and the clippers were weak at PG and added the best one on the market this put them in the mix in the west

BostonPothead
07-01-2008, 09:52 PM
Why is EVERYONE saying this team wont win....B-Diddy can distribute the ball nicely and score 20 nightly. Brand was injured for MOST of the season and imo is a top 5 PF. Kaman is another double double machine and played tremendous WITHOUT Brand next to him last season...w/ mobley, rising al thorton, and rookie Eric Gordan there going to be IMPROVED and make the playoff IF THEY STAY HEALTHY.. if they get maggette back too it makes them THAT MUCH BETTER, but they dont NEED cory

1-800-STFU
07-01-2008, 09:53 PM
I bet Charlotte would be upset even more than the Warriors :D

Oops....:o

Joshtd1
07-01-2008, 09:56 PM
I think this will be a great move for the Clips if they can re-sign Brand. Specially with Thorton and Gordon who look promising, and Kaman anchoring the low post...that could be a very good team.

Weezy
07-01-2008, 09:58 PM
Im happy for Bdiddy :) Clippers really need to sign Brand though..asap.

BostonPothead
07-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Im happy for Bdiddy :) Clippers really need to sign Brand though..asap.

an i believe they will, Brand has already said he opted out so that the team has money to bring in more help. Well Baron Davis is a HUUUUGE help. Brand will fall in love with him and i cant see him NOT signing

Weezy
07-01-2008, 10:05 PM
an i believe they will, Brand has already said he opted out so that the team has money to bring in more help. Well Baron Davis is a HUUUUGE help. Brand will fall in love with him and i cant see him NOT signing

That makes sense.

BigDaddyKaine
07-01-2008, 10:05 PM
Well golden state and la will suck next year now

This is unfortunate for the kings because now they are worse then the Clippers (if they can sign brand ... which they will) :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

daleja424
07-01-2008, 10:06 PM
Why is EVERYONE saying this team wont win....B-Diddy can distribute the ball nicely and score 20 nightly. Brand was injured for MOST of the season and imo is a top 5 PF. Kaman is another double double machine and played tremendous WITHOUT Brand next to him last season...w/ mobley, rising al thorton, and rookie Eric Gordan there going to be IMPROVED and make the playoff IF THEY STAY HEALTHY.. if they get maggette back too it makes them THAT MUCH BETTER, but they dont NEED cory

You wrote IF it should read IF!!! Thats a huge IF. Even if they are healthy they are improved but I'm not sold that they can make the playoffs just b/c of the depth out there

BigDaddyKaine
07-01-2008, 10:08 PM
Forgetting the Lakers? Cuz i know ur not hating in a public thread.

lakers don't have to worry about the clippers or suns

only
San Antonio
New Orleans
Utah Jazz

thedfactor
07-01-2008, 10:08 PM
Nice addition. Clips needed a solid PG and if Baron Davis stays healthy again he will surely improve their record alongside Elton Brand.

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 10:09 PM
i love the hate. we will see nextyear when the clips arewinning in the west. not the pathetic east.

anyone who says they will still suck is just hating because their team didn't get him.

BigDaddyKaine
07-01-2008, 10:11 PM
y did he opt out of his contract to play for a worse team for less money:shrug:

Clippers are the better team now

daleja424
07-01-2008, 10:13 PM
i love the hate. we will see next year when the clips arewinning in the west. not the pathetic east.

anyone who says they will still suck is just hating because their team didn't get him.

1) The pathetic east have produced 3 of the last 4 teams to win a championship...

2) I don't think they will suck, but I won't jump on the bandwagon just yet. There are a lot of ifs here. And I am not sure how much of an upgrade they got. Baron is slightly overrated IMO, and Maggette is slightly underrated... They could make the playoffs... but they could just as easily not if one of the guys get hurt or if it just doesnt work out...

_Sn1P3r_
07-01-2008, 10:14 PM
Great addition. They needed a solid PG and got one. Imagine how fun it would be watching Laker vs. Clipper games now.

BigDaddyKaine
07-01-2008, 10:19 PM
i love the hate. we will see nextyear when the clips arewinning in the west. not the pathetic east.

anyone who says they will still suck is just hating because their team didn't get him.

Who is saying they will suck? .... Im saying they are still not good enough to win the west and go to finals they will make it to second round of playoffs

JordansBulls
07-01-2008, 10:22 PM
Game over. No one else gets him..

Ok, can everyone stop worrying about him? Game over! Clippers still won't win

LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3470016)



Only 13 million? Wow.

Nice, guess it means Brand will stay as well.

edison_yia
07-01-2008, 10:31 PM
just hope mike dunleavy will play a nice offensive style that fits the clippers...b-diddy in a clipper uniform baby! davis and brand would be nice

unicar15
07-01-2008, 10:36 PM
Eric Gordon will make a strong case for rookie of the year IMO. He'll finish 3rd but he'll still be outstanding for the Clips IMO. With a backcourt of Davis and Gordon and a front court with Al Thornton and Elton Brand they actually could make the playoffs this year.

daleja424
07-01-2008, 10:38 PM
Eric Gordon will make a strong case for rookie of the year IMO. He'll finish 3rd but he'll still be outstanding for the Clips IMO. With a backcourt of Davis and Gordon and a front court with Al Thornton and Elton Brand they actually could make the playoffs this year.

he wont be playing more then 20 minutes a game... how will he win ROY???

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 10:42 PM
Who is saying they will suck? .... Im saying they are still not good enough to win the west and go to finals they will make it to second round of playoffs

no you. everything you have said has been true. a lot of people have been saying dumb stuff though

dsonLAL24
07-01-2008, 10:44 PM
Let's not jump the gun. Brand coming back is far from a given.

This team without Brand or Maggette is not good. With Brand, they can be pretty good (still lack depth). But let's wait and see what Elton does.

Brand is coming back. He opted out so the Clippers have a better flexibility to sign Baron Davis. He even said he'll take a pay cut to re-sign with the Clips. Elton Brand told the Clippers he wants to stay.

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 10:45 PM
1) The pathetic east have produced 3 of the last 4 teams to win a championship...

2) I don't think they will suck, but I won't jump on the bandwagon just yet. There are a lot of ifs here. And I am not sure how much of an upgrade they got. Baron is slightly overrated IMO, and Maggette is slightly underrated... They could make the playoffs... but they could just as easily not if one of the guys get hurt or if it just doesnt work out...

come on, the east is pretty bad. of course not every team, but the east has some bad teams.

i am not jumping the bandwagon, i am a clipper fan so i am really excited. so sorry if i am saying stupid stuff.

also, a player getting hurt and it ruining the season would happen to any team. hopefully it wont tho

x_notorious
07-01-2008, 10:46 PM
Wow. Big move for the Clippers and only 13 mil a year?
They got him for cheap, home town discount probably.
If Brand re-signs with the Clippers as well, look for them to contend.

unicar15
07-01-2008, 10:47 PM
he wont be playing more then 20 minutes a game... how will he win ROY???

I said he'll make a strong case not win and why wouldn't he play more than 20 minutes he was a lottery pick? Those guys tend to play...He is going to be better than Mobley...Cutino is getting old. Gordon is the future and he might have been the best pure scorer in the draft. He has ridiculous range and he's an incredible athlete. Don't forget what he had to endure at IU. He had a messed up system around him and he hurt his wrist pretty badly at the end of the season. He is going to creep up on people.

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Brand is coming back. He opted out so the Clippers have a better flexibility to sign Baron Davis. He even said he'll take a pay cut to re-sign with the Clips. Elton Brand told the Clippers he wants to stay.

+1

GSW Hoops
07-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Wow. Big move for the Clippers and only 13 mil a year?
They got him for cheap, home town discount probably.
If Brand re-signs with the Clippers as well, look for them to contend.

He wanted a long-term deal that the Warriors wouldn't give him.

I love BoomDizzle but dude's gonna dog it after a year or two with a max deal. I would love to have had him for another year or two, but I'm glad we didn't lock him up long-term. Not sure we could afford him anyway with Biedrins, Azubuike, and Ellis on the market.

x_notorious
07-01-2008, 10:52 PM
He wanted a long-term deal that the Warriors wouldn't give him.

I love BoomDizzle but dude's gonna dog it after a year or two with a max deal. I would love to have had him for another year or two, but I'm glad we didn't lock him up long-term. Not sure we could afford him anyway with Biedrins, Azubuike, and Ellis on the market.

And it was also made public that Don Nelson And Davis do not get along well.
Plus, for the Warriors, Monta Ellis should be their number one priority.

Ragun
07-01-2008, 10:59 PM
clippers get a great deal.

Chronz
07-01-2008, 11:54 PM
Yes

Second City
07-02-2008, 12:22 AM
Now if the Clips will only stay healthy...

kylem4711
07-02-2008, 01:18 AM
seriously....

Jamesfrom818
07-02-2008, 01:29 AM
Great pick up for the Clips. Too bad they're the Clippers and Clippers karma is going to strike them at some point.

innovator
07-02-2008, 01:52 AM
nice....clips got baron.... and warriors will get arenas.... pacific division looks scarier now

Cracka2HI!
07-02-2008, 02:00 AM
Man this is crazy! I never thought something like this could happen!! Brand will re-sign. I'm sure he will get the rest of our cap room. He opted out so this could happen. I can't believe it happened. In the Clipper forum we laughed at the idea this could happen. A couple things to add to the conversation.

Maggette is gone. I don't think we can go over the cap to sign him now. We had to renounce his rights or something. To be honest before today I thought we could. I don't think we can go over the cap to re-sign Brand either. Which means we will get Brand for a cap friendly deal as well. Probably about 12-14 mil for him. We might have the best financial situation in the league if this happens.

Gordon will probably start and play as many minutes as possible. One thing we won't have is much depth. He should be up for rookie of the year and average about 20 ppg.

The fact that we won't have depth means we will have to count on a bunch of injury prone players to stay healthy. Bad news, but we are due for some good luck with injuries. If we stay healthy I think we have the potential to be as good as anyone. There are so many good teams in the West and we are now 1 of them. I think Baron and Brand are both hoping for the Celtic factor and will be very motivated this season!!

TheNewbster
07-02-2008, 02:18 AM
nice....clips got baron.... and warriors will get arenas.... pacific division looks scarier now

Um, Arenas is staying in the East; he got his ransom demand for return: he said he'd only return if Jamison was resigned, and he was

Anyhow, the Clippers are in great shape cause Mobley has 2 years left on his deal, so at the end of the season his contract becomes something of use as an expiring one for ppl seeking to get cap space. They can add a solid supporting player that way.

Don't forget folks about DeAndre Jordan! Sleeper-supreme. At worst, a 2nd round pick that no one will remember or care. At best, a steal in the 2nd that can become a great backup big man and then trade chip in a couple years.

Interestingly, Corey Maggette got screwed hard in this signing people say. I would be interested to see if the Clippers can use this to their advantage, cause his ability for contract money is highly diminished. MLE's are all that teams can offer. If the Clippers could somehow do a S&T and package him with another contract (oh how i wish it would be mobley..) to get a solid contributing player and a draft pick or 2, then this would be the best coup ever for the Clippers for a summer of free agency.

dsonLAL24
07-02-2008, 02:40 AM
nice....clips got baron.... and warriors will get arenas.... pacific division looks scarier now

Arenas aint goin no where and u no why?

127 MILLION thats why!

TheFuture6
07-02-2008, 03:15 AM
This team is better than the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets,

Glad that's already been decided. :rolleyes:

LA_cabals
07-02-2008, 03:41 PM
found this this on youtube....lol

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8d8PhKNKH0E