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phlp_bj
07-10-2008, 11:37 AM
Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the Clippers have made preliminary contact with Charlotte Bobcats forward Emeka Okafor, who is a restricted free agent.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-clipside10-2008jul10,0,6134998.story

lakers4sho
07-10-2008, 11:40 AM
Elton Brand replacement eh?

The Melky Way
07-10-2008, 11:44 AM
good move by the Clippers, but depending on the money they are going to give Okafor ala the Bogut extension yesterday, it might not be the best move, especially if Davis commitss to honoring his verbal committment.

If the Clippers got Okafor and Josh Smith they would be better off because it will help them in the long run. Davis and Okafor may push an 8th seed in the Western Conference, but they aren't set to do much more than that.

TMAC94
07-10-2008, 11:53 AM
Elton Brand replacement eh?

yee

Ph1lly Diehard
07-10-2008, 11:59 AM
good move by the Clippers, but depending on the money they are going to give Okafor ala the Bogut extension yesterday, it might not be the best move, especially if Davis commitss to honoring his verbal committment.

If the Clippers got Okafor and Josh Smith they would be better off because it will help them in the long run. Davis and Okafor may push an 8th seed in the Western Conference, but they aren't set to do much more than that.

Lol, there not getting both Okafor and Smith..

No way in hell that happens

Dirty Dirk41
07-10-2008, 12:00 PM
clipper get both Okafor and Smith they would be right there fighting for a playoff seed

B.Davis
Mobley/Gordan
Smith/T.Thomas
Okafor/A.Thorton
Kaman

not 2 shabby for the "other" team in L.A

MiamiHeat
07-10-2008, 12:06 PM
clipper get both Okafor and Smith they would be right there fighting for a playoff seed

B.Davis
Mobley/Gordan
Smith/T.Thomas
Okafor/A.Thorton
Kaman

not 2 shabby for the "other" team in L.A

thats a very nice team

philsphan28
07-10-2008, 12:11 PM
clipper get both Okafor and Smith they would be right there fighting for a playoff seed

B.Davis
Mobley/Gordan
Smith/T.Thomas
Okafor/A.Thorton
Kaman

not 2 shabby for the "other" team in L.A

you really think that it is even possible that the clips could sign davis, smith, and Okafor? They would cost WAY too much money. They will have to choose between Okafor and Smith and even then the bobcats and hawks have the right to match. Personally, i think Okafor would help them more than Smith because he is a true PF and A. Thorton could play SF.

lakers4sho
07-10-2008, 12:13 PM
Clippers still have no bench, remember that.

Lettuce137
07-10-2008, 12:15 PM
you really think that it is even possible that the clips could sign davis, smith, and Okafor? They would cost WAY too much money. They will have to choose between Okafor and Smith and even then the bobcats and hawks have the right to match. Personally, i think Okafor would help them more than Smith because he is a true PF and A. Thorton could play SF.

Agreed. The clippers, especially the owner, wants Thorton to get better and more playing time. I just don't see Smith playing PF all too well for the clips if they do sign smith over okafor.

Raptors27
07-10-2008, 01:32 PM
Okafor would help this team much more than Smith IMO. Okafor is a very good PF and Smith and Thornton would be able to play with eachother i dont think because they are both SF one would be playing off position.

Dirty Dirk41
07-10-2008, 01:39 PM
i dont think the clips can sign both, just imagining what a lineup like that could be

J-Relo
07-10-2008, 01:52 PM
ye Okafor is what this team really needs now...

Goon.Weezy
07-10-2008, 02:08 PM
it wud be good if they got okafor and smithhhh........pretty good startin line-up
but not a decent bench

PhillyLuver
07-10-2008, 02:32 PM
There's no way they would get Okafor and Smith in addition to Davis.

Just not happening, but signing Okafor would be a great move

AllTheWay
07-10-2008, 02:43 PM
OKafor would be a great move

Baron/Livingston?
Gordon/Mobley
Al/Thomas
Okafor/Thomas?
Caman/?

FromDallas
07-10-2008, 02:54 PM
Okafor is a restricted free agent. The Bobcats will match any offer the Clipps give Okafor.

fresh prince
07-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Okafor is a restricted free agent. The Bobcats can match any offer the Clipps give Okafor.

Fixed..

The Clippers have enough cap money to tie the Bobcats hands..They will and should overpay for Okafor..I doubt the cats will match..But we'll see

KoBe-Bynum-Gaso
07-10-2008, 03:19 PM
hes to inconsistent.....cant even be a twenty and ten guy like he was in college..... has no upside whatsover....the best thing he can become now is a poormans ben wallace......:cry:

SHONIE
07-10-2008, 03:27 PM
but Bynum isn't overrated at all, right?

FromDallas
07-10-2008, 03:40 PM
Fixed..

The Clippers have enough cap money to tie the Bobcats hands..They will and should overpay for Okafor..I doubt the cats will match..But we'll see

Considering the Bobcats have his Bird rights it doesn't matter how much cap space the Clipps have.

Chronz
07-10-2008, 03:49 PM
Okafor shouldve been a Clipper from day one

AllTheWay
07-10-2008, 04:18 PM
but Bynum isn't overrated at all, right?


Stay on topic....this is about Okafor, not Bynum

kylem4711
07-10-2008, 04:36 PM
OKafor would be a great move

Baron/Livingston?
Gordon/Mobley
Al/Thomas
Okafor/Thomas?
Caman/?

just to let you know its kaman

ARMIN12NBA
07-10-2008, 04:38 PM
Okafor is a restricted free agent. The Bobcats will match any offer the Clipps give Okafor.

The Bobcats are not expected to match any offers that are too much and the Clippers can offer up to 14 million and anything above 8 million, the Bobcats are not expected to match.

TheBatchelor213
07-10-2008, 04:54 PM
Okafor is a charater guy, kind of what we thought Brand was and in regard to him being a poor man's Ben Wallace, Okafor can score more on the block and is better at the line. Even if we were not to get Smith, with Davis, Al and Chris and a possible rejuvinated Mobley, that should sustain us scoring wise.

_Sn1P3r_
07-10-2008, 05:38 PM
Elton Brand replacement eh?

Haha yup.