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maragin
08-14-2007, 10:01 PM
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="yspsctnhdln">Clippers add frontcourt depth by signing forward Josh Powell
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers added frontcourt depth Tuesday by signing former North Carolina State forward Josh Powell (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3774/;_ylt=AoexoqBZ3wWHuO4_NnrmoAeLvLYF).

Elton Brand (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3324/;_ylt=AjQ0N02UcTNGvulP1.kRf76LvLYF), the Clippers' starting power forward, ruptured his left Achilles tendon earlier this month and is expected to be sidelined for the first several months of the season.

The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Powell averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds last season while playing in 37 games for the Indiana Pacers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/ind/;_ylt=An.vRq3nbLL1bIa7GgPf9GWLvLYF) and Golden State Warriors (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/gsw/;_ylt=AhWe1Ea7srJz5_ffPWk0K.mLvLYF). He averaged 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 37 games for the Dallas Mavericks (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/dal/;_ylt=Amfc7SyRel3HxQZMQNOXhV.LvLYF) as a rookie in the 2005-06 season.

The 23-year-old averaged 10.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in five games for Golden State's team in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas last month before the Warriors made him an unrestricted free agent July 20.

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Found here - http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=ApySXcv52T7AyF.sxn_mLDW8vLYF?slug=ap-clippers-powell&prov=ap&type=lgns

rexnom
08-14-2007, 10:12 PM
Wow...Josh Powell is a HUGE fantasy sleeper...

BlueNGold
08-14-2007, 10:19 PM
I really thought Powell had a solid, well rounded game and could have been a good backup to JO. Good defender, efficient scorer, good rebounder...etc.

Is Ike really a better player?

rexnom
08-14-2007, 10:23 PM
I really thought Powell had a solid, well rounded game and could have been a good backup to JO. Good defender, efficient scorer, good rebounder...etc.

Is Ike really a better player?
For our needs...probably not. We need a decent backup. I think Ike has "decent starter" written all over him. Thus, we have one franchise guy at PF and one "decent starter" backing him up. Slightly unnecessary.

BlueNGold
08-14-2007, 10:47 PM
For our needs...probably not. We need a decent backup. I think Ike has "decent starter" written all over him. Thus, we have one franchise guy at PF and one "decent starter" backing him up. Slightly unnecessary.

Agreed. I do understand why the Pacers view Ike more favorably....but unless we deal JO...which appears less likely now....I think Powell would serve our needs better...as you say.

However, if Ike puts two and two together this season, I may spin on a dime. I think this coming season will be a crucial year in his career.

Evan_The_Dude
08-14-2007, 11:34 PM
Judging Jermaine's injury history, having a decent starter backing up our All-Star PF isn't a bad idea.

LG33
08-14-2007, 11:36 PM
He's just a younger, less-talented James Singleton.

Cobol Sam
08-15-2007, 10:29 AM
For our needs...probably not. We need a decent backup. I think Ike has "decent starter" written all over him. Thus, we have one franchise guy at PF and one "decent starter" backing him up. Slightly unnecessary.

Unless you are preparing to not have JO in the near future (1-2 years).

Unclebuck
08-15-2007, 10:37 AM
I really thought Powell had a solid, well rounded game and could have been a good backup to JO. Good defender, efficient scorer, good rebounder...etc.

Is Ike really a better player?

Yes Ike has a chance to be a real scorer in the NBA. Powell does not have that chance. And what I mean by a real scorer, is someone who you can get the ball to and good things will happen. Someone other teams have to game plan for, and someone who doesn't need to play off of his teammates to get a decent shot.

There is a big difference between the two players

JayRedd
08-15-2007, 11:54 AM
Yes Ike has a chance to be a real scorer in the NBA. Powell does not have that chance. And what I mean by a real scorer, is someone who you can get the ball to and good things will happen. Someone other teams have to game plan for, and someone who doesn't need to play off of his teammates to get a decent shot.

There is a big difference between the two players

:amen:

Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu is to Josh Powell as Josh Howard is to Danny Granger.

Biiiiiiig gap in both cases.