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    Default Sources: Clips, swingman Azubuike agree to multiyear offer sheet

    LAS VEGAS -- The Los Angeles Clippers have identified the latest target in their recovery from the free-agent loss of Elton Brand by agreeing to terms on an offer sheet with restricted free agent Kelenna Azubuike of the Golden State Warriors.
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    Not a bad buy if he's not to expensive.... i got him in my keeper league Fantasy Team so if he gets 15-20 MPG me be happy...


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    Hmm, the Clips and Warriors seem to have a little grudge match going on with the other team's FAs. It's kind of entertaining.

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    Keelna came out early from the Blue N White, and I've kept my eye on him the last 2 seasons. He was a player I wanted the Pacers to get last summer. He'll help replace the loss of Maggette.

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    Hmm, the Clips and Warriors seem to have a little grudge match going on with the other team's FAs. It's kind of entertaining.
    I was just thinking the same thing.
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    I think it's a pretty solid pick up for the Clippers.

    They are sure going to have a different team next year.

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    Azu's a pretty talented player and a team like the Clips (who needed to fill in some depth at the wing position) did well to acquire him. Rebounds extraordinarily well for someone his size and can handle some defensive assignments too. Hits the open three and is strong enough to the point where he's not afraid of contact. Relatively clutch for a bench player. Good dude too, I hope he does well in LA.

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    i like this move. the only part i wonder about is his height. he's only 6-5 and while thats not small, you'd think they'd want someone a little taller that could play both the 2 and 3. but they still have time to make other moves (address front court depth FTW!) but it is a nice pickup. i can't see the warriors matching after signing maggs.
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    Hmm, the Clips and Warriors seem to have a little grudge match going on with the other team's FAs. It's kind of entertaining.
    Yeah, it's weird. I really don't remember anything like it.

    Is there precedent for this kind of thing?
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    Yeah, it's weird. I really don't remember anything like it.

    Is there precedent for this kind of thing?
    There may be a more prominent example of this in the ABA or something, but in 1984 two of the USFL teams trade their entire rosters to each other.

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    Maybe the Clippers and Dubs should just trade franchises and get it over with already.

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    Hmm, the Clips and Warriors seem to have a little grudge match going on with the other team's FAs. It's kind of entertaining.
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    Azu's a pretty talented player and a team like the Clips (who needed to fill in some depth at the wing position) did well to acquire him. Rebounds extraordinarily well for someone his size and can handle some defensive assignments too. Hits the open three and is strong enough to the point where he's not afraid of contact. Relatively clutch for a bench player. Good dude too, I hope he does well in LA.
    Not a bad kid but he does play too out of control for my tastes. I haven't really looked at the Clips overall situation since the dealings to see why they'd want him.

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    Not a bad kid but he does play too out of control for my tastes. I haven't really looked at the Clips overall situation since the dealings to see why they'd want him.
    Everyone who wants to earn PT under Nellie plays out of control, to be fair.

    Kelenna has a good head on his shoulders and he'll adapt well to a more traditional brand of basketball.

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    Good For the Clippers they are making some really nice moves and getting their fans excited. Baron Davis, Marcus Camby and Azubuke. They did lose Maggette but it would be hard to imagine him and Baron Davis playing well together. They also drafted Deandre Jordan in the second round.

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    Since the Clippers won't likely resign Quinton Ross...and they have a need for some added depth at the Wing positions..is there anyway that we can do a S&T of Quinton Ross for Shawne?

    Not only would I love to add Ross' defense to our lineup....it would push Rush further up the rotational ladder.
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    Don't we have 1-2mm before we're over the L.tax? If so, I'd try to just sign him first.

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    Since the Clippers won't likely resign Quinton Ross...and they have a need for some added depth at the Wing positions..is there anyway that we can do a S&T of Quinton Ross for Shawne?

    Not only would I love to add Ross' defense to our lineup....it would push Rush further up the rotational ladder.
    I was thinking about Ross last week, not as a Pacer, but in the sense I hadn't heard if he had signed somewhere. I was thinking maybe Boston or another team as a "D" specialist. Now, that Williams has stepped on his weenie. I could see a trade of Williams for Ross.

    Wiliams salary is 1.5 mil and Ross' salary last year was $825,000. Offer Williams to the Clippers for a S&T of Ross at 1.5-2 mil. Or offer Williams and McRoberts for Ross with a salary at 2-2.5 mil. It would be a 2 for 1 trade bringing the Pacers roster to 15 with the Pacers still be under the LT. How long b4 McRoberts can be traded? JMOAA

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    I was thinking about Ross last week, not as a Pacer, but in the sense I hadn't heard if he had signed somewhere. I was thinking maybe Boston or another team as a "D" specialist. Now, that Williams has stepped on his weenie. I could see a trade of Williams for Ross.

    Wiliams salary is 1.5 mil and Ross' salary last year was $825,000. Offer Williams to the Clippers for a S&T of Ross at 1.5-2 mil. Or offer Williams and McRoberts for Ross with a salary at 2-2.5 mil. It would be a 2 for 1 trade bringing the Pacers roster to 15 with the Pacers still be under the LT. How long b4 McRoberts can be traded? JMOAA
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    LOL.....the Warriors match the Clippers Azubuike's offer.

    http://basketball.realgm.com/src_wir...r_to_azubuike/

    The Golden State Warriors have matched the contract offer submitted to restricted free agent guard Kelenna Azubuike by the Los Angeles Clippers, it was announced today by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin. The Warriors had seven (7) days from receipt of the contract – Friday, July 18 - to match the offer from Los Angeles. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. “We are pleased to have Kelenna back in the fold,” said Mullin. “He’s a young and talented player who has continued to improve during his two seasons with our team. His versatility, athleticism and ability to shoot the 3-pointer certainly fit our style of play. Additionally, we think he will continue to improve and expand his game.” The Golden State Warriors have matched the contract offer submitted to restricted free agent guard Kelenna Azubuike by the Los Angeles Clippers,
    The Clips just got "Mullin-ed" again....1st Maggette ( but not like they were going to keep him anyway ).....then decided to match Azubuike.

    Hmm.....they still need some scoring depth at their Wing positions........maybe Bird should call up Sterling and suggest a Shawne for Ross S&T while they are reeling from yet another loss at the FA sweepstakes?

    Do it, Bird!!!!
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    LOL.....the Warriors match the Clippers Azubuike's offer.

    http://basketball.realgm.com/src_wir...r_to_azubuike/



    The Clips just got "Mullin-ed" again....1st Maggette ( but not like they were going to keep him anyway ).....then decided to match Azubuike.

    Hmm.....they still need some scoring depth at their Wing positions........maybe Bird should call up Sterling and suggest a Shawne for Ross S&T while they are reeling from yet another loss at the FA sweepstakes?

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    I really don't understand the Quinton Ross love in here.

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    I really don't understand the Quinton Ross love in here.

    Fans are fickle! They are always wanting something else.

    Prime instance is Stephen Graham. Last season they were screaming for JOB to give him more playing time. This off season he's the forgotten player.

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    Don't we have 1-2mm before we're over the L.tax? If so, I'd try to just sign him first.
    Unless Shawne isn't as close to being shown the door as most of us think....then I can see Bird trying to hold onto him longer to see if he actually grows up....but at this point...I would much rather cut my losses while getting a player that clearly does not have as much upside as Shawne does...but can definitely fill a much needed role while ensuring that Brandon gets more minutes in the lineup.

    As far as I am concerned....if it seems very likely that Shawne is gone...then I would much rather get rid of him now...then later....mainly cuz I consider Shawne an obstacle that can get in front of the way of Brandon getting the minutes to develop. Although Ross could compete with Brandon for some minutes at the backup SG/SF rotation....I think that Ross' lack of scoring ability could justify getting Brandon some solid minutes when needed.
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    I really don't understand the Quinton Ross love in here.
    I think that we have enough scorers on this team that I don't mind focusing more on getting solid defenders.

    I always believe that the more perimeter defenders that we have...the better. For a $1.5-2 mil contract....I have ZERO problems with getting a solid perimeter defender roleplayer that can come off the bench.
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