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LAC_12
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wrong thread.... although great job with that ^


Griffinforpresident
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Stephen A. Is reporting that DJ wants a trade to Houston.

After what transpired, the Rockets have nothing to give.


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My crystal ball.

People keep bringing up loyalty. It's fantasy land. This is a business. Loyalty doesn't pay for your Aston Martin. Loyalty does not increase your minutes. Loyalty does not make a team over pay. This is not the 60's. The fact that the fans in Dallas don't like him means nothing. Dislike does not change his performance on the court. If he consistently gets 18 boards their attitude will change in two days. Neither does being an all star. Dirk, Tim etc have made their $$ and can AFFORD to be loyal. It betters their legacy

For a young player it's who will pay the most. Throw in the fudge factor of not caring how good the team is. The Team wants the best bang for the buck.

His name is DeAndre Jordan not DeAndre Ballmer. DJ will be traded to a team maybe 5 seed for a lot of money.


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DJ is that friend when a couple breaks up and has to choose between the two. I can see blake and Paul fighting for his friendship. I don't know how many times I've heard paul say DJ and I text almost everyday. Blake is saying I want DJ to be a clipper for life. So funny!!


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You've got to be kidding.

Friendship has NOTHING to do with this. So many people seem naively to think that personal relationships have anything to do with this. If you put friendship ahead of the welfare of the team you should be traded in 30 seconds. An older rich player wanting to play with a friend is different. Unless DJ is a total fuc*ing idiot, he'll do what's best for him. Some of you just don't seem to get it. If they text or send smoke signals it doesn't matter. Blake want's DJ to be a Clipper for life? SO WHAT. If BG were offered a trade for Draymond Green he'd take it in a heart beat and he'd be a fool not to. This is not High School cliques or the High School B Ball--rah rah, be true to your school. It's BUSINESS.

They are professionals. What that means is putting you personal feelings aside and doing what's best for the team. Anything else is UNACCEPTABLE. In theory two professionals who hate each other should be able to put aside their feelings and get along at work.

"Just business, nothing personal" the God father. Please learn this.


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it was a tongue and cheek comment, that is why I ended it so funny! not every post is going to be a serious take and don't suck! a la jim rome.

Anyways can't wait to see what happens at trade deadline.


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https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/n ... 038201001/

DJ and Pat stood in front of the door and had verbal exchanges with the visiting players.


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So, Ballmer is seeing what we are seeing. That is a team that plays exceptionally hard, that shares the ball and seems to enjoy being together. They also seem to be playing at a high level. Doc is playing young players who are contributing. Players are still going down with injuries (Austin and DJ lately), but the team rallies around each other to keep the winning alive.

Over the last 10 games we are 8 - 2, which is tied with Golden State and Boston for best in the league over that time.

Given all the injuries we've had, and continue to have, this is remarkable. Ballmer is reportedly reaching out to Lou about resigning. He knows what's going on with DJ, whether or not resigning him is in the cards, or if his leaving is a foregone conclusion. So, if DJ will resign, what is the point of doing anything other than bringing this team back?

Now that second unit players like Dekker, Lou, Austin, Harrell, and more are playing at a high level, why make a change to bring in more depth (which seems to be what Milwaukee is offering?

If Lou and DJ will resign, why would Ballmer do anything but bring them back? We are seeing now how good this team is. What we don't know is how good it can be once we have all our pieces back, especially now that these second unit players have proven they belong? The restocking of this team has been an experiment that looks like it will be a success.

We simply don't know how good we can be come playoff time. I'd like to find out and I bet Ballmer would too. If DJ wants back, I would be surprised to see him moved.


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powersurge95 wrote:
it was a tongue and cheek comment, that is why I ended it so funny! not every post is going to be a serious take and don't suck! a la jim rome.

Anyways can't wait to see what happens at trade deadline.

DUde I may have been pissed but I never stooped so low as to call you Jim Rome Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_08

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Griffinforpresident wrote:
Stephen A. Is reporting that DJ wants a trade to Houston.

After what transpired, the Rockets have nothing to give.

I guess the reason Chris Paul and his gang went to the Clippers locker room is they want to kidnap DJ, because Rockets doesn't have anything to trade for us.

Harrel can do what Capela does.


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Clint Capela has all the skills to be a great big man. He's literally knocking on the door!


Clemenza
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DJ must be jealous of the new State Farm commercials with him being replaced by Harden and Ariza and want's back in


toohipcliptoslip
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Jerediscool wrote:
Clint Capela has all the skills to be a great big man. He's literally knocking on the door!

How's the money going to work out? Maybe this is a DJ fantasy. Capela is 6'10", a bit short.


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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
My crystal ball.

People keep bringing up loyalty. It's fantasy land. This is a business. Loyalty doesn't pay for your Aston Martin. Loyalty does not increase your minutes. Loyalty does not make a team over pay. This is not the 60's. The fact that the fans in Dallas don't like him means nothing. Dislike does not change his performance on the court. If he consistently gets 18 boards their attitude will change in two days. Neither does being an all star. Dirk, Tim etc have made their $$ and can AFFORD to be loyal. It betters their legacy

For a young player it's who will pay the most. Throw in the fudge factor of not caring how good the team is. The Team wants the best bang for the buck.

His name is DeAndre Jordan not DeAndre Ballmer. DJ will be traded to a team maybe 5 seed for a lot of money.

C’mon... perspective please! How much is enough? When you’re making 25M a year a couple of million here or there shouldn’t matter. So Cal vs. Houston should be an easy decision. It’s not always about the almighty dollar (Dirk) and the grass isn’t always greener. If DJ gets a competitive offer from us he should stay. If we must trade DJ then we should try and trade him to the East but in our best interests not to our bitter rivals in the West who want the Larry as bad as we do.


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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
How's the money going to work out? Maybe this is a DJ fantasy. Capela is 6'10", a bit short.
Capella is overrated. He wants the max...lol.


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Dirtydunks wrote:
C’mon... perspective please! How much is enough? When you’re making 25M a year a couple of million here or there shouldn’t matter. So Cal vs. Houston should be an easy decision. It’s not always about the almighty dollar (Dirk) and the grass isn’t always greener. If DJ gets a competitive offer from us he should stay. If we must trade DJ then we should try and trade him to the East but in our best interests not to our bitter rivals in the West who want the Larry as bad as we do.

If he gets a matching offer. he'll stay probably stay. By SHOULD do you mean he probably will stay, which he will or he "ought to stay because we think that it's in his best interest". I want to get the meaning right. Dirk is different, he has a legacy at Dallas to protect. He Manu Tim wanted to retire Spurs. Dirk wanted to retire a Mav. When we were looking for FA's a few years back even though they could have lived in LA etc they took the money.

If I had extra $2 mill/ year to blow I could live anywhere and charter a private plane to LA and be here in a few hours, less time than rush hour on the 405. Hell buy a helicopter and fly over traffic.. I could have a house here and somewhere else. Where should we trade him? He's not the most mature person and don't expect his answer to be rational. He could also let it be known that he won't re sign with any team he doesn't like.

. Kobe did not take a pay cut when LAL needed the cap, $25 mill plus $25 mill in endorsements. It's also ego. A million is not chump change. It would pay for a Lear jet, a 100 foot yacht a house in Monaco, a couple of custom sports cars, or a Kardassian's jewelry plus your psychiatrist . Or in Trump's case Russian hookers who p*** on him..

Why do billionaires like the Koch Brothers or Rupert Murdock still screw people for the $$? Why did Oprah have a gold phone. You can even have extremely bad taste and pay a lot for it like that Gold guy courtside with the 1980's rocker stuff.


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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
How's the money going to work out? Maybe this is a DJ fantasy. Capela is 6'10", a bit short.

It was a joke about him being the decoy and knocking on the door of the locker room. Maybe it doesn’t translate generationally.


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I know this might sound crazy, but if we trade Deandre Jordan, I think it would be a good idea to bring in Alex Len. He's an undervalued 7footer that rebounds well and can rim protect. He's in no way elite (very high level rebounder) but doesn't have a lot of skills. He's more skilled than DJ, but lacks confidence similar to how DJ was before Doc started coaching him. He fouls a lot so he won't make a good full-time starter, but at 24, he has a ton of room to develop. Obviously not as athletic as DJ, but he has great size and good mobility. The most important thing is he should come CHEAP.


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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
If he gets a matching offer. he'll stay probably stay. By SHOULD do you mean he probably will stay, which he will or he "ought to stay because we think that it's in his best interest". I want to get the meaning right. Dirk is different, he has a legacy at Dallas to protect. He Manu Tim wanted to retire Spurs. Dirk wanted to retire a Mav. When we were looking for FA's a few years back even though they could have lived in LA etc they took the money.

If I had extra $2 mill/ year to blow I could live anywhere and charter a private plane to LA and be here in a few hours, less time than rush hour on the 405. Hell buy a helicopter and fly over traffic.. I could have a house here and somewhere else. Where should we trade him? He's not the most mature person and don't expect his answer to be rational. He could also let it be known that he won't re sign with any team he doesn't like.

. Kobe did not take a pay cut when LAL needed the cap, $25 mill plus $25 mill in endorsements. It's also ego. A million is not chump change. It would pay for a Lear jet, a 100 foot yacht a house in Monaco, a couple of custom sports cars, or a Kardassian's jewelry plus your psychiatrist. Or in Trump's case Russian hookers who p*** on him..

Why do billionaires like the Koch Brothers or Rupert Murdock still screw people for the $$? Why did Oprah have a gold phone. You can even have extremely bad taste and pay a lot for it like that Gold guy courtside with the 1980's rocker stuff.

it’s up to him whether he wants to stay or not. We have no say. To suggest that factually it’s a business decision and he will definitely take the most money and move from a team and city that has fully supported him is not necessarily true. Every person doesn’t live by the greedy standards that you suggest.


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PER 36:

Reed- 17 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2 bpg. 129 otrg, 106 drtg (23 net rating), PER of 21, 68% TS, .202 WS/48.

Harrell- 20 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2 apg, 1.5 bpg. 118 ortg, 108 drtg (10 net rating). PER of 22, 61% TS, .168 WS/48.

These are guys who perform better and better the more they play.

At this point DJ is expendable. He's having a down year, his defense has fallen off a cliff and his effort isn't there. Sure he's still all star level impact, but he's declining and I'd rather use the cap for him on a wing like Paul George.


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Jerediscool wrote:
It was a joke about him being the decoy and knocking on the door of the locker room. Maybe it doesn’t translate generationally.

I understand now. Unfortunately they would have done it.


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Clippersfan86 wrote:
PER 36:

Reed- 17 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2 bpg. 129 otrg, 106 drtg (23 net rating), PER of 21, 68% TS, .202 WS/48.

Harrell- 20 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2 apg, 1.5 bpg. 118 ortg, 108 drtg (10 net rating). PER of 22, 61% TS, .168 WS/48.

These are guys who perform better and better the more they play.

At this point DJ is expendable. He's having a down year, his defense has fallen off a cliff and his effort isn't there. Sure he's still all star level impact, but he's declining and I'd rather use the cap for him on a wing like Paul George.

I agree. If we don't get a lottery first rounder for him we should just let him walk. No need to bring in subpar bigs with **** contracts like Tristan Thompson and the likes when we have Harrell and Reed hungry and ready to contribute.


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Dirtydunks wrote:
it’s up to him whether he wants to stay or not. We have no say. To suggest that factually it’s a business decision and he will definitely take the most money and move from a team and city that has fully supported him is not necessarily true. Every person doesn’t live by the greedy standards that you suggest.

We are both correct in a way. Greed also includes a beach house instead of money. How much is it worth to be able to hang at a Hollywood Club instead of living in Cleveland? Same as money. You are CRAZY if you don't put your own welfare first IN BUSINESS. People forget that these guys are unemployed after 35 and have to live on their earnings during the B Ball years. Personal is different. The team only cares about the bottom line. How much is it worth to be at a table with a Kardassian? A lot. BG in a comedy club? Priceless.


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Harrell fits this mold.

Exec: Number Of Big Men In NBA Could Be Cut In Half By 2020

In an analytical piece about how the Golden State Warriors are using Jordan Bell as a small ball center, Jonathan Tjarks relays an anecdote about how the number of traditional bigs in the NBA will continue to decline.

"There’s a positive feedback loop happening with small ball: The more teams play it, the less valuable every traditional 5 in the league becomes," writes Tjarks. "I talked to one executive who thinks the number of big men in the NBA will be cut in half by 2020. Every team will soon be looking for its own version of Jordan Bell, if they aren’t already."


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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
We are both correct in a way. Greed also includes a beach house instead of money. How much is it worth to be able to hang at a Hollywood Club instead of living in Cleveland? Same as money. You are CRAZY if you don't put your own welfare first IN BUSINESS. People forget that these guys are unemployed after 35 and have to live on their earnings during the B Ball years. Personal is different. The team only cares about the bottom line. How much is it worth to be at a table with a Kardassian? A lot. BG in a comedy club? Priceless.
I agree and that’s exactly the point I was making. Living in LA vs. Cleveland (insert Houston) counts for a lot to some people and the almighty dollar might play less of a role in that scenario.


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clipper*joe wrote:
Harrell fits this mold.

Exec: Number Of Big Men In NBA Could Be Cut In Half By 2020

In an analytical piece about how the Golden State Warriors are using Jordan Bell as a small ball center, Jonathan Tjarks relays an anecdote about how the number of traditional bigs in the NBA will continue to decline.

"There’s a positive feedback loop happening with small ball: The more teams play it, the less valuable every traditional 5 in the league becomes," writes Tjarks. "I talked to one executive who thinks the number of big men in the NBA will be cut in half by 2020. Every team will soon be looking for its own version of Jordan Bell, if they aren’t already."

Interesting but aren't we getting a bunch of big guys who play like small guys?


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I no longer believe Jordan will get traded. When we were in the midst of our 9 game losing streak, it seemed a certainty. Now that it looks like a 6th place (or possibly better) finish, I just don't see this team making any move with the possible exception of resigning Jordan and Lou.


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Even at max? Doesn't that blow our chances for any Cap relief? I don't understand numbers, remember.


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I brought up trading for kemba walker a while ago, looks likes he's available now. How about a 3 team trade, if he wants to leave whether it be rockets or some where else lets get something for him:

http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=y7mbxmlk

Clippers get kemba walker, Howard, iman shumpert

Cavs get Deandre Jordan and rights to swap picks at draft

Hornets get Frye, rivers, B. Johnson, W. Johnson, Calderon , the nets pick and a second rounder from clippers.

Both cavs and hornets get to unload 1 of there bad contracts they want to get off there books, cavs gets the all star defensive anchor in jordan, hornets get a lottery pick for kemba and free up their luxury tax a bit. Clippers get a all star point in his prime and starting center to replace DJ


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cashdld wrote:
I brought up trading for kemba walker a while ago, looks likes he's available now. How about a 3 team trade, if he wants to leave whether it be rockets or some where else lets get something for him: http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=y7mbxmlk Clippers get kemba walker, Howard, iman shumpert Cavs get Deandre Jordan and rights to swap picks at draft Hornets get Frye, rivers, B. Johnson, W. Johnson, Calderon , the nets pick and a second rounder from clippers. Both cavs and hornets get to unload 1 of there bad contracts they want to get off there books, cavs gets the all star defensive anchor in jordan,....


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SamMays wrote:
I no longer believe Jordan will get traded. When we were in the midst of our 9 game losing streak, it seemed a certainty. Now that it looks like a 6th place (or possibly better) finish, I just don't see this team making any move with the possible exception of resigning Jordan and Lou.

Looks like Jordan told the clippers he's not exercising his option. So If he doesn't sign an extension looks like the clippers have no choice but to trade him or risk losing him for nothing.


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It's OK to lose him for nothing.

No really. It's OK. It's not that big a deal.

Most offers for him are worse than just letting him walk.


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3 team trade

Rockets get DJ

Clippers get Walker, Anderson,Bacon

Hornets get Evans, Thornwell,W.Johnson, 2019 1st(LAC, 1-14),2020 1st (Rockets)

Trade machine has this at -10 wins Hornets

+3 Clippers

+5 Rockets

Clippers get a VERY good PG who can score and create. They add some shooting in Anderson, who has 2 years left on his deal.

Rockets get DJ and extend him. It’ll cost them a 1st

Hornets keep sinking for better draft positioning and get a 1st round pick along with salary relief. Evans might turn out to be solid.


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Clippers don’t have a 2019 first


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Mistwell3 wrote:
It's OK to lose him for nothing.

No really. It's OK. It's not that big a deal.

Most offers for him are worse than just letting him walk.

How is getting draft picks even if they are all late first round worse than letting him walk?

Getting one second round pick is better than letting him walk. Not sure what you are talking about on this one bro.


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ClipperPostman wrote:
How is getting draft picks even if they are all late first round worse than letting him walk?

Getting one second round pick is better than letting him walk. Not sure what you are talking about on this one bro.

By letting him walk you get the benefit of utilizing his services for the rest of the season and the playoffs. He can contribute a lot to this team if we're serious about being competitive in the post season. If we're content with being a bottom seed first round playoff exit, then we can go ahead and trade him for a late first or whatever trash people are offering. A trade including Tristan Thompson (without Brooklyn's first) will just add salary to the books for a couple of season for ANOTHER injury prone player who's production and skill does not replace DJ's. If they're willing to throw in that Brooklyn pick then it's worth it, but they'd be stupid if they did.


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ClipperPostman wrote:
How is getting draft picks even if they are all late first round worse than letting him walk?

Getting one second round pick is better than letting him walk. Not sure what you are talking about on this one bro.

LOL We're not getting just a draft pick for him in a trade. The only trade offers involve teams trying to ditch overpaid contracts for him. Exactly which teams are under the cap (not under the tax threshold but actually under the cap) can absorb DeAndre's contract without having to give up equal contracts and would want to do that while giving up a draft pick? The answer is "zero". I think it's just the Suns and Pacers who even have any appreciable room under the cap at all. With some moves the Bulls and Mavs could, but why would they make moves when they could trade those contracts in this deal?

[Edit - Just checked. The Suns have the most cap space this season right now. They cannot absorb Jordan's $22M contract with their cap space. Which means I believe there are literally zero teams in the league able to take Jordan's contract and give just draft picks in exchange. It must be for someone of roughly equal contract. Best I could think of is trading Jordan to Suns for Greg Monroe and a 2nd round pick, and then Monroe would expire. Why the Suns would do that, I have no idea.]


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powersurge95 wrote:
Looks like Jordan told the clippers he's not exercising his option. So If he doesn't sign an extension looks like the clippers have no choice but to trade him or risk losing him for nothing.

So will we sign him? Maybe so. I don't want him pouting and playing poorly the rest of the season. We are betwixt and between. If we were going to tank we should dump him but the team is too good to tank. DJ is nowhere near an elite center. People have forgotten what elite centers are. Is he Pau, is he near what Marc was? If D12 stayed healthy and didn't have an attitude? Any of the young guys. When Kaman was at his streaky best, and AT THE TOP OF HIS FORM, he was as good as DJ. For a short period he was near 20 and 10 almost always double double. 75% FT and a good short jumper. Occasionally hit a hook. He and Mutumbo? DJ gets a B.

However who can we get that is as good as he? Nobody. Does he have us by the balls? I was all for rebuilding and trying to find and develop a young center. With DJ we're good. With any of the young guys we're great - BUT


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There's rumors that the Hornets are shopping Kemba Walker. What do you guys think about this deal? If Hornets are looking for salary dump this year, we can give them Deandre, Lou Williams, and Austin Rivers. In exchange, we can get back Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, and Dwight Howard. Howard only because it makes no sense to have him on the team if they are trading for Deandre. Deandre and Lou Williams would probably be pissed, but Kemba Walker would make the Clippers legit again.


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Not taking Batums contract unless they also take Gallinari. Kemba is a very good player on a favorable contract but he's not much better than Lou. He's a fantastic player and he's still 27 compared to Lou's 31 so it's a good move if you believe in a Kemba/Blake future. Dwight can still play but his attitude is not conducive to winning. Not worth the drama.

With the way our team has been playing, I don't think it's a good idea to trade people just for the sake of making a deal. The group we have right now has developed a legitimate identity which is something that has been extremely rare in Clippers history. Any deal we make should compliment the identity we currently have. Anything else will force us to start from scratch... AGAIN.

A big part of what makes Lou Williams so special is that he's giving you 23ppg OFF THE BENCH. That's a superstar talent that's willing to come off the bench in order to help is team win. I think it would be extremely foolish to trade a guy with that mentality and level of production because it's nearly impossible to find.

The only player(s) I think we should be looking to move are Austin Rivers, Sam Dekker, and Brice Johnson. We don't NEED anything that either of them bring and they both have value that could benefit another team. If we could get a decent young wing a la Kelly Oubre and or a late first round pick(s), we'd get everything we're looking for without giving up anything we need, allowing us to remain competitive for the rest of the season. We need to find a way to move Brice just for the roster space.


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^^^ Good post and I agree. We need to trim the fat and build upon this team we have. Its hardnosed, tough, and gritty. We've been waiting for this for years. Call DJ's bluff. If he walks then he walks.. don't take on any bad contracts. Pretty much every player offered in these deals aren't even better than what we already have in Lou, Milos, Harrell, Dekker, Evans, Reed, Wes, Thronwell, etc.


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Agree...keep this team together. Last two posts were pretty spot on.


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Something from MIL would be interesting, lots of young talent. Keeping DJ isn't a horrible idea though. We're right there with every team except the Warriors. If Gallo was actually healthy, I really, really like our squad.

Don't wish ill will, but GS is beatable if one of their top four is sidelined (even Klay).


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Our most tradable guy is Austin. The rest are scrubs. Dekker can't shoot. You keep forgetting how good a 3 pt shooter Austin is and how his scoring has improved. 30+ points is nothing to scoff at. He is a potential all star. Don't laugh. At this point his talent is catching up to his ego. As well he'd probably be glad to get away from Daddy. He could also start somewhere.


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Yeah. We should trade Austin for a young player who is improving, plays decent defense, shoots the 3 at a decent pct., not afraid to take it to the rim.....oh right.


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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
Our most tradable guy is Austin. The rest are scrubs. Dekker can't shoot. You keep forgetting how good a 3 pt shooter Austin is and how his scoring has improved. 30+ points is nothing to scoff at. He is a potential all star. Don't laugh. At this point his talent is catching up to his ego. As well he'd probably be glad to get away from Daddy. He could also start somewhere.

That what I'm saying, whose to say he won't leave, to get rid of the nepotism cloud from over him and prove to the rest of the league that belongs. Also, Blake Griffin is 28 years old in his prime year, this isn't the time to lose players for nothing, and if the opportunity is available to pair him with another all-star do it. What it looks like the Hornets wants to rid themselves from some of those bad contracts and are using Kemba Walker as a means of starting the rebuild. With that said, I proposed a trade of DJ & Rivers for Kemba and Dwight earlier, but perhaps we don't need to get rid of DJ contract to get Kemba Walker they want expiring deals with a young piece and/or a pick. We can offer Rivers, W. Johnson, B. Johnson, and Dekker for Kemba and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Of course, some pick or other maneuverings with further have to be used, but Hornets get out of MKG's contract they get a young piece in Dekker & Rivers (expiring) and they start their rebuild. Clippers get an allstar Point guard to build around with Blake, DJ & Gallo. Additionally, though MKG can't shoot he fits the mold of the goon squad and could play a Tony Allen role off the bench, and would take over Dekker's spot. Finally, we'd keep our depth while adding a building piece to play with Blake and DJ in their primes.

Walker/Beverley/Evans

Milos/ Willaims/Wallace

Gallo/MKG/Thornwell

Griffin/Harrell

Jordan/Reed


cashdld
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slestack11 wrote:
There's rumors that the Hornets are shopping Kemba Walker. What do you guys think about this deal? If Hornets are looking for salary dump this year, we can give them Deandre, Lou Williams, and Austin Rivers. In exchange, we can get back Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, and Dwight Howard. Howard only because it makes no sense to have him on the team if they are trading for Deandre. Deandre and Lou Williams would probably be pissed, but Kemba Walker would make the Clippers legit again.

or we can keep DJ, trade Rivers, W. Johnson (use stretch provision), B. Johnson, Dekker for Walker & Michael Kidd-gilchrist


ClipperPostman
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The feeling I’m getting Jerry west wants to stay put and see what happens. We are playing well.


Mistwell3
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This is the deal we could do with the Cavs for DJ.. It's basically DJ for the Nets Pick plus filler.

DJ for: Frye (expiring), Thomas (expiring), Cedi Osman (3 years contract at $2.65M, rookie SF, age 22, pretty meh), Ante Zizic (4 years contract at $1.65, rookie center, age 21, not bad) and a G-league guy we can release, along with Nets pick. That deal would just squeak in as legal I think.

We would release Cedi Osman and the G-League guy right away, along with Brice Johnson. Might have to release another player after that even, as I am unsure where we are at in roster slots. Given Zizic and Frye are both centers, my guess is if we had to release someone else it would be Willie Reed, though maybe something could be done stashing Zizic on the G-League. We'd let Frye walk at the end of the year.

It would give us a potentially promising young and cheap asset in Zizic, the chance to impress Thomas enough to try and sign him if we want to try, and of course the Nets pick.


ClipperPostman
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Why would Cavs trade Thomas when he is one of there pieces to contend for a championship. That’s why they traded Kyrie for him. They would have to be retarded to give up their second best scorer for a defensive center and their first round nets pick to top it off.

We of course want a favorable deal for the clippers but it still has to make sense for the other team.


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