Found July 08, 2013 on
It was one of the more interesting things about this past season that seemed to get very little attention. With all of the coverage on Dwight Howard and where he might go, it seemed the fact that Clippers point guard Chris Paul was scheduled to be a free agent was flying under the radar.
Was it the way CP3 handled it? I’m not sure. While the Dwightmare 2 dragged out once free agency officially opened, Chris let it be known quickly that he was resigning with the Clippers on a 5-year $107 million contract. Per ESPN, Paul wanted to get the free agency thing over and over quickly.
“For me, I felt like if I knew where I wanted to be and what I was going to do, why take the time and waste those other teams’ time and have them spending unnecessary money,” Paul said. “We just wanted to be done with it.
“I’m excited,” Paul told ESPNLosAngeles.com. “I’m excited about everything that’s going on with the team. I talked to my wife about it because I told her it was going to be a family decision. We even let ‘Little Chris’ chime in on it. It’s pretty cool to know where you’re going to be and to know you’re somewhere where you’re wanted. The fans have been amazing. I told my wife I felt like a rookie all over again just because I’m excited about the unexpected.”
When Doc Rivers officially became the Clippers’ new head coach it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Paul was going to be returning.
No indecision, no dragging it out. Quick and to the point. That was probably just a little too much to ask for from somebody with the history of Dwight.
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Capping off a busy weekend of free agency for the Clippers, Ryan Hollins announced on Twitter Sunday morning that he had agreed in principle to a deal to return to Los Angeles next season.
ClipperNation we have some unfinished business!!!! Blessed to be back in a @LAClippers uniform! I'm ALLIN Ryan Hollins (@TheRyanHollins) July 7, 2013
Yahoo! Sports first reported the one-year...
Former New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers player Duane Washington has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene in western Michigan.
MLive.com (http://bit.ly/183nPu8) reported Monday that an Ottawa County judge also placed the 48-year-old Washington on 18 months' probation and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service...
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I am so overly excited to be back with the Clippers, it's a great situation
I'm going to do a bit of barber shop talk here ... but I think this situation is one of the rarest you can find for a free agent. If you asked me last week, as a free agent, if I had three NBA wishes, it would be playing for Doc Rivers, playing in...
Might as well hit up Bynum and try to recreate 2010.
I assume if Odom wanted to come back, it wouldn’t cost the Lakers much, but if this is their biggest move of the off-season that has to be a bit depressing for Lakers Fans.
Lakers have reached out to Lamar Odom, but it been hard to determine how high interest level is on either side thus far.
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The Los Angeles Clippers have waived DaJuan Summers.
Summers appeared in two games for the Clippers last season, averaging 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 3.5 minutes of action. Summers will play for the Clippers in the upcoming 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Current L.A. Clippers guard and former North Carolina player Reggie Bullock took to twitter to express how hungry he was waiting at an airport which apparently has no food.
The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to sign Ryan Hollins on a one-year contract.
Hollins signed with the Clippers last offseason.
Lamar Odom is an unrestricted free agent and would like to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a report. Hollywood Life (yes, I realize how funny that sounds) says Odom will sign with the Lakers if they offer him a contract. “It’s very close if not already in the works that Lamar is [...]
Word going around the internet is that the Lakers have reached out to Lamar Odom. Odom, who played with the Lakers from 2004-’11 before being traded to the Mavericks, would probably welcome a return back to his former team.
Chances are that it won’t cost the Lakers much to sign Odom, but if this is it for the Lakers it’s been a bit of a letdown off-season, after losing free...
The Los Angeles Lakers have reached out to Lamar Odom to gauge the free agent's thoughts on returning.
Odom spent seven seasons with the Lakers, where he was a top contributor on back-to-back champions.
Odom averaged 4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 19.7 minutes for the Los Angeles Clippers last season.
The Clippers have added yet another guard to their backcourt rotation.
USA Today is reporting that the Clippers have agreed to a two-year deal with Darren Collison.
He averaged 12 points and 5.1 assists per game with the Dallas Mavericks last season, and will try to find some room in a backcourt that includes Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Jamaal Crawford.
The Los Angeles Clippers agreed to sign Darren Collison to a two-year contract worth part of the mid-level exception.
The second year of Collison's deal will be a player option.
Collison averaged 12 points and 5.1 assists last season with the Dallas Mavericks.