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PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- No NBA team has been more active this offseason than the Clippers, but coach Doc Rivers said Monday they might not be done making moves.
On the day the team introduced first-round draft pick Reggie Bullock to the media, Rivers indicated there could be a few more additions.
"We're still looking for a couple of other guys," he said, "but we're bringing back the nucleus for the most part, and that's what we wanted to do as well."
Point guard Chris Paul is expected to officially announce his return to the team this week, but although Rivers said on the day he was hired that he liked the team as it was, there have been several additions to the core of Paul and forward Blake Griffin.
The Clippers are reportedly also talking to forward Antawn Jamison about a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of 1.4 million, which would give them another scorer off the bench. Jamison played last season for the Lakers.
When the NBA moratorium on signings ends Wednesday, the Clippers are expected to announce the trades for projected starters J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley, the signing of guard Darren Collison to a two-year deal and the return of forward Matt Barnes and center Ryan Hollins. Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe depart to the Phoenix Suns.
"We just added to the team," Rivers said. "Our whole thing was to add shooting, shooting, shooting. You can kind of tell one of the areas we thought we had to improve our team is in shooting, and that's what we're trying to do this summer. We've done that."
Asked about discussions with Jamison, he said, "We obviously have enough guards. Our next focus is on bigs, but just one, maybe two.
"What we have to do is create two teams. We have to create a big team, which we have, and I think our big team is as good as any big team in the league. We also have to create a small lineup that is effective and that you can use every night as well."
The made-over roster probably will limit the number of minutes available to Bullock, who can play either shooting guard or small forward, but he'll get a chance to impress coaches at the NBA Summer League that begins Friday in Las Vegas.
"I'm just going to play my game," Bullock said. "They've seen so much film on me that they know what I'm capable of doing, which is shooting the ball and defending."
Bullock, 22, averaged 13.9 points and shot 48 percent last season at North Carolina, but his ability to earn playing time may well depend on his defense.
"I don't know how much he's going to play this year," vice-president of basketball operations Gary Sacks said, "but we're going to see what he can do. It's tough for a rookie, but you always want them to exceed expectations."
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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...
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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...
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When the Celtics introduced Brad Stevens on Friday, I said that it was time to stop talking about Doc Rivers. I believe that he went back on a lot of what he said over the years (being the Jerry Sloan of the Celtics, being willing to rebuild, ect.), but at the end of the day, everything worked out. Doc would coach a contender next season, and the Celtics would have a phenomenal young...