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Los Angeles Clippers: Collison and Barnes Signing Grades
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
Daren Collison Contract: 2 years, 3.8 million
- This is an excellent deal for the Clippers. After trading Eric Bledsoe, the Clippers needed a backup point guard and with little money to spend, they were able to land a point guard who still has high potential and is already a very productive player. Collison is a very capable scorer and passer and although he is inconsistent, he does have moments of brilliance. If he ever becomes a consistent player, he can still become a starting point guard in the NBA, but he has actually always seemed to play better as a backup. He has also backed up Chris Paul before, so there is familiarity, which is always helpful. Collison averaged 12 points and 5 assists last year and is a more than capable replacement for Eric Bledsoe and will be able to run the second unit, but also play next to Paul, as he is a solid three point shooter and scorer. He i...
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Paul tweeted out this photo of the pen hitting the paper:
. @CP3 is back! #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/a6KyhBMK7v
-- Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) July 10, 2013
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Footage of the incident was first reported by TMZ.
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