Travis Leslie Waived

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no1wammy
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Yep. A complete shocker:

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"Clippers waive guard Travis Leslie. The roster now stands at 14 players."

http://twitter.com/EricPatten/status/263451179365826562

What happens now? Who should they go after?

clippermitch
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Shaun Livingston.

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Going with 14 for now. Flexibility.

no1wammy
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I don't know if Livingston's a good choice. He was a part of the Clippers in the 2004 season where he ruptured all parts of his knee against the Charlotte Bobcats, once upon a time when the franchise was still a laughingstock. What can he bring to the team?

tense2
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Nostalgia, lol.

worm
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The FO shows they are really serious about championship, next to be waive is Thompkins if he doesn't show any improvement

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Thompkins will be a very good PF. Channing Frye jr. He needs to get PT and to me will move past Turiaf on depth chart once healthy

worm
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Thompkins is soft

ClipperHeart
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Noooo.. Sad

Clipperfn4lf
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Trey is soo soft! i liked travis, but he wash't confident at all.

clips15deep
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Ya, he wont ever be a starter.

FreaKeyy
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This is sad especially for Trey, theyre like bestfriends. Anyways who should we get now?

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Saving some $ for next year's luxury tax bill.

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livingston is like a glass.

CP3Best
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Guys this is a business, Leslie is till gonna get paid his 800k, I think he'll find a roster spot on some phillipino team and do them some good, improve his game, and probably come to the nba again, best of luck!

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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We should wait till mid season and offer Shaun Livingston a 10 day contract.

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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With Paul, Bledsoe, Crawford and Billups, Leslie would have rotted on the bench. The FO actually did him a favor by letting him go so he can go somewhere where he can make more of a name for himself

CP3Best
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He's probably gonnacome back improved like Al Thornton had made his return this season!

Grillinnap
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The Clippers never open their season with a 15-man roster. They always leave one spot open so they could sign someone on a 10-day contract during the season.

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Are they're any FA's left?

Andrew818
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Wow wasn't expecting that.Hope the best for Leslie.I liked his play but his shooting just wasn't were it needed to be to save his spot and his size didn't help much.I think the Clippers keep the roster at 14 for now.Leslie seemed like a good guy man,really hope he lands on a team.

hoopfanjd31
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^^^Its actually better for Leslie. He was never going to play on this team. Hopefully, he can make his way to a squad where he can get some minutes.

TheDude
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Seemed like a nice kid but he's not an nba player.

no1wammy
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Do you think that Adam Morrison should be given one last chance as a Clipper?

Mistwell
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All reports are he had a guaranteed contract...so we save nothing at all other than a roster spot by waiving him.

AJCLIP
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You are right... I am hoping this is a flexibility move , not a money move!

GhostShip
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Kind of expected it. He will be off to europe most likely. His game isnt ready for the NBA yet. Not sure if we wil ever here from him again like willie green. Cant expect to hit a homerun with second rounders every year. Having the open roster spot and gives us more flexibility is more important.

Ricky
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Mistwell wrote:
cleepers wrote:
Saving some $ for next year's luxury tax bill.

All reports are he had a guaranteed contract...so we save nothing at all other than a roster spot by waiving him.

His contract was only partially guaranteed at 250k per storytellers website. So the Clippers save a little over 500k.

http://www.storytellerscontracts.com/

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If Odom isn't going to be out too long then I think we should look for a 3rd pg. Livingston does sound good with the size to compensate for the lack of size our other guards have. Plus i'm sure nobody has forgotten how great of a passer he was. Playing him in a line up with Matt Barnes and Odom could cause a ton of match up problems. But I think the Clippers FO would much prefer to go with a guy who's familiar with the offense, like Courtney fortson who i liked a lot for us last season, or Hank Thorns who is pretty good himself.

If Odom is going to be out for an extended period of time then i say we go for a PF. Troy Murphy might be a good fit. He's a stretch big shooting 42% for the Lakers last season, and is only a couple of years removed from averaging a double double. Most analyst agree that the Clips would greatly benefit from having a stretch big. I know a lot of you guys want to wait on Trey, but Troy is proven. Just an idea.

Andrew818
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With Hill and Barnes there is no need for another 3.I think we keep the spot open in case of injury.But if we do sign another player I think we should get another PG.

As much as I don't think it is a good idea,Paul,Barnes,and Caron were hanging out with Gilbert Arenas a couple of days ago.They might have been just hanging out or we might be in talks with Arenas.Him and Paul are good friends so you never know.

http://twitpic.com/b818t4/full

Also his deal to play in China is falling apart which means he will be free to sign.I know he is CP3's friend but not so sure it is a good idea.But if it happens he will likely not see much playing time anyways.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--gilbert-arenas--china-deal-fallin g-apart-30331709.html

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With Hill and Barnes there is no need for another 3.I think we keep the spot open in case of injury.But if we do sign another player I think we should get another PG. As much as I don't think it is a good idea,Paul,Barnes,and Caron were hanging out with Gilbert Arenas a couple of days ago.They might have been just hanging out or we might be in talks with Arenas.Him and Paul are good friends so you never know. http://twitpic.com/b818t4/full Also his deal to play in China is falling apart which means he will be free to sign.I know he is....

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Icecoldclipper
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Why couldn't we just stash Leslie and Thompkins in the D-League for a year

kjavis
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yeah, go away work on your game and come back a better player

BenjaSands
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This sucks. I really liked Travis Leslie. He was the type of athletic Guard I always wanted for our team ala Eric Gordon. He never got the chance, and when he was put in he probably felt pressured to perform in limited minutes which is probably why he always looked nervous out there and hesitant.

I guess it is better we move him instead of having him sit on the bench allll year again without contributing whatsoever. I really like Trey too but I mean if we are not going to play him why waste a roster spot on him too?

Even though ima miss Travis I like that we are getting rid of guys that are just taking up roster spots..

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Why waste a roster spot on trey. What are you talking about? Every player on the team cant play. We are a contending team how realistic is it that a second rounder in his second season should get playing time on a team this deep. Its called a project player. Trey is in the plans for the future. When his body is NBA ready. He would play PF and get pushed around out there.

Travis is a totally different situation. He is a short guard that cant shoot and lacks ball handling of a NBA player. A player like Leslie they are every where, the D - League is filled with them.

A player like trey is 6-10 who can shoot outside, they dont come around as often they are hard to find. Stash Trey at the end of the bench give him garbage time minutes and hopefully the assistant coaches can work with him all year to get bigger and improve his game.

To be upset Trey doesnt play is crazy this is a championship caliber team and probably the deepest team in the league. He should never play only in blowouts or injuries hit big time.

GhostShip
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But it does suck because I am friends with Travis on XBOX. So it was nice to brag to people I am a xbox friend of a clipper

TheDude
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Crawford played PG most of last season. It's not ideal but he's our 4th string PG. I don't think it's necessary to go get another one. Bledsoe is impossible to hurt. He'll never be on injured reserve. And he can play the whole game if need be. CP3 misses some games, we have Billups and Bled and Jamal in emergency situation.

Get another veteran wing if anything. But really there's nothing we need at this point.

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^^^Or Chris Anderson could be good. Hardcore dude, good rebounder, some offensive game. He always played well against us.

Available Wings: Josh Howard, TMac, Michael Redd.

Redd had a good year last season. Surprised nobody picked him up. A lot of people would be pretty pissed (especially the ones that where purple and piss for a living) if we signed Michael Redd or JHoward for the minimum and they end up getting us 10pts. per game.

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I have a feeling we will get Raja Bell.

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FO is up to something

Hoop
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I think waiving him is the right decision and Id have done exactly the same thing.

Totally agree with you with the mentioned wings especially M-Redd who had fantastic stats in PHX only playing 15 min. pg. If we need sth. its definitely a SG imo and this would be adressed with that.

If we somehow sign M-Redd Id be happy even Arenas would be exactly that type of player wed still need if he could only somehow reach or get near the form he had before his injury though M-Redd would be the much better choice. Hed contribute big to our team.

PleaseSellDTS
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Eric Piatkowski! The Polish rifle should get to play with this group, just for one game.

PleaseSellDTS
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Not a bad move. Would drive Kobe nuts. Loved watching that kid on Dallas strip Kobe twice last night.

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Do you think that Adam Morrison should be given one last chance as a Clipper?
With Hill and Barnes there is no need for another 3.I think we keep the spot open in case of injury.But if we do sign another player I think we should get another PG. As much as I don't think it is a good idea,Paul,Barnes,and Caron were hanging out with Gilbert Arenas a couple of days ago.They might have been just hanging out or we might be in talks with Arenas.Him and Paul are good friends so you never know. http://twitpic.com/b818t4/full Also his deal to play in China is....

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23efren23
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Trey is a potential trade inclusion bate with butler and draft picks watch for possible Jefferson Rudy gay and or deng from Chicago

CapsNClips
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I hate to say it but Bobby Simmons makes a lot of sense right now. Only for a 10 day contract till' Hill can come back though.

PleaseSellDTS
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^Hmm, interesting. I would hate to see Butler traded. Not because he is irreplacable, but because he was willing to sign an FA contract to play here before the CP trade and the roster became stacked. I would prefer to see the FO honor his contract, sends a good message to the rest of the team and to future FAs.

tense2
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^No to Simmons. We'll be find until Hill gets back in a couple of weeks.

CapsNClips
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Exactly, but it would be tempting because Deng is one of my favorite players right now.

worm
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Raja Bell will be the right choice

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