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Hooch20
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http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/stor ... ources-say

Hooch20
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I don't really see how the two teams could work out the salary differences in this deal. Deal would also have to include Caron Butler and Gordon Hayward, or something on that level.

Silasie
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I don't get it, why are there several rumours about the Clips trading EBled in deals where there is no PG coming our way? If CP is out for any games who replaces him.? Chauncey could do it but his fitness record is far from reassuring and if Chauncey is in for CP who takes care of the second unit.

I can see why there are rumours about the Clips making a trade that could push us forward so we could be even more legit as a contender but we need a back up PG. It doesn't make sense.

FightOnRon
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I hinted at this yesterday but didn't want to bring up the "I" word. We love the guy but Chauncey;s durability is in question I would think. this obsession with trading away our backup PG for a forward is still jsut beyond my comprehension.

I am also getting a tad weary of these rumors with EBLED. Front says says no trade, then the next day a new rumor, followed by the front office saying they never said that, followed by another EBLED rumor.

SOMEONE in the organisation,,TELL THE TRUTH.

Icecoldclipper
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Why are we doing this to our team chemistry? Would the Jazz probably be the best place if Bledsoe wanted to blossom probably so but not now wait until the offseason

Icecoldclipper
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Keep the team together already

sz123456
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Bledsoe is great insurance, but honestly if any of the players mentioned (CP3, Billups) were to get injured, we're not beating Oklahoma or San Antonio. DJ is going to be a huge liability, they will foul him constantly, we need a more consistent Big.

clips15deep
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Well obviuosly this trade wouldn't work straight up because of salaries so if more pieces come together then we will probably see a backup pg come our way.

Letsgetthew
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I wouldn't part with bledsoe without a first round pick coming back our way. Why can't we keep him fornthisnyear and trade later??

clipperboy24
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Hmm interesting as mill sap can play a sf type position or of course to smaller with by and kill sap as our bigs. Might be worth if we could pick up Hayward too. Bryant guy has a great game and has turned into a consistent 3 point shootr

FightOnRon
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Trade Bled and watch CP3 bail,,then what FO,,tryouts?

Purple#Gold
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I think the only pieces involved would be Bledsoe and butler for millsap and Watson. It seems like Utah is trying to get rid of their expiring contracts because they're not sure if they will resign with Utah again. The reason I see this happening is because Utah wouldn't want odoms contract, grant hill is too old to be desirable, they're good at the center and power forward position already, and I don't think the clippers want to part with Willie green just in case billups gets injured.

Toprank
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I hope this is just the Lakers beat writer trying to stir up trouble. We don't need a PF.

The only guy I would trade Bledsoe for at this point is someone that could guard Durant.

Other than that...no deal. How can our FO be soooo good all summer and be discussing the biggest bonehead deal of the year. I chalk it up as Shelbourne being tired of reporting about the Lakers drama that she is trying to create some from us.

Purple#Gold
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Ramona shelburne is really credible and I doubt she is trying to do that.

CP3Heliflopter
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Why do we need Millsap? This deal makes no sense.... Millsap is a PF and our SF should be able to space the floor.

achad92
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Yup Lakers fault for this rumor.

CapsNClips
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This trade baffles me, but I've always loved Milsap he just doesn't fit on our team unless he's going to play SF. If someway we can get Hayward I say do it without even blinking twice.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Id rather take Derrick Favors than Paul Milsap. Start Favors at Center over DJ. Favors > DJ

Silasie
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Hayward is a great player.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Hayward is a great player and still has room to grow. He can do a little bit of everything and play 2 positions as well.

clipcast3
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Man I can't wait til Friday when there's no more trade rumors!! Only either actual trades that happened or talk of Clipper post season potential match ups

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Seriously people, I really hope our front office is inquiring bout Derrick Favors. I'd dump a first round pick for this kid in the trade too if we can.

Hooligans
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Even though our real need is a young SG/SF for the future, I'd LOVE to add Paul Millsap. We could bring him off the bench, go small start him at PF and Griffin at C, or even go big with Millsap at the 3 (not his natural position but he has shown that he can play there, it's not like Butler is a better defender anyways).

The problem is, if this deal really were to go through, can we re-sign him at the end of the season? He's making 8 million this year, and could be getting a pretty large contract after this year. Regardless, I'm actually excited about this rumor because this deal could really help both sides. I also wish there was a way we could snag Burks from them (because they aren't trading Millsap AND Hayward for Bledsoe, no way the Jazz are that stupid). We'll see what happens.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Jazz would have to take Caron Butler in return with Bledsoe if they sent us Milsap. Salaries don't match up without Butler in the deal. Honestly people I will say it again, Derrick Favors for Bledsoe! Salaries match or are pretty damn close. Favors can start at the 5.

Toprank
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Excerpts from a Gary Sacks article about the trade rumors. You can tell that VDN is pushing for the trade and not Sacks. Glad Sacks is in charge.

LA TIMES ARTICLE-

Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, didn't mention any names, but said "every team has called me" and that "it's my job to call them back and to listen."

"I haven't called anybody to say, 'Hey, we have Eric Bledsoe and would you like him?' Or, 'We have DeAndre Jordan or we have anybody and would you want them?' That's not where I am right now with this team," Sacks said in a phone interview from Houston on Saturday. "That's not where we are."

Sacks said Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro and his staff have "the roster to win."

"It's up to the coaching staff to figure out a way to get those guys to win games," Sacks said. "If they don't feel like we have enough talent, then that's their problem."

Sacks said the Clippers will listen to what other teams have to say right up to the trade deadline at noon PST on Thursday to determine whether it warrants L.A. making a move.

But Sacks said if the Clippers aren't in the "top five" in talent in the NBA right now, "then maybe I should be making calls."

"Just because people want something to happen, doesn't mean it's going to happen," Sacks said. "Again from our end, I am not shopping our guys."

Sacks said other NBA executives believe Chris Paul will sign a five-year, $110-million extension with the Clippers this summer and that's why L.A. might be willing to trade Bledsoe.

"You've got the best point guard in the NBA on your team and you've got the best backup who is ready for a bigger role, potentially," Sacks said. "So, of course, they are going to call. But that doesn't mean we should just trade him. That's crazy.

"I like our team. I think we have a chance to be in the mix at the end whether we do something or not. Look, I'm not saying that five days from now that we wouldn't change our mind if there is a deal that makes sense for us. I'm never going to say never. But I'd be thrilled if we had the same roster as we move forward into the rest of the season. I like who we are."

killafornia310
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Would you rather take Millsap or Al Jefferson? I'd take Jefferson

Silasie
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Thanks for posting the article Toprank, Sacks makes his position known very clearly.

botev1921
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Bledsoe, Butler and Green for Millsap, Hayward and Burks. Burks as a back-up PG, Millsap as a back-up to Blake and Hayward to start at SF.

TheDude
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This is ridiculous. Nobody in their right mind would move Bled for an expiring contract vet backup PF. Then what? Milsap plays with us through the PO's and then signs with a team with cap space. No need to salary dump our cheapest rotation player just to have another guy fighting for scrap minutes behind Blake.

Just stop with this stuff, it's making me nervous. No moves until the summer.

Silasie
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Sounds interesting, though I don't know anything about Burk. Also a 3 trade players could seriously affect chemistry.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Bledsoe Butler for Favors Millsap

Phu7
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Jazz aint giving up favors

Hoop
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Get used to it until Friday. These are "only" offers by calls that come in with the FO and there will still be some teams offering some.

It doesnt say anything about us but only (in this case) that Utah would be interested in that kind of trade.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Phu7 wrote:
Amnesty_David_Stern wrote:
Bledsoe Butler for Favors Millsap

Jazz aint giving up favors

Then we don't trade Bledsoe plain and simple. BTW every time I see your avatar I laugh my ass off

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Sometimes gms will put this out there to get a better deal. Who knows Sacks could have leaked these two rumors to make another team up there offer. I dont see us trading bledsoe unless we bring in something to make us a championship favorite. With are roster finally healthy it does suck to see bledsoe get so little run. I think we end up holding onto bledsoe and maybe after CP3 resigns in the off season we make a move then.

Phu7
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Amnesty_David_Stern wrote:
Phu7 wrote:
Amnesty_David_Stern wrote:
Bledsoe Butler for Favors Millsap

Jazz aint giving up favors

Then we don't trade Bledsoe plain and simple. BTW every time I see your avatar I laugh my ass off

Lol. Did it for the haters. Favors would be awesome though.

Phu7
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Good thinking. Maybe him and vinny disagreeing is part of some plan to get a better offer too

realbull17
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ill take milsap over KG. but dont see bledsoe going anywhere.

ekker3
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forget this trade bledsoe for a backup big nonsense. if we really want help at the 4 or 5, just sign kenyon martin.

sure we could use the help down low, but considering the sacrifice, we're better just staying put.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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I think we want Favors in the deal as well. Bledsoe Butler and a 1st for Favors Millsap and Hayward. Maybe toss em Turiaf too, isn't he expiring?

ClippersSince97
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I don't like this at all considering Millsap is still undersized and we'd have to resort to playing small ball at the end of games because DJ is obviously going to be on the bench. Also, his salary restricts our long-term flexibility (the little that we have) and he's going to get paid once he becomes a free agent. I still think the best option for Bled would be to get some high draft picks and a decent center with fundamentals.

ekker3
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wait, why would utah deal away the heart and future of their team for bledsoe and change? they're trying to build around favors and hayward, not trade them away.

would be pretty amazing, though.

clips15deep
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Millsap is only 6-8, shoots 36% from downtown, and is great at steals so he could play small forward. Also, he is a very good power forward already so we would have great options. As far as our lineup, if we were to trade bledsoe and butler for him this would be our rotation.

pg) cp3, billups, (utah could give us tinsley or we could sign one like bibby, pargo, or machado (I prefer Machado))

sg) Grant Hill, crawford, green

sf)Millsap, barnes

pf)Griffin, Odom

c)deandre,turiaf, hollins

Sorry, but if you will turn down that lineup then I don't agree with you.

clips15deep
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Millsap, Griffin, and Deandre can all play at the same time.

ClippersSince97
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^Millsap cannot handle playing the 3. He's an undersized 4.

ohMEohMy!
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::sigh::... an undersized big is not what we need.

hoopfanjd31
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Agree completely. KG is one thing, but someone in Milsap's class is a marginal upgrade - if it even is an upgrade. I'm not sure Milsap really would make up for what we'd lose in Bledsoe.

worm
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rather go for KG trade than this.

clipper4ever
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What's the latest on Granger? Any shot we can get him in a trade?

chonkyfire24
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i don't think we really know anything about the clippers' trade scenarios. it's fun to talk about but unfortunately we're just going to have to wait until the deadline .

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