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Madelyn Burke ‏@MadelynBurke

#Clippers waive Forward Trey Thompkins - http://on.nba.com/ZD1QDC

Making room for another signing?

JahvonTheClip
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Sad but he was worthless anyways...

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http://www.nba.com/teamsites/clippers/node/59078

Sad. He seemed like a good guy with potential. Yeah, I wonder if we are going to sign someone else? Who else is good that can help?

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I wonder. I can't see any other reason to do it now.

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Josh Harrellson time?

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Can we get a pure shooter?

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Thompkins was young and could spread the floor. Had potential. If we sign someone better or that can help now, I can justify this move.

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Agreed. A wing player that can shoot sounds good. or play great defense.

clippermitch
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Raja Bell??? We do need a perimeter defender.

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I don't know if he would be eligible for the playoffs since he was released late. I read that some place.

clippyclip
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He can only play in the regular season, not the playoffs since he was released after the deadline.

tense2
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Might be wrong, but who ever we sign now won't be eligible for the PO's.

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If they came from China, example, Tracy McGrady, would they be eligible for playoffs?

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Not sure why we kept Trey and released Travis Leslie in the first place. The timing suggests that maybe we have a target signing in mind? We already have a shooter in Willie Green who didn't even play last night, so I do wonder.

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I'm pretty sure anybody we sign is eligible to play in the post-season as long as they were released before the March 1st deadline (if they were on another team).

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I like the move... A LOT!

It's obviously for a reason and I'm excited to see what we're making room for.

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I do too. I hope we sign a sharp shooter who can play some defense!

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I still want to know WHY he was injured for so long lol.

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Am I the only one who finds it weird that Trey is wearing a Grizzlies hat in his Twitter pic? https://twitter.com/TreyThompkins

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clipperBryan32 wrote:
Am I the only one who finds it weird that Trey is wearing a Grizzlies hat in his Twitter pic? https://twitter.com/TreyThompkins

No. He's a rapper. That's his album cover.

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They're gonna sign Brad Miller. Move DJ to the second unit. Willie Green back to starter. More minutes for EBLED. Less minutes for Billups and Hill.

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Weird timing to release him.I am split on this release because I thought Trey brought a lot of good energy around the team but his injury always bothered me that we never got any news on it.I heard the Clippers are considering signing someone but haven't heard any names.What is bothering me is why they chose to release him now.Hopefully we don't get any news that Crawford,Butler,or Bledsoe have a more serious injury than we thought.

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Is there any chance we can waive VDN Smile Smile Smile

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It is really mind-boggling how this kid's injury hasn't healed yet.

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clipperBryan32 wrote:
cleepers wrote:
I like the move... A LOT!

It's obviously for a reason and I'm excited to see what we're making room for.

I do too. I hope we sign a sharp shooter who can play some defense!

I think it's more likely to be somebody who is what Trey was supposed to be... a backup big who can shoot a bit.

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Link please.

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cleepers wrote:
clipperBryan32 wrote:
cleepers wrote:
I like the move... A LOT!

It's obviously for a reason and I'm excited to see what we're making room for.

I do too. I hope we sign a sharp shooter who can play some defense!

I think it's more likely to be somebody who is what Trey was supposed to be... a backup big who can shoot a bit.

I heard Troy Murphy's name thrown around but not too sure about that one.Also as long as the player was released before March 1st they will be eligible for the playoffs.I think we might be going for a big but not sure.I think VDN might have given up on Hollins and Turiaf and might be looking to add some size.

Could see them maybe looking at Darko again but that is questionable.I doubt we give Greg Odon a look but this has all happened so fast that even though I like Trey I am kind of excited to see what they plan to do,if anything.After last nights lost it is great to see VDN and the FO try to make a move to make us better.

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clippyclip wrote:
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Might be wrong, but who ever we sign now won't be eligible for the PO's.

I'm pretty sure anybody we sign is eligible to play in the post-season as long as they were released before the March 1st deadline (if they were on another team).

Rules for eligibility:

http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2013/03/play ... nings.html

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Why didn't we just trade him for a second rounder? I'm sure other teams would like to have young talent.

hoopfanjd31
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^^^ Well, we are passed the trade deadline and maybe a month ago they didn't think they needed to free up a roster spot.

tense2
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Or no one was interested. Smile

hoopfanjd31
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Troy Murphy makes some sense. He's got experience, is a pretty solid rebounder and is capable of hitting the 3. If he's in shape, he probably could add some value in limited minutes. I also thought about Darko, but I would think we'd want someone who is more of a potential outside threat. But based on the way Gasol killed us last night, maybe they're thinking we need another tough, defensive minded big.

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Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA

The Clippers plan to sign Dajuan Summers of Maine in D-League, league source tells Y! Sports

https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/312340584570433537

Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA

The Los Angeles Clippers will sign DaJuan Summers, source close to the situation confirms.

https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/312344775300902912

tense2
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All righty then. Shocked

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http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/d ... l?nav=page

http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/4012/dajuan-summers

http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... eda01.html

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3 pt % isnt that high. Hope he can play good defense!

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Anybody know anything about Summers?

tense2
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Only what the numbers say. 8)

tense2
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Nice. Embarassed

clippermitch
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Couldn't we have signed someone with NBA experience? Paging Bobby Simmons/Ryan Gomes. haha

But seriously, Dominique Jones, Delonte West, Hakim Warrick, etc. would at least have experience.

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i think its safe to say trey was healthy and ready to go, but just didnt get any PT. him being waived was the best thing that could happen to his career.

i still think he rejoins us next year. at least i hope. with his frame and long range distance, he could easily turn into a new ryan anderson.

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Even this guy would have been better.

http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/t ... shengelia/

2nd leading scorer in the D-League shooting 58% from the field and 42% from 3. Also gets 9 rebounds and 5 assists per game.

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Not sure if you guys saw Dan Woike's tweets but he said Trey's inability to get healthy in a reasonable time sealed his fate. So it sounds like the team WAS indeed pushing him to come back and he was lagging which makes it entirely justified. Sorry but you don't need 8 or 9 months to recover from a damn bone bruise. As others have said if we can sign a sharp shooter I'd be extremely happy.

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Summers is a long, athletic SF who shoots 37 percent career D league from 3. Sounds like the front office is trying to fill a need. Backup stretch 4 isn't a priority for us right now. Only thing I DON'T get is that even in the D League he only put up like 4 ppg. Couldn't we get a D League MVP caliber type?

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when trey first got here. he made some 3's, rebounding & block a some shots then alway hurt. sad to see him go. cry

Clippersfan86
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NVM those were NBA stats. D League he put up 18 and 8 which is good.

tense2
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I'd take those D league stats with a grain of salt.

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Tornike Shengelia has some very nice stats but he also averages *5* turnovers and free throws kind of low for a "shooter".

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I'm gonna be kinda sad not seeing Trey out there cheering our team on.

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Hopefully there's something to cheer about. This team has been lacking effort vs good teams.

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