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clipper*joe
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CP3Heliflopter
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Would love to have Odom AND Wilcox. Mullens is just a waste of space.

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i rather have chris over lamar. Smile

tense2
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This. If we can get SOMEONE to take one or both of Mullens/Hollins that would almost be a dream come true, LOL.

Andrew818
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I haven't completely given up on Mullens but so far he has been disappointing.The problems with signing Wilcox or Odom is that Wilcox has problems staying healthy and we don't know what we will get from Odom.We really do need another big,preferably one who can defend,rebound,and hit free throws.

I would take a chance on Tyrus Thomas.He can shoot from 3,rebound,and is a solid defender and shot blocker.Maybe Doc and CP3 can help with his maturity but that isn't guaranteed either.I think the best scenario would be to invite Odom,Wilcox,and Thomas to the training facility and let them fight it out for the roster spot.

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Weezy!!! It would be cool to see him in a Clipper uniform again.

CP3Heliflopter
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^All three of those guys are way better than Mullens. Can't believe Doc wanted to sign him. His only poor decision of the off season.

itsLuigi
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doesn't tyrus thompson have foot injuries?

Agent0
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Wilcox is better than Mullens AND Hollins. Production wise he's basically a less turnover prone and less foul prone Hollins. Honestly it would have made more sense to sign him over Hollins also, since he played on Docs teams before.

Where's Bryan Colangelo when you need him?

I would prefer to get rid of one or both and replace them with Wilcox and drug free Odom like some of you have implied. I think that's a much more serviceable front-court rotation. Doc was a little cocky in his ability to improve those two guys, lol

clippersforlife33
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chris wilcox is not much of a defender himself either...

Agent0
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This is true, but were talking about beggars being choosers here. He's certainly better than Mullens and Hollins and is much less foul prone.

It's basically getting an improved version of Hollins in every fashion to get Wilcox. Take Hollins, remove all the illegal screens, unnecessary fouls and odd turnovers, add better finishing ability when not dunking, decrease the wild energy a little. Add similar rotating and defense and you have the Celtics version of Wilcox.

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What goes around comes around,

Agent0
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Honestly, I would also have liked to see Shaun as a Clipper this off-season. He was my first option, though I can't complain about Collison even though he's had some early struggles

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This is turning into a disaster. Honestly when you have to get excited about

picking up an injury prone (decent at best) back, and an out of shape accused drug

addict you are in trouble.

People are hyping up odom and I don't know why. Yes he played good defense

last year at times, but he was so out of shape and embarrassing much of the time.

I almost feel like it might just be time to start thinking D league pick up or

Euro player maybe...

CP3Heliflopter
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^Odom was our best defender last year. Wilcox is a huge upgade over the backup bigs we already have. Would love it if we could get both of them.

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I would definitely disagree with that.

I'd say Bledsoe, Cp3, and barnes were our best defenders last season.

Odom was solid on defense, but def not good enough where

he can go on drugs, miss an entire off season, then come in the middle of the season and be that effective. I would have to believe that to see it.

A healthy Wilcox is def better than Hollins and Mullens put together. but key word is healthy.

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Every defensive metric disagrees with you. Much much better than solid though he was putrid offensively. Not playing Mullens is addition by subtraction.

In order of preference:

Odom>Wilcox>Hollins>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mullens.

ClipsGForce
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Seriously!???? Wilcox!? Do you guys have to scrap down the barrel to believe that he's better than Hollins and Mullens? Granted, Hollins and Mullens may have sucks, but they are not that bad. Especially Hollins. Wilcox is another story. He basically suck the whole time in the league and he can't defend anybody. I'll get Odom first, but Wilcox should not be our saving grace.

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Ekafor? Worth the gamble? He's the only true upgrade. LO's problems however have stemmed from personal issues (I think). Also he may have been using last year. I would have to be coke because he couldn't play at all on crack. IF he gets it together he will be a big plus that is IF personal issues otherwise I hope he likes dim sum

Toohip3:16 Getting what you wish for is great unless you're drunk.

I hope we're not getting drunk with panic

uncool
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Doc was probably only thinking about the game where Mullens destroyed Boston...

tense2
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Yes, but compared to what we got it's an improvement and that's what we need....an improvement.

tense2
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Hollins and Mullens suck and are below average defenders to say the least, LOL. Improving to average by get Odom and or Wilcox is a vast improvement.

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Scrapping down the barrel is better than rummaging through piles of dung which is what we did when we acquired Mullens. *shudders*

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Wilcox was decent with the celtics when healthy.

clipperboy24
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Yep at least he can grab some boards and play on the inside.

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Did anyone see the video on TMZ where Odom was rapping shirtless with another guy about crack and cheating on Khloe? Wonder if that hurts his chances of signing with the Clippers.

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i sure did. LO7 still on the stuff. if the LAC see that. its unlikely the clips will sign. i prefer wilcox over him anyway.

go to rehab lamar.

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our back up big men are a liability right now.... I might even go out on a limb and say 3 out of our 4 big men are..

ClipsGForce
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You know the more I look at chris Wilcox video, the more I like him.

Like Rondo, Chris Paul will be great for Wilcox.

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Ugh, that TMZ video of Lamar rapping --- it looks like he's rapping with his long-time best buddy, Jaime, a known druggie. If this was recent, Lamar is delusional if he thinks he can beat this devil on his own without a full-blown stint in rehab. I wonder who really released it. Kardashian Kurse, perhaps? It seems someone wants to undermine his NBA comeback. Clippers have to do their due diligence before offering Lamar a contract.

At this point, Chris Wilcox may be the better choice to avoid all the Lamar drama.

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Like Rondo, Chris Paul will be great for Wilcox.

Wow thanks for posting that video. He looks great in there and seems like he could be a great fit. I like that he get low on the block too and is a decent rebounder for the minutes he played.

This video also reminds me what a great passer Rondo is and how people who criticize him so much on his passing abilities probably don't watch him play that often.

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Hope we can do better. Keep the ship afloat until New Year and I think other options will surface. Yes, we definitely need help, but we shouldn't panic over a couple of losses to decent teams.

uncool
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I don't know much about him but the Kings want to trade vets for draft picks (so I read) and Patrick Patterson just got sent to their bench... Could we get him after Dec 15 for like, Mullens, Bled trade exception & a future pick? Maybe not because the trade exception rules confuse me.

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I like Wilcox... ALOT

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Like Rondo, Chris Paul will be great for Wilcox.

I don't see it. All I saw was a bunch of open dunks and

lobs no different than what hollins does.

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Advantages over Hollins:

A lot less foul prone. Better defender(since he doesn't foul once every few minutes). Has a better offensive game. Better rebounder.

Cons:

More injury prone.

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I want LO bustin' rhymes on our bench at home games about drugs and bitches. He just brings so much more to this team than Wilcox................can Wilcox rap?

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I was thinking it would be nice "until" I saw the youtube video... All I gathered from him is he can run the floor well. Sure he can grab some lobs and dunk the ball.. But so can hollins. Wilcox did not look as explosive as I thought he would. He's aged... no thanks.

ClipperDodger1214
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Yeah I'd say go with Wilcox, unless there's some rap video out there we need to know about, lol.

clipperboy24
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Hollins is not as good of a finisher and has really bad hands when not thrown a lob. As stated above he is also a better defender and rebounder. He would be a nice signing for the minimum compared to Hollins.

We should probably just cut Hollins and replace him with Wilcox. Also if we aren't going to play Jamison, why have him on the team?

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Would keeping Amundson have been so bad at this point? Just curious.

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yup! Smile

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Sad thing is even Amundson>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mullens.

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I'm not crying about losing him, but I believe Amundson would have played better regular season than preseason. But no biggie.

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Just figured out why Mullens has the label "stretch big" in this league... because the idea of him being a legitimate NBA big is a f*cking stretch.

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He isn't much different at all in terms of what he does, just does it better. He's basically the richer man's version of Hollins. Does all the same things excepts rebounds better, fouls less, turns it over less and finishes better when he isn't dunking the ball.

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I'll take that. But add injury prone as well. I was actually a wilcox fan when he was on the clippers. I saw him develop.

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Laugh.........................yes I did, out loud and everything. I am still chuckling as as type. wink

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^ Cheers, mate.

If we don't laugh at our bench big situation, we'll probably cry.

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Too true. I heard that they are looking hard to bring someone in.

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