They can't sign corey at all. They have to renounce their rights to him in order to get BD. Which means they could not sign him after that, even if he wanted to come back. Its against league rules. He's done in L.A. Spurs look like front runners for his services. The only way corey comes back is through trade with another team after he signs with them.
I do not know if that is true. Just because Corey has opted out does not mean LA has renounced him (ie Brand...)
I think this is a waiting game till next Wednesday. But Big is right, they have to renounce Corey before they can sign Baron...that's a fact. By renouncing Corey, they give up their bird rights to him.
I expect the Clippers to renounce Maggette by Wednesday, after the new salary cap is implemented. That way they know what Baron's & Brand's contracts will look like. The other reason they haven't renounced Brand is because once they do and if for some reason BD changes his mind, we are now out of luck with signing Brand and Davis. You don't renounce until you have all your ducks in a row.