Analysis of the Clippers' Financial Situation This Summer

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ClipperKyle32
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Even before the Clippers' final game was over on Thursday night, questions started popping up about what the Clippers can and will do in this off-season. Now, it's time to get started by looking at the....

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if Deandre has a greater or equal season then we aren't gonna be able to have Chris, Blake and Deandre on the same team. He will and fair enough ask for a pay rise. So I'm thinking we trade him and yes i do love the humor and highlights but its gotta be done.

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I think DeAndre stays regardless because his best friend is Blake and he has a great relationship with Doc. He seems very happy on the team, so I think we are fine.

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I think robin Lopez is paid half as much as DJ and is just as productive when it counts. Not wedded to DJ by any means if flipping him can get us a better 3. But I do like him a lot.

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Wait so we can technically offer DC the 120% of 2.3mill? Awesome. He'll definitely stay now that we can offer him a full half of his market value.

Move Dudley or Barnes I guess. Think getting Pierce, Livingston, and Ariza is a dream, and a silly one at that. We can barely afford to keep the team we have right now together let alone bring in Ariza and Livingston's raises. First thing's first, get the Sterling situation thing taken care of and then let Doc work some magic. Complete trust for the offseason, but still expecting the worst. Expect a tax bill folks.

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True. I think DJ will stay. I would like to see him get paid a little less to benefit the team a little more. From 11-12 mil he was getting paid to like 9-10 million. Would give team more flexibility.

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Nope. Getting rid of Barnes would be a big mistake. Big blow to our "veteran-ship", and team chemistry. He is loved and has great hustle. I say we need a new starting SF, so get rid of Dudley and put Barnes as our backup SF which I don't think he would have a problem with seeing as how he would be turning 35 next year. I truly think we can get Ariza. He wants a contender and I'm sure he would love coming back to LA and playing with Chris Paul and play under Doc.

With more chemistry being built, and DJ and Blake evolving even more over the summer, I think the possible addition of adding Ariza and a solid back up center that can defend will skyrocket our chances to make the Finals next year. OR, if and ONLY if, we can't get Ariza or anyone else, I see we test out how far we can push Bullock to see him start if he gets stronger and better over the off season or even Granger if he can return to his all star form, which I think is very possible.

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you guys think we have any chance of signing gerald green? he'd fit perfectly on this team

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Whatever happens the team should focus around getting younger. I'm tired of the ring chaser/ buyout guys breaking down or hoping to rebuild off the past. Buy some late picks in either round and use summer league to build longevity.

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Gerald Green would be amazing. I watched most of the Suns games this year, and he is a hard worker. If Dragic didn't go quite as beast mode as he did this year, Green would have gotten most improved player for sure

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Bledsoe deserved it more than Greene. Green's improved 3 point shooting really set him apart this year.

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We need a very good wing defender. The league is filled with athletic players and we need someone who can check the 2's and 3's. Barnes has been great for us but we can upgrade. And we obviously need another big. Those are our two glaring needs. Dudley is way overpaid. Would like to get something in return for him. I would be happy with Ariza as our starting SF. But seriously, how much of an upgrade is he over Barnes outside of his age and slightly superior athleticism? I don't think that much. Deng would be great. He might be a bit out of place in the fast paced regular season but will be worth it come playoff time.

This team is close. What I am equally worried about is the improvement of DJ. The guy needs to add more to his game and work on his fts. I also hope Blake continues to get better. But a very good SF who can defend (offense would be bonus) and a very solid big are needs. I trust Doc will address both issues.

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what do yo guys think about beasley?

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I suggested DJ shoot FTs right handed. It worked for the kid up in Cleveland

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The core of the team should remain. Dudley has not been a great contributor this season and can be traded along with Bullock. Willie Green should get more playing time, Granger and Big Baby were brought in the middle of the season and will play better next season. Turk played well and I believe we could have won the series if he had not been injured. Paul Pierce still has a couple of good years left, his home is in L.A. and I believe he would love to play with Doc. Look at Fisher, he's playing well for OKC, isn't he the oldest player in the league? Kevin Love would love to come back home. Don't know what position he plays or who would have to leave. Food for thought.

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you guys think we could pry channing frye or marcus morris from the suns?

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I don't think Frye will opt out of almost $7mil next year. If he does decide to opt out I'd be happy to sign him for around $4mil.

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I don't think Frye will opt out of almost $7mil next year. If he does decide to opt out I'd be happy to sign him for around $4mil.

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As much as I love DJ's attitude, I would consider trading him for Marc Gasol. Marc will probably walk after next year.

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oh, didn't know he was making 7mil next year, that a little too much. he would have been a perfect backup for blake.

I wouldn't mind taking a shot at marcus. pheonix seems to use markieff more. he could be that long athletic sf we need.

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Wouldn't mind him I can't see him working on the bench unless we surround Jamal and him with defenders. Think with us his best use would be the bench PF behind Blake that could play with Jordan. When we go full second unit defenders need to be there to spot our scorers.

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Money Committed: $66,322,769 Contracts Expiring: Ryan Hollins (unrestricted), Hedo Turkoglu (unrestricted) Player Options: Darren Collison ($1,985,500), Glen Davis ($1,227,985), Danny Granger ($1,316,809) Team Options: None Non-Guaranteed Salaries: Jamal Crawford ($5,450,000, guaranteed for $1,500,000), Willie Green ($1,448,490, fully unguaranteed) Potential Maximum....

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laboy
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the numbers on hoops hype is total...73.6

with player option for ...davis 1.4

and collison..1.9

and team option for green...1.4..

that leaves us with ...11 players and 3 mil under cap???

how are we going to get 3 players with 3 mil???

and play the season with 14 players??

our team would be weaker than last year..

and if collision leaves....we have almost 5 mil...and no back up point guard..

who do we trade?????

laboy
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irwing and deng...for paul...????? maybe we can trade pics too??

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