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ClipperB23
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i just read on hoopshype that Lou Amundson met with some teams does anyone know if the clippers are one of them? or even interested?
Yup, http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/229423/Lou-Amundson-Meets-With-Cl ippers-Lakers ....

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Amundson or Lamar?? Any thoughts

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^There aren't too many good options left. I wouldn't mind having both of them. Lamar is better than Amundson even if he is still out of shape but Amundson wouldn't be a bad 14th man/enforcer type of guy. ....

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Umm how about Amundson AND Lamar? I'd rather be stocked up with big men than be stocked with guards, which we already have a ton of anyways. And, we have 4 guys already that can play PG on this team as is, Redick, CP3, Crawford and Collison. Yes, Redick is a SG but he's more than capable of being a temporary PG in small stretches. All of these guys can play the 2 as well, and 2 of these guys....

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Umm how about Amundson AND Lamar? I'd rather be stocked up with big men than be stocked with guards, which we already have a ton of anyways. And, we have 4 guys already that can play PG on this team as is, Redick, CP3, Crawford and Collison. Yes, Redick is a SG but he's more than capable of being a temporary PG in small stretches. All of these guys can play the 2 as well, and 2 of these guys....

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Amundson or Lamar?? Any thoughts
I think Odom is the better player, but he's also a much bigger risk. Does he come to camp in shape? Is everything good and dandy in his social life? Etc. etc. I think that Amundson is a much safer option in that he'll bring tough, gritty defense and rebounding every night. ....

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Akclipps
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Yeah Lamar needs to be better physically and mentally in order for him to work and i would pick him over Amundson. I just see why theres no rumor of us getting Ivan Johnson. The guy is thinking going overseas because no one wants to pick him up. Its our chance ....

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Ivan is not a "character" guy. Highly unlikely Doc wants him. He's had serious anger control issues for years. He was kicked off the University of Oregon team. He was banned for life from the Korean basketball league a couple years ago for getting into it with fans and referees...there's Matt Barnes tough and then there's Ivan Johnson tough. Apparently the joke amongst the Atlanta Hawks coaching staff was who would have the balls to tell Ivan he was cut....

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There is a reason Ivan is not picked up by anybody and the main reason is he is not good at pretty much anything. I have no idea why should there be rumors about us getting a locker room black hole, who can't play and why have people thrown his name around for so long. He had 3-4 good games in his rookie season and last year was having more TOs than baskets. He is 6'8'' at best and mediocre....

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I still think we're missing a physical big guy who can't be punked by Zach Randolph. Ivan Johnson is kinda similar to Reggie Evans and i don't think he's that bad at all. For me he's a good back up for us. There's no more physical big out there and no one's uncoachable in this league even a Dennis Rodman can be coached and its just the matter of how the coach handle it ....

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How is Lou an enforcer? does he whip people with his pony tail after he bricks FTs? It would be nice to have someone with a mean streak, because the clippers looked soft AF at points last year. ....

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There is a reason Ivan is not picked up by anybody and the main reason is he is not good at pretty much anything. I have no idea why should there be rumors about us getting a locker room black hole, who can't play and why have people thrown his name around for so long. He had 3-4 good games in his rookie season and last year was having more TOs than baskets. He is 6'8'' at best and mediocre....

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Umm how about Amundson AND Lamar? I'd rather be stocked up with big men than be stocked with guards, which we already have a ton of anyways. And, we have 4 guys already that can play PG on this team as is, Redick, CP3, Crawford and Collison. Yes, Redick is a SG but he's more than capable of being a temporary PG in small stretches. All of these guys can play the 2 as well, and 2 of these guys....

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We should sign Odom and Amundson and cut Davies and Wayns.Neither showed me that much potential.Project's are good for rebuilding teams but we are contenders now and need bangers in the playoffs.So far we only have Barnes.A guy like Amundson makes our bench a lot tougher. ....

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Agree with you. Or Lamar + somebody else. Davies better be seriously LEGIT if they're going to pass on a possible contributor to bring him along as a project. We don't have a single guy off the bench at 4 or 5 who is a tough matchup for opposing teams. Hopefully Mullens will be that guy but this is yet to be determined. Probably our most reliable back up big is not even a big: In Barnes I....

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I still think we're missing a physical big guy who can't be punked by Zach Randolph. Ivan Johnson is kinda similar to Reggie Evans and i don't think he's that bad at all. For me he's a good back up for us. There's no more physical big out there and no one's uncoachable in this league even a Dennis Rodman can be coached and its just the matter of how the coach handle it
Enough with Ivan The Terrible -....

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Unless your OKC
nope, Nick Collison is actually an excellent player, can defend very well, sets nice picks, and can shoot on offense. If the Clips had Collison off the bench, all big man issues would be solved. He's like a Shane Battier at PF. ....

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nope, Nick Collison is actually an excellent player, can defend very well, sets nice picks, and can shoot on offense. If the Clips had Collison off the bench, all big man issues would be solved. He's like a Shane Battier at PF.
Absolutely agree. Heck, the Clippers would be better off starting Collison than DJ. ....

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Absolutely agree. Heck, the Clippers would be better off starting Collison than DJ.
Wonder why OKC doesn't start him? Must be a bunch of brain-dead hicks running that NBA franchise. Clearly don't know what they're doing. ....

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What ever happened to Josh Powell? Was a huge fan of his during his short stint here.

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Wonder why OKC doesn't start him? Must be a bunch of brain-dead hicks running that NBA franchise. Clearly don't know what they're doing.
They traded James Harden, and Kendrick Perkins is still the starting center. So yes, they clearly don't know what they're doing all the time. Wouldn't go so far as to call them "brain-dead hicks", but they're definitely not nearly as smart as you think they are. If DJ makes a huge improvement this upcoming season, then I'll take....

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Wonder why OKC doesn't start him? Must be a bunch of brain-dead hicks running that NBA franchise. Clearly don't know what they're doing.
The Thunder are one of the best run franchises. In my opinion, probably the best, but that doesn't necessarily make them the most successful (remember people this is pure opinion so calm down and don't bring up the Heat, Spurs, or other contenders). I consider them the best run because they had a core of....

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^How exactly are the Thunder the best run franchise? They did a good job drafting but they were extremely lucky when it came to drafts too. They could have very well ended up with Oden instead of Durant and that would have ruined everything. Drafting Durant at 2 was a no brainer. Westbrook was a high risk pick that panned out but Love was still left on the board and he is arguably a better fit with Durant and Harden.....

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"A source close to the power forward informed CSNNW that Johnson is issuing NBA teams a two-week deadline to come up with a reasonable offer. If no NBA offer presents itself, Johnson will bite on one of his several overseas offers." do you guys think the clippers will make an offer to Ivan Johnson? ....

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"A source close to the power forward informed CSNNW that Johnson is issuing NBA teams a two-week deadline to come up with a reasonable offer. If no NBA offer presents itself, Johnson will bite on one of his several overseas offers." do you guys think the clippers will make an offer to Ivan Johnson?
They probably offered the Vet's minimum but Johnson is probably looking for more money. ....

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"A source close to the power forward informed CSNNW that Johnson is issuing NBA teams a two-week deadline to come up with a reasonable offer. If no NBA offer presents itself, Johnson will bite on one of his several overseas offers." do you guys think the clippers will make an offer to Ivan Johnson?
"a reasonable offer", now he can't take the vet min. if the only offers out there are minimum contracts, he will save face and play overseas,....

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^How exactly are the Thunder the best run franchise? They did a good job drafting but they were extremely lucky when it came to drafts too. They could have very well ended up with Oden instead of Durant and that would have ruined everything. Drafting Durant at 2 was a no brainer. Westbrook was a high risk pick that panned out but Love was still left on the board and he is arguably a better fit with Durant and Harden.....

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"A source close to the power forward informed CSNNW that Johnson is issuing NBA teams a two-week deadline to come up with a reasonable offer. If no NBA offer presents itself, Johnson will bite on one of his several overseas offers." do you guys think the clippers will make an offer to Ivan Johnson?
no,Clippers has no intentions to offer Johnson. ....

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"A source close to the power forward informed CSNNW that Johnson is issuing NBA teams a two-week deadline to come up with a reasonable offer. If no NBA offer presents itself, Johnson will bite on one of his several overseas offers." do you guys think the clippers will make an offer to Ivan Johnson?
Wow! Johnson must think he's Lebron James. ....

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Wow! Johnson must think he's Lebron James.
The guy is a career d-leaguer who had one decent season. Now he's giving the NBA as a whole a deadline to bid on his amazing talents. this guy defines the word douchebag. Enjoy Croatia buddy. Guys like him are a dime a dozen in this league. Next. ....

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^How exactly are the Thunder the best run franchise? They did a good job drafting but they were extremely lucky when it came to drafts too. They could have very well ended up with Oden instead of Durant and that would have ruined everything. Drafting Durant at 2 was a no brainer. Westbrook was a high risk pick that panned out but Love was still left on the board and he is arguably a better fit with Durant and Harden.....

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I actually think their main luck was that Durant was not a high impact player his first two seasons which allowed them to get better picks. If you draft a high impact rookie, then your draft picks aren't as nice and this plan doesn't work as well.
rookies can be good right from the start. some guys can post up 16 ppg or better and rebound well, but what makes rookies a liability is their turnovers and fouls. You are....

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The guy is a career d-leaguer who had one decent season. Now he's giving the NBA as a whole a deadline to bid on his amazing talents. this guy defines the word douchebag. Enjoy Croatia buddy. Guys like him are a dime a dozen in this league. Next.
He should just go to china, his skill is too much for the nba. ....

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remember I stated in parenthesis that it was my opinion. read my post in its entirety. I'm sure that the team you think is the best run would also come under speculation or debate as well. also, could not one say the spurs were lucky to get Duncan or the Lakers were lucky to get Kobe. at some point you have to acknowledge OKC is a well run franchise.
Its one thing to be lucky and draft one great....

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Yup, fouls is more of an issue for big men, but I think more widely for perimeter players is turnovers and scoring efficiency. Rookie Durant scored 20.3 pts on .519 TS%. He averaged 20/4/2 and had a 15.8 PER. Basically a very, very average, no impact player. It was like 01-02 Ricky Davis impact. Sophomore Durant was better, much better, but was still pretty bad on defense. Green who they drafted along with Durant went from bad as a rookie to....

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He should just go to china, his skill is too much for the nba.
I never understood what the big hype was about this dude anyway.. It seems like everyone and there momma wanted us to sign him. He's undersized can't really shoot and is the same guy as amundson on defense at best. Serviceable. I remember someone a few weeks back posted footage of shavlik randolph going ham on Ivan johnson..no thanks enjoy playing in tikrit or somewhere ....

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1 - Johnson wants to be on a team, and to potentially speed up the process of getting a contract. The guy wants to play, make money and not sit around. With the start of the NBA season looming near, he probably doesn't want to be without a team, then hope that something happens during the year and he starts making money. 2 - Sure, he's a bit undersized, but he performed better than expected for a D-League player. 3 - Johnson....

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I'm really hoping Odom re-signs. I think he can still offer something

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Any one know what's the hold up with signing Odom?I thought by now we would have either signed him,Jamison,or Amundson. ....

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are there any options overseas to fill in the void in the front court? is there a possibility the clippers will look for european players ....

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are there any options overseas to fill in the void in the front court? is there a possibility the clippers will look for european players
I hope they exhaust all sources. but whoever they get it needs to be a defensive minded player ....

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^warriors just picked up a defensive 7 footer from Spain

they're gonna be tough this year

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Any one know what's the hold up with signing Odom?I thought by now we would have either signed him,Jamison,or Amundson.
yeah surprised there has been no news. You would think he wanted to sign somewhere by now. ....

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do you guys think Tracy Mcgrady can be a clipper this year? i think he can be more use then some other free agents available ....

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do you guys think Tracy Mcgrady can be a clipper this year? i think he can be more use then some other free agents available
No, we are stacked at 2 and 3 with Redick, Crawford, WGreen, Dudley, Barnes, and Bullock. We need another big, plain and simple. ....

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what if he plays power forward just like how grant hill did last year? he's an alright defender and can pass the ball like odom ....

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^warriors just picked up a defensive 7 footer from Spain they're gonna be tough this year
GSW is stacked ....

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With the news of Lamar's drug problem, who's out there that can fill the void? It would be a huge risk to re-sign him now when his head is in the clouds and he has other personal issues (alleged cheating scandals and marriage crisis, to name a couple of them) that would add to the distraction. I wonder what Doc and the rest of the front office have in mind. ....

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I'm sorry. At this point I'd rather have Jamison than Odom. He'll probably be in better shape and have more to prove playing for Doc. We've seen what Odom can do and he's even more of a basket case this off season than last. ....

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So Antawn...Still want to play for us?

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