According to this excellent page on NBA player contracts:
Here is the current Clipper players contract situtation (though I'm not sure if it's 100% correct):
Los Angeles Clippers Date # of total
Player signed years salary misc FA
Jason Hart ............ 3/5/07 1 minimum '07
James Singleton ....... 8/9/05 2 minimum t-opt '07
Elton Brand ........... 7/16/03 6 $82,173,000 p-opt '08
Sam Cassell ........... 7/12/06 2 $13 million '08
Paul Davis ............ 7/13/06 2 minimum t-opt '08
Shaun Livingston ...... 9/10/04 4 $14,169,269 rc '08
Corey Maggette ........ 7/16/03 6 $45 million p-opt '08
Zeljko Rebraca ........ 8/4/05 3 $9 million t-opt '08
Quinton Ross .......... 8/16/04 4 $2.8 million t-opt '08
Aaron Williams ........ 8/1/06 2 $3.54 million '08
Yaroslav Korolev ...... 9/26/05 4 $8,198,116 rc t-opt '08+09
Cuttino Mobley ........ 8/3/05 5 $42 million '10
Tim Thomas ............ 7/13/06 4 $24 million '10
Chris Kaman ........... 7/12/03,10/29/07 4+5 $11,214,368+$52.5mill '12
Daniel Ewing .......... 8/30/05 ?? ??? '??
So it looks like Brand and Maggette can opt out after next season, and Livingston is a restricted FA after next season. The team have the option for Singleton for next season and they have the option for Ross the season after next (which I'm sure will be exercised).
Obviously Shaun is a big question mark for next year. Maybe the Clippers can re-sign both he and Maggette since Shaun probably won't be demanding big money. I'm not sure that Hart would be a good long term starter for the Clippers- maybe a backup. He's pretty solid but the Clippers need a stronger scoring threat from the PG position to take pressure off of Brand on double teams. So hopefully in the draft the Clippers can get a good ball handler who has a good mid-range game + can hit 3's. Maybe Guillermo Diaz can probably help, but I'm still iffy about this status with the Clippers. Wikipedia says, however, that he plans on participating in the Clippers summer league team:
"After his departing from the Czech league Diaz announced that he was interested in including his name to the list of players in the BSN draft. He was involved in a movement that was trying to convince the team owners of the league to avoid the implementation of a salary top to first year players, however the team owners decided to put a top salary of twenty five thounsand dollars wich lead Diaz to remove his name from the list of players. This lead former owner Miguel Mercado to create a movement inciting first year players to withdraw their names from the draft, the controversy reached a conclusion when Miguel Mercado and the league reached an agreement. Diaz announced that he was going to skip participation on any league and will remain training to participate in the Clippers summer league team."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_ ... ketball%29
And hopefully Baby Shaq is ready to go and won't be demanding any big money!