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Clips84
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I dunno if this is accurate but this is what I found: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4982185.html July 19, 2007, 1:57PM Steve Francis to return to Rockets Three-time All-Star picks former team over Heat, Mavs and Clippers By JONATHAN FEIGEN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Three seasons and three teams removed from the Rockets, Steve Francis will return to the team for which three times he was an All-Star. Once known as "Franchise" as the cornerstone of the Rockets' planned post Hakeem Olajuwon rebuilding, Francis chose to return the Rockets on Thursday, passing on more lucrative offers from the Heat, Mavericks and Clippers. "I think he sees this as a rebirth, as a restart....

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Clips84
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I am sooo disappointed....not because he signed with Houston..but because I kept searching for news that he'd sign with the Clippers 4 days straight almost 24-7!!

Clips84
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It's now Official..its on ESPN!

Contract for 1 year worth $6 mil!

dAmnN!

clipnasty
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Elgin and dunleavy better get TO WORK on brev knight or Boykins, this is ridiculous......git r done

Clips84
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better be boykins...bring him back to the team who gave him his first shot to be in the NBA!

Bring back Boykins aka I'll bench 300lbs!!!

david
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Whew- that's too bad- but perhaps it's for the best. There was always the risk of playing time bickering and other locker room issues, but I thought it was worth it. But now we'll never find out! Let's see what happens now- we are still competing with Miami for a PG. Thanks Clips84 for the news!

clipnasty
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b. knight wouldnt be a bad option tho, he is a pass first PG and we have plenty of scorers...

if we do not get one of those two, unless we trade we could bring back old clippers like McGinnis or House, HA!

Clips84
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McGinnis?? House??

Heckkk No!!!

McGinnis has the ugliest floater shot in the NBA! House has a 3pt. mentality and will never pass!

Bring Boykins! Dood can both score & pass! he is efficient...& thats the key to a successful season...EFFICIENCY!

clipnasty
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there was a reason for the HA! at the end.

but im scared, i think the new priority should be getting rid of Elgin...i never got over the olowakandi pick

Clips84
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yea i know about the HA!

But I agree...let Elgin Go!!!

Sign someone else pleease!

What if we trade Elgin Baylor for Jerry West??? Wouldnt West want to improve a Playoff Caliber team who has proven to all that when healthy...the team would be dangerous to face in the post-season!

JamFan
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Boykins, Boykins, Boykins, er...uh....Somebody, Somebody, Somebody.....er...uh.....Peyton, Peyton, Peyton! Our choices are getting smaller and smaller. So we might as well go smallest. It's Boykins.

beau82
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hopefully the clippers will come to their senses and try to get boykins.. i never agreed with trying to get francis in the first place

clipperfan909
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clippers always make this same mistake...focus on one free agent the entire summer while other free agents sign with other teams, and in the end that free agent that they focused on goes to another team, and theyre left with whats left. Examples: Kobe, Arenas, Ray Allen. I love boykins, but he's not a pg. He may have the body of a pg, but in reality he's a sg, just a pure scorer, and we need someone that is pass first. As far as brevin knight goes, he's alright, I just don't want us to overpay him, which tends to happen when u have no other choice. The best thing to do is make a trade, tim thomas has become expendable, we need to get someone for him. It's too bad jason hart's gone, i really liked him and thought he played well for us.

JamFan
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Yeah, monday morning quarterbacking now seems to say that we should have not let Hart get away. Actually the Clippers run a slow down offense, so a shooting PG is OK. Hell, we don't even fast break very often. Boykins averaged 14 PPG last season and 4-5 assists in limited minutes off the bench. Not bad.

ether
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Does anyone have Brevin Knight's phone number?

He'd be my preference. Boykins is a close second. Anybody else would be a decent 2nd PG, but LAC needs someone who's a legitimate starter. Otherwise that would leave to much on Sam's shoulders.

I wouldn't mind seeing them pay the full MLE ($5.3 mil) if they only had to commit to one or two years. LAC has to make a big financial decision on Shaun next summer, when they'll know more about his future. So to commit long term dollars now would reduce their options next summer.

Then when they have a clearer picture of Shaun's propsects, they can then re-enter the free-agent or draft market for a PG. But no long term decisions this summer.

beau82
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yea i agree.. as much as i like boykins.. we really need a solid point that is pass first..

jlemmen43
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You gotta bring in Brevin Knight. He can run the court like a true PG...we have enough scorers with Sam, Mobley, Maggette, Thornton, Brand and Thomas...I like Boykins...but he is a SG trapped in a PG's body. Gotta go with Brevin here I think.

JamFan
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At this point, sign one of them. Maybe we shouldn't be so choosy. If these two guys get signed by other teams, out options are not going to be as much fun. Boykins or Knight, get one of them and I'll be happy. Lose them both, and we will be wondering what Clippers management is doing. They have enough money to land one of them, actually both of them. Let's go.

toohipcliptoslip
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As much as I love Boyknis, he can't start and he's too small to play D. It would be great to have him as backuo BUT. We got problems.

clipperfan714
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Wow, it looks like all the better teams as well as lottery teams are getting better in the Western Conference.

With the exception of us, Sacramento, Golden State, Minesota, New Orleans, & Memphis.

Seattle, Portland, Utah, Denver, Lakers, Phoenix, Houston, are all a step on us, and San Antonio, and Dallas are a given contender.

So what now?? I feel that we are once again settling for whatever is out there, instead of bettering ourselves. I feel that with another average point guard, we are looking at a .500 team.

To many inconsistencies with the Clippers except for Elton & Corey.

Mobley a year older, not the shooter that he once was.

Thomas, Kaman, has to step up

Cassell is to old.

We have a above average inside game, but to compliment the inside, you need the outside. With Dumbleavy not having a running style offense, and a lack of outside shooters, looks like we may get double teamed on the inside again. But hopefully he has the brains to start Maggette.

At this point, I would like to bring back Piatkowski !!!!

clipnasty
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ahhhhh Pike, is he even alive anymore? i like the look of that navarro guy, but the odds seem to slim. lets trade mobely for a legit point, he is worthless....

Benoit_Benjamin
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Yep...I'm a bit upset and disappointed. The Clippers held out for Francis and let all the other top point guards sign with other teams. The only consolation is that the "top" point guards out there were not really that great, with the possible exception of that Steve Francis returns to form this season. But that's no longer an option so now what? I like the Navarro situation; however, Washington wants to package him with a big contract guy (Etan Thomas, Brandan Haywood, Antonio Daniels) in order to make a trade happen.

I want to bring up another option...give Portland a call. Steve Blake just signed with them, giving them a ton of point guards on their roster. They have Blake, Jarret Jack, Sergio Rodriguez, and draft pick Taurean Green. What would it take to get Jarret Jack? I know he's a bit young but he had a pretty good season last year. He averaged 12 points and 5.3 assists, while playing 79 games. Not too bad. I just can't see Portland keeping all those point guards and Jack's contract is only about a million a year. I don't know if they could make a trade match salary wise (maybe sign and trade with Korolev along with a draft pick to entice Portland???) but it's a thought.

jlemmen43
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Brandan Haywood is a decent center. Probably could be a backup for Kaman. I like Jarret Jack...I dont know how much it would take to get him though. At this moment, i dont see a trade working...cause who really wants Mobley?? Ross is not a high demand player. Maggette and Brand are the only ones that teams would trade for. Maybe throwing in a 1st round pick would help, I dunno...I'd probably take this trade: Navarro & Haywood for Thomas and 2008 1st round pick. Paul Davis could play backup PF. The only way Washington would go for it is to reduce their cap room.

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I do not think that trade will go down, plus i met jarret jack when he was in college and he was a ****.

Orlando is apprently looking to trade arroyo for a big, this may be an option?

david
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Yeah Portland has a crazy surplus of point guards. I don't know what their plan is to do with all of them up there. Jarret Jack would be a solid player for us- we might be able to get him for a first round pick (we know how much they like those).

As for Washington wanting to reduce their cap room- I suppose they'd want some expiring contracts. Maybe Aaron Williams + Paul Davis + Will Conroy + Pick for Navarro & Haywood or Etan Thomas?

ether
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I'm not too excited about Jarrett Jack. I saw Portland twice at Staples last year and Jack was invisible.

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In my opinion the only PGs which were good players were Mo williams and Francis...Once we haven't signed either of them we only can sign a nonfactor player...Brevin Knight is a good passer although I think he's too short...Jarrett Jack doesn't convince me either...Jack is the typical player that some coaches love to coach: serious, arranged, good defense...but without talent enough to take his own decisions and make things happen...Better take Knight

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