ESPN.com is reporting that Kobe has chosen to stay with the Lakers. This is pretty disappointing considering that he's a superstar and how hard the Clippers tried to get him. But it's a relief I think now the whole thing is over. So now the question is- what is the Clippers' contingency plan? Re-sign Q even though he told them not to match? Maybe even re-sign Q and sign Darius Miles?
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In the beginning, I never thought we had a chance at getting Kobe. But after all his requests, and his narrowing it down to the 2 LA's, I was like wow, we may get Kobe! Now I feel like he played with us, and I'm still not too confident about resigning Q to $50 mil. Maybe we should shop around.
i too am very sad ..but maybe this turns out for the better, who know the guy might land in perison, and then we would of been the bigger losers, as far as Q gose i dont know, Is their anyone alse better for the clippers, with all the money they have now. I am not sure if today was a set back for the clippers or what.. clippers need someone to keep their head up next season in the west or its gana be another long season.
Dam that kobe!!!
WHO CAN THE CLIPPS GET NOW? OR WHATS NEXT?
The only thing I can think of now if Darius Miles but to me he dosent have a good Jumper and he is too inconsistant. Or Maybe we can Sign and trade Q and next years first round pick to the Suns in exchange for Shawn Marion since they (SUNS) arent gonna give Q 50 mil to be the 6th man. Who knows because the best SF's out there are all signed..............
B. Bowen Spurs
S. Jackson Hawks then Pacers
Maybe we can get Mo Pete from Toronto since he is a free agent or even Toni Kukoc who knows it will be crazy for the Clipps now.
Yeah it's hard to not feel like the Clippers got duped after all this. It seemed day after day the chances to improve, and then boom- nothing. They pretty much gave away Ely who certainly is not a bad player. Oh well time to move on..... Yeah I'm not so sure- is there anyone out there? Is Q too expensive at 50 mil for 6 years? And I'm surprised that no one has sign Darius yet. As for trades well unless I'm wrong Stephen Jackson just signed with his new team.... Mo Pete- I'm not sure- Q is probably better than him. There is a rumor that Vince Carter might wanna leave Toronto, but then I'm not exactly sure what the Clippers are willing up one or two of their core players to get him.
at this point with Matt Barnes and Mr. Simmons at the 3 we need a started if not we are gonna get drugged all day. D Miles is the best out there so we will see if he wants to come back, yeah Mo Pete is close though and he hopefully wont want 50 mil. Stephen Jackson today was introduced to the Pacers and Bowen just signed with the spurs for 3 years 12 million. We might be able to go get Slava Medvadenko just out of spite the lakers plus he really isnt that bad he can be a good player in spurts for us who knows. only way we get Vince is in a 3 team deal involving all of our draft picks for the next 5 years face it we missed teh big fish now we gotta go hunting for something to get us somewhere in the league other than last in the pacific
Yeah totally- definitely to to eithe resign Q or get another scorer. Trouble is there aren't many scorers available as far as know- all the "other" free agents are long gone since this Kobe thing dragged on for so long. So the best short term move may well to be to resign Q. Couple that with the expected improvements of Kaman and Wilcox, plus high expectations for Livingston- a run for a 7th or 8th spot in the playoffs doesn't seem too far-fetched.
Well See I still think and hope that the Clips since we have so much damn young talent can match teh offer. Then we can send Q and our next years 1st Rd choice to the Suns for the Matrix Shawn Marion. Who knows but we need to act fast cuz things already have started rolling around the league.
It's so hard...I have no words for to explain this situation...My only hope is that we get Marion in exchange for Q...Ely was a good player and now he's in Charlotte for nothing...It's so ridiculous...
NOTHING GOOD!!!!!!!!!!! We Need a SF bad because I like Matt Barnes and Mr. Simmons but them starting at SF in the West is just horrible with all the talented SF in the west we mighty as well give each team a 30 point lead beacause we wont be able to stop anyone. Only thing i can think of as far as logical situations is maybe we can work a trade for Antoine Walker in Dallas who knows he dosent play D either but he is a good player who can play point forward who know but this whole situation does hurt.
Bobby Simmons is a good defensive player isn't he? Very underrated in my opinion. Walker might be a good deal... as I see it, Dallas didn't have use for him, especially with all their talent. He might work. Really wish there were still some star players out their, Clippers have a lot of the roleplayers, they just need someone center stage. Perhaps some sort of trade deal?
Bobby Simmons is a real good defender BUT on the west coast there is no way we can get by with Him starting at the 3 there is just no way unless he does like Richard Jefferson in NJ and makes great strides every year.