The Clippers had their news conference today to introduce the newest member the Clippers and the biggest free agent signing in Clipper history. Baron seemed to be very happy to be on board and the Clippers management seemed very estatic to have him in the fold as well. With the events of the past week, could you imagine where the Clippers would be at the moment if Baron had not decided to honor his committment. Baron is a man of his word, he is a man of honor, and he is our hometown hero.
Baron was raised in Los Angeles, went to high school at Crossroads in Santa Monica, was a legend at UCLA, and now he gets to come home a finish career where it all started.
As one of the best point guards in the league, he will now lead a team that will rely more on young players than ever before. Cat Mobley, Tim Thomas, and Chris Kaman will make up the vets who will see a lot of playing time. Baron will have to mentor such young newcomers like Eric Gordon, Al Thorton, DeAndre Jordan, and Mike Taylor.
With about 13 Mil in cap space left, the Clippers are not finished. They will do everything they can to bring in another free agent, probably at the power forward position. This will be a tricky job because the top 3 players available who could play for us at power forward, Josh Smith, Omeka Okafor, and Andris Biedrins, are all restricted.