[excerpt] The Clippers were dismayed Thursday to read of center Michael Olowokandi's reaction to the booing Wednesday by some of the 14,842 fans at Staples Center whenever he touched the ball during a 103-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
"I don't want to get into this," said Elgin Baylor, Clipper general manager, who then spoke at length when asked for a response to Olowokandi's postgame statement that he wouldn't be playing for the team next season, "So if they want to boo, they can go right ahead and boo."
Is Kandy silly? What's he doing in Clippers? How can a player say that he won't be here next year,now? He must go to the prison!!!!!!Haven't we got options for the playoffs?
I still want to believe in this team...I watched last game versus Memphis and I could see two Allstars players like Odom and Brand and solid players like Corey and Dre and we are playing without Pike, Marko and Q...so I think that playoffs are still posible...but if Kandy doesn't want to help the team will be imposible so I think that we have to trade him before he left free this summer, it's obvious...Olowokandi is thinking in the next year, in his next contract so...TRADE HIM!!! We need a new center so my idea is a trade with Cavs: Mihm and Darius for Kandy...Would be it posible? What do u think? There aren't centers in the league so I think that Cris Mihm would be an interesant player...
Actually if they land a deal for KG and some filler or picks with the T-Wolves... I would have the 7-1 Garnet play center. I think Kandi would like the trade because he is going to a place where they are willing to pay him more, plus they are in the playoff race already...
The price is pretty steep for one player... and even though the Wolves would not like to part with KG, they really need a point guard and they can always have the team circled on Wally, Kandi, and Joe Smith.
Well we'll see- I've still heard from other places that there's like no way he can be traded, period. Who knows though because if the team does make the playoffs (a long shot at this point) maybe he'll change his mind and re-sign with the Clippers. His D is very good and he is a capable post-up player.