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Clippers Friday workouts

Broderick Turner article about the Clippers win over the Blazers. At the bottom he adds this: The Clippers worked out Michael Finley, Bobby Simmons, Jermaine Taylor, Kelenna Azubuike, Alan Anderson, Elijah Millsap and Julian Wright on Friday.

Dwight Howard indicates Clippers are not on his list of preferred destinations

After the Orlando Magic defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 96-89 Tuesday night, Howard was asked whether he now has interest in joining the Clippers. Howard said no.

NBA deadline for rookie extensions

@DarnellMayberryDarnell Mayberry The NBA's deadline this year for teams to come to terms on rookie extensions is Jan. 25. It will revert to Oct. 31 next season. The Clippers will have until Jan.25 to offer EJ and extension or he will become a restricted free agent next summer.

Meetings reach critical stage

Marc Stein's breakdown of what is going to be discussed during this weekend's meetings. I was especially interested in this part of the article: Over the course of the week, various sources with knowledge of the talks have shared some of the concepts being discussed with Possibilities presented by the league as alternatives to a hard cap include: • The institution of a sliding "Supertax" that would charge teams $2 in luxury tax for every dollar over $70 million in payroll, $3 for every dollar over $75 million in payroll and $4 for every dollar for teams with payrolls above $80 million • A provision to allow each team to release one player via the so-called "amnesty" clause and gain both salary-cap and luxury-tax relief when that player's cap number is removed from the books • Shortening guaranteed contracts to a maximum of three or four seasons • Limiting Larry Bird rights -- which enable teams to exceed the salary cap to re-sign their own free agents -- to one player per team per season • Reducing the annual mid-level exception, which was valued at $5.8 million last season, to roughly $3 million annually and limiting mid-level contracts to a maximum of two or three seasons in length as opposed to the current maximum of five seasons • A new "Carmelo Rule" that would prevent teams -- as the New York Knicks did in February with Anthony -- from using a Bird exception to sign or extend a player acquired by trade unless they are acquired before July 1 of the final season of the player's contract • The abolition of sign-and-trades and the bi-annual exception worth $2 million • Significant reductions in maximum salaries and annual raises and a 5 percent rollbacks on current contracts


The Clippers and cap space - reality or just a myth?

After all the excitement that LotteryGate has created it might be time to look forward a little.  Over the past couple of days the Clippers FO has been in full CYA mode.  And the main point...

New CBA could keep Doc’s son at Duke longer

Several high-ranking NBA team executives told Yahoo! Sports they wouldn’t be surprised if the age limit in the new CBA is pushed to two years in college and 20 years old by the end of that calendar year. One NBA general manager says about two-thirds of teams are in favor of that change. The current CBA states that an American must be out of high school for at least one year and be 19 years old by the end of that calendar year before entering the draft. Something interesting to consider in regards to the Minny pick. The draft becomes alot weaker if there's no more one-and-done.

Former Clipper Mike Taylor Returns To D-League

Apparently healthy now, Taylor has opted to sign with the D-League in hopes of making enough noise for the last 20 or so games of the season to earn another chance at playing in the NBA. Taylor will find out which team he'll be playing for once he clears waivers Friday afternoon (along with fellow NBA call-up prospect Steve Novak).

Marc Stein's Weekend Dime

Possible Kaman Trade: The optimism from rival teams heard this week about the Los Angeles Clippers making 2010 All-Star Chris Kaman available before the Feb. 24 trading deadline -- thanks to the fast-moving rise of Blake Griffin's buddy DeAndre Jordan -- was echoed Thursday by a source familiar with the Clips' thinking. But there is a disclaimer: L.A. is saying, at least for now, that it is likely to keep Kaman through the deadline unless moving him results in a clear upgrade at small forward. An upgrade with a reasonable contract, that is. That presumably rules out a move for the long-term deals of Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala or Charlotte's Gerald Wallace. Detroit's Tayshaun Prince, with an expiring contract valued at $11.1 million, fits the Clips' parameters far better, but the Pistons -- despite their longstanding fondness for the former Central Michigan center -- could well lack the financial flexibility they'd need themselves to take in Kaman (owed $12.2 million in 2011-12) until the sale of the team goes through (as mentioned in Box 3). One of the other factors that makes things tricky: Kaman has been sidelined for all but 10 games this season by a badly sprained left ankle and the Clips would prefer to see how a Kaman/Jordan/Griffin frontcourt rotation looks at full strength before deciding Kaman is superfluous. The Clips, though, might not get much evaluation time before the deadline arrives, with Kaman bound to attract outside interest whether he's fully healed or not. What's clear is that Jordan's in-house stock has risen dramatically and that maintaining the financial flexibility to re-sign him, with restricted free agency looming in July and the threat of big offer sheets that they'd have to match, is high on the Clips' to-do list. The fact that Jordan and Griffin got so friendly over the summer -- with the added benefit of lifting Jordan's on-court productivity -- only makes keeping them together more of a priority.

Should the Clippers consider trading Baron to the Knicks?

I made a comment about this in a thread and have been thinking about it for awhile.  I decided to look into it and post it to see what the Nation thought.  First of let me say that I am not a...

Carmelo Twitter Issues?

What do you want to believe? Does this get added to the character questions list?

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