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Los Angeles Clippers Getting Offer for Top Pick

D.Michael LeeSenior Analyst IMay 21, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18:  Baron Davis #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers argues with referee Bill Spooner #22 after Clippers Ricky davis was ejected from the game  against Phoenix Suns at the Staples Center on February 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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May 21, '09


Remember the old saying, “Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear?” The Clippers may own up to that very famous quote. Two days after telling everyone that Blake Griffin was their pick at number one, the trade rumors started to circle around.

The Clippers don’t have much going for them, but what they do have is a loaded front court, and while adding a young player like Griffin is tempting, adding his salary potential without unloading at least two current players is a gamble.

The Forth Worth Star Telegram reports today that both the OKC Thunder and Dallas Mavericks will express interest in making deals with the Clipprs. The Thunder, who own the third pick in the draft, would reportedly offer up that selection, along with the rights to Jeff Green for the first pick this year.

Dallas, on the other hand, are interested in a few pieces that the Clippers have. If the Mavs and Jason Kidd go their separate ways, which is expected by some, then Dallas will be looking to get a point guard.

A trade involving Baron Davis is not out of the question. There is also potential of securing one of the many frontline players L.A has, and Chris Kaaman is high on the charts for Dallas. The contract of Marcus Camby is also expiring after next year, and may be attractive trade bait during the season as teams near the All-Star break. Stay tuned…

The Boston Herald reports today that Celtics coach Doc Rivers is already making his wish list for the NBA offseason, and it involves bringing in another veteran. No word on who the team has their eye on yet, but it is certain Danny Ainge and the braintrust in Boston will do what it takes to re-build and prepare to make another title run next fall.

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