The Clippers have just reached agreements with Billups and Crawford. So what does this mean for Ray Allen?
I really like this move for LAC. I think that Billups gives them leadership and a steady player which they needed in the playoffs. Paul was hurt and with Billups healthy he could have played the point.With paul,eric,billups and crawford that is a lot of flexibility that a coach has to work with during games.
“It took some time, but I thought that as the year went along, especially during the playoffs, we were pretty connected. I thought it hurt us not having Metta [World Peace] against Denver, because they were able to take advantage of some things on the perimeter that they wouldn’t have been able to do if we had Metta. And even going into the Oklahoma series, after the first game I was good. I felt like we put together a plan after the first game as to where we could compete and possibly win the series. So, I felt good about our performance and our chances and all that other stuff in that series.
“Obviously, it was unfortunate that we didn’t win and it was disappointing. But for the shortened season and all the other stuff, I thought we had a solid year.”
“I’m not a guy who feels like I need to send a message to the team through the media,” Brown said. “It’s not my style. Looking back at it, I know there were a lot more headlines in the past but for me I think of our club more as being in a bunker. It’s us, and us that has to stick together, and us that has to figure out our problems. I believe the more that you include people outside of that punker, the more problems you’re going to have.”
It’s a line of thought that the Knicks—the present-day tenants of the new Madison Square Garden—have embraced this offseason.
The team also re-signed Chauncey Billups, who is still working back from his torn Achilles’ tendon and doesn’t expect to be ready by the team’s opener (despite his best efforts).
Why Darius Johnson-Odom May Have the Edge: The Los Angeles Lakers sent $500k to the Dallas Mavericks for the opportunity to draft Darius Johnson-Odom with the 55th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.