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CLIPPERS REPORT

Chilcutt's Season Has Run the Gamut

April 05, 2000|LONNIE WHITE

Forward Pete Chilcutt walked onto the floor at Staples Center before the Clippers played Utah on Tuesday night and just shook his head about what could have been this season.

That's because Chilcutt, a nine-year NBA veteran, began the season with the Jazz but was waived on Jan. 7. Since then, he has signed three 10-day contracts and is now fighting for his NBA career.

"The whole year has been unique in that I've experienced so many things I had never gone through before," Chilcutt said. "I started out the year excited about the prospects of being on a perennial playoff team and now . . . "

Chilcutt was cut by Utah when it decided to bring in veteran Armen Gilliam for more presence in the post. Chilcutt said it simply did not work out with the Jazz, which signed him as a free agent last off-season.

"Right now, I just want to play well to prolong my career," Chilcutt said.

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