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October 30, 2000

Capsules by LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer

EARL BOYKINS

No.: 11 Hgt: 5-5 Wgt.: 133

Pos: Guard Age: 24

Season: Third School: Eastern Michigan

Impressive exhibition play may not have only earned him a position on the team but also a spot in Coach Alvin Gentry's rotation.

KEYON DOOLING

No.: 1 Hgt: 6-5 Wgt.: 193

Pos: Guard Age: 20

Season: Rookie School: Missouri

Athletic Steve Francis-type player who is considered the team's point guard of the future but has been slowed because of a toe injury.

ZENDON HAMILTON

No.: 25 Hgt: 6-11 Wgt.: 254

Pos: Forward-center Age: 25

Season: Rookie School: St. John's

Big man who has played well at times during the exhibition season and could make team because of his work ethic.

COREY MAGGETTE

No.: 50 Hgt: 6-6 Wgt.: 218

Pos: Swingman Age: 20

Season: Second School: Duke

One of the most athletic players in the league, he has emerged as the Clippers' defensive stopper.

JEFF McINNIS

No.: 5 Hgt: 6-4 Wgt.: 178

Pos: Guard Age: 27

Season: Fourth School: North Carolina

If he can develop a more consistent shot, the Clippers will not have to play Lamar Odom at the point as much this season.

DARIUS MILES

No.: 21 Hgt: 6-9 Wgt.: 202

Pos: Swingman Age: 19

Season: Rookie School: East St. Louis HS

He will get a chance to play right away after being one of the Clippers' leading scorers during the exhibition season.

TYRONE NESBY

No.: 8 Hgt: 6-6 Wgt.: 245

Pos: Swingman Age: 24

Season: Third School: Nevada Las Vegas

A versatile player who will have to blend in with new young talent on the team.

LAMAR ODOM

No.: 7 Hgt: 6-10 Wgt.: 213

Pos: Swingman Age: 20

Season: Second School: Rhode Island

Given the nod as new team leader and will be counted on to control the flow on the court.

MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI

No.: 34 Hgt: 7-0 Wgt.: 291

Pos: Center Age: 25

Season: Fourth School: Pacific

Former No. 1 overall pick needs to step up this season to show he was not a wasted selection.

ERIC PIATKOWSKI

No.: 52 Hgt: 6-6 Wgt.: 217

Pos: Guard Age: 30

Season: Seventh School: Nebraska

The best perimeter shooter on the team but has not played since having knee surgery in late September.

QUENTIN RICHARDSON

No.: 3 Hgt: 6-6 Wgt.: 223

Pos: Guard Age: 20

Season: Rookie School: DePaul

He has the most complete game of the three rookies and is too good to sit on the bench.

SEAN ROOKS

No.: 45 Hgt: 6-10 Wgt.: 260

Pos: Center Age: 31

Season: Ninth School: Arizona

Has been a great addition because of his experience and is in the best shape of his career.

BRIAN SKINNER

No.: 32 Hgt: 6-9 Wgt.: 265

Pos: Forward Age: 24

Season: Third School: Baylor

Rugged inside enforcer who has better offensive skills than he has shown.

DEREK STRONG

No.: 30 Hgt: 6-9 Wgt.: 240

Pos: Forward Age: 32

Season: 10th School: Xavier of Ohio

Another key veteran off-season pickup who has been a good role model for younger players.

SUSPENDED: Keith Closs (No. 33, 7-4, 212, Center); COACH: Alvin Gentry; ASSISTANTS: Rex Kalamian, Dennis Johnson, John Hammond

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