March 1, 2008
Enough already with the so-called "basketball experts" constantly blaming Clippers owner Donald Sterling for everything that goes wrong with the team. Here's a loyal owner that has tried to improve his team, stay out of the limelight and over the recent years has put his money where it counts. Is it Sterling's fault that Elton Brand and Shaun Livingston were injured? Is it Sterling's fault that Chris Kaman started the season as an All-Star-quality center and has fizzled out due to his head and physical setbacks?
February 29, 2008 |
One of the few charismatic eras of the Clippers franchise came to an anticlimactic end Wednesday, with the team buying out the contract of veteran point guard Sam Cassell. After ending a stalemate that had been lingering for days, Cassell can now join the Boston Celtics, his preferred destination, once he clears waivers after a 48-hour period. The Clippers are expected to sign guard Ronald "Flip" Murray, recently waived by the Detroit Pistons. Murray, 28, has played with four teams, averaging 9.
February 28, 2008 |
Sam Cassell is seeking a buyout. The Clippers are more willing to accommodate a walkout. That is the status of a festering situation involving Cassell's aspirations of departing the Clippers, one that has reached a significant stalemate. The organization is willing to waive Cassell if he agrees to walk away from the roughly $2.1 million still owed on his $6.1-million contract. Cassell was adamant Wednesday, saying that if that is the case, he is not being treated fairly.
February 27, 2008 |
Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers played it coy. "Who?" he slyly said, when asked about Sam Cassell possibly joining his Celtics, before they thoroughly beat the Clippers on Monday. "Never heard of him." Rivers can't talk about it, but the Celtics are a favorite destination for Cassell if his contract is bought out by March 1. This possibility of the Clippers and Cassell parting ways has been lingering over the team the last few days.
February 26, 2008 |
Sam Cassell could soon be wearing the green and white of the Boston Celtics. Or the purple and orange of the Phoenix Suns. Even the yellow and blue of the Denver Nuggets. With the time dwindling to arrange a buyout of his contract, the point guard finally confirmed Monday that a divorce between him and the team is being discussed. "They've been discussing it, so what more can I say?" Cassell said. "Both parties are getting to a number and saying, 'OK, this is what we'll do it for.'
February 22, 2008 |
Sam Cassell is still a Clipper. And so, for that matter, is everyone else. The NBA's trading deadline came and went Thursday with nary a move made by the Clippers. The Phoenix Suns made a late inquiry regarding Clippers guard Quinton Ross, but no deal was made and no other talks materialized. That wasn't for a lack of effort, according to Vice President of Basketball Operations Elgin Baylor and Coach Mike Dunleavy. Both called the talks, which went up to the noon deadline, disappointing.