Clippers Figure to Stand Pat

HANG TIME LOS ANGELES BUREAU — After weeks of window shopping for a new shooting guard to replace the injured Chauncey Billups, the Clippers will let the trade deadline pass, barring an unexpected late development in the final hours.

They considered Jamal Crawford and Courtney Lee, discussions for Ray Allen never gained much traction, and reports of conversations with the Jazz about Raja Bell were wrong. In the end, the Clippers do not appear to have come close to a deal that would likely have required parting with second-year point guard Eric Bledsoe, at least one other player to make salaries match and perhaps even a first-round pick.

The Clippers are in win-now mode and Bledsoe is their best trade lure in getting some help. But their logic in holding off is understandable: No one in trade discussions would have been a major upgrade. They can re-consider options with Bledsoe heading toward the June 28 Draft, which is said to have a very weak point-guard class. L.A. is hoping an opponent will need to address the position, see no help is coming in the Draft and make a move for Bledsoe then.

Randy Foye has been starting at shooting guard.

13 Comments

  1. ClippersFan says:

    The Clips really did make out well in this deal. Nick Young is definitively help to close out some of the game that have been tough. Young has a great shooting position from the corners and can help the Clippers shift their momentum.

  2. Suriken says:

    I guess someone was bribed in DC to trade Young for nothing. Great move for Clipz!

  3. Keith says:

    Clips, should have still went an picked up veteran guard Allen Iverson to help them make a run for a championship????

  4. yaro says:

    just wondering why hang time is silent about that nene-javale-nick deal…?

  5. kiks says:

    man the Clippers management are the true wizards! how did we manage to get Nick Young for practically nothing??!! haha L A is all Clips now! Lob City is gonna be BLAZIN’ now!

  6. dw says:

    Great move for the clips!

    • Rocket33 says:

      Terrible move for the Nuggets. Nene has done a great job for them and he gets traded for that dope McGee. That’s an insult to him. At least the Wizards will be better next year.

  7. ariz says:

    clips get: nick young

    wizards get: clips 2nd round draft pick of 2012 , nene , and brian cook

    nuggets get: javale mcgee and ronny turiaf

  8. EZfoRPREZ says:

    shouldve got o.j mayo .

  9. Key says:

    Is there anyone playing now in the NBA with more basketball intelligence than the Fisher King?
    His brains have kept him as a Laker starter. He’s been the best couch on the floor and will
    be a great head coach one day when he retires.

    Warrior, scholar, gentlemen, Christian….a great man.

  10. Ermal says:

    Clippers have signed Nick Young from the Wizards !