HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – With the Clippers, it’s always about the little things. Of course, that’s often because there aren’t a lot of big things.
But there was the announcement that L.A.’s little brother franchise had exercised its fourth-year contract option on Mr. Dunk-Over-the-Car Blake Griffin and also picked up options on Eric Bledsoe and Al-Farouq Aminu, who just completed their rookie seasons in the NBA.
Then over there in a separate release was the quiet mention that the club had also extended a qualifying offer to DeAndre Jordan, making him a restricted free agent.
Is it just a case of them taking care of the necessary details so that they wouldn’t lose the 22-year-old center without a fight? Or is it a clear sign that the Clippers are ready to move veteran big man Chris Kaman and take the next step in building something solid toward the future?