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Re: Matt Barnes Betting On CP3 Re-Signing With Clippers (Pg. 2)

Postby revgen on Fri May 10, 2013 11:23 pm

Matt Barnes wrote:"I've been one of those guys the last three or four years that's always been a great bargain. I've played for the mid-level and have played well but have yet to see a pay day. Not to say that I'm asking for the world, but I'm definitely looking for a salary increase."


He's not going to get more than mini-MLE (3 mil) if he stays in LA. If CP3 returns to the Clippers, both teams will be over the cap.

If he's looking for full MLE, he'll have to sign for a team under the cap.
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Chris Paul 'angry' with Clips

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Source: Chris Paul 'angry' with Clips


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Chris Paul is upset with the Los Angeles Clippers organization because he is being widely blamed for the firing of Vinny Del Negro as the Clippers' coach, according to a source close to the situation.

How much of an impact this will have on Paul's decision to re-sign with the Clippers as a free agent is not clear, but the source conceded that Paul's anger could lead him to look elsewhere.

"He's angry right now and his anger is directed toward the Clippers organization," the source said. "Chris is a man of principle and if he feels like you've gone against his principles, it will affect how he feels about you. He's very agitated that his name has been put out there as the reason for Vinny's firing. He had nothing to do with it."

It has been widely assumed that Paul will re-sign with the Clippers this summer. He has often spoken as if it's a foregone conclusion.





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Plus, the Clippers can offer him a five-year, $108 million deal, $28 million more than any other club. But the source said he would not put it past Paul to turn down more money if he feels strongly that he's been slighted.

Del Negro was fired on May 21 after leading the Clippers to 56 wins, the most successful regular season in franchise history. That same day, Clippers owner Donald Sterling strongly implied in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that Paul and Blake Griffin were to blame for Del Negro's ouster.

Sterling told Times columnist T.J. Simers that Del Negro "is a wonderful man" and that he's "sad about the whole thing."

Simers wrote that he asked Sterling if Del Negro was fired "just to hang on to Chris Paul?"

Sterling said: "I always want to be honest and not say anything that is not true. So I'd rather not say anything. But you know, the coach did a really good job. I think he did. And I liked working with him. There are just factors that make life very complicated and very challenging."

Simers then wrote that he asked Sterling if he was "off base" to say the Clippers' "players are now calling the shots?"

"No, you're not off base," Sterling replied. "This is a players' league, and, unfortunately, if you want to win you have to make the players happy."

Simers later quoted Sterling as saying, "If you have special players, and special players think that they know the best opportunity to win, you have to support them."

True or not, Del Negro believes Paul got him fired, according to a source close to the Clippers' ex-coach. The source added that Del Negro had no idea during the regular season or the playoffs that Paul wanted him out. On an appearance on the Dan Patrick radio show, Del Negro implied on Thursday that Paul was the reason he was let go.

But a source with knowledge of the situation said Paul refused to get involved in the Clippers' coaching situation and that he wanted nothing to do with the decision to retain or release Del Negro.

"Chris made it abundantly clear to the Clippers that he did not want to be involved in any decision about Vinny's future," the source said. "And Blake had nothing to do with it either."

The source said the Clippers' front office was at odds with Del Negro for much of the season and that their differences with him were so strong that the executives did not need to consult Paul or any other players when deciding on Del Negro's future with the team.

One divide between Del Negro and the front office stemmed from the fact that Del Negro made trade calls to other clubs during the season, according to a source. As the February trade deadline neared, the source said Del Negro discussed a potential trade with the Boston Celtics that would have sent DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe to Boston for Kevin Garnett. The trade rumor became major news around the league, even though the Clippers' front office was staunchly against the trade.

"The front office's feelings about getting rid of Vinny were strong enough that the players didn't need to get involved," a source said.

"The reason Vinny is no longer the Clippers' coach is because the front office didn't think he was the guy that could get them where they were trying to go. The players didn't have anything to do with it."

One source added that Paul is also steering clear of the Clippers' search for a new coach. The Clippers have a short list of Jeff Van Gundy, Brian Shaw and Byron Scott, according to a source. They are also considering asking the Nuggets for permission to interview coach George Karl.

Paul will be eligible for free agency on July 1. Several clubs will be willing to offer him a maximum-salaried contract. If he wants to leave the Clippers, Paul could also request a sign-and-trade to a team without salary cap space.

If Paul considers leaving the Clippers, the Atlanta Hawks would be a potential landing spot. Paul has always been fond of the city of Atlanta, and the Hawks have the cap room to sign both Paul and Dwight Howard, a Lakers free agent, to lucrative contracts. Paul and Howard have spoken in the past about joining forces, but once Paul was traded to the Clippers in December of 2011 and Howard was moved to the Lakers last summer, the duo figured that possibility was dead.

Howard, an Atlanta native, has been lukewarm at best about the idea of playing in his hometown. But the possibility of playing with Paul would almost certainly get him to rethink his position.
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Re: Chris Paul 'angry' with Clips

Postby Rooscooter on Thu May 30, 2013 10:18 pm

I stopped at....
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Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu May 30, 2013 10:36 pm

Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization

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By Chris Broussard | ESPN.com

Chris Paul is upset with the Los Angeles Clippers organization because he is being widely blamed for the firing of Vinny Del Negro as coach, according to a source close to the situation.

How much of an impact this will have on Paul's decision to re-sign with the Clippers as a free agent is not clear, but the source conceded that Paul's anger could lead him to look elsewhere.

"He's angry right now and his anger is directed toward the Clippers organization," the source said. "Chris is a man of principle and if he feels like you've gone against his principles, it will affect how he feels about you. He's very agitated that his name has been put out there as the reason for Vinny's firing. He had nothing to do with it."

It has been widely assumed that Paul will re-sign with the Clippers this summer. He often has spoken as if it's a foregone conclusion.

Plus, the Clippers can offer him a five-year, $108 million deal, $28 million more than any other club. But the source said he would not put it past Paul to turn down more money if he feels strongly that he's been slighted.

Del Negro was fired on May 21 after leading the Clippers to 56 wins, the most successful regular season in franchise history. That same day, Clippers owner Donald Sterling strongly implied in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that Paul and Blake Griffin were to blame for Del Negro's ouster.

Sterling told the Times that Del Negro "is a wonderful man" and that he's "sad about the whole thing."

Sterling was asked by the Times if Del Negro was fired "just to hang on to Chris Paul."

Sterling said: "I always want to be honest and not say anything that is not true. So I'd rather not say anything. But you know, the coach did a really good job. I think he did. And I liked working with him. There are just factors that make life very complicated and very challenging."

The Times then asked Sterling if it was "off base" to say the "players are now calling the shots."

"No, you're not off base," Sterling said. "This is a players' league, and, unfortunately, if you want to win, you have to make the players happy."

Sterling later told the Times, "If you have special players, and special players think that they know the best opportunity to win, you have to support them."

True or not, Del Negro believes Paul got him fired, according to a source close to the Clippers' ex-coach. The source added that Del Negro had no idea during the regular season or the playoffs that Paul wanted him out. During an appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show," Del Negro implied on Thursday that Paul was the reason he was let go.

But a source with knowledge of the situation said Paul refused to get involved in the Clippers' coaching situation and that he wanted nothing to do with the decision to retain or release Del Negro.

"Chris made it abundantly clear to the Clippers that he did not want to be involved in any decision about Vinny's future," the source said. "And Blake had nothing to do with it, either."

The source said the Clippers' front office was at odds with Del Negro for much of the season and that its differences with him were so strong that the executives did not need to consult Paul or any other players when deciding on Del Negro's future with the team.

One divide between Del Negro and the front office stemmed from the fact that the ex-coach made trade calls to other clubs during the season, according to a source. As the February trade deadline neared, the source said Del Negro discussed a potential deal with the Boston Celtics that would have sent DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe to Boston for Kevin Garnett. The rumor became major news around the league, even though the Clippers' front office was staunchly against the trade.

"The front office's feelings about getting rid of Vinny were strong enough that the players didn't need to get involved," a source said.

"The reason Vinny is no longer the Clippers' coach is because the front office didn't think he was the guy that could get them where they were trying to go. The players didn't have anything to do with it."

One source added that Paul is also steering clear of the Clippers' search for a new coach. The Clippers have a short list of current ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy, Brian Shaw and Byron Scott, according to a source. They are also considering asking the Nuggets for permission to interview coach George Karl, a source confirmed. Alvin Gentry and Nate McMillan are also candidates, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Paul will be eligible for free agency on July 1. Several clubs will be willing to offer him a maximum-salaried contract. If he wants to leave the Clippers, Paul could also request a sign-and-trade to a team without salary-cap space.

If Paul considers leaving the Clippers, the Atlanta Hawks would be a potential landing spot. Paul always has been fond of the city of Atlanta, and the Hawks have the cap room to sign both Paul and Dwight Howard, a Lakers free agent, to lucrative contracts. Paul and Howard have spoken in the past about joining forces, but once Paul was traded to the Clippers in December 2011 and Howard was moved to the Lakers last summer, the duo figured that possibility was dead.

Howard, an Atlanta native, has been lukewarm at best about the idea of playing in his hometown. But the possibility of playing with Paul likely would get him to rethink his position.


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So CP3 is willing to accept less money because of the situation. Come back to the Lakers and stick it to the Clips, Chris.
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Re: Chris Paul 'angry' with Clips

Postby Forward Three on Thu May 30, 2013 11:13 pm

Oh yeah, The Clippers are still a team. Kind of forgot about that.
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu May 30, 2013 11:52 pm

he is making his excuse for bouncing ?
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby BDG on Fri May 31, 2013 12:28 am

LOL such idiotic responses from Donald Sterling ... even if Chris DID tell Sterling to fire Vinny, you keep that in-house.

He basically indirectly said that CP3 & Blake were the reason why Del Negro was fired.

I don't blame Paul for being upset.
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby thisbjgz on Fri May 31, 2013 12:34 am

Is there any possible way that CP3 can become a Laker without amnestying Kobe?
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby Rooscooter on Fri May 31, 2013 7:09 am

I couldn't get past this.....

"Chris is a man of principle"
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby 432J on Fri May 31, 2013 9:03 am

why don't they just hire him as HC then?

looks like he's already calling the shots over there anyways
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby lakerfan2 on Fri May 31, 2013 9:55 am

thisbjgz wrote:Is there any possible way that CP3 can become a Laker without amnestying Kobe?


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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby Congo Cash on Fri May 31, 2013 10:21 am

Coach got fired because of CP3? Shocking indeed... Yeah, he's been doing it for years...
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 31, 2013 10:32 am

Congo Cash wrote:Coach got fired because of CP3? Shocking indeed... Yeah, he's been doing it for years...

Which is funny because no one cares that HE'S a coach killer, but everyone beats up Dwight for killing coaches.
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby gcclaker on Fri May 31, 2013 10:53 am

...I have a three mile smile reading this.
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby Doc Brown on Fri May 31, 2013 11:01 am

It was only a matter of time before the Clips started imploding. They were gifted CP3, if they lose him, they will be back in the s****er where they belong.
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby pound4pound1 on Fri May 31, 2013 11:03 am

soooooo


he gets the coach fired and now he's mad about it?


what a lousy GM this Chris Paul is
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby kenzo on Fri May 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Take the mini MLE and work on getting rid of MDA. You will have our blessing :man9:
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby Weezy on Fri May 31, 2013 1:58 pm

Doc Brown wrote:It was only a matter of time before the Clips started imploding. They were gifted CP3, if they lose him, they will be back in the s****er where they belong.


Like I said back mid season, as long as Sterling is their owner they will always find a way to mess up, or "Clipper" things up.
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Re: Source: Chris Paul Upset With Clippers' Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby Chillbongo on Fri May 31, 2013 5:41 pm

Bet: With CP3 a Clipper, guess the number of times we see this headline
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Sources: CP3's Rep's: Don't Bother Calling, He's Re-Signing

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:24 pm

Sources: Chris Paul's Rep's: Don't Bother Calling, He's Re-Signing With The Clips

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Re: Sources: CP3's Rep's: Don't Bother Calling, He's Re-Signing

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:32 pm

Yeah, as soon as the got Doc, it solidified Chris signing with the Clips; although, I don't think he was ever going to leave...
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Re: Sources: CP3's Rep's: Don't Bother Calling, He's Re-Signing

Postby 432J on Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:01 am

of course he's going to stay. he's pretty much running the team at this point
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Re: Sources: CP3's Rep's: Don't Bother Calling, He's Re-Signing

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:44 pm

shocker if he left after they got Doc
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Re: Sources: CP3's Rep's: Don't Bother Calling, He's Re-Signing

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:02 pm

That's weird. The Clips make the necessary moves to appease their superstar and he commits to them off the bat.

No billboards needed.

Who knew making personnel moves could hold so much power.
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