Not much to report from Santa Barbara. Cassell and Thomas have been sitting out, ostensibly because they are nursing injuries, but more likely because they are old and don't like training camp. Rebraca is at least 2 weeks away from playing basketball, and still receiving epidurals, which is NOT a good sign. If he can play 10 minutes a game in 30 games this year I'll be shocked.
Among the topics in the papers,
- Jason Reid of the LA Times talks about the potential emergence of Shaun Livingston (tell CN something it doesn't know);
- Art Thompson III of the OC Register talks about EB's very busy summer;
- and the aforementioned problems with the practice facility reported by Joe Stevens in the LB Press Telegram.
Interestingly, one piece of seemingly significant news got barely a blip. According to Stevens, Corey Maggette is leaving Santa Barbara to return to Chicago and may not be back before the Clippers break camp.
Obviously, I hope everything is OK with Corey. But it is unfortunate that, after missing so much time to injury last season, and losing his starting job, he can't be at camp. Now is the time for him to prove to Dunleavy that he can improve on defense, learn the rotations, and play under control on offense. I always assumed that Corey would win back the starting job in pre-season, but I don't see that happening if he's not in camp.