You only have two more days to enter the Fix the Clips Contest. And it must be getting urgent, if Sterling has started noticing. You don't suppose he's been reading ClipsNation, looking at all of these great ideas, and that's when he woke up? Of course! Why can't my basketball people come up with ideas like that?
If I decide your plan is the best one, you'll win two tickets to the Hawks game on Jan. 30; second prize is tickets to the Bobcats game Jan. 28 (tickets courtesy of Barry's Tickets).
We're up to seven entries now, which is not bad considering the amount of effort that people are putting into their plans.
Here are the entries to date. If you haven't read them yet, you really should. It's interesting stuff.
- Citizen John R is making Mike Miller his target acquisition, believing that Miller's range and overall scoring ability are the missing ingredients for the Clippers. There's no doubt that Miller would be a good fit, but how much would you be willing to give up for him?
- Citizen mvnclipper (a fellow Clipper Blogger, if you aren't frequenting Money From the Parking Lot you should be) would go after Luol Deng (and pay him, by the way). I'm not sure Deng can be pried away from the Bulls, but he makes a strong bid for him, and you have to like the aggressive plan. (By the way Bill, I finally added you to my blog roll - sorry it took so long.)
- Citizen mp says the team should stand pat. I think he realizes he's not going to win any contests with that strategy, but I think it's a perfectly valid approach. It's tempting to see what happens when you had a healthy Brand and Livingston to K2. Given that neither player is likely to be back until after the trade deadline, it might be foolish to rush into anything before really knowing what you've got. So like I said, it's a worthy plan, if a little dull.
- Citizen klip113per (really, you couldn't get a better name than that? It's not a password you know) would clean house (Cassell and Thomas gone) and go after Ron Artest. It's an interesting plan, and stands in stark contrast to mp's idea of sticking with the current team. Artest is a major talent. But would you risk team chemistry before even seeing what happens with Brand and the new Kaman together? Major props for boldness, but I'm not sure it's what I would do.
- Citizen zhivclip is another guy who would stand pat (really pat - basically only Cassell is gone). His love of the blue and gold would lead him to draft Bruin Kevin Love. Hmmmm. Not at 6 you don't.
- The Citizen that once was Gary Grant has an intriguing plan that gets the Clippers younger, bringing in some talented scorers like Linas Kleiza and Marco Belinelli. He may be over-reacting to the weak dollar by investing so heavily in Euros, but I can definitely see where he's going with the plan.
- The latest entry comes from Citizen Rubble44. He's going for the home run - he wants to get Agent Zero. I don't think Arenas wants to play for the Clippers, and I don't think the Clippers have enough to offer to get it done, BUT you have to admire the guy for trying. It's the kind of deal Sterling would like (until he started paying the luxury tax, that is).
Those are the entries so far. I'll post my own plan tomorrow. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, do it now. Click on Post New Diary and start typing (you have to be a registered user of ClipsNation). It's your chance to play GM! Hell, the Clippers may be in the market for a new one soon, so you can put this on your resume.
You have until midnight Friday. Send in your entry and Fix the Clips!