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Dire 2010 forecasts = New Clippers Opportunity?

ESPN is reporting that the NBA sent teams tentative numbers projecting the 2010-11 salary cap to drop 5 to 8 million dollars: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4312837&campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines

What does this mean for the Clippers?  Well, for one, it reduces the number of teams that can sign any of the megastars of 2010.  Perhaps just as important, it limits teams like New York to one player that offseason, eliminating the lure of a championship from those destinations.  The Clippers, with a little maneuvering if necessary (they have team options/qualifying offers on Al Thornton and Mardy Collins) could become the most appealing franchise-with-money, due to its enticing core of Griffin/EJ/Kaman/BD/DJ. 

I haven't done the math on every team (SP, maybe you can, or know someone who has?), but we could be looking at a situation where the only competition to a guy like Lebron James is Mo Williams and a few scraps.

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