The Daily Clipper - TGIF Edition

Feb 26, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs former center David Robinson (center) is introduced to the fans with Clyde Drexler (left), Chris Mullins (lc), Scottie Pippen (rc) and Magic Johnson (right) at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE


Quick DC today...

NBA:

NBA Draft Spectators Spent Nearly Five Full Minutes Booing David Stern Last Night
The NBA is sometimes accused of being deaf to criticism, and holding last night's draft in the arena recently abandoned by the new Brooklyn Nets seems like an invitation to belligerence. But it's not just Nets fans who have beef with commissioner David Stern, and he hasn't exactly been graceful when dealing with the press, either.

Magic Johnson Responds to Clyde Drexler Dream Team - The Daily Fix - WSJ
The basketball legend answers his fellow Hall of Famer's frank comments about his abilities after making his HIV diagnosis public in 1992.

The REAL and accurate history of how the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team came into being
As the 20th anniversary of the Dream Team arrives, it is time to set the record straight about how American NBA players were allowed to compete in the Olympics.

Welcome to the fourth showdown between two guys who care about the NBA more than you do - Grantland
Two NBA frenemies try to figure out where everyone — other than Anthony Davis — will end up.

Steve Nash won't lack for free-agent options - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: The Knicks, Mavs, Suns, Nets and Raptors all have interest in signing All-Star point guard Steve Nash.

It’s official: Deron Williams did not pick up option, now fun begins | ProBasketballTalk
Deron Williams will be a free agent. In a move long expected, Williams did not opt in and pick up the last year of his deal with the Brooklyn Nets, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News tweeted.

Report: Kevin Martin will not re-sign in Houston. Think trade. | ProBasketballTalk
In all the buzz about the Rockets trading Chase Budinger to get the No. 18 pick — a move clearly a precursor to other moves — there was a lot of talk about who might get moved with a pick so Houston can move up. It may not be now, but look for Kevin Martin to get moved.

Rose's extended recovery puts Bulls at crossroads | NBA.com
They were the team most conspicuously absent from the later rounds of this postseason. No offense to Memphis or the Lakers or the defending champs in Dallas, but the Chicago Bulls were poised for a championship run this spring like no one else.

Clippers:

What will the Clippers’ plan be this offseason? - Clippers blog : The Orange County Register
Perry Jones III (R) of the Baylor Bears greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number twenty-eight overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first round...

Utah Jazz pick Kevin Murphy at 47; Mo Williams deal in limbo | The Salt Lake Tribune
The Jazz added Kevin Murphy. And possibly Mo Williams. Utah spent the initial four hours of the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday quietly watching and waiting, then finally selected Murphy — a 6-foot-7, 185-pound shooting guard from Tennessee Tech — with the No.

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