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The first shoe seems to have dropped on live going to Cleveland.

Report: Clippers to work out Oden, Bynum, Blatche, and Okafor

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Can Andrew Bynum shine in a workout over other big man options? (USATSI) More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft The Los Angeles Clippers have nearly completed their roster for heading into the 2014-15 season. They currently have 12 players under contract and need to add more depth to their interior moving forward. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are an excellent duo inside, but newly signed Spencer Hawes and re-signed Glen Davis aren't enough depth just quite yet. It sounds like the Clippers are looking to add that depth pretty soon. Jorge Sedano of ESPN reports the Clippers are working out centers this week. The players coming through are expected to be Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum, Andray Blatche, andEmeka Okafor. The addition of Hawes to the rotation as the first big off the bench works in the sense you can play him offensively next to Griffin or Jordan. His passing and shooting will be welcome additions, but his defense leaves much to be desired. Davis has been a decent position and help defender under Doc Rivers with the Celtics in the past, but he didn't exactly have a stellar run in his short time with the Clippers last season. Bynum and Oden haven't been able to consistently be on the court for some time now. Oden's return to the NBA last season was a success in terms of him staying relatively healthy and being able to contribute a little to the Heat during the regular season, but he was never part of a regular rotation for Miami. Bynum couldn't be effective on the court with the Cavs and was eventually traded to Chicago and waived immediately. He caught on with the Pacers, but never added anything to their roster. Okafor sat out all of last season with a neck injury, but was an effective interior defender with the Wizards two seasons ago. If he's healthy, he's a great center to have off the bench, but there are doubts about his short-term and long-term basketball health. Blatche has been the best of the bunch since he joined the Nets two years ago. He was a double figures scorer off the bench for the Nets the last two seasons but wouldn't add much in terms of defense. He'd still be the most sure thing of this lot

Steve Ballmer on buying the Clippers: ‘This was probably the best path for me to take’ | NBA | The Seattle Times

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In case you see any out of context quotes, here is the whole article and the piece that some tweets have misquoted: "It was my dream to have a team in Seattle," said Ballmer, speaking locally for the first time since his $2 billion offer in May to buy the Clippers, which is held up in a court battle between the league and outgoing owner Donald Sterling. "I spent some time on that and worked on it and I wish that had worked. I don’t know when that will happen. With luck, maybe it happens in the next few years, but if it takes a few more than that, I decided that this was probably the best path for me to take."

Sam Cassell is coming back!!!!

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This has been the dream of so many of us. Balmer better get to work on getting that bronze statue of the big cajones dance in front of Staples!!!

Bledsoe Clippers fail article; Steve Perrin quoted

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A "Clippers should not have traded Bledsoe" article

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