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Free Agency Starts; Clippers Reportedly Interested in Pierce, Ariza, Deng, Hawes, Davis

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According to various reports, the Clippers are interested in signing or acquiring Paul Pierce, Trevor Ariza, Luol Deng, Spencer Hawes, and Ed Davis. They're also interested in retaining Darren Collison, Glen Davis, and Danny Granger.

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It's the first night of free agency.  Everyone's interested in everyone, but these are the names the Clippers have been tied to so far:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Clippers are interested in bringing back Darren Collison, Glen Davis and Danny Granger, in that preferred order. Collison is a priority.</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/statuses/483822680584384513">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clippers have been shopping Matt Barnes and Jared Dudley around. Again, upgrading small forward position is a priority for Rivers.</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/statuses/483824264965935104">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clippers make call to Darren Collison&#39;s reps, but just a &quot;cursory call.&quot; No deal in place yet.</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/statuses/483826181314064384">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Collison wants to stay and the Clippers want him to stay. It&#39;ll come down to numbers but early sense from both sides is positive.</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/statuses/483828869938417664">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Another free agent target for the Clippers is Spencer Hawes. They had also targeted him at the trade deadline.</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/statuses/483832262379577346">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>According to a league source close to Trevor Ariza, his list of potential destinations is PHX, LAC, LAL, MIA, DAL, UTA, CLE &amp; WAS</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/statuses/483833116616687616">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN">@WindhorstESPN</a>: Clippers, Mavericks and Hawks first teams to call Luol Deng tonight. Others have calls scheduled tomorrow.</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/statuses/483834117155323905">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clippers also interested in free agent Ed Davis, sources</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/statuses/483835508808630272">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Clippers continue to have interest in LeBron and Melo, according to sources. Placed calls to Deng, Collison and Ariza tonight</p>&mdash; Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) <a href="https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/statuses/483837817148432384">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clippers are interested in LeBron and Carmelo but understand a deal for either is a long shot. Focusing on other priorities at the moment.</p>&mdash; Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) <a href="https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/statuses/483840419445211137">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clippers, I&#39;m told, believe they have real chance of stealing Paul Pierce away from Nets now that Jason Kidd no longer coaching in Brooklyn</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/statuses/483840626904272896">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hearing Spencer Hawes may be too expensive for Clippers, Seeking $8 million per, made $6.5 million last season</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/statuses/483844216015966209">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I'm not going to do a ton of in-depth analysis on these rumors because they don't really mean anything at this time, but so far I approve of everyone on their list.  I don't really like Hawes but it sounds like he wants too much money anyway.

I'm not-so-secretly hoping for the Clippers to acquire both Ed Davis and Glen Davis, not only because that would be a solid pair of reserve bigs, but because it would be almost as good as the Paul Davis, Ricky Davis, Baron Davis trio of Clippers past.  Where is Paul Davis?  Can he be the Clippers third big?  I'll stop now.