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Clippers Buy 56th Pick, Acquire Branden Dawson

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Doc Rivers made his move.

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After much speculation and anticipation regarding the Clippers buying into the 2015 NBA Draft in order to add some young talent, they were able to pull it off, trading cash considerations to the New Orleans Pelicans for the 56th overall pick.  Dan Woike of the Orange Country Register reports that the cost of the pick was about $600,000, which leaves them with about $2.4 million to use as cash considerations in trades before the amount resets on July 1st.

After acquiring the pick, the Clippers opted to have the Pelicans select Branden Dawson, giving them additional depth at the forward positions.  Dawson, a 22, 6'7" player from Michigan State, averaged 12 points and 9 reboudns in 30 minutes per game last season in what was his senior year.  However, he's not a great shooter, not making a single 3 in his collegiate career.

More info coming on Dawson as this story develops.