Clipper news: Drum roll please ... Rasual Butler returning to Clippers next year, according to sources of reallisa
Not multiple sources. Multiple sources are on vacation. Lot pressure to get it out there ...before Rasual himself :-) He's a twitter machine
Should clarify one of those last tweets. Butler returning NEXT season, let's not jump too far ahead. I mean, gotta take it season by season.
Deal is for one year. Don't have fi details yet. Tree trimming beckons :-)
Depth chart is now:
Baron Davis | Eric Bledsoe | Willie Warren
Eric Gordon | Randy Foye
Ryan Gomes | Rasual Butler | Al-Farouq Aminu
Blake Griffin | Craig Smith | Brian Cook
Chris Kaman | DeAndre Jordan
Still think we need to add one more big guy and wouldn't mind a veteran point guard, but with two open roster spots, I don't think any move like that will be made unless a trade goes down. Cook signing is still pissing me off.
Im really happy that Butler is back. I loved his contribution to the team last season. He should be great coming off the bench to provide nice spot up shooting, 3 pts, and be clutch like he was last season.
And yeah Brian Cook is the only move that I despise..
The Los Angeles Clippers today re-signed free agent forward Rasual Butler. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
Butler, who averaged a career-high 11.9 points to go with 2.9 rebounds and 33.0 minutes in 82 games played with Los Angeles last season, also connected on 41 percent of his field goals on the year. He was originally acquired by the Clippers along with cash considerations from the New Orleans Hornets on August 12, 2009 in exchange for a conditional second round draft pick in 2016.
cook definitely has better size, but i don't understand the contract, he isn't worth that much.
Cook's listed at 6'9 and Novak at 6'10. Regardless, both are just shooters who do nothing else well. If Olshey/Del Negro wanted an emergency big man that can shoot and somewhat play PF/C, Paul Davis, Josh Powell & Nick Fazekas all would have been better options.