Posted June 29, by Ben Maller
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Kobe Bryant has privately asked the Lakers to make a run at Clips free agent guard Sam Cassell, according to AM 570's David Vassegh. Cassell would like to return to the Clippers but so far they haven't given him more than a one-year offer.
a few weeks ago Cassel was on Quite Frankly and he said he isn't sure if he'll be a Clipper next season. He is looking for a 2 year deal and Clippers don't want to sit Shaun Livingston for another 2 years. SAS asked him what about the Lakers and he said Lakers are a possibility. He loves LA, he would just be worried about what the Clipper fans would think. He also said he talks to KG a lot and hes told him he deserves better and he hopes he gets out Minny.
i agree, brad. sam ran the clippers this year, with his veteran leadership. i prefer to see sam with the lakers though.
Sam would help the lakers a lot. He's a big improvement over Smush. He can hit the open 3s that Kobe will get because of double teams. He won't fall apart in the playoffs like Smush did.
Honestly Sterling letting go of Sam and possibly Radmanovich just boggles my mind. The clippers have a bright future with Livingston but he's not ready for primetime yet IMO. I mean Radmanovich and Cassel ARE their 3 point shooting. Letting go of these guys would be an awful move. Cassel was their clutch guy, he was their 3 point shooter, he was their veteran leader. And they are going to let that go because they don't want to give him an extra year? WTF.
if the clippers let sam and rad go, they're back to square 1. i don't think livingston can lead the clippers, not yet. brand and maggette are good solid players, but without sam cassell, they won't go far.