I think this was the clippers yr and next yr they will not be as good.
Maggette will be traded. Sam is all but done. Livingston hasn't prooven to be a leader yet. Brand is a solid star but will never be a great player. Kaveman will ask for more money then the Clippers wil give him. Mobley is young anymore.
I hope the Clippers don't get burned by signing Sam for 8 million a yr. but they will. Its Karma the owner is finally spending money and he is goin to get burnt for doin so.
Sam is looking for a 2 year deal... even if we do get "burned" (unlikely as Sam's game requires no athleticism) its not like its the type of deal that will cripple a franchise.
If Maggette IS traded we will get value in return... and Maggette missed 40+ games this year so I'm not too worried.
Brand is a top 10 player. He averaged 25/10/2.5 and led his team to the 2nd round.
Kaveman's contract is a concern.
I think we will be better next year.
We had issues with consistent energy and focus last season... that's why we were losing games... a team that has been with each other for a year and knows what it takes to win will do better.
Livingston is a STUD in the making and will better utilize our wealth of talent.