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Randy Foye nears agreement with Clippers

Jul 8, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Foye_Noah.jpgRandy Foye, who was let walk from the Washington Wizards, may be backing up Baron Davis for the Clippers next season.

Foye is expected to soon reach a deal with Los Angeles, according to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times.

Backup point guard was a position the Clippers needed to fill after letting Steve Blake go down the hall at Staples Center to the Lakers. Foye (like Davis) is a scoring point. Except, while Davis can score with the best of them — when the mood hits him and Venus aligns with Mars — Foye is not a great scorer. He shot 41.9 percent last season with a true shooting percentage of 51.6 percent (think of TS% like points per shot attempt). Both are just a little below the league average.

What the Clippers really need is an attacking wing player, but Foye will not be that for Vinny Del Negro. Last year, Foye shot a little worse when playing the two guard role, but more importantly he got torched on defense — opposing twos shot 53 percent (eFG%) against him. It just wasn’t pretty.

No financial terms have leaked yet.

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