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Clippers to meet with O.J. Mayo, Carl Landry on Tuesday

Jul 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

O.J. Mayo, Patrick Patterson

The Clippers re-signing of Chris Paul to a max contract in free agency this summer was only the beginning of their plans to add talent and tweak the roster so that it’s more immediately ready to compete for a championship under new head coach Doc Rivers.

The decision of whether or not to trade reserve guard Eric Bledsoe, who many around the league believe will evolve into a starting talent that the Clippers will be unable to afford to keep very soon, is being mulled by Rivers, but he’d like to keep him in the short term to see exactly what he’s got.

That hasn’t stopped Rivers from scheduling meetings with players they’d likely need to deal Bledsoe for in order to add to the roster — he reportedly met with J.J. Redick on Monday, and has a lunch date with O.J. Mayo on Tuesday.

Mayo is an unrestricted free agent, and L.A would likely need to work out a sign-and-trade in order to get him. The Mavericks are looking for immediate talent additions to avoid missing the playoffs again in one of Dirk Nowitzki‘s final seasons, so they’d likely want a young talent like Bledsoe back in return for Mayo’s services.

Another free agent the Clippers are looking at is Carl Landry, who is coming off a nice season as a reserve for the Warriors.

Landry is an unrestricted free agent as well, though his salary range might make it so that L.A. can add him without parting ways with Bledsoe.

We’ll see how it all shakes out, but one thing is clear: The Clippers are in championship-or-bust mode, and that feels really strange to say.

  1. quickrespond - Jul 2, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Clippers really stocking up for a disappointing season sad to say.

  2. pmx8411 - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    I guess Mayo is not in the same page as Cuban

  3. anhdazman - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Dang it, Landry would make the Clippers a much more complete team. I really hope this doesn’t happen.

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