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Clippers agree to one-year deal with Ryan Hollins

Jul 7, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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The Clippers have had a very successful offseason.

They’ve signed Chris Paul to a max contract, re-signed Matt Barnes, traded for Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick to get help on the wing and some solid perimeter shooting, and replaced Eric Bledsoe with Darren Collison as a backup to Paul at a very reasonable price.

They can’t all be winners, however, as we learned from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, who informs us that L.A. has agreed to a one-year deal to retain Ryan Hollins.

The Clippers didn’t have much choice here considering their salary cap situation, and will likely try to similarly retain another low-cost big man option in Ronny Turiaf, as well.

But Hollins just isn’t very good at basketball, and some of the boneheaded things he chooses to do on the court make having him on the roster seem even worse.

Nevertheless, Hollins averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game last season, mainly because you simply can’t play Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan all 48 minutes.

The Clippers are the sixth team Hollins has played for in seven NBA seasons.

  1. saint1997 - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    He is a high IQ baller

  2. spideysdog - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    which would be 6 teams and 7 years longer than your career Brett. careful calling people garbage.

  3. xliontamer - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    For those of us who watched every game, we know that this is a decent move. I can’t think of any other free agent center that has the skill set to compliment our second team better.

  4. ji8888 - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Well he can help for the bloopers.

    • daddyghi - Jul 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM

      yep. another Hollywood comedian.

  5. readysethike - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    he wasnt as bad as u make it seem…he knows his role and limitations…he will give u a few nice putbacks and alley oops. wit doc as his coach his decision making on defense will be better

  6. wfriedrichs - Jul 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    this move was expected. It ain’t all that bad. Hollins is about what you expect for the money and has played for Doc before. He is a better free throe shooter than DJ so if you’re not trading DJ you’re left with little choice.

  7. caeser12 - Jul 7, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Hollins vs Chandler 1 on1, game to 21.

    Over and under on how long the game takes before its called due to darkness.

  8. jimsjam33 - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Good move for the Clippers . Bench players need to know their roles and Hollins is perfect on the bench without complaining . He gives the Clips 8 to 10 good minutes in relief every game . Bone headed mistakes ? Yes , he makes a few , but not enough to let him go . Turiaf on the other hand needs to be waived and a young bonecrusher power forward needs to be signed . Tyler Hansborough puts the Clips in the running for the championship .
    Release Billups and Turiaf ,

  9. reastnt - Jul 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Hollins “just isn’t very good at basketball”?? Goodness, what a silly thing to say. He’s not an NBA starter, that’s true. But if you’ve ever seen him play (besides a few YouTube lowlights) you would know that he plays very well at times, and gives good minutes as an NBA backup center. He was quite valuable to the Clippers last season.

    Anyone who makes a living writing about professional athletes should have the sense not to write something like that. You’re not Charles Barkley.

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