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Report: Doc Rivers, Clippers still in market to add front line depth

Feb 18, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan have played 1,638 minutes together this season — 61.7 percent of the Clippers’ total minutes this season. The next big man on the minutes list in Ryan Hollins and he has played 406 minutes. Total. Doc Rivers is riding the Griffin/Jordan combo hard because he has no choice — Hollins, Byron Mullins and most recently Hedo Turkoglu are just not near the talents.

Which is why Rivers’ wants help up front.

This has been reported before at various points during the season, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reminded us of the Clippers’ deadline goal.

The Clippers also would like to make a move that takes them from just less than $2 million over the tax line to under it. However, both adding a big and getting under the tax is going to be difficult.

There are guys out there available at the Feb. 20 trade deadline (Rivers has a past with Brandon Bass of the Celtics) but at what cost in terms of tax and future assets? Rivers has been looking to fill this void for a while and he will try at the deadline. Then he will try again next summer.

  1. 00maltliquor - Feb 18, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Contact the Lakers, apparently they are giving away frontcourt help for free. SMDH

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 18, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      Buy one Pau Gasol, get one Jordan Hill free

  2. themagicfanguy - Feb 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Take Big Baby away… Please?

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 18, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Call child services

  3. xliontamer - Feb 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Aren’t the Clippers prohibited form doing a deal with the Celtics for the rest of the year?

  4. jerdogthompson - Feb 18, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Trade Hollins and Mullens to the Buvs for that big who’s name I can’t pronounce or spell. Something like Irayasova (sp?)

    He’s decent as a backup and would open another roster spot for another player.

  5. ProBasketballPundit - Feb 18, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    WHAT?! The Clippers need another talented bench player? I never would have believed that Antawn Jamison, Hedo Turkoglu, Byron Mullins, Lamar Odom, Sasha Vujacic, Stephen Jackson, Louis Amundson, Ryan Hollins, Kenyon Martin, Gilbert Arenas, Brandon Davies, Marcus Camby, Metta World Peace, Kevin Garnett, Andrea Bargnani, and Andrew Bynum haven’t worked out.

    Seriously. That is a list of free agent signings and attempted signings/trades by the Clippers over the past year. The Clips have been my late-night west coast team for the last several seasons, but I’m jumping ship. Go Warriors!

  6. Jorge Barake - Feb 18, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    Kurt.-

    Reminder: Celtics and Clippers cannot deal for a year.

  7. tfilarski - Feb 18, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    taj gibson

  8. sportsfan18 - Feb 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Lamar will play for candy…

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