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09:38 AM ET 05.07 | On Wednesday at the Blake Griffin Rookie of the Year press conference, Vice President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey said he's determined to add another key piece to the roster before the summer. Olshey believes Eric Gordon is All-Star caliber as well but also admits that his team is still short a piece. "We need an impact veteran," said Olshey. "A guy with leadership skills that has won at a high level that can show Eric and Blake how not just to get in the playoffs but how to be a factor in the playoffs."

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May 7, 2011  09:40 AM ET

God forbid the Clippers do something that actually makes sense... but this makes sense.

May 7, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Boozer is available.

May 7, 2011  09:58 AM ET
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Boozer is available.

Yeah... I'm sure he is.

He hasn't been much of a bargain, has he?

May 7, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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Yeah... I'm sure he is. He hasn't been much of a bargain, has he?

In the playoffs he has been disappointing. During the regular season he put up 18/10 thats decent production for his 5 year 75 million dollar contract. Look at it this way. Bosh put up 19/9 in the regular season and his contract is 6 years 116 million. No one is giving him grief. Or better yet look at Amare's contract. 5 years 100 MILLION for a guy who got swept in the first round and added a bad back to a blown out knee and a detached eye.

So in my opinion I'm disappointed with Boozer production in the playoffs so far. But the guy has turf toe and I hear that's a very painful injury. But for some reason teams still double team Boozer in the post so for the Bulls thats effective enough to at least move on to the next round.

May 7, 2011  10:18 AM ET

Denver is going to have some available

May 7, 2011  10:20 AM ET
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In the playoffs he has been disappointing...

Good analysis... from a distance I just see a guy that is average with a big contract. Thanks for filling in some blanks.

Bottom line (once again - from a distance) is that he is clearly not a reliable "sidekick" to D. Rose... and the Bulls need to look at filling that void in the future.

Of course, as good as D. Rose is - it won't take much.

May 7, 2011  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Good analysis... from a distance I just see a guy that is average with a big contract. Thanks for filling in some blanks. Bottom line (once again - from a distance) is that he is clearly not a reliable "sidekick" to D. Rose... and the Bulls need to look at filling that void in the future. Of course, as good as D. Rose is - it won't take much.

I agree, the Bulls need that solid second guy. Right now they have a bunch of third options IMO Boozer, Deng, Noah. I would love to see a trade this off season for Dwight Howard. I'm sure it would take Noah, Deng, Gibson and draft picks but I say go for it.

May 7, 2011  10:29 AM ET
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... I'm sure it would take Noah, Deng, Gibson and draft picks but I say go for it.

If you could pull that one off it would be a bigger heist than the Lakers getting Gasol from Memphis.

But, Damn... that's inside/outside at it's best.

May 7, 2011  10:37 AM ET

Take a look in the Laker 'store', bros.

May 7, 2011  10:44 AM ET

The Clippers are moving the right direction. Just let the GM's do their jobs and the owner sit back. Historically everytime the clips try to make a push they find a way to screw it up

May 7, 2011  11:37 AM ET

Caron butler or td.

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May 7, 2011  03:59 PM ET

Everybody wants to copy the HEAT blue print! Heat rules baby, one this year and four maybe 5 more to go! http://www.alexastock.webs.com

May 7, 2011  04:10 PM ET

Hmm...big paycheck vs. playing for Donald Sterling. Tough choice.

May 7, 2011  05:34 PM ET
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I agree, the Bulls need that solid second guy. Right now they have a bunch of third options IMO Boozer, Deng, Noah. I would love to see a trade this off season for Dwight Howard. I'm sure it would take Noah, Deng, Gibson and draft picks but I say go for it.

Why give up all of that? If Dwight Howard opts out of his contract, he is a free agent! Instead, do a sign and trade using Boozer, Asik and Charlotte's draft pick. They can accept that, or lose Howard for nothing. The Bulls will need to get rid of Boozer's contract. Move Noah to PF with Gibson coming off the bench. Remember, if Howard opts out, Chicago will be in the position of power, not Orlando!

May 7, 2011  09:05 PM ET

Ever since Blake arrived the Clips have been frequently been talked about. But they're still a joke to me.

May 8, 2011  03:23 AM ET

I know the Clippers just picked up Mo Williams, but man... can you imagine the Blake Griffin playing with Deron Williams or Chris Paul? If the Clippers didn't have such a crummy owner, they would be able to make a play for one of those two.

NBA players might have thought twice about the Clips in the past, but with Griffin there, I think that has changed. And, you still get to live in L.A., right?

 
May 8, 2011  03:24 AM ET

oops...take out "the" before Blake Griffin

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