Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Get Ready for King Solomon

The Clippers added much needed frontcourt depth over the weekend by signing 6’10”–forward Solomon Jones. The South Florida alum was signed for the prorated veteran’s minimum, coming in at just under a million dollars for the one-year contract. Jones is expected to help the team a little less than Chipper Darrell and a little more than the kids who clean the floor after free throws with their large round size mop. In his first three years in the league, the forward got comfortable on the Atlanta Hawks bench. A change of scenery in Indiana actually did Jones well, as he set career highs in his two seasons as a Pacer, where he averaged just under 4 points per game and just under 3 rebounds a game.
Does Neil Olshey think that this is answer to the front court depth issue that has lost us at least one game so far this season? With only 13 players on the Clippers roster (two less than the maximum that most teams carry), let’s hope this is move to fill out a roster until the front office puts a trade together for a real big man who can be a part of the rotation (or that they still plan on signing Kenyon Martin when he is able to leave China and sign with the NBA).
The Clippers have also been reported as one of the teams interested in cente, Joel Przybilla if he decides he wants to play this season. The LA Times reported today they are also interested in Antonio McDyess if he decides to call of retirement for one more season. If none of these scenarios play out, and the Reggie Evans experiment fails because of injury, then the Clippers have little to no chance of contending in the Western Conference this season.

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