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The Los Angeles Clippers just keep getting better.  They’ve not only re-signed their star player Blake Griffin, they’ve also re-signed Chauncey Billups and added Jamal Crawford.  Billups will sign a one-year deal worth up to $4.3 million with bonuses, Crawford is expected to sign a three-year $15.7 million contract.

Along with the acquisition of Lamar Odom the Clippers are stacking up on talent and will likely make an even bigger splash in the playoffs next season.  Crawford averaged 15.3 points in his career and was the Sixth Man of the Year with the Atlanta Hawks.  Billups ignited the Clippers backcourt before suffering a season-ending left Achilles tendon surgery.  Though Chris Paul declined to sign an extension, it is widely believed that he is waiting until next year to sign with the team as a free agent where he can get a five-year $108 million extension.  Paul has also been heavily involved with the recruitment of guard Ray Allen, however due to the signing of Crawford and Billups the Clippers have cancelled their meeting with Allen.  This leaves Allen to most likely sign with the Miami Heat who are also in heavy pursuit of the free agent.  The Clippers won’t hurt from the loss; their depth chart is looking really good right now.


Shaina (@Shay_Marie)