Grade for summer moves so far... Quote:
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Key moves: Signed Nick Young (one years, $1.1 million), Jordan Farmar (one year, $1.1 million), Chris Kaman (one year, $3.2 million)
Meanwhile across to the other locker room...
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Key moves: Re-signed Chris Paul (five years, $107 million), sign-and-traded for J.J. Redick (four years, $28 million) and Jared Dudley
Who are these guys? This isn't the Clippers is it? Making smart choices and improving an already good team. What's going on here?
The Clippers "traded" for Doc Rivers, which was step one. Then they re-signed Chris Paul, which was step two. And then they added necessary pieces like J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley, which strengthens them overall by quite a lot. Losing Eric Bledsoe stings, but the Clippers managed to improve their bench regardless of it.