Here are comments found around the Clippers' boards during their game with the Celtics. There are also a few comments on their feelings about a Cassell buyout.
No Garnett for the Celtics & no Thomas for the Clippers tonight. For the Clippers, go hard, play defense, and stay within reach. To the Celtics: Take the night off, why don't ya? You've earned it.
garnett is still out right? wonder if he will take this opportunity to try to convince cassell to convince the clippers to move him so he can rejoin kevin
Paul Pierce is off to a hot start. He leads the Clippers 7-0. Edit: Make that 9-0.
After being down 9-0, we're up 24-22 with about 2 mins to go in the first! In the long run, this lead may be trivial, but it's pretty cool.
Tech on Posey, what was he thinking?!
scary moment for Clipper fans when Big Baby fell on top on Powell out of bounds. The last thing we need is another injury. Luckily, he's alright.
Big Baby tackles Josh out of bounds. Glad to see Josh get up and look unfazed after that one.
Ouch Sammy with the flagrant foul (penalty 2) on Rajon Rondo.
Rondo is outplaying the Clippers.
Since Sam went out the C's have just gone SILLY scoring. 59-48 Boston at the half.
Looks like the Celtics just dominated in the second quarter.
Rondo went into the visitor's locker room at halftime...
Tony Allen dices through the Clipper defense with a monstrous dunk.
84-81 at the end of the third. I have to admit, even without KG in the lineup I'm still impressed that they've managed to stay this close.
Sorry to say but first to 100 wins. Let's see if we can break the law.
Davis is knocking everybody around (Powell, Kaman, Maggette).
Another loss for us . The second and fourth quarter killed us.
this is another one of those game i just know we'd have killed them if we had shaun and elton healthy.
We played them fairly decent for three quarters. It sucks that we can tell that Kaman isn't back to regular form yet.
It sounds like Sam truly wants to play with KG in Boston, and I don't know that the Clippers organization would disrespect him by forcing him to stay with us. I really don't want to see Sam go...but it seems inevitable. I just hope we can work out a trade and not settle for a buyout...I don't wanna let our swag walk for nothin'. But Sammy deserves better than what the LA Clippers can give him this season, even if it means letting Sam walk. If this is the case, we'll probably have to wait til SL14 can play again to let my man go.
Sam is a veteran player who has 2 years to play, at most. Why would he want to keep losing if he can go to Boston? KG wants him there, and he is also very familiar with Ray Allen from their 4 years together in Milwaukee. I know the Clips want something back, but you just don't disrespect such a veteran by trading him to a team he doesn't want to play with (except Denver) or by keeping him and letting his contract expire. This will just get you a bad rep. If Sam really wants the buyout and is ready to leave money on the table, he will get what he wants.
it has nothing to do with KG. sure, sam might want to go to the celtics but sam is one of those players who just doesnt bail on his team when the going gets rough. plus sam does have one more year after this on his contract. he is not getting bought out, it doesnt make any sense for us to do that. and the celtics have nothing we want,
it doesn't matter what Cassell wants or his agent wants, he is under contract with the Clippers. If the Clippers can get expiring contracts and draft picks for him from say a team like Denver then they are not going to buy him out regardless or what Cassell or his agent want. It's just business.
It would make no sense to buy out Cassell when we could get some proven talent for him, or some picks. I'm even sure we could work out a deal with Boston and get something in return, even though they have way too many tradeable assets.