Olshey Doesn’t Think Clippers Need Paul?
Asked Tuesday if the team was still interested, (Neil) Olshey said, “If you pick up the phone you’re going to have to listen to what somebody has to say. We are not actively making phone calls trying to acquire any new players at this point.”
Whether the Clippers land (Chris) Paul or not, they’re clearly feeling good about recent moves that have added Chauncey Billups and Caron Butler while retaining center DeAndre Jordan.
“We think we’ve got a product on the floor right now that’s giving a lot of people in the Western Conference pause,” Olshey said. “We’re as big and as deep as any team in the league right now. We think we’re a threat already.”
Billups, the veteran All-Star point guard claimed by the Clippers a day earlier off the NBA’s amnesty waiver, was expected to join training camp on Wednesday after attending to family matters.