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Reggie Evans signs with Clippers

Posted on: December 21, 2011 1:45 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 1:46 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The Clippers needed more depth inside and they got it. And not just that, they got some gritty, tough depth.

Via Yahoo! Sports, forward Reggie Evans signed a one-year, veteran minimum deal with the Clippers. This is a quality pickup for the Clips as Blake Griffin needs a good, reliable backup and the team as a whole needs some frontcourt depth.

They probably need another center, as they don't even have one on the roster to back up DeAndre Jordan right now. But Evans is a tough, nasty rebounder and someone that gives the Clips a lot of help inside. They had Craig Smith last season but lost him to Portland in the offseason. While Evans is coming off a major foot injury, he's a player that can tear up the boards. Before the injury, he was leading the league in rebounding last season.

Before the injury in late November last season, Evans was grabbing 26.4 percent of all rebounds and 35.3 percent of all available defensive rebounds. Those are like all-time numbers. Granted, small sample size, but the dude can board.

So add him to a frontcourt of Jordan and Griffin and you've got a guy behind them that will help bang and shove against the likes of the Lakers and Thunder and someone that can give the Clips a boost inside. He rebounds, he plays rough and he adds an attitude. Great pickup by the Clips.
Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:53 pm
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Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:46 am

Reggie Evans signs with Clippers

The Clip Show is definitely making a power move.  I wonder if there is going to be an outcry from Dan Gilbert about the Clippers.  They are in LA they aren't a small market team.  For all the posturing by Gilbert about a level playing field, he has all but assured small market teams will never have a star because now the Clippers are a viable destination when before they weren't really.  Now players can choose between 2 LA teams, soon to be 2 NY teams, Miami, Dallas, and Chicago, so the other teams will have to overpay and the owners will want to renegotiate the CBA again in 6 years.

Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 7:43 pm

Reggie Evans signs with Clippers

The only thing I don't understand is for league minimum how did he not garner most interest from lots of other teams. You'd think there would be lots of teams that would like to get some more rebounding from their bench, hello knicks. Anyway it's another great move and good signing by the Clips they are gonna be fun to watch this year for sure.

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 2:53 pm

Reggie Evans signs with Clippers

As a Raptor fan i'm sad to see him go.Was hurt most of the time but I think that reflects his playing style ,he will give 100% evry night

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