The Los Angeles Clippers have reached agreements with free agents Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups, which now means that, yep, Crawford is no longer on the short-list of free-agent targets for the Memphis Grizzlies. There goes another one!
Crawford, an unrestricted free agent who opted out of his $5.2 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, has been offered a spot by the Clippers. He is expected to sign a three-year, $15.7 million contract, according to the executives.
Billups, who played in just 20 games last season with the Clippers before suffering a season-ending left Achilles tendon surgery, will sign a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4.3 million if he reaches bonuses, the executives said.
Now, I suppose we turn our attention once again toward Ray Allen, who will now cancel his trip to Los Angeles to meet with the Clippers, and who is likely going to have to look for a new home now that the Celtics have inked Jason Terry.
Though -- as I've already detailed earlier in the week -- seeing as Allen won't commit to setting up a face-to-face meeting with the Grizzlies, it doesn't look like he's all that interested in signing here. Though, that could change, maybe? With the Miami Heat now the front-runners for his services, the most money he can get from them is $3 million per season, while the Grizzlies have already offered him around $5 million per.
So, uh, your move, Mr. Allen.