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Trans. Sep 18 5:00 ET (Sep 18 5:00 ET ) Former NBA coach and player John Lucas is joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant. The team said Friday that Lucas will join Tony Brown, Kim Hughes and Fred Vinson on coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy's staff. Lucas was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2001-03, where he coached current Clippers Ricky Davis and Brian Skinner.
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : Bleacher Report . Four years after his last NBA appearance as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, Ricky Davis is sweating it out in Reno, Nev., at the D-League Showcase with the Erie BayHawks, hoping to make enough of an impression on somebody, anybody, who can grant him re-entry to the NBA and give him a chance to re-write the ending of his pro hoops career at age 34. Howard Beck's story on the famously mercurial shooting guard's quest for one last shot is worth a read.
PF : Forum Blue and Gold . A really good read from Dave Murphy on the Los Angeles Lakers' recent decision to waive forward Shawne Williams, a blip-on-the-radar rotation player whose veteran minimum contract was close to being guaranteed. It's the kind of thing that makes perfect sense under the existing collective bargaining agreement, but that doesn't keep it from being kind of sad: "For the NBA’s lowest-paid players, parity often means a trip to the unemployment line [...] The Lakers are still a family business but it somehow doesn’t feel like family anymore."
SF : SB Nation . Ricky O'Donnell on how the same problems that have plagued Josh Smith throughout his career are threatening to give the Detroit Pistons a bad case of free-agent buyer's remorse just six months into a four-year, $54 million contract.
Veteran guard Ricky Davis has been waived by the Clippers, according to Yahoo! Sports.
That could also read "veteran malcontent." With Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw both arriving in town via the Marcus Camby deal, the Clips had to jettison someone. Davis, averaging just 4.4 points per game this season, turned out to be that guy.
The LA Clippers struggled on Monday night in their loss to the Hornets, but reserve guard Ricky Davis had a nice performance off the bench. Davis scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in the game.
This was a nice performance from Davis, who also dished five assists as well. He could see more time while Eric Gordon is out, but he wll need to see more time if he wants to be fantasy relevant again.
Former NBA coach and player John Lucas is joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant. The team said Friday that Lucas will join Tony Brown, Kim Hughes and Fred Vinson on coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy's staff. Lucas was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2001-03, where he coached current Clippers Ricky Davis and Brian Skinner.
Ricky Davis has exercised his player option for 2009-10, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Davis' decline continued in 2008-09, as he averaged just 6.4 points per game in an average of 22 minutes a night. He also missed 46 games with injury. Barring a huge comeback season, he possesses little fantasy value.
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