As the pool of potential replacements for
The team was expected to speak with the free-agent center, one league executive said, as well as to veteran power forward-center
The Clippers have also had discussions about bringing center Ryan Hollins back after he spent last season with the Sacramento Kings.
McGee, 27, was an uber-athletic 7-footer with lots of upside before sustaining a stress fracture in his lower left leg that has limited him to 28 games the last two seasons.
McGee has career averages of 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game. He was capable of both highlight-reel and boneheaded plays, the latter of which made him a regular on TNT's "Shaqtin' a Fool" segment.
One league executive said there were concerns about McGee having lost some of his athleticism in the wake of his leg injury. He is also asthmatic and has used an inhaler during games.
Nevertheless, McGee would be an intriguing project for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who helped mold the similarly athletic Jordan into one of the
One person close to Stoudemire said earlier this week that he would be interested in the Clippers if Jordan departed but noted the six-time All-Star was also considering a few other teams. The 6-foot-10 Stoudemire, 32, has played in an average of only 50 games per season since he was last an All-Star in 2010-11 and is not strong on defense.
Hollins, 30, spent two seasons with the Clippers before leaving for the Kings and would likely return on a veteran's minimum contract to play a reserve role.
Three Jordan alternatives were taken off the table Saturday when the Lakers traded for Roy Hibbert, the Toronto Raptors reached an agreement to sign Bismack Biyombo and the Sacramento Kings took Kosta Koufos. The Clippers can offer a free agent only up to $2 million per season after committing three years and $10.5 million to