Actually, Redick wasn't sure that grade sufficed to measure the Clippers' struggles.
"Is there an F-minus?" Redick asked.
Redick's biggest criticism was the Clippers' inability to keep center
"Listen, we had one priority this summer and that was to re-sign D.J. and we missed out on that," Redick said, "so barring some miracle, [the] makeup of our team is completely different now."
Redick spoke before his team added
That move probably won't quiet the detractors of the work being done by Clippers Coach
Redick outlined the many ways in which the Clippers will miss Jordan, calling him "such an integral part of what we did, not just defensively but offensively with his screening, his rolling, his offensive rebounds. His presence down low essentially made teams either commit to the three-point line when Blake [Griffin] or
"So he was a huge part of what we did and missing out and having him leave for Dallas gives us a failing grade."
The addition of Johnson, who turns 28 on Saturday, gives the Clippers 10 players under contract for next season. They also probably will keep second-round draft pick
Rivers previously signaled strong interest in re-signing guard
League executives confirmed the Clippers have had discussions with center power-forward
The Clippers can offer a free agent as much as $2 million after committing three years and $10.5 million to Pierce. Their only other financial tool is a slew of veteran's minimum contracts.
Johnson, the No. 4 pick in the 2010 draft, is coming off two up-and-down seasons with the Lakers, having averaged 9.9 points and 4.2 rebounds while making 35.1% of his three-pointers last season as a part-time starter. He will be able to back up both Pierce, who figures to play limited minutes at age 38, and Griffin.
The knocks on Johnson have been about his abilities to improve and his consistency; he is capable of playing well in one game and then being a non-factor in the next week.
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