Sometimes doing nothing can be the best move.
Of course, their team may look a bit different in the coming days.
The Clippers could add a player bought out by another team to fill one of two open roster spots and provide depth, with All-Star forward
Among buyout candidates the Clippers would have interest in are veteran small forward
The Clippers would face competition for Perkins, with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers also believed to be in pursuit of a player who spent 6 1/2 seasons and won an
Rivers, who also controls personnel moves as the Clippers' president of basketball operations, said he wasn't convinced that every player who sought a buyout would be granted one.
"Some of these teams are in the playoff race," Rivers said, possibly alluding to the Pistons. "You're not just going to buy out guys."
The Clippers' decision not to make any transactions Thursday means that shooting guard
Crawford appeared emotionally drained as he spoke with reporters at his locker before the Clippers' game against the
"I wouldn't say stressful, just weird," Crawford said of hearing his name in trade rumors the previous few days. "We've been here before."
The Nuggets decided to keep small forward Wilson Chandler, another player the Clippers were believed to have targeted.
The Clippers' efforts to bolster their team were complicated by a lack of assets. The team does not have a first-round draft pick it could trade before 2019, and is also limited by hovering close to the NBA's hard salary cap, which limits the amount of salary the Clippers can take back in a trade.
"We don't have a lot of assets that you can turn around," Rivers said, "so we kind of knew that going into it."
The Clippers will announce on Friday a major sponsorship deal with American Airlines, the team's first new significant corporate partner since Steve Ballmer purchased the team for a record $2 billion.
As part of the deal, there will be an American Airlines logo on the court during Clippers games at Staples Center.