OKLAHOMA CITY — Free agent forward
"Hopefully it will be," Rivers said.
Davis, who got a buyout from the
He will join the Clippers in New Orleans on Monday night for their game against the
Rivers talked about what it'll be like for the Clippers to have a 6-foot-9, 289-pound player such as Davis.
"A guy similar to a guy like that, it just gives us another big," Rivers said. "And what I like about a guy like that he can play the 'five' [center] or the 'four' [power forward]. And if we got a guy like that, he knows my system."
Davis and Rivers were together for four years with the
Davis will give the Clippers help in the front court as a backup to
With the Magic, he averaged 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game.
San Antonio, Miami,
The Clippers now have a 13-man roster, leaving room to sign two more players.
They will monitor the situation with small forward
The Clippers feel as if Granger could help them, possibly even as a starter.
Barnes at ease
Matt Barnes sat on the Clippers' team plane Thursday not knowing if he was going to Memphis for a game against the
Barnes wasn't traded, finally putting his mind at ease.
It showed in how he played Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Barnes had 24 points, with a season-high six three-pointers.
"I think I know my days are numbered here," Barnes said. "So I'm going to go out here and have fun and play as hard as I can and help the team in any way..
"I think I was thinking too much, trying to read into trades. The writing is out there."
Barnes, who injured both his ankles in the fourth quarter, had the assignment of defending
"He's not someone you stop one-on-one," Barnes said. "Even teams don't stop him. You just want to make him take tough shots."