This week the
On Friday afternoon the Clippers signed veteran free-agent small forward
It was the team's second notable pickup of the week. The Clippers signed free-agent power forward
By getting both Granger and Davis, the Clippers filled their most pressing need by improving their frontcourt.
With players such as All-Stars
"Obviously playing in Los Angeles, it's not a bad place to be," Griffin said Friday. "It's one of the best cities to play in.
"The whole concept and the idea of the Clippers has completely changed. I don't think people look at it nearly the same way. So why shouldn't this be one of the best destinations?"
Granger, who played nine seasons with Indiana, was traded to the 76ers last week. After Granger secured a buyout from Philadelphia and cleared waivers, he chose the Clippers over San Antonio, Miami, Chicago and Houston.
Granger, 30, made his choice after meeting with Clippers Coach
The Clippers sold Granger on the possibility of eventually being a starter at the small forward spot, or at least being a player who would play substantial minutes. Granger is expected to play Saturday night when the Clippers host New Orleans at Staples Center.
The Clippers like that the 6-foot-9 Granger can provide them with more outside shooting, especially with starting shooting guard
"I think I bring another dynamic," Granger said on the Clipper's website Friday afternoon. "I'm a bigger small forward. I can play the 'four' [power forward] as well. And I can shoot the ball, and when you add that to the type of offense that we have — up-tempo — [I can] shoot a lot of threes, go out and space the court. That's the kind of offense that I think I would thrive in."
Granger, a former All-Star, played in just 29 games for the
But Granger has a career average of 17.6 points a game, on 45.3% shooting, and 38.2% on three-pointers.
The Clippers said Rivers wasn't at practice Friday for "personal reasons." He is expected back in time for Saturday's shootaround.