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NBA Free Agency Update: Pacific Division- July 5th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Feb 25, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

SIGNED: Paul Pierce opted out of his contract in Washington and signed with the Clippers and his former coach Doc Rivers for 3 years at $10.5M

LOST:  DeAndre Jordan  as noted the big news from Friday was the departure of Jordan. The fall out may last a while since it’s being reported the Clippers didn’t really treat Jordan like he was a priority. Worse it appears Chris Paul (known for his leadership) really does have an issue with Jordan as he only bothered to text him late in the process (best described in the great article in the tweet below by Kevin Arnovitz). How the Clippers recovery will be interesting. Can’t say I’m sad (not one of my favorite teams, as you’ll know if you followed my power rankings this past season), as I’ve felt the Clippers have been one of those teams who benefit from their “stars” and Doc’s reputation.

What happened with DeAndre Jordan |

— Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) July 3, 2015

TRADE: In a move prior to the draft the Clippers made a big move by trading Spencer Hawes (a big bust in L.A.) and Matt Barnes to the Hornets and got Lance Stephenson back in return.

UNSIGNED: G: Dahntay Jones,  G: Austin Rivers, F: Glen “Big Baby” Davis, F: Hedo Turkoglu, F: Ekpe Udoh

The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings have expressed interest in Dahntay Jones, according to league sources.

— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2015

Austin Rivers to ESPN: “I plan on looking at all my options and making best decision for my career. I’ll definitely consult my family …

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2015

Clippers coach-president Doc Rivers has reached out to a rep for Clippers free agent forward Glen Davis since free agency began, source said

— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2015

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