2013 NBA Free Agency: Offseason Grades for the Pacific Division

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Los Angeles Clippers

Jul 10, 2013; Playa Vista, CA, USA; L-R: Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers (front) with Matt Barnes (22), Darren Collison (2), Jared Dudley (9), Ryan Hollins (15), Chris Paul (3) and J.J. Redick (4) during today

Players Added

Rookies: G Reggie Bullock

Free Agents: F Matt Barnes (re-signed), G Darren Collison, C Ryan Hollins (re-signed), F/C Byron Mullens, Chris Paul (re-signed)

Trades: G/F Jared Dudley, G J.J. Redick

Players Lost

Free Agents: G Chauncey Billups, C Ronny Turiaf

Trades: G Eric Bledsoe, F Caron Butler

Waived: None

Retired: F Grant Hill

Even though the Rockets landed Dwight Howard, it will be hard to convince me that any team has had a better summer than the Clippers.

They upgraded on the bench by adding Doc Rivers, which ultimately got franchise point guard Chris Paul to re-sign.

Then they added shooting in Redick and Dudley, a decent backup point guard in Collison and a decent big in Mullins. The also added more shooting through the draft in Bullock, a pick that I loved.

The impressive part is that they added all these parts to an already talented team and are still below the tax line.

This Clippers team is scary deep and could be scary good.

Grade: A+

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  • Ryan

    no grade for the Kings?

    • Matt Shetler

      Apologize. It must have cut off. Give them a C+ for adding a potential building block in McLemore and saving cap space for next season

      • Ryan

        but who do you see being worse; Kings or Suns?

        • Matt Shetler

          I think the Suns will be worse