Monday , Jul , 13 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Allen Iverson would be ‘The Answer’ for L.A. Clippers

Allen Iverson joining the Los Angeles Clippers would be a mutually beneficial arrangement for the player and team. After getting run out of Detroit, Iverson regains first-option status in a major market, even if it’s with the lowly Clippers. Unlike Motown, the ten-time All-Star would get to treat Mike Dunleavy’s offensive sets like an all-you-can-shoot-smorgasbord without repercussion …


Allen Iverson would be 'The Answer' for L.A. Clippers


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Their News: "The makeover of the Los Angeles Clippers may include a former scoring champion. The team is in "very serious" talks with Allen Iverson on a contract, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday." (ESPN.com news services)

Our Very Quick Analysis: Allen Iverson joining the Los Angeles Clippers would be a mutually beneficial arrangement for the player and team.

After getting run out of Detroit, Iverson would regain first-option status in a major market, even if it’s with the lowly Clippers. Unlike Motown, the ten-time All-Star would get to treat Mike Dunleavy’s offensive sets like an all-you-can-shoot-smorgasbord without any consequences.

Los Angeles would get a former MVP at the Mid Level Exception. Iverson, for about $6 million, would make the league’s laughingstock sort of relevant, sell tickets, and, most importantly, take some pressure off first overall pick Blake Griffin.

Frankly, Iverson and Donald Sterling’s club are running out of options. Small markets teams like the Bobcats and Grizzlies don’t provide enough of a stage for A.I to mount his comeback, while the have-not Clippers need a marketing shtick to survive in a city with the have Lakers.

In the short-term, Iverson would be ‘The Answer’ for Los Angeles’ other team. And vice-versa.

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