Thursday , Jul , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Clippers, Mobley apparently strike deal

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers and free agent
guard Cuttino Mobley have apparently agreed to terms on a five-year contract.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal is worth $42 million, but cannot
become official until the league moratorium for free agent signings is lifted
on July 22.

“We’re very excited about the opportunity,” Mobley’s agent Andy Miller told
the paper. “And for Cuttino and where he is in his life and his career, he
felt that this was the opportunity that he’d been looking for quite some

Mobley, who will be 30 when the season commences, joins his fourth team since
the end of the 2003-04 campaign. After being dealt from Houston to Orlando as
part of the Tracy McGrady deal prior to the start of last season, the Magic
shipped him to Sacramento in January.

In 43 games with the Kings, Mobley averaged 17.8 points after he scored 16.0
points-per game in Orlando. He then opted out his deal that would have paid
him $6.4 million for this upcoming season.

For his career, Mobley, a second-round pick of the Rockets in 1998. has
averaged 17.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 502 games for Houston, Orlando and