Clippers, Mobley strike deal
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers and free agent
guard Cuttino Mobley have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract.
Although terms of the deal were not released, the Los Angeles Times reported
earlier in the summer that the pact was for five years and worth $42 million.
“Cuttino is a very tough competitor at both ends of the floor,” stated vice
president of basketball operations Elgin Baylor. “He shoots the ball extremely
well from the perimeter, which will help our low post players. He’s a veteran
who brings both playoff experience and leadership.”
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.
“Cuttino is a great addition to our club,” added Clippers head coach Mike
Dunleavy. “We were looking for a player that would add some key dimensions to
our team that we were lacking. His three-point shooting ability was third best
in the league last season. He is a solid defender and excellent all around
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