Monday , Jan , 07 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Sam Cassell Might Be Done with the Los Angeles Clippers


It takes a lot to wipe the smile off Sam Cassell’s face.Right now, the veteran point guard is at that point, admitting Sunday that he is not having fun during the Clippers’ latest run of losses.’We are 10-21,’ Cassell said. ‘That doesn’t make it fun to enjoy. I’m still optimistic about how we can turn things around and see what we can do…’

Cassell was the straw that helped stir the Clippers to their playoff run in 2005-06. But he hobbled through injuries much of last season and, so far this season, has not fared much better.He is 38 and in the final season of a two-year contract. He has stated he would like to play one more season and then become an assistant coach.Asked whether he would like to play for a team with championship
aspirations to finish this season and his career, Cassell said he wasn’t at the point of requesting a trade.’We’ll see,’ he said. ‘It ain’t to that point right now, but we’ll see. I started this thing and we’ll see how it pans out.’ Click here for more from the Los Angeles Times.