Friday , Feb , 08 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Who Said Sam Cassell Was Going Anywhere?


While Sam Cassell acknowledges he’s unhappy the Los Angeles Clippers are losing, the veteran point guard made it clear Thursday he’s not lobbying to play elsewhere.The Boston Globe reported Cassell was trying to buy out his contract so he could play for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics. Cassell, averaging 13.1 points and a team-leading 4.5 assists in 34 games, is earning $6.1 million this season — the final year of his contract.

’There’s no truth to it,’ Cassell said by telephone 
from Toronto, where the Clippers play Friday night. ’I never said I wanted to buy out my contract. There have been no negotiations, the team hasn’t come to me about that, I have not gone to them about that.’The 38-year-old Cassell had 10 points and three assists in the Clippers’ 111-100 loss to the Celtics in Boston on Wednesday night. ’They misquoted me drastically,’ Cassell said of the report. ’It’s just not right for my teammates to hear I’d be a perfect fit in Boston.’ Click here for more from ESPN.com.