Position: Undersized 4 (6-foot-7)
Contract: 1 year, $2.5M
2008-09 PER: 17.01
Comment: Smith is an extremely efficient offensive creature, though he needs to step away from the table if he wants to be able to guard quicker, longer face-up 4s and perimeter 3s. Smith shot 47.9% on 2-point jumpers — one of the better figures in the league. A useful piece to have.
Position: Point Guard
Contract: 2 years, $5.2M (second year is a player option for $2.7M)
2008-09 PER: 10.81
Comment: Was to be the next Kenny Anderson, but has drifted aimlessly through the league since being drafted by Portland five years ago. Telfair has one of the best handles in the league, but can’t put the ball through the iron to save his life. He shot 44% from close range last season, 37.8% on 2-point jumpers, and 34.6% beyond the arc.
Contract: 1 year, $2.84M
2008-09 PER: -0.11
Comment: Filler. Unlikely to make the Clippers 2009-10 roster.