From Marc Stein:
The Los Angeles Clippers have identified the latest target in their recovery from the free-agent loss of Elton Brand by agreeing to terms on an offer sheet with restricted free agent Kelenna Azubuike of the Golden State Warriors. NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers have extended a multi-year offer using their estimated $3 million in salary-cap space left over after completing a trade Tuesday with the Denver Nuggets to acquire center Marcus Camby as their primary Brand replacement. The Warriors will have seven days to match the offer when the deal is completed, but the Clippers would appear to have a good chance of emerging from that wait with Azubuike.If you remember the Clippers' opener from last season, then you have an idea of Azubuike's range, and springs. Filling in for a suspended Stephen Jackson, Azubuike went 12-17 from the field, 7-7 from the line, 2-3 from the arc, with 8 rebounds and 0 turns. Last season, he became a much better finisher -- though his 3P% fell off. I don't have a feel for his defensive game because Don Nelson doesn't really require one, but he's got the length and quickness to defend. Azubuike would likely play off the bench for the Clips. though I can imagine his starting ahead of Mobley in situations that demanded athleticism over precision.
In Igbo, a language spoken in Nigeria, Azubuike means "the past is your strength" or "your back is your strength." Let's hope it's the latter.
UPDATE: Three years, $9 million.