Over at Upside & Motor, I wrote the Clippers roster overview heading into summer league. No one on the team currently has a fully guaranteed contract, but there are a few guys who stand a chance to make NBA rosters. Click here for the full piece. Here is an excerpt:
Delonte West, PG/SG: Bet you haven’t heard this name in a while. West hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season, when he averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 assists a night on 46-36-88 shooting for the Dallas Mavericks. He found himself somewhat inexplicably out of the NBA for the next two years. Some of that may have had to do with behavioral reasons. The rest may be best explained with this tremendous featurefrom Slate.com’s David Haglund. Either way, multiple years playing under Doc Rivers and the need for a third point guard gives West a legitimate chance to make the Clippers roster.
Lorenzo Brown, PG: Brown got a cup of coffee last season with the Philadelphia 76ers after the Minnesota Timberwolves cut him from their roster in training camp. However, he struggled in Philly, shooting just 30 percent from the field in limited playing time during his 26 games as a 76er. Brown’s biggest weakness has always been range on his shot. If the 23-year-old can add some accuracy to his jumper, he stands a much better chance to make an NBA roster, especially as a 6-foot-5 point guard.