‣ The Los Angeles Clippers are the only NBA team to re-sign all four of their own free agents.
‣ The Clippers made several trades and signings during the offseason, including trading for Russell Westbrook and signing rookie forward Kobe Brown.
‣ This upcoming season will be the Clippers’ final season playing at Crypto.com Arena before relocating to Inglewood, California.
Fun NBA roster nerd thing: The Clippers re-signed all four of their own free agents:
Moussa Diabate – 1 year, two-way
Xaiver Moon – 1 year, Exhibit 10
Mason Plumlee – 1 year, $5M
Russell Westbrook – 2 years, $8M
No other team has re-signed all of their own FAs this offseason.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA)
The Los Angeles Clippers are making some interesting moves in the offseason, distinguishing themselves as the only NBA team to retain all four of their own free agents. Moussa Diabate, Xaiver Moon, Mason Plumlee, and Russell Westbrook have all chosen to stay with the team. This is quite unusual in the current NBA landscape where player movement is a common occurrence.
In addition to re-signing their free agents, the Clippers have made other moves during the offseason. They waived guard Eric Gordon and traded center Balsa Koprivica to the Detroit Pistons for cash. They were also involved in a five-team trade where they acquired Kenyon Martin Jr. and a draft pick from the Houston Rockets.
A fun fact for NBA roster enthusiasts is that no other team has been able to re-sign all of their own free agents this offseason. This shows the Clippers’ commitment to their current roster and their belief in the players they have.
Looking ahead, the Clippers have signed rookie forward Kobe Brown to a multi-year contract worth $12.39 million. They have also added first-year wing Jordan Miller on a two-way contract. These signings demonstrate the team’s focus on building a strong foundation for the future.
Last season, the Clippers finished fifth in the Western Conference standings with a record of 44-38. Unfortunately, their playoff run was cut short as they lost in five games to the Phoenix Suns in the first round. The team will be looking to improve upon this performance in the upcoming 2023-24 season.
This upcoming season will also mark some significant changes for the Clippers. It will be their 54th season in the NBA, their 46th season in Southern California, and their 40th season in Los Angeles. Additionally, this will be their final season sharing the Crypto.com Arena with the Los Angeles Lakers, as they are set to move to Inglewood and play their home games at the new Intuit Dome starting in the 2024-25 season.
With their unique offseason moves and a commitment to their current roster, the Clippers are positioning themselves as a strong contender in the Western Conference. Fans will be eagerly anticipating the start of the season to see how these moves translate on the court.