Update [2008-2-6 18:9:28 by Jim]:: Check out my answers over at Clips Nation.
As a bonus today I exchanged questions with ClipperSteve from Clips Nation. I absolutely love doing these because I learn so much. And anytime someone says, "I've come to the conclusion that he's not evil, for what it's worth" when describing a player on a team he follows, well that ropes me in. Also while all of his answers were insightful, I definitely got caught up to speed on the Dunleavy/Sterling feud. I was under the impression that they worked out their differences. WRONG! And I think we tend to forget just how awful Sterling's reign has been. Enjoy.
Green Bandwagon: How good has Chris Kaman been this season?
Green Bandwagon: Quinton Ross is in the last year of his contract and Corey Maggette has a player option for 2008/2009. What do you think is next for them?
As for Maggette, here's my take. Corey turned down a big three year extension from the Clippers this off-season. That implies that his intention, at that time anyway, was to opt out and test the market. But the economics of the cap may make for a pretty bad market for him. Very few teams will have the flexibility to offer more than the mid-level. Those teams will be gunning for Antawn Jamison and the other early termination prizes (Arenas, Marion and god forbid Brand). Is anyone really going to use their hard won cap space to pay Corey Maggette $10M per? It's only a handful of teams, and then you have to consider those teams' needs. So I actually think that he'll exercise his option to play another season with the Clippers on his current deal. Of course, this may be another team's problem if Maggette is dealt before the deadline, which is a distinct possibility. The whole situation is complicated by the feud between the owner and the coach (see below)."
Green Bandwagon: Is the Tim Thomas experience as maddening as it seems?