With the draft over and June 30th around the corner, the Clippers very quickly turn their attention to resolving their free agent issues. Both Elton Brand and Corey Maggette can opt out of the final year of their contracts, and both are weighing those choices right now.
The expectation is that Maggette will opt out and Brand will not. But that’s just an expectation as of Friday at 230 p.m. The real issue is: there really aren’t many teams right now that have cap space to pay either of them this year. So opting out doesn’t really guarantee either guy more money.
A more realistic option, for both guys, would be to try and sign an extention with the Clippers.
I’ll keep you posted over the weekend…