After a little bit of checking, I think I can shed a little more light on the events of today.
Basically, today’s moves were made to create a bit of flexibility before cut-down day on Jan. 7.
The Clippers would’ve waited until tommorrow to do it, but it’s just not cool to drag guys out to Dallas, play them in a game when both have some minor dings, and then cut them in the morning.
Also, it gives the Clippers a chance to see who else around the NBA gets cut today and tommorrow and see the best direction to go. That said, it now sounds unlikely the team will sign a new point guard from the group I mentioned earlier (Eddie Gill, Damon Stoudemire, Walker Russell and Troy Hudson) this afternoon.
It is far more likely the team will wait a couple days to evaluate what’s out there.
Fred Jones has 48 hours to clear waivers, then can sign with any team in the league. The Clippers would like to have him back. But they needed to create a little flexibility before the seventh, since they have 15 guys on the roster.
I’m told it’s far more likely Jones will be back with the team than Davis, even though the Clippers like Davis and would like to have kept him around. He just got caught in a numbers game, and on a team where point guards have been dropping like flies.