The Los Angeles Lakers had less than 24 hours of the NBA attention in town. The Clippers got into the mix by re-signing guard Chaucey Billups and free-agent guard Jamal Crawford.
Billups, who played 20 games with the Clippers last season before injuring his Achilles heal, signed a one-year deal for $4.3 million the Los Angeles Times reported the moves, and Crawford will receive a three-year deal for $15.7 million.
The Clippers have been seeking a shooting guard to pair with point guard Chris Paul. They were interested in Boston’s Ray Allen, but cancelled the meeting that was set up for Friday when these signings came through. Paul had been recruiting Allen, who is scheduled to visit the Heat today and who is also a candidate to return to Boston.
Crawford, who has come off the bench for much of his career, provides that traditional shooting guard for the Clippers, while Billups gives the team options at both backcourt spots.