The Clippers reportedly added a big man on Tuesday. Willie Reed agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Los Angeles, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes. In early July, TNT's David Aldridge reported that the Warriors were among several teams interested in the free-agent center. Reed will reportedly earn $1.5 million next season -- slightly above the $1.47 million minimum for a player with two years of service. The 27-year old averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds over 14.5 minutes per game with Miami last year. He declined a player option with the Heat that would have paid him just under $1.1 million in 2017-18. JaVale McGee -- who is still an unrestricted free agent -- reportedly met with the Clippers
In 2011, Blake Griffin was so excited for Chris Paul to join the Los Angeles Clippers that he said L.A. was "about to be Lob City." That new moniker was seized by fans who immediately renamed the city in the glow of incredible potential. Two of those fans were Andres Izquietza and Dee Murthy, founders of Five Four, the Los Angeles-based clothing company, who grabbed the opportunity to make a run of "Lob City" T-shirts. It was that T-shirt design that caught Chris Paul's attention more than five years ago, and started a relationship between the ball player and the brand that has gone beyond friendship.
After the Houston Rockets' busy offseason that included a record contract for James Harden, a trade for Chris Paul, and nearing a trade for Carmelo Anthony, the team announced this week that it is now for sale. While the move comes as a surprise, there is also a perfect storm that could make the Rockets the most expensive team in North American sports history. The most recent franchise valuations for the NBA released by Forbes says the Rockets are worth $1.65 billion.