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MavsFanFinley
10-11-2003, 11:43 AM
Clippers sign F Glen Rice

October 11, 2003

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) - Veteran forward Glen Rice, released a week ago, was signed Friday by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Third all-time in 3-pointers made, Rice was released by the Utah Jazz after reaching an undisclosed buyout agreement on the final year of his contract, valued at $9 million.

Three days earlier, the Jazz acquired Rice and an undisclosed amount of cash from the Houston Rockets for reserve center John Amaechi and a second-round pick. By trading for Rice and buying him out, the Jazz reached the salary floor of $32 million.

Rice, who never reported to the Jazz, will serve a better purpose for the Clippers, who need an upgrade in perimeter shooting after losing guards Eric Piatkowski and Andre Miller to free agency.

Rice is a 36-year-old marksman who has been plagued by injuries. He averaged only 8.9 points in just 82 games over two seasons with the Rockets. He has made 1,554 3-pointers and won the Long Distance Shootout at All-Star Weekend in 1995.

In 982 games with Miami, Charlotte, the Los Angeles Lakers, New York and Houston, Rice has averaged 18.6 points. He is a three-time All-Star and won the game's MVP award in 1997.

MFFL
10-11-2003, 07:31 PM
What an odd pickup for the Clippers.

LRB
10-11-2003, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by: MFFL
What an odd pickup for the Clippers.

Not really, I'm sure that they got him very cheap.

MFFL
10-11-2003, 07:44 PM
But he doesn't fit the style of play by the Clippers - they are a movement kind of offense and Rice doesn't move anymore.

It just seems odd that the Clips would want him and that Rice would want to go there.

MavsFanFinley
10-11-2003, 07:52 PM
They might use him like we did Walt Williams. Park him at the 3-point line and let the other guys do the running around.

dirno2000
10-11-2003, 07:57 PM
That's probably it since they lost a shooter in Piatkowski.

LRB
10-11-2003, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by: dirno2000
That's probably it since they lost a shooter in Piatkowski.

I would tend to agree with this. And Piatkowski didn't do much else than shoot threes.

one long blue sock
10-13-2003, 07:08 PM
I agree with you Dirno.

AND I think that another part is that since the Clips are so young, they might be looking to add a littly experience for Maggette and co. And I think we can all agree that Rice is old

LRB
10-13-2003, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by: one long blue sock
I agree with you Dirno.

AND I think that another part is that since the Clips are so young, they might be looking to add a littly experience for Maggette and co. And I think we can all agree that Rice is old

And now I really feel old. i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif

MavsFanFinley
10-13-2003, 10:39 PM
He's on his last leg, but he's one of those guys that disgust me to see him nail 3-pointers.

ItalianMobbstah187
10-14-2003, 09:47 AM
No Doubt Rice can still shoot the rock....he never got enough credit for what he did with the Lakers....not a shock with those attention hogs Shaq and Kobe.