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MavsFanFinley
01-17-2004, 01:21 AM
Clippers waive F Glen Rice

January 16, 2004

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) - Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Rice was waived Friday as the team cleared room for forward Melvin Ely.

A 14-year veteran and former NBA All-Star Game MVP, Rice had averaged just 3.7 points in 18 games this season, his first with the Clippers. He was signed as a free agent after being traded from Houston to Utah and waived by the Jazz.

Rice, 36, was placed on the injured list in both November and December with right knee woes. The 1997 All-Star Game MVP has career averages of 18.5 points and 4.4 rebounds.

Ely, one of two 2002 first-round picks by the Clippers, spent the last 12 games on the injured list with influenza. He is averaging 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18 games this season.

Max Power
01-17-2004, 01:28 AM
I was shocked that the Clips ever signed Rice.

Rhylan
01-17-2004, 01:43 AM
Kept him just long enough to beat the Mavs with a lucky shot.

Max Power
01-17-2004, 02:14 AM
Originally posted by: Rhylan
Kept him just long enough to beat the Mavs with a lucky shot.

Ouch - I had forgotten about that.

EricaLubarsky
01-17-2004, 09:44 AM
Rice is a good player to have around. Has the CLipper franchise heard of placing players on the IL?

MavKikiNYC
01-17-2004, 10:15 AM
3-point shooter who can't play defense with a little bit of a troublemaker reputation available? Nellie will go after him.

Quetzalcoatl
01-18-2004, 01:06 PM
They could have cut him before his winning basket over us.

Nicky31
01-19-2004, 02:08 PM
I remember when he was back in LA as a Laker, and he was the best shooter behind the arc in the league.


Reading this makes me want to puke...i/expressions/face-icon-small-disgusted.gif