An excerpt for Bill Simmons' article:
Kaman:Sitting there for one year, $12.2 million if the Clippers pay Jordan. Here's what I would do if I ran the Clippers …
Step 1: Pay Jordan. You can't mess around with Blake. And by the way, the Clips are only at $44.9 million right now. It's not like they don't have the money.
Step 2: Make the following phone call.
"Hey, Maloof brothers … you need to spend $17.5 million just to hit the league's salary floor ($49.3 million). You give us Jason Thompson (one year, $3 million remaining), we'll give you Kaman and the chance to have a secretly beastly low-post combo of the K-Man and Boogie (DeMarcus Cousins). That brings you within $8.3 million of the salary floor. Any interest? Any? (Listening.) What? You're asking me how much money I have in my wallet right now? Um, I have about $400 bucks. You want me to throw that in the trade? (Listening.) Fine, I can go to an ATM and get another $500. Would $900 do it? You want 20s or 100s … ?"
Funny how much the Maloofs are getting clowned. If they have lost their casino and all of their other business ventures, it's hard to beleive they can properly finance an NBA team... Sign free agents, make the team consistently good and exciting, etc.