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Clippers keeping track of waived players

NEW ORLEANS — After the Clippers signed free-agent forward Glen Davis to a contract Monday in New Orleans, Coach Doc Rivers said they'll continue "tracking" players who are bought out of their contracts or waived.

Davis didn't play against the Pelicans because he won't take his physical until Tuesday in L.A.; he might play Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.

The Clippers have a 13-man roster, giving them room to sign two more players.

There have been reports that small forward Danny Granger might get a buyout from the Philadelphia 76ers.

If he does, Granger would be high on the Clippers' list to try to acquire, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Granger was traded to the 76ers on Thursday from the Indiana Pacers.

"I don't know if we're going to use another one [roster spot]or not, but we're tracking the market," Rivers said. "It just keeps changing, really. It seems like every day more and more guys are getting bought out, probably even more than I thought would happen. If we can improve our team, we would like to."

Davis brings title experience

When Davis became a free agent, he was being recruited by Rivers and Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, his former teammates from the Boston Celtics.

But Davis chose Rivers and the Clippers because they are "headed in the right direction."

"When you have family on both sides of it, it is hard because you won a championship with both guys," Davis said. "You have an unconditional love for them. But at the same time, you have to understand what you're trying to accomplish for yourself and what you see yourself doing in the future. I really just felt the Clippers are headed in the right direction.

"They're young. They have a great coach. They have a great point guard, a great rising star like Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, guys to build around. And I feel like I'm one of those type of guys, a glue guy."

Davis played four years in Boston for Rivers, and was a part of the Celtics' 2008 NBA championship team.

He knows Rivers' system well.

"The adjustment, I feel like it's going to be easy," Davis said. "The only thing is you have to know who you're playing with, know the guys, know the tendencies, know what Chris [Paul] likes, know what Jamal [Crawford] likes and make it more of a chemistry feel. It's going to take a couple of games, a couple weeks of practices."

Davis is the only player on the Clippers who has won a championship, and he's willing to share that experience.


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