Dec. 23, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) and guard Chris Paul (3) stand on the court during the game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Clippers defeated the Suns 103-77. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers 2012-13 Off-Season Primer

While eight other teams are still enjoying the playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers and the fans are preparing for the NBA off-season, so here’s a breakdown of things that need to be paid attention to going into the summer including important dates and salary cap information.

Draft-Related Information

  • May 15-19: NBA Draft Combine in Chicago
  • May 21: NBA Draft Lottery
  • June 27: NBA Draft – Clippers hold the 25th overall pick
Free Agency-Related Information
  • July 1st: Free agency begins (players begin signing on July 10th)
  • July 8th-11th: Amnesty period begins, Play

Under Contract (Cap for 2013-14 season: $46,233,495)

  • Blake Griffin – $16,402,500
  • Caron Butler – $8,000,000
  • DeAndre Jordan – $10,986,550
  • Jamal Crawford – $5,225,000
  • Grant Hill – $2,045,065
  • Eric Bledsoe – $2,626,473
Player/Team Option
  • Willie Green (Team)

Unrestricted Free Agents

  • Chris Paul
  • Lamar Odom
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Ryan Hollins
  • Ryan Turiaf
  • Matt Barnes
  • Maalik Wayns
Now before you go play super general manager make sure you check out Larry Coon’s NBA Salary Cap FAQ at to know the ins and outs of what can possibly be done this off-season whether you want the team to take part in a sign-and-trade to bring in Dwight Howard or to bring in another big name free agent (ie: Andre Iguodala, O.J. Mayo, Monta Ellis, etc.).
*salary cap information via
*date information via NBA Salary Cap FAQ

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