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Jul 14 2016

C.J. Wilcox

Update: N/A

Analysis: The Magic will also receive a sum of cash in the deal. Since entering the league as the 28th selection in the 2014 draft, Wilcox has been quiet, appearing in only 44 games and averaging only 3.0 points per game. The third-year guard will likely land a reserve role with Orlando, playing behind Evan Fournier and potentially splitting minutes with newly-acquired Jodie Meeks. The Magic will hope that Wilcox, a career 38-percent three-point shooter, can provide range in the backcourt, as they shot only 35-percent from three as a team in 2015-16.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Jul 02 2016

Austin Rivers

Update: N/A

Analysis: Rivers opted out of his player option with the Clippers earlier in the week so that he could test free agency, and after exploring his options he decided to re-up with the Clippers, though the financial details of the deal haven't been released. Last season, Rivers averaged a career high 8.9 points per game and 44 percent field goal percentage while playing 21.9 minutes per game as the team's backup point guard. He'll likely see a similar role with the team going forward.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 23 2016

Blake Griffin

Update: N/A

Analysis: Since free throws are a fairly static activity, it's difficult to gauge how far along Griffin truly is in his recovery from the partially torn left quad that he first injured back in December, and then aggravated in the Clippers' first-round playoff series loss to the Trail Blazers. Griffin ultimately required a bone marrow procedure to address the ailment, but the presumption remains that he'll be fully healthy for the start of training camp in the fall. Periodic updates on Griffin's rehab process should be made available throughout the summer.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Jun 23 2016

Chris Paul

Update: N/A

Analysis: Paul and Blake Griffin (quad) both suffered untimely injuries in Game 4 of the Clippers' first-round playoff matchup with the Trail Blazers, resulting in the dynamic duo missing the rest of the series as the Blazers came back from a 2-1 deficit to win in six games. While Paul is back to 100 percent health, he's already opted out from suiting up for the United States team in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, instead turning his attention to preparing for the upcoming campaign for the Clippers. Even with Griffin, his top running mate, missing most of the 2015-16 due to injury, Paul still turned in another excellent campaign, finishing with averages of 19.5 points, 10.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.6 three-pointers across 32.7 minutes per game.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 23 2016

DeAndre Jordan

Update: N/A

Analysis: With several NBA stars declining invitations to Rio, Team USA will comprised of many new faces, which includes Jordan, who hasn't previously appeared in the Olympics. Along with DeMarcus Cousins, Jordan could have a chance at logging a some starts for Team USA, as those two players are the only true centers on the roster.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 02 2016

Cole Aldrich

Update: N/A

Analysis: Aldrich is the final player from the Clippers to decline his player option, as both Austin Rivers and Wesley Johnson made the same decision Wednesday. Aldrich saw a slight dip in his minutes during his first year in Los Angeles, notching just over 13 minutes per game, while also recording 5.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. With the salary cap expected to rise at the start of the new league year, Aldrich decided to opt out of his current contract and will look for a pay raise in advance of the upcoming season. At 6-foot-11, look for a team needing size and depth in the frontcourt to take a chance on the 27-year-old.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 01 2016

Wesley Johnson

Update: N/A

Analysis: Johnson becomes the latest Clipper to decline his player option, as Austin Rivers did the same earlier Wednesday. However, despite opting to decline, Johnson is still interested in returning to the Clippers, but he's looking to be paid a bit higher with the current salary cap expected to increase. Whether he ends up with the Clippers or not, Johnson will likely see a slight bump in his pay and he very well could decide to join a team with more playing time available. Johnson saw nine starts over 80 games during the 2015-16 season, compiling averages of 6.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 1.1 steals over 21 minutes.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 01 2016

Austin Rivers

Update: N/A

Analysis: Had he picked up the option, Rivers would have been due $3.3 million for the upcoming season. However, after recording a few solid performances on the occasions he received more extended minutes when Chris Paul was sitting out during the 2015-16 campaign, Rivers evidently believes he can increase his salary by hitting the open market. It's unclear if any team is willing to sign Rivers with the intention of making him a full-time starter, but with the cap rising, he'll still likely earn a pay increase no matter where he ends up landing, and no matter what role he assumes.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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May 06 2016

Blake Griffin

Update: N/A

Analysis: This news isn't that shocking, as Griffin just underwent a bone marrow procedure on his left quad and has just begun rehabilitation. The expectation is that he will be ready for the start of 2016-17 season, and Griffin and the team will look to avoid any potential setbacks until then.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Apr 30 2016

Paul Pierce

Update: N/A

Analysis: Pierce signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Clippers last summer, but he endured the worst season of his career at age 38, appearing in 68 games and shooting just 36.3 percent from the field while averaging 6.1 points per game, by far a career-low. Pierce was effective in limited minutes (26.2 per game) last season for the Wizards, but the strain of 18 NBA seasons appeared to take its toll in 2015-16, with Pierce often looking like a shell of himself. The veteran will likely take a few weeks to make a decision, but if does opt to retire, he'll walk away as the NBA's 19th all-time leading scorer while ranking fourth in career three-pointers made behind Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Jason Terry.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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