By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, July 17th, 2008 at 2:48 pm in Uncategorized.
A couple sources have informed me that Warriors restricted free agent guard Kelenna Azubuike has signed an offer sheet with the L.A. Clippers, meaning he could join Baron Davis in his relocation to Southern Cali. A source close to Azubuike said its a three-year deal
worth $3 million a year. I got wind of it last night and got confirmation today. Azubuike’s signing comes a day after James Posey, the most sought after swingman left in the free agent class, signed with the Hornets. While one could make a case that Azubuike
was the best swingman available, he
was so far down on the Warriors’ priority list that they probably wouldn’t have been able to sign him before August – after Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins are signed, and maybe after they pulled a trade.
The Clippers had about $3M in cap space left. Because Azubuike is restricted, the Warriors will have seven days to match. According to a team source, the team had yet to receive the signed offer sheet.