Pacific Notes: Clippers, Kings, Seattle

The Suns decided last week that Michael Beasley's potential upside will take too long to surface and/or it's just not worth the hassle.  The former No. 2 overall pick was waived by Phoenix but it may not take long for him to find a new home.  The Heat, who drafted Beasley in 2008, are reportedly among the teams thinking about signing the talented and troubled forward.  Here's today's news out of the Pacific Division..

  • After years of losing, Clippers fans are finally being rewarded for their patience, writes Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.  “This team’s depth is right up there [with the deepest teams I’ve been on],Jamal Crawford said of the club's offseason additons. “Adding Jared [Dudley] and J.J. [Redick], those are two guys who can really shoot the ball, who can space the court and who can really play…We hate to see anybody leave and it’s unfortunate to see some of the guys from last year leave in different ways like trades and free agency, but anytime you can get some high-level additions like that it really helps your ballclub. I think it’s going to give us a lot of space."
  • Seattle investor Chris Hansen was fined $50K for putting $100K behind an effort to thwart Sacramento's efforts to build a new arena in the downtown portion of their city, according to the Associated Press.  
  • Earlier today, we learned that the Suns, along with the Bucks, have interest in Royal Ivey.

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