According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers have res-gined Amir Coffey to a 3-year, $11 million contract. The 25-year-old versatile wing was a restricted free agent after playing the last three seasons with the Clippers.

In today’s wing-focused NBA, this is a fantastic below-market contract for the Clippers. It’s likely that Coffey’s status as a restricted free agent–meaning the Clippers had the right of first refusal to match any offer from another team and retain him–coupled with Clippers owner’s Steve Ballmer’s notorious willingness to spend limitless cash on the team left the market rather calm for his services. As such, he was left negotiating with the Clippers and the team was able to secure a bargain. Getting the third year on this deal is really fantastic for LA, though, as it keeps a quality rotation player on the team on a cost-controlled deal heading into a three-year stretch where the luxury tax cost of keeping the team competitive around Paul George and Kawhi Leonard will be enormous. I was concerned that the Clippers would have to match a much higher offer for Amir, or even that they wouldn’t (even Ballmer’s platinum card has a spending limit somewhere, we just haven’t found it yet). This is a home run deal and it’s great news to have a fan favorite and homegrown developed talent staying in the fold.

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Lucas Hann

Lucas Hann

Lucas has covered the Clippers since 2011, and has been credentialed by the team since 2014. He co-founded 213Hoops with Robert Flom in January 2020.  He is a graduate of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA and St. John's University in Queens, NY.  He earned his MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University.

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