A Statement from Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser
June 30, 2008
On Elton Brand and Corey Maggette opting out of their contracts:
We have been notified by Elton Brand and Corey Maggette of each players decision to opt out of his respective contract. On Monday night, when NBA rules permit, we will be aggressive in contacting them to address our interest in having them remain with the Clippers. We will also be active in contacting other free agents in whom we have interest.
Our summer is already off to a successful start, and we view our good fortune in last weeks NBA Draft as only the beginning of great things to come. We intend to use every resource to make this team a legitimate contender for 08-09, and we look at todays developments as an opportunity and an important step in accomplishing that.
On Shaun Livingston's Future
We are optimistic about Shauns ultimate return, but under the circumstances, we think it would be best to continue to monitor his progress while determining how best to move forward on his long-term status.