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Clippers, not Lakers, have a clear plan

Whichever way the Chris Paul deal turns out in L.A., the Clips are in the right spot

Updated: December 14, 2011, 1:49 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The call from New Orleans came late in the afternoon Sunday, just after Clippers general manager Neil Olshey had finished attending his wife's Christmas party. In the previous two weeks, he'd slept more than four hours in a night only a handful of times.

Most days since the NBA reopened for business, calls from West Coast executives and agents were coming in until midnight. By 5 a.m., his phone was ringing again as the East Coast woke up and started its business. The four or five hours ...

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