Clips pick Kittles over Q

Updated: July 29, 2004, 3:39 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
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The Clippers decided not to match the Suns' six-year, $42.6 million offer sheet for Quentin Richardson, sources told Insider. Instead, they traded for Nets shooting guard Kerry Kittles in a move that preserves their cap space for next season.

With most of the free-agent dollars dried up, several teams and player agents were waiting with bated breath for the decision. The Clippers' decision not to match for Q, but to trade for Kittles, may have been the worst of all worlds for the few free agents left out there.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer