Raptors, Maple Leafs? Take your pick. But Hassan Adams is a Clipper ... for a while
Turned off my BlackBerry this morning and when I turned it back on a couple of hours later there were plenty of messages, voicemail and e-mail.
All from Toronto.
Hmm. Sounded like a deal between the Clippers and the Raptors.
They were all calling about the Ducks' Brad May, who was acquired by the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. The confusion was understandable because the NHL media directory's deadline occurred before a series of staff changes at The Times this fall. I even joked with a reporter from the Toronto Star that I thought he was calling about a Raptors-Clippers trade and we had a good laugh.
Well, what is wrong in the morning in L.A. can be right by the afternoon.
About an hour ago, the Clippers announced that they had acquired swingman Hassan Adams and cash considerations from the Raptors for a future conditional second-round draft pick. Adams, formerly of the New Jersey Nets, is from Inglewood and played at Westchester High, as you'll see in this photo. In 12 games, he averaged 0.9 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.1 assists in 4.3 minutes this season for Toronto. (Update note: The Clippers waived Adams shortly after the deal was announced.)
-- Lisa Dillman
Pop up photo: Hassan Adams (22), then with Westchester, in a 2002 game against Fairfax High School. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times