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Los Angeles Clippers In Contact With J.R. Smith

The Los Angeles Clippers are probably one or two pieces away from being a title contender. Chris Paul is the field general for the team, and he has Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan accepting lobs and becoming forces inside. Caron Butler and Mo Williams have proven to be solid scoring options on the outside. However, the Clippers did lose Chauncey Billups for the season, which could be a crucial loss come playoff time as the team now lacks a tested playoff scorer.

Free agent guard J.R. Smith could fill that need. And it seems as if Vinny Del Negro feels the same way. Dan Woike of the Orange County Register filed this report.

Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said that he has spoken with unrestricted free agent J.R. Smith about joining the team. Del Negro called it a "very, very good" conversation, neglecting to share any details.

Smith, a 6-foot-6 wing, would help replace some of the scoring the Clippers lost when Chauncey Billups ruptured his Achilles tendon last week in Orlando

Smith is supposed to be back in the United States tomorrow. And if this talk is substantial, the Clippers could have that solid slasher they've so desperately needed to play off of Chris Paul.

To discuss the possibility of Smith being a Clipper, head on over to Clips Nation.