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ABP and defence unions in court over ‘complicated’ final salary plan

first_imgRené Maatman, the scheme’s lawyer, argued that the mounting problems were about to cause a “short-circuit within ABP’s administration machine”.The MoD’s final salary plan is one of the last remaining in the Netherlands, and is complicated in part as a result of new legislation based on average salary arrangements.The FD said ABP’s efforts to calculate the pensions of military staff – who account for 5% of ABP’s total membership – “have become unbalanced at the expense of all other participants”.Last year, the MoD and the unions seemed to have reached an agreement about abolishing the final salary plan next year, but the negotiations between the two players stalled last autumn.However, ABP said that it had no other option than to start implementing average salary arrangements as of 1 January, as it no longer wanted to improvise carrying out the final salary plan.On Monday, Mark Heemskerk, the unions’ lawyer, argued that ABP could not unilaterally change the pension arrangements “just because they were complicated and it didn’t have its administration in order”.Heemskerk said only the social partners could change the pension plan, according to the FD.ABP, for its turn, contended that the pension fund had the duty to assess whether the agreements were feasible, and had to decline if this wasn’t possible. “This point has been reached,” it said.Both parties also quoted IT experts arguing in favour of their respective cases. The €418bn Dutch civil service scheme ABP and the defence trade unions are at loggerheads, as the pension scheme no longer wants to implement “very complicated” final salary arrangements for military personnel.According to daily newspaper FD, the unions brought summary proceedings against the pension fund on Monday, demanding that it continue to provide a final salary plan as long negotiations about new average salary arrangements were incomplete.Last week, the unions summoned the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) to court. The employer wanted to get rid of the expensive final salary plan, insisting that a previous agreement with the unions about changing the scheme was valid.The FD quoted ABP as saying that it needed to manually calculate part of the military staff’s pension, but so many mistakes were made that regulator De Nederlandsche Bank had threatened to impose sanctions on the pension fund.last_img read more

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Utah to Batesville: Following a map and a dream

first_img“I just want to encourage the kids to have courage to confront their own fears,” Nobbe said.BATESVILLE, Ind. – Travel for millions of Americans is part of the Thanksgiving tradition.For Justine Nobbe, travel is the fun and untraditional part.The 26-year-old departed October 7 on a bicycling adventure from Salt Lake City, Utah to her hometown of Batesville.Nobbe, a self-described outdoor enthusiast, attributes the inspiration to first learning about the cross-country biking experience from a client when she was a personal trainer.The 2006 Batesville High School graduate also participated in a 2009 California coast bicycle tour with then-boyfriend-now-husband Michael Nobbe, 26, of Batesville.“I just went on adventure and adventure, and not just cycling but backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering,” Justine divulged. “Over the past year, it was like, ‘Ok I want to do another tour, and I want to do it for me, and something that means a lot to me,’ so I decided I was going to cycle home!”“There were many different experiences that led to it, but I am surrounded by so many crazy adventurous people.”Dubbed the “home tour,” Nobbe endured single-digit temperatures, bicycle breakdowns and foot problems while voyaging through Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.“I think between Salt Lake City and back up through Colorado, just through those two states alone, I climbed over 35,000 feet or something like that,” Nobbe recalled.At one point, she biked 125 miles in three days gaining 9,000 feet of elevation.To put this in perspective, Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is documented at 29,029 feet.At one point, she biked 125 miles in three days gaining 9,000 feet of elevation with mostly no cell phone reception.“I’ll cycle up mountains all day, I can deal with it being zero degrees outside, and I can deal with being hungry and thirsty,” Nobbe said.“The hardest part for me was toward the end of my trip.”That’s when Mother Nature stepped in with an unseasonal accumulating November snow in the Midwest. It put the brakes on the bicycle tour as Nobbe had to make it back in time for a friend’s wedding this past weekend.“We weren’t able to finish the last leg of our cycling and that was devastating to me, literally heart wrenching, tear-jerking devastating.”When Justine arrived in Batesville on November 19, she had traveled 1,300 miles by bicycle and 500 miles by car or train.“I tend to want to control everything and as soon as the unexpected sets in, I struggle with that,” Nobbe admitted. “So, it’s been a good learning lesson because, that’s life. It’s been an adventure even when I wasn’t cycling.”This story isn’t about the number of pedal strokes, miles or states. It’s about an adventure. It’s about somebody reaching for something more.“It was a dream I had and it is fulfilling! I don’t think everyone should go and cycle across the country; it’s about finding a way to live a life fulfilled,” Nobbe proclaimed.On Tuesday, Justine spoke about her cross-county trek to seventh and eighth graders at St. Nicholas School in Sunman.Her message was simple: Don’t be afraid to dream.Justine and Michael dated while at Batesville High School and married in 2010.“For kids that age, I challenge them to even acknowledge their dreams and that’s the first thing I asked the kids to do,” Nobbe professed. “I don’t care how silly it is, and I don’t care if it is something that seems impossible or unrealistic, just say it, just say that dream out loud and acknowledge it.”“We often live our lives in fear, like I am not going to do something because I am so afraid of failure, the people, and scared I can’t do it,” said Nobbe.“I just want to encourage the kids to have courage to confront their own fears.”Justine is the daughter of Mike and Julie Tekulve, of Oldenburg, and the late Bruce Allen.The 2006 Batesville graduate married her high school sweetheart, Michael, in 2010. Michael is the son of Matt and Marla Nobbe, of Oldenburg.last_img read more

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A tale of two colleges: USC’s HBCU exchange program

first_img“I’m interested in going into obstetrics/gynecology to serve black women to make sure that they get the right treatment and that their problems are being taken seriously,” Carter said. Adrianna Carter (left), a senior majoring in global medicine and biological sciences at USC, and Alexandria Frank (right), a sophomore majoring in psychology at Howard University, are taking part in an HBCU exchange program this semester. Left:(Photo courtesy of Adrianna Carter) Right: (Sinead Chang/Daily Trojan) While  the program’s application process is lengthy -— something that has turned prospective participants off in the past — Carter was lucky, because Howard sophomore Alexandria Frank wanted to spend her spring semester at USC. However, USC wasn’t the perfect option for her. Over the past four years, she’s felt the Trojan pride on campus, but thought that she was always lacking something. Black students make up 5.6 percent of USC’s population as of last fall. Carter said she has always been one of few black students in her classes. So when she heard about USC’s Historically Black College and University Exchange Program during an information session at her freshman dorm, she knew she had to participate. She is now spending her final semester at Howard University in Washington, D.C. — one of the highest ranked historically black colleges in the country. “It took me a minute to realize that I was the only black person in my sports media class, and I was like ‘Oh, this feels weird again,’” Frank said.   “It has to be an even exchange,” Conerly said. “We’ve had years where [the HBCU’s] students are ready to go, [and] they want to come this way, but we may not have any students … that are able to complete the application process to go that way.” “She has a lot of ambition and drive,” Mendoza said. “[Most students] give up hope [on] the exchange program], but not Adrianna. She said she wanted to do it, and she’s getting it done.” Although it is rare for students to participate in an exchange program during their final semester, Carter said she was determined to spend a semester at Howard, even if it meant missing her last one at USC. She is currently taking three different science classes, which she said are much harder than the classes she took at USC. California dreamin’ Frank said she chose USC so that she could be closer to her family in Corona, but transitioning to the new environment was difficult for her. “I see my family every weekend,” Frank said. “I allow myself to go home constantly, knowing that when I’m back in D.C., I won’t be able to.” Molly Myerowitz, a professor and chair of the classics department at Howard, wrote a recommendation for Frank to participate in the exchange program. Myerowitz said she recommended Frank because she knew she wouldn’t “blow it off.” “I don’t really have any sort of connection with my professors here, especially not like I do at Howard,” Frank said. “At Howard, I’ve had a professor who I’ve taken two semesters back to back … most professors who I’ve had, I’ve gone to their office hours.” “I feel like it’s actually harder for me to adjust to USC culture … than it was for Howard,” Frank said. “I was [telling] one of my friends the other day, I have withdrawal from being around black people.” Unlike Carter, who is finishing her biology degree, Frank’s course load for the semester is varied. In addition to classes on subjects like modern Latin America and microeconomics, Frank said she is sitting in on two additional classes: sports media and a television symposium at the School of Cinematic Arts. “I actually didn’t think I was going to be able to do [the program] until this semester came around, and I was like, ‘I only have my undergrad units left, so this is something I want to do,’” Carter said. Frank, who is majoring in psychology and minoring in journalism and classical civilizations, attended a private high school in Riverside. She said her parents’ desire to see her more was a driving force in her decision to participate in the exchange program. The program, led by the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, offers students a choice between three HBCUs: Spelman College, Dillard University and Howard. Carter is the only USC student participating in the exchange program this semester, which CBCSA director Rosalind Conerly said is not unusual. “She’s a terrific student, she is somebody who will get the most out of the experience,” Myerowitz said. “[And] she’s a California girl. [It’s] nice for her to have a year in warm climes.” At Howard, Frank said she often attends her professors’ office hours to discuss anything from her personal life to homework assignments. Here, she said she hasn’t felt a desire to connect with any professors. Frank decided she wanted to attend an HBCU in October 2016, weeks before the election of President Donald Trump. As the environment at her predominantly white high school became increasingly stressful for her, Frank said the idea of attending an all-black institution became more appealing. While Carter knew she wanted to participate in the HBCU Exchange Program since her freshman year, she worried she wouldn’t be able to as her responsibilities piled up.   In sixth grade, Carter decided she wanted to become a doctor. She hopes to eventually open a clinic in Los Angeles for underserved people of color. “I was like, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’ so after that I was pretty much gung-ho for Howard,” Frank said. “I didn’t grow up around a lot of black people, but when I got to Howard it was very easy to slip into the community.” Carter’s mother is a nurse, which she said inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. She decided to pursue a progressive degree during her junior year at USC and attended summer courses to make sure she could graduate on time. She is also a USC Spirit Leader, a student worker at Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a member of African Americans in Health and Alpha Kappa Alpha, a majority-black sorority founded at Howard in 1908. “Because I am black, surrounded by other black students … it’s like everybody is rooting for each other,” Carter said. “It’s amazing … I’m really enjoying the experience.” “I wanted to get that experience of being around more black people that were like-minded,” Carter said. When the time came for Adrianna Carter to go to college, several factors drew her to USC: financial aid, strong sports teams and a push from her mother. Now set to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in global medicine, Carter said she wouldn’t have it any other way. Carter’s academic adviser, Lila Mendoza, said she was impressed by Carter’s determination to participate in the program. While Frank said she missed California and is enjoying her classes, she said she sometimes experiences imposter syndrome, since only 5.6 percent of USC students are black.   Carter said Howard’s smaller class sizes — usually 10 people or less — have helped her connect with professors and classmates more than she could at USC. Howard away from homelast_img read more

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Syracuse women’s basketball picked 4th in preseason ACC poll; Alexis Peterson named to All-ACC team

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edu Syracuse has earned the No. 4 spot in the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference preseason coaches poll, the league announced Wednesday morning at its annual media day event.It’s the highest ranking the Orange has received since joining the conference in 2013, and comes on the heels of SU’s first national championship appearance in program history.Notre Dame, which the Orange lost to in the ACC championship game last season, earned the top spot. Louisville earned the second spot, and Florida State rounds out the top three.Senior guard Alexis Peterson was the only SU player named to the preseason All-ACC team, after being named All-ACC first team at the end of last season. Peterson averaged 16 points per game last season and ranked third in the ACC with 4.7 assists per game.Syracuse starts its season at home against Rhode Island on Nov. 11.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCoaches’ Preseason Poll1. Notre Dame – 221 points (13 first place votes)2. Louisville – 209 (1 first place vote)3. Florida State – 194 (1 first place vote)4. Syracuse – 1785. Miami – 1626. Duke – 1447. North Carolina State – 1088. Georgia Tech – 1109. North Carolina – 10810. Virginia – 8511. Wake Forest – 7412. Virginia Tech – 7213. Boston College – 4814. Pittsburgh – 4715. Clemson – 16Coaches Preseason All-ACC TeamRebecca Greenwell, R-Jr., G, DukeLeticia Romero, Sr., G, Florida StateShakayla Thomas, Jr., G, Florida StateAsia Durr, So., G, LouisvilleMyisha Hines-Allen, Jr., F, LouisvilleMariya Moore, Jr., G, LouisvilleAdrienne Motley, Sr., G, MiamiLindsay Allen, Sr., G, Notre DameBrianna Turner, Jr., F, Notre DameAlexis Peterson, Sr., G, Syracuse Commentslast_img read more

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‘A Champion’s Mind’ helps Syracuse on the court

first_imgOn Feb. 24, all eyes were on Dina Hegab once again. In a road game against Notre Dame, Hegab had the opportunity to try and secure her sixth match-clinching point of the season.Then Hegab remembered the tips. How to stay more focused, breathe. She buried a crosscourt forehand to secure the match win. She had remembered the book.Hegab, Syracuse players and coaches have perfected this mindset through repeated readings of the book “A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis”by Pete Sampras and Peter Bodo. The No. 27 Orange (8-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) read it individually over winter break and now revisit parts of it together as a team each week, hopefully gaining a mental edge on the court.Sampras, the co-author of the book, is the youngest male player to win the US Open and won 64 Association of Tennis Professionals singles titles. He lets people “inside his head” to look at the mental aspect of the game, according to the book’s description. In team play, the exact opposing matchups are unknown until it’s too late to prepare, shifting the emphasis to an individual-based focus.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSusie Teuscher | Digital Design Editor“One of the things that I always keep reminding myself of that I read in the book was not to be so hard on yourself and help yourself on the court,” Hegab said. “… This is something I’ve been doing for the last couple weeks, and I think it’s working.”Head coach Younes Limam first used the book with his previous teams at Rice.He liked how it focused on things that are often taken for granted: treating everyday as a gift and enjoying the process of everything.“A lot of it is about controlling things off the court …” Limam said. “How you’re not competing against anybody, you’re mainly competing against yourself and trying to be better today than what you were yesterday. I like to see the team buying in and really enjoying it.”The team discussed a few chapters of “A Champion’s Mind”each Wednesday at the beginning of the semester, sometimes on the court, sometimes in a conference room. They take turns reading a paragraph out loud, Guzal Yusupova said, and they normally can get through five to six pages in 20 minutes. The Orange now fit in discussions whenever time allows.The mental aspect of tennis can be critical, especially when preparation is hindered by not knowing what the exact matchups will be before the match. In this way, Limam said, his team has to know how to play on their own terms.Senior Libi Mesh said she reads during travel and is currently reading “Open: An Autobiography”by tennis legend Andre Agassi, a book Gabriela Knutson has also read. Syracuse has used a number of books for pregame preparation. In addition to “A Champion’s Mind,”Limam also made his four seniors read “a leadership book.” From “A Champion’s Mind,”Mesh learned to be more aware of how she’s acting and what she’s thinking during a match.Yusupova liked the approach of  “do and then say.” First you have to win, she said, then you get to say you won. Senior Masha Tritou said she learned to have “a gold medal approach” to everything she does, on and off the court, whether related to tennis or not.Syracuse has had an up-and-down season, with a four-game win streak followed by a four-game losing streak followed by yet another four-game win streak. And that was ended on Sunday, when the Orange lost 4-3 to Georgia Tech. But through “A Champion’s Mind,” the Orange have learned to focus instead on their own game, not their opponents, even when faced with a tough situation in a match.“You have to go through the motions all the time,” Tritou said. “Understand what you’re doing, and if the moments get hard, just keep doing it because that will pay off eventually.”— Staff Writer Andrew Crane and Asst. copy editor Arabdho Majumder contributed reporting to this story. Published on March 4, 2019 at 10:04 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Zidane hails Ronaldo’s ‘unique’ goalscoring talent after hat-trick

first_imgPhoto: © pixabay Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring has been described as “unique” by his Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.The former Manchester United forward’s hat-trick gave them a 3-nil Champions League semi-final first leg win over city rivals Atletico.It’s the second time he’s scored three goals against Atletico this season. Monte Carlo hosts the other semi final first leg tonight, with Monaco entertaining Juventus.Kick off at the Stade Louis Deux is at 7.45.Tonight also sees the first Europa League semi final first leg.Ajax meet Lyon at the Johan Cruyff Arena where there’s a 5.45 start.last_img read more

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Rijiju plans to organise BRICS Games during Khelo India Games 2021

first_img 1 month ago Actively organise state-level Khelo India Games to identify talent: Kiren Rijiju to states FOLLOW US Suman Ray 2 weeks ago PV Sindhu, Hima Das among athletes who completed Kiren Rijiju’s Fit India Freedom Run 3 weeks ago Kiren Rijiju to launch Fit India Freedom Run on 14 August to promote fitness amid pandemic WATCH US LIVE First Published: 26th August, 2020 11:27 IST COMMENT Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV 1 month ago Respecting and accepting people from other regions key to national integrity: Kiren Rijiju 1 month ago Kiren Rijiju remembers late Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as Rafale jets touchdown WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 11:27 IST Rijiju Plans To Organise BRICS Games During Khelo India Games 2021 Union Minister of Sports Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday informed that BRICS Games 2021 is being planned to held aligned with the Khelo India Games schedule. SUBSCRIBE TO US Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday informed that BRICS Games 2021 is being planned to held aligned with the Khelo India Games schedule.“BRICS Games 2021 will be held during the same time and at same venues as of Khelo India Games 2021 so that our players from various parts of the country who will gather for Khelo India Games will have the benefit and great opportunity of witnessing BRICS Games from close quarters. This will be a great morale booster and motivational moment for them,” Rijiju informed after he attended the meeting of Sports Ministers of the BRICS nations on Tuesday.’We will invite BRICS member countries’He also spoke about the importance of sport in improving the living standards and quality of life of citizens as well as of collaboration between BRICS nations in taking sport forward in the post-COVID-19 era. “During India’s 2021 Chairmanship of the BRICS, Sports and Games will be one of the deliverables. The Government of India organises annual sports competitions under the Khelo India Scheme. As we find ways to get over COVID-19, we are hopeful of organizing Khelo India Youth Games and Khelo India University Games in 2021. During Khelo India Youth Games 2021, we will invite BRICS member countries to showcase their traditional indigenous games during the inaugural or closing ceremony of Khelo India.”READ | Para badminton national coach shares his emotions after recommended for Dronacharya awardREAD | Hockey player Surender Kumar readmitted to hospital due to COVID-19 VT complicationStressing on the importance of building fitness and sporting culture to promote the well-being of citizens, Rijiju added, “One of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for UN Agenda 2030 is ‘to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages. To aligning sports activities and programmes with this SDG, the Government of India has taken several initiatives and launched schemes and programmes. To keep people healthy and fit, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, launched FIT INDIA Movement in August 2019. The main focus of the movement is to create awareness amongst Indians about the importance of fitness in daily life and showcasing the ease and simplicity of doing things which make us fit. For the Fit India Movement, the Government is playing the role of catalyst so that Fit India becomes a people’s movement. The movement has already gained great momentum in the last 1 year.”READ | Hope Ishant gets Khel Ratna & Padma awards one day: Coach Shravan KumarREAD | IPL 2020: Here’s Mumbai Indians’ 30-point bio-secure bubble breakdown; details last_img read more

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ACLU Sues US Coast Guard Over Alleged Detention and Abuse of…

first_imgThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on June 12 claiming that the US Coast Guard improperly detained and abused four Jamaican fishermen for more than a month.On September 13, 2017, the Jamaican fishermen set out on a boat to Morant Cays, an offshore island group off Morant Point in Jamaica, to catch fish for their families. They were only expected to be gone a day. Instead, the four men got lost near Haiti where they were picked up by US Coast Guard vessels then taken to Florida and charged with drugs offences. No drugs were found, according to ACLU, and the drug charges were later dropped.The Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act of 1986 made smuggling in international waters a crime against the United States, even if those drugs were not intended for the U.S. The US Coast Guard said they sought permission from Jamaica to prosecute the men in the United States and Jamaica complied.ACLU, a major human rights organization in the United States, stated in their news release, that “the Coast Guard seized the fishermen and destroyed their boat by setting it on fire and riddling it with bullets,” and “held the men in secret for more than a month, chaining them to the exposed decks of four different Coast Guard ships all while denying them access to shelter, basic sanitation, proper food, and medical care.”“The Coast Guard has no authority to kidnap and disappear fishermen who are trying to make a living for themselves and their families,” Steven Watt, a spokesman for the ACLU, said in the release.“The Coast Guard chained our clients to decks of its ships for over a month, exposed them to the elements, even during a hurricane, and didn’t even let them tell their families that they were alive,” Watt said in the statement. The families had initially presumed them dead until they were allowed to make phone calls in mid-October.The men were initially suspected of trafficking drugs, that were never found- according to ACLU. When each of the men pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, they were charged, and pleaded guilty to “knowingly and intentionally provid[ing] materially false information to a federal law enforcement officer during a boarding of a vessel regarding the vessel’s destination”.The ACLU suit says: “They pleaded guilty because they were told that it was the quickest and surest way to get back to their homes and families in Jamaica and to put an end to their nightmare.”They were sentenced to 10 months in US prison and deported in autumn 2018.The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU and the law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP against the coast guard in the US District Court for the District of Columbialast_img read more

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Clippers’ depth chart breakdown: Analyzing the 2015-16 roster

first_imgBelow is a look at the Clippers 2015-16 roster, with last season’s points, rebounds and assists per game:StartersChris Paul19.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 10.2 apg In his 11th season, the point guard is now 30 and still hasn’t been past the conference semifinals. He wants it and wants it badly. Expect him to play that way.J.J. Redick16.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.8 apgIn his 10th year, the shooting guard shot a career-best 43.7 percent from 3-point range in 2014-15. His scoring average was also a career high.Lance Stephenson Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img 8.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.9 apgThe talented, hard-nosed sixth-year player can play the 2 or 3. His numbers from this past season do not reflect just how much he has to offer.Blake Griffin21.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 5.4 apgIn his sixth year, Griffin has become versatile and one of the best passing forwards in the game. Look for his jump-hook; he’s been working on it a lot.DeAndre Jordan11.5 ppg, 15.0 rpg, 0.7 apgThe center, in his eighth season, is a happy man after a wild summer that saw him nearly leave to Dallas. He may be more involved in the offense this season.ReservesJamal Crawford15.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.5 apgThe guard, in his 16th season, heard all the trade rumors over the summer. He will now lead what could be an all-time great bench.Josh Smith12.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.3 apgThe power forward showed the Clippers what he could do during Game 6 of this past season’s conference semifinals. In his 12th season, he’s clutch and tough.Paul Pierce11.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg,After 17 seasons, the small forward brings heart and a championship ring to the Clippers. He may be 38, but it appears he can still play — and play well.Wesley Johnson9.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.6 apgJohnson averaged a career-high in points on a bad Lakers team a season ago. Let’s see what the sixth-year small forward can do on a good team.Austin Rivers7.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apgIn his fourth season, the coach’s son is seemingly improving every day and appears primed for a breakout season at the point. This is one tough kid.Cole Aldrich5.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apgAldrich’s 5.5 rebounds in just 16 minutes per game this past season demonstrates what the sixth-year center can do on the boards.Luc Mbah a Moute9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.6 apgThe eighth-year forward out of UCLA made this team because he can play defense, though he is coming off his best scoring season.Branden Dawson11.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1.6 apg at Michigan StateThe rookie forward showed some real promise during the summer league and appears willing to learn from the veterans.Pablo Prigioni4.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.6 apgThe fourth-year guard is 38, but by all accounts, his basketball IQ is more than high enough to contribute to this team.C.J. Wilcox2.0 ppg, 0.3 rpg, 0.4 apgThe second-year guard showed improvement over the summer, but it’s going to be tough to get minutes on this team.last_img read more

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