Oregonlive.com is reporting that Steve Francis' buyout is complete and final.
The Blazers will be paying approximately $30 of the $34 million remaining on Francis' deal. I don't think this is much of a surprise as none of us really expected Francis to ever play a single game in a Blazer uniform. I'm not clear yet on whether this saves $4 million on next year's cap or not, but we'll keep you updated.
Congratulations, Clippers -- enjoy.