CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miller: Clippers' Marreese Speights finds a new home with an old rival

IRVINE – On Wednesday, Marreese Speights walked into the Clippers locker room. I’m not sure I’ve ever written a sentence less interesting. Or more intriguing. See, this otherwise mundane fact is notable since, a little more than two years ago,...
Via The OC Register
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers focused on rebounding, pushing the ball upcourt faster

IRVINE – Clippers coach Doc Rivers came into training camp a year ago with a plan to blow up a big part of the Clippers’ defensive philosophies. They weren’t guarding the pick-and-roll, the most popular play in basketball, well enough, and...
Via The OC Register
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Notes: Rookies Brice Johnson, Diamond Stone get chance to contribute

IRVINE – The plays, the running, the competition – Clippers first-round pick Brice Johnson expected all of that. Exactly how strong his new teammates are? That’s a different story. Through two practices, Johnson is still adjusting to how...
Via The OC Register
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Clippers: The key takeaways from NBA media day

We learned a lot about the status of Blake Griffin, the LA Clippers’ positional battles and more from NBA media day, so here’s a look at the key takeaways. NBA media day arrived and gave everyone around the basketball world a sense of excitement that we haven’t felt in too long. The 2016-17 season is rapidly approaching. At […] LA Clippers: The key takeaways from NBA media...
Via Clipperholics
9 hours ago

LA Clippers: Blake Griffin working on pick-and-pop, ball handling

After going through surgery this summer, LA Clippers star Blake Griffin has been working to improve his pick-and-pop, post-up and ball handling ability. Blake Griffin is healthy again. He’s said that he’s at 100 percent again and is ready to play, which is exactly what the LA Clippers and their fans want as the team gets underway […] LA Clippers: Blake Griffin working on...
Via Clipperholics
12 hours ago

2016 Clippers Player Preview: Wesley Johnson

Wes Johnson was a mixed bag his first year with the Clips, but the athletic wing looks to be in a good position to regain his footing. Name: Wesley Johnson Height: 6’7 Weight: 215 Age: 29 Position: Small Forward Experience: 6 years Key Stats: Last year Johnson averaged 6.9ppg, 3.1rpg, and 1.6apg. He shot 40.4% from the field, 33.3% from 3, and 65.2% from the line. He played...
Via Clips Nation
19 hours ago

2016 Clippers Player Preview: Brandon Bass

Brandon Bass now lives on the right side of the Staples Center. Name: Brandon Bass Height: 6’8” Weight: 250 lbs Age: 31 Position: PF Experience: 11 years Key Stats: 7.2 points in 20.3 minutes per game last season. He shot 84.5% from the Free Throw line (Career: 82.9%) and 54.9% from the Field (Career: 49.6%). He only grabbed 4.3 rebounds per game, however, which is less...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Healthy Chris Paul, Blake Griffin ready to make title run

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are healthy again and eager to make a run to the Los Angeles Clippers' first NBA championship in their sixth season together. DeAndre Jordan, fresh off helping the U.S. win gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford also are back, with the team opting to keep its core group together. They'll be surrounded...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce returns to Clippers for 19th and last NBA season

LOS ANGELES (AP) Paul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title. The 10-time All-Star first disclosed his decision Monday in a posting on The Players' Tribune and later expanded on it at the team's media day. He turns 39 on Oct. 13, the same birthdate as coach Doc Rivers...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce announces he will retire after upcoming season

Paul Pierce has announced that the 2016-2017 season will be his last in the NBA. In a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune on Monday, Pierce said he has decided to chase one last championship with the Los Angeles Clippers. “It’s time to move on from the game of basketball,” he wrote. “Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers wanted to bring Kevin Garnett to Clippers

Kevin Garnett would have had options had he elected to play another season in the NBA. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who coached Garnett in Boston and has called him one of his favorite players, said there would have been a place for Garnett in Los Angeles had the veteran big man wanted to keep playing. “I would have absolutely been interested in bringing him here,” Rivers said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin: Fight with Clippers staffer ‘100% my fault’

Blake Griffin would like nothing more than to put his nightmarish 2015-16 season behind him. And he took the first step in doing so by taking full responsibility for an incident that in part derailed everything. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar, and not for the first time, penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune in which he writes about the infamous fight in Toronto last...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Guard Jamal Crawford Wants to Play 5 More Years in the NBA

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has been in the NBA for 16 seasons, but he doesn't plan to leave anytime soon.  The 36-year-old has not slowed down. He played 26.9 minutes a game last season, averaging 14.2 points and 2.3 assists and shooting 34 percent from 3. Although the latest contract he signed with the Clippers (in July) only guarantees him three more years with...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: DeAndre Jordan ‘sees himself now as a star’

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was one of the standouts for Team USA at the Olympics this summer, and coach Doc Rivers thinks he’s just figuring out how good he is. Rivers hopes and expects Jordan to bring the swagger and confidence he found in Rio back to the Clippers for the NBA season. “He sees himself now as a star,” Rivers said, via Gary Washburn of the Boston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers again blows off Blake Griffin trade rumors

Los Angeles Clippers head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers once again blamed outsiders for the persistence of the trade rumors surrounding Blake Griffin. But unlike last time when he took aim at “bloggers” for starting the rumors, he essentially accused the Boston media of making them up. Rivers was speaking Boston reporters when he made the possibly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Los Angeles Clippers

It's had the meaning drummed from it by repetition, and nothing lives for more than six months in sportsworld without becoming a joke, but it's worth remembering that Lob City first became a thing marketing folks saw fit to emblazon onto t-shirts because Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan couldn't contain their astonishment and glee upon learning Chris Paul was about to be traded to...
Via RealGM - NBA
22 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan talks CP3, Griffin leaving in free agency

One would think the Los Angeles Clippers have a lot to worry about next season with both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin headed to free agency. Not DeAndre Jordan. In fact, Jordan is currently in Rio playing for the United States alongside Kevin Durant and others. When the topic came up, he gave The Vertical’s Michael Lee a relaxed, no-nonsense answer about the situation: Jordan...
Via The Sports Daily
August 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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