Byron Scott: D’Angelo Russell’s immaturity ‘at times’ a problem

Byron Scott has made it clear that he is not the world’s biggest fan of rookie D’Angelo Russell. Russell has been benched multiple times late in games, including once recently for “trying to take over.” The logic doesn’t make much sense if you’re trying to groom a No. 2 overall pick and future franchise cornerstone, but such is life. Given Scott’s rocky relationship...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Paul Pierce, under-appreciated and a Hall of Famer, makes likely final stop in Boston

“If you tell The Truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain Odds are, we will want to remember the NBA version of The Truth, even though for many teams, remembering means watching your team lose at the hands of one of his shots. Lost in the overly dramatic Kobe Bryant retirement tour is that Paul Pierce is likely on the way out, too, after this season, hinted...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fox has reportedly lowered their rights offer to the Clippers

At the end of August, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer rejected an offer of $60 million per season for the team’s TV rights from Fox Sports Prime Ticket. The prevailing sentiment at the time was that Ballmer and the Clippers would keep the rights in-house and start and over the top service. That hasn’t happened yet, and the Clippers also don’t have a new TV deal with...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic interested in Blake Griffin trade?

It almost seems a matter of time before the Los Angeles Clippers ship Blake Griffin away, though most might not have considered the Orlando Magic as one of the teams willing to give up a boatload of assets to bring on the embattled forward. Those unconvinced might want to reconsider. Though the Magic seem to have a quality young core in place, it sounds the front office would be...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clippers Still Desperately Need Blake Griffin

The hardest thing to do in sports is win a championship, and the NBA is no exception in that regard. Succeeding in the 82 game regular season and then enduring three grueling series just to get to the Finals is tough enough as it is, let alone winning the whole thing. It's so difficult that 13 of the 30 current teams haven't won a world championship. Of those 13, seven have yet...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers (finally) suspend Blake Griffin four games for striking team employee

The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended star Blake Griffin four games without pay and will withhold salary for one additional game for striking a team employee, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The Clippers will donate the salary Griffin will lose over the course of  the five games to a charity focusing on disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles. So the first question that may come...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers suspend Blake Griffin four games

A difficult season for Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin just got a little worse. The Clippers announced on Tuesday that team is suspending Griffin four games when he returns from injury. Clippers announce four-game suspension for Blake Griffin — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 9, 2016 The suspension stems from an incident that occurred in Toronto on Jan. 23, when...
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Blake Griffin suspended 4 games without pay for altercation

Los Angeles Clippers star power forward and expert dunker Blake Griffin has been suspended four games without pay for a fight he had with a team equipment assistant in Toronto last month, according to TMZ. The altercation left Griffin with a broken right hand and he is expected to miss two months of action. The situation was so bad that the Clippers, at one point, considered trading...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA suspends Griffin four games for assaulting Clippers' employee

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has reportedly been suspended four games by the NBA for punching team employee Mathias Testi in the face last month:Griffin broke his hand in the altercation, which occurred outside of a restaurant in Toronto. He's expected to miss approximately four to six weeks of action. The five-time All-Star is averaging 23.2 points, 8.7 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers rally from 19-point deficit to win in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Los Angeles Clippers struggled until it mattered most.J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.The Clippers overcame their largest deficit in a victory this season, coming back...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Redick leads Clippers to 98-92 OT victory over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. The Clippers overcame their largest deficit in a victory this season, coming back from 19 points down to win their 19th game...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Los Angeles Clippers love J.J. Redick

There are some players in the NBA that are complete nightmares for defenders. J.J. Redick is one of those players. The Los Angeles Clippers absolutely love him, and there is no doubt as to why. Redick, a NBA veteran, with nine years of experience in the league, is the epitome of a hustler. Redick uses a simple technique to mentally and physically exhaust defenders; just keep running...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers take on 76ers Monday

The Los Angeles Clippers continue to soar without Blake Griffin behind an outstanding effort defensively. That's also been one of the decisive factors in their one-sided string of victories over the Philadelphia 76ers.Seeking their 19th win in 23 games, the Clippers look to improve on the NBA's best road record since Dec. 25 on Monday night and win their ninth in a row in this series...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan combine for massive alley-oop

Check out this play from the Los Angeles Clippers as they go on to beat the Miami Heat by seven…. Back and forth we go on ABC! LAC lead is 7 after this LOB! 2:11 left. #NBARapidReplay #LACatMIA — NBA (@NBA) February 7, 2016 The post Watch: Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan combine for massive alley-oop appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Already short-handed with Blake Griffin out of the lineup, the Los Angeles Clippers will reportedly be without Austin Rivers for between four-to-six weeks as he recovers from a broken hand of his own. Clippers' Austin Rivers has been diagnosed with broken left hand, sources say. Likely out 4-6 weeks. — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 7, 2016 Adding insult to injury...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

At 23-25, the Charlotte Hornets are currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race. No matter how this season turns out for the Hornets-- be it a lottery trip or postseason appearance -- the team will still be firmly considered second-class citizens in the East as the summer approaches. That's what happens for a team with no superstar, no prized prospect and a few...
Via RealGM - NBA
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trades that will push Clippers, Raptors into contention

With the Feb. 18 trade deadline approaching fast, NBA fans can only pray that this year's deadline is just as impactful and entertaining as last year, where big name players, such as Michael Crater-Williams, Goran Dragic, Enes Kanter, Reggie Jackson, and Brandon Knight were all dealt. This season, there are multiple teams that are looking to add talent to their existing rosters...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers suspect Blake Griffin could miss two months

After originally suggesting that Blake Griffin would only miss 4-6 weeks as a result of suffering a hand injury in an altercation with a team staffer, the Los Angeles Clippers believe their superstar player could miss upwards of two months. ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported the news of a lengthier recovery period in a wider discussion of whether or not the Clippers should trade Griffin...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Griffin hurt hand punching equipment staffer

Blake Griffin reportedly injured his hand while hitting a member of the Los Angeles Clippers equipment staff during an altercation. Michael Eaves of ESPN reports that the incident took place in Toronto, where the Clippers faced the Raptors over the weekend. The fight apparently started in a restaurant and continued outside, where Griffin allegedly hit the equipment staffer “multiple...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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