CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Redick wants Clippers to have fun against Pelicans

LOS ANGELES -- The thrill is gone, J.J. Redick says. Dropping five of seven games, including a crushing 17-point loss Wednesday to Golden State, will sap the strength and exhilaration from some of the best NBA teams. "I think the big takeaway for me after the game (Wednesday) was just like, we've got to play with some joy," the Los Angeles Clippers guard told the Los Angeles Times...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Clippers are monitoring Blake Griffin's sore right knee

PLAYA VISTA – As Doc Rivers navigated through questions ranging from existential queries about the Clippers’ mindset, a reported shrinking preseason and a seldom-used rookie’s health, the Clippers coach noted that perhaps Friday was shaping up...
Via The OC Register
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can LA Clippers rediscover their dominant form?

The LA Clippers are 2-5 in their last seven games and have fallen into some bad habits. They know they’ve lost their competitive, dominant form, but can they bring it back quickly? After earning what was easily their best start in franchise history at 14-2, the LA Clippers have since gone 2-5 in their last seven games. Now […] Can LA Clippers rediscover their dominant form...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Jamal Crawford Didn't Need to Watch His 30-Foot Shot; He Knew It Was Going In

Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers got run off the court by the Golden State Warriors, but that didn't stop Jamal Crawford from performing the most talked about move in the game while simultaneously stealing a page out of the book written by Steph Curry. Classic @JCrossover. Jamal Crawford hits a NO LOOK 30 footer over Shaun Livingston. pic.twitter.com/F31rensDRu — Ball...
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Score: Clippers Trampled By Warriors, 115-98

That wasn’t good. The Clippers fell tonight in a laugher, as the best-shooting team in basketball shot just 7-30 from beyond the arc and still put up 115 points against the best-ranked defense in basketball. Blake Griffin was awful (5-20 shooting, 7 turnovers) and J.J. Redick was nonexistent as the Clippers’ offense sputtered in the first quarter with turnovers and poor shooting...
Via Clips Nation
2 days ago

Raymond Felton Will Miss Tonight’s Game Due to Family Emergency

The Clippers will be without their backup point guard. Doc Rivers told members of the media tonight that Raymond Felton is not with the team due to a family emergency. Felton will not play tonight against the Golden State Warriors and could also miss a few more games, according to Rivers. The 32-year-old guard has played 17 minutes a game for the Clippers this year, running the...
Via Clips Nation
2 days ago

Kevin Durant: Turning down Clippers as free agent was 'tough'

Just how seriously was Kevin Durant considering the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency this past summer? Perhaps a bit more than you may have thought. Before Wednesday night’s highly-anticipated showdown between the Clippers and his Golden State Warriors, Durant commented on how difficult it was to turn down Lob City’s free agent pursuit of him over the offseason. “Blake...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA’s ‘unnatural acts’ rule and how it affects the LA Clippers

The NBA is enforcing the “unnatural acts” rule to control the drawing of fouls, so how will this impact key LA Clippers players? There is a new point of emphasis for referees in the NBA this season. It’s a crack down on what the league calls “unnatural acts”. “We noticed last year that more unnatural acts, such […] The NBA’s ‘unnatural acts’ rule and how it...
Via Clipperholics
2 days ago

Pacers rally past Clippers in 111-102 win

LOS ANGELES -- Thaddeus Young scored 17 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from 15 points down to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-102 on Sunday night, sweeping the season series for the first time since 2013-14 with just their second road win of the season.Paul George scored 16 points in his return after missing four of the last five games with a sore left ankle and back. Rodney...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Final: Clippers squander lead and fall to Pacers, 111-102

LOS ANGELES – A sports car runs just fine until the fuel needle slips to the left of “E.” The exhaustion that didn’t keep the Clippers from a decisive victory in Cleveland and from a gutty back-to-back win in New Orleans, maybe that’s what...
Via The OC Register
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers finally showed up

The Los Angeles Clippers finally showed up on their east coast trip, as they shockingly defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-94 to snap a three-game losing streak. J.J. Reick led the Clippers in points with 23, shooting nine of 13 from the field. Kyrie Irving went off for the Cavaliers as he dropped 28, but every other Cav was held under 20 points. The Clippers won this game by shutting...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Los Angeles Clippers bounce back?

In just two short weeks, the Los Angeles Clippers were being talked about as possible championship contenders to being portrayed as a team searching for answers. Analysts and fans, alike, were wondering how the Clippers feel so quickly from having the best record in the NBA, to being the current third seed in the Western Conference. In the midst of their road trip, the Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie Irving strikes Paul Pierce after screen

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was not happy after receiving an elbow from Paul Pierce in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game, and he delivered a shot to his opponent in response. It happened when Pierce set a screen, which Irving attempted to fight through. However, it looked as if Pierce shifted his weight a bit, and Irving caught some of his elbow as a result. ...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers expect Chris Paul to demand full max this summer

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul may be looking to become Chri$$$ Paul this coming offseason. According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Thursday, the Clippers expect Paul, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, to demand the full five-year max (or whatever the longest possible deal winds up being in the revised CBA) to remain with the team. Paul,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $15,000 by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection. The incident happened with 18.6 remaining in the first overtime of the Clippers' 127-122 double-overtime loss at Brooklyn on Tuesday night. Rivers was given a technical foul for...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers are slipping

It has been a rough three games on the road for the Los Angeles Clippers. They have faced the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, and the Brooklyn Nets, and have lost to all three of them. No disrespect to those three clubs, but they are not exactly NBA super teams. Things will not get any easier for L.A. unfortunately, as they will be squaring off with the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan calls out Clippers for overconfidence

The Los Angeles Clippers have lost their third straight game after a 14-2 start, and DeAndre Jordan had some blunt words for his team in light of that. Jordan believes the Clippers began thinking they were better than they actually are, and that has been a factor behind their recent swoon. “I think we are smelling ourselves a little bit,” Jordan said after the latest loss to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CP3 performs CPR on Paul Pierce after missed dunk

Paul Pierce is old. Not for a regular person, as he’s just 39, but he’s old for an NBA player. This is apparent to his teammates, and provided the catalyst for some quality on-court comedy from Chris Paul. Take a look as Pierce received a CP3 pass and attempted to finish a dunk in transition: CP3 just resuscitated Paul Pierce after a missed dunk and I'm gonna need him to...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Clippers' Starting Five Has Become So Dominant

Over the past few years, the Los Angeles Clippers have been downgraded from title contender to uber-successful afterthought. After years of exploring the vaunted trio of Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, most concluded the Clippers' highest peak was in the second round of the playoffs. And after an offseason making mostly cosmetic changes to the back end of their roster...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-owner Donald Sterling settles lawsuit with NBA over sale of LA Clippers

Former owner Donald Sterling has settled a legal dispute with the NBA over the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014, according to Nathan Enno of the Los Angeles Times: Donald Sterling’s long-running legal fight with the NBA over the $2-billion sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer ended Friday when the team’s former owner settled the dispute with the league...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul cheated on eye test for years before getting LASIK

So maybe there’s a reason Cliff Paul wears glasses in the State Farm commercials. Chris Paul, the Clippers’ all-star point guard, has displayed some of the best court vision in the NBA for years. But his actual vision was not nearly as good. Paul has led the NBA in assists four times, but he would have trouble seeing when he looked over to the bench to get play calls. “As...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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