Blake Griffin, Clippers keep season's journey in perspective

PLAYA VISTA – Austin Rivers said he’d be watching the first NBA games of the season Tuesday night with some anxiety – the kind that comes with nervous energy and not fear. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he’d rather be playing than watching....
Via The OC Register
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Notes: Playoff series with Portland could have long-term value

PLAYA VISTA – While the Clippers won’t make a big deal in Portland about being eliminated there last spring, there are definitely parts of that series they want to build on. By the time the team was on the verge of elimination, Austin Rivers’...
Via The OC Register
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Chris Paul says LA Clippers don’t have home court advantage

Chris Paul says the LA Clippers don’t really have a home court advantage, and that it’s on the team to energize fans and change that in 2016-17. Los Angeles has always been a Lakers town. From the “show time” era to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers have filled Staples Center with 16 championship […] Chris Paul says LA Clippers don’t have home court advantage...
Via Clipperholics
21 hours ago

LA Clippers: Austin Rivers took less money to stay in L.A.

Austin Rivers believes the LA Clippers are one of only a few NBA teams with a chance to win a championship, and says he took less money to return in free agency because of it. Austin Rivers receives an awful lot of hate from NBA fans, including some LA Clippers supporters. He’s pegged as a […] LA Clippers: Austin Rivers took less money to stay in L.A. - Clipperholics - Clipperholics...
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21 hours ago

What’s Next? 2016-17 Los Angeles Clippers: Not Great Enough

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts, and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams; projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most-intriguing player or players. I continue with the Los Angeles Clippers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings Roundup

Where do the Clippers stand as the season finally gets underway? Welcome to the first installment of the Power Rankings Roundup, a weekly column that will conveniently aggregate (and likely quibble with) Monday’s updated rankings from major national media sources. Without further ado, let’s see what the pundits have to say about the Clippers’ prospects for the 2016-2017 season...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

The Lob, The Jam, The Podcast — Episode 2: NBA Season Preview

In the second episode of The Lob, The Jam, The Podcast, Patrick and Lucas return to preview the Clippers and the NBA, with some help from a few familiar Clips Nation editors. Patrick Zajac and Lucas Hann sit down with Clips Nation writers, Robert Flom and Adithya, in the NBA Season Preview Edition of The Lob, The Jam, The Podcast. They give their predictions on where the Clippers...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Notes on Clipper Coverage: Sands in the Hourglass

The Clippers’ time in the sun is not running out. Nor is the Lakers’ ready to start. Here’s why both teams are being judged too early. I was trying to figure out what to ponder in my first 16-17 Monday column--the Old Guard is slated to alternate on Monday mornings like this throughout the season. It was shocking enough, I suppose, that I managed to remember on Saturday afternoon...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

LA Clippers: 5 things we learned from L.A.’s preseason

After watching the LA Clippers perform in the 2016-17 NBA preseason, what have we learned about the team so far? The LA Clippers‘ finished the 2016-17 NBA preseason with a perfectly average 3-3 record, following up their woeful 120-75 loss to the Golden State Warriors in their opener with a couple of more promising performances. […] LA Clippers: 5 things we learned from L.A.’s...
Via Clipperholics
3 days ago

Chris Paul: 'When I broke my hand, I almost lost my mind'

Chris Paul suffered a broken hand in Game 4 of the Clippers' first-round playoff series against the Blazers last season, and once it was learned that Blake Griffin reaggravated a quad injury in the very same game, a series that was tied 2-2 essentially was a wrap. Portland won the next two games, and Paul's season ended in disappointment once again.In his latest spot for Jordan Brand...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Clippers seeking deep playoff run to erase past failures

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers' regular-season record of 166-80 in Doc Rivers' first three years as coach proves they're one of the better teams in the NBA. Their postseason results, however, suggest something else. They've never gotten past the second round of the playoffs in pursuit of the franchise's first-ever NBA championship. Now, time is ticking on Blake Griffin, Chris...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Speights: Green sometimes hurt Warriors off the court

The Golden State Warriors’ road to 73 wins was not without its speed bumps. According to former Warriors center Marreese Speights, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, Draymond Green was, at times, the source of some serious chemistry problems during practices and behind closed doors. “Draymond f—ed up practice and s—,” Speights told ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford’s game-winner lifts Clippers to victory (VIDEO)

The Clippers trailed the Trail Blazers, 108-107, during Thursday night’s exhibition matchup, but Jamal Crawford provided the solution to their problem. Crawford set up near the top of the key, dribbled right and pulled up from the elbow. And oh yeah, he drained the game-winning jumper. His celebration was a bit premature, but in exhibition play, it’s all good.
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan wouldn’t mind Clippers picking up Chris Bosh

How does a Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan-Chris Bosh tandem sound? If Jordan has his way, the Los Angeles Clippers will sign Bosh once his ugly split with the Miami Heat concludes. TMZ captured the funny exchange: So, when we shot Jordan out in L.A. Tuesday night, we asked what he thinks Bosh should do next. “I think that he should come to the Clippers … I’d come off the...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Crossovers to punchlines: Jamal Crawford, Fabolous intertwined

Jamal Crawford’s basketball aptitude is matchless. His serene style of play combined with a fondness to break ankles across NBA arenas differs from past and present players in the NBA. While Allen Iverson and Tim Hardaway are the forefathers of the crossover coalition, Crawford is the remix. He’s a hoops illusionist akin to David Blaine when the orange leather graces his hands...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Pacific Division Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Moving to the West, we begin in the Pacific. Projected Conference Finish: 2nd Best Offseason Move: Holy crap did the Clippers nail the bottom of their roster or what? Mo Speights, Brandon Bass and Raymond Felton for the minimum? Luc Richard Mbah a Moute for the bi-annual exception? This might be the year the Clippers...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' Brice Johnson out indefinitely with injured back

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward Brice Johnson suffered a herniated disk in his lower back in the team's preseason game against the Toronto Raptors and is out indefinitely. The team said Saturday that Johnson got hurt in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's win. He will continue to be evaluated by the team's medical staff. Johnson, who played at North Carolina...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers rookie Brice Johnson out indefinitely with herniated disc

The Los Angeles Clippers lost rookie power forward Brice Johnson for an indefinite period of time due to a herniated disc in his back. Brice Johnson has a herniated disc, per Clippers. Out indefinitely. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) October 8, 2016 While a frustrating development for the Clippers, this won’t likely set the franchise back at all for the upcoming 2016-17...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ballmer looking into moving Clippers out of Staples Center?

Have the Los Angeles Clippers grown tired of sharing an arena with their in-city rivals? Clippers owner Steve Ballmer confirmed on Wednesday that the team has had preliminary discussions about building its own arena. There have been rumblings that the Clippers have begun scouting potential build sites and meeting with architects, and Ballmer was asked at a tech conference if there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin hits Raptors player in face with shoe

Blake Griffin had the right idea when he tried to throw a shoe off the court during Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Raptors, but his execution was a bit off. Griffin was set up near the top of the key, and he encountered a shoe that was laying on the court near him. As a teammate prepared to pass him the ball, Griffin picked up the shoe and tossed it. He caught the pass...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers appears to rip Warriors for blowing out Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers appeared to criticize the Golden State Warriors for playing Tuesday’s exhibition game as if it were a regular season match-up. "I thought we showed up to play an exhibition game, and they came to play a game" - Doc Rivers postgame — Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) October 5, 2016 Is it possible that instead of ripping the Warriors...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul is the 4th Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season. Regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: Chris Paul is the perfect...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce chooses the retirement tour option, will play next season

On Monday Paul Pierce announced that he would not follow in the footsteps of fellow All-Stars Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett by retiring. Instead, Pierce revealed that he would play on next season, but the 2016-17 NBA season will be his last. The 38-year-old announced on the Players Tribune he’ll suit up one more season with the Los Angeles Clippers before retiring...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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