CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clippers Off-Season 2016: The Diminishing Value of Exceptions

The Mid-Level is the Clippers' best tool, but it's less valuable then ever. As the Clippers head into the off-season, they have the same two goals of every team every year: bring back your own free agents, and add good players from other teams.  For the Clippers, their tools have been very limited to accomplish these tasks in recent years, and this year is no different. Apart from...
Via Clips Nation
4 hours ago

Los Angeles Clippers: Clipperholics seeks new writers

FanSided’s Los Angeles Clippers-dedicated site, Clipperholics, is looking for new writers. Show us you have game and join us! Clipperholics has held a steady place as FanSided’s home for Los Angeles Clippers coverage for some time now, dating back to when the site was first launched in 2009. The Clippers have seen plenty of changes to their roster […] Los Angeles Clippers...
Via Clipperholics
10 hours ago

Clippers to work out NBA Draft prospect Josh Scott

The Los Angeles Clippers’ workouts for the 2016 NBA Draft are continuing this week with 6’10” power forward Josh Scott of Colorado. The Los Angeles Clippers are out of the playoffs, forcing them to focus on a summer that should see the Big 3 stay together while some rookie talent joins the bottom of the roster. […] Clippers to work out NBA Draft prospect Josh Scott - Clipperholics...
Via Clipperholics
10 hours ago

Clippers Offseason Theories: Time to trade DeAndre Jordan?

To continue this short series of proposed ideas for the Los Angeles Clippers’ 2016 offseason, writer Tim Hiley will consider the question of whether or not DeAndre Jordan should be traded and who for. Editor’s note: The question of what the Los Angeles Clippers should do this offseason has provided plenty of wild answers, ranging from blow […] Clippers Offseason Theories...
Via Clipperholics
10 hours ago

2016 Clipper Exit Interviews: Blake Griffin

The 2015-16 Exit Interview series continues with the Clippers' 5-time All Star, Blake Griffin. Name: Blake Griffin Age: 27 Key Stats: 21.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 4.9 APG Years in the NBA: 6 seasons with our Los Angeles Clippers 2015-16 Salary: $18,862,876 Contract Status: Two more seasons at the league maximum, with the final season being a player option Summary: Blake was having...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Clippers will play in Orlando Summer League

Once again, the Clippers will head east for their summer league activities. The Clippers will not be returning to the Vegas Summer League -- instead, they will head to Orlando for the second straight year. This does not come with much surprise, given that Head Coach Doc Rivers and his family are so fond of Orlando as a place to live. Second-straight year with the Clippers...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Whicker: Canelo Alvarez, DeAndre Jordan, Ben Simmons passing through the thought bubbles

Thought bubbles: • Canelo Alvarez gives up the WBC middleweight title instead of agreeing to fight Gennady Golovkin at this time. Those of us who habitually put off unpleasant tasks can understand. • The Clippers’ season was ruined by injuries,...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Redick on Kyle Lowry going to locker room: ‘It is inexplicable’

J.J. Redick does not agree with Kyle Lowry’s decision to head to the locker room toward the end of the first half of his team’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night. Redick, who is working as a studio analyst for ESPN during the NBA playoffs, feels that Lowry should have remained on the sidelines with his Toronto Raptors teammates. “It is inexplicable, and I don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damion Lee Worked Out For The Los Angeles Clippers On Wednesday

Former Louisville Cardinal Damion Lee is one of the two members from the 2015-16 team that has a chance to hear his name called in this year’s NBA Draft. Lee wasn’t invited to the annual draft combine in Chicago last week, but he’ll be working out for multiple NBA teams over the next few weeks. […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No Olympics for Blake Griffin after quad tendon procedure

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin won't play for the U.S. Olympic team this summer after a recent procedure on his left quad tendon. Griffin had a bone marrow procedure on April 27, the Los Angeles Clippers said Friday. The forward has already begun rehabilitation and the team says he is expected to be ready for next season. Griffin was originally hurt Dec. 25, re-injured the quad...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers on the Clippers: ‘We’re close, and we know that’

Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers were nowhere near close to 100 percent when they were defeated in Game 6 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers last week. After all, the team lost both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the playoffs during Game 3 of that series. This came with the Clippers up 2-0 on Portland. They’d then go on to lose the final...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers was the real Game 6 MVP despite Clippers loss

“Here’s my knock on Rivers. He thinks he’s Kobe. He’s not. He doesn’t have the length, the height, nor the athletic ability… [Damian] Lillard is a willing passer. Rivers isn’t and will never be… I just don’t see Rivers ever being anywhere near as unselfish or efficient. I think Rivers will be shocked at the athleticism and length at his position.” These were...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clippers Offseason Plan Nobody is Talking About

Rebuilds among 53-win teams are a rarity. Generally, that sort of record indicates contention. But 53-win teams usually don’t finish 20 wins behind their conference leader. The Golden State anomaly changes the way teams have to think about roster construction. Not only did they just win 73 games, but their best player is only 28. Their two other All Stars, Draymond Green and Klay...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce unsure if he will return to Clippers next season

When Paul Pierce signed with his old coach Doc Rivers in Los Angeles last summer, he believed he was joining a team on the verge of a championship. But after being dumped in the first round by the Blazers, accompanied by some of the worst injury luck ever to befall a team, Pierce is iffy on whether to return to the Clips next season. Should Pierce return next season, he would be...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce says he’s ’50-50′ on retirement

Paul Pierce has two years left on the contract he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last summer, but he admitted Friday that retirement is playing on his mind. After the Clippers were eliminated Friday night, Pierce spoke about contemplating retirement and said that he was going to think long and hard about his future. “Each and every year for the last couple of years, I’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

In defeat, Austin Rivers wins more than a moment can measure

When Austin Rivers came to the Los Angeles Clippers, it was impossible to ignore — whether founded or not — the idea that coach and general manager Doc Rivers was trying to advance his son’s career. The inclination to think that favoritism was at the root of Doc’s decision was understandable. Moreover, Doc certainly does play favorites; how else to explain the acquisition...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clippers guard Rivers returns to game after 11 stitches to eye

Austin Rivers has been heavily criticized throughout his NBA career, but no basketball fan can speak ill of the effort he gave during Friday night’s playoff loss to the Portland Trailblazers. Rivers, filling in for the injured Chris Paul, scored 21 points and dished out eight assists, grabbed six rebounds, and didn’t turn the ball over on the night. He finished +2 overall in...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How Neil Olshey Has Found And Developed The Type Of Players The Clippers Need

During Neil Olshey's tenure in the Los Angeles Clippers' front office, the franchise drafted Blake Griffin, traded for Chris Paul, and matched an offer by the Golden State Warriors to re-sign DeAndre Jordan. Those three players are the only members of the Clippers' current roster that were acquired under Olshey's guidance before he left the team in 2012 to become the general manager...
Via RealGM - NBA
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Importance Of Chris Paul To The Los Angeles Clippers

The rivalry between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors has come to a head over the past few seasons due to both teams' recent success. After Stephen Curry sprained his MCL Sunday night, the Clippers and their fans had some reason to believe that they could get past the Warriors in the second round of the playoffs, barring a comeback by the Portland Trailblazers...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Griffin played knowing he could reinjure quad

Blake Griffin was reportedly taking a significant risk in returning to the Los Angeles Clippers this season, and he knew it, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Griffin was aware that it was a “strong possibility” that he would re-tear his left quadriceps tendon if he tried to return for the playoffs, but elected to do so anyway. The quad, of course, was the injury...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Clippers’ Nine Hour Championship

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on April 26, 2016. At approximately 3:30 P.M. EST, news broke that Stephen Curry had a sprained MCL and would be out for at least two weeks. At approximately 3:31 P.M. EST, the Los Angeles Clippers were looking at the following playoff landscape: A 2-1 series lead over the nascent Portland Trailblazers, still struggling...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers fans arrive late to Staples Center for Game 5 vs Blazers

The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers entered Wednesday night’s Western Conference first round Game 5 match-up knotted up at 2-2. However, the fans there for opening tip at 7:00 pm PST made it seem like the Clippers and Blazers were playing a meaningless game in mid-March between two non-playoff teams. Late arriving crowd at Staples Center for the early 7pm start...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan: Ordinary together, MVPs apart

The Clippers' season effectively ended on Monday night, when Chris Paul broke his hand. Their first-round series against the Blazers is knotted at 2-2, but even if the Clips manage to make it past Dame Lillard and company, they don't stand a chance against even a Steph Curry-less Warriors team without Paul and now without Blake Griffin. The Clips will busy themselves with granular...
Via RealGM - NBA
26 days ago  |  Discuss

For DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers who can play, a crucible arrives

In a very real sense, the Los Angeles Clippers and DeAndre Jordan are playing with less pressure in the final games of their Western Conference first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. No Chris Paul. No Blake Griffin. The Clippers are no longer an NBA title contender after very briefly seeing a sliver of daylight following the MRI result for Stephen Curry’s knee. It’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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