CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Free Agency 2016: Clippers MLE Wing Targets Part 2

The series on potential future Clippers continues with a look at several guys who don't quite fit the traditional mold for modern "3 and D" wings. Garrett Temple Age: 30 Size: 6'6, 195 pounds 2015-2016 Stats: 7.3 points/2.7 rebounds/1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game, 39.8/34.5/72.8 shooting in 80 games played For Career: 33.5% three point shooting on 529 attempts Why the...
Via Clips Nation
3 hours ago

Clippers Release Full 2016 Orlando Summer League Roster

The Clippers play their first game this Saturday. Now that we're just a few days away from the Clippers' first summer league game, the team has come out with the full roster that they'll take to Orlando.  Here's the list: Guards: David Michineau, 6'4" 22-year-old French PG who was selected by the Clippers with the 39th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.  The Clippers own his rights...
Via Clips Nation
5 hours ago

Report: At least seven teams interested in Jamal Crawford

There will be no shortage of suitors for free-agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford. At least seven teams are interested in the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, reports Dan Woike of the OC Register. They are the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, the Toronto Raptors, the Dallas Mavericks, the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets in addition to the Los Angeles Clippers. Crawford’s preference...
Via The Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' Jamal Crawford weighing his priorities, options as free agency approaches

Family. Friends. Money. Legacy. Happiness. It’s not everyday that so many of life’s most important things stand to be impacted by one decision, but, that’s exactly where Jamal Crawford finds himself. Less than a week from the official beginning...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan officially announced as member of Team USA

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was officially announced as a member of the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team Monday. Jordan, former Santa Margarita High standout Klay Thompson (Golden State), former Compton High and USC star DeMar DeRozan...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Rumors: Free agency pitch to Kevin Durant finalized

We now know that the Los Angeles Clippers’ free agency meeting with Kevin Durant is scheduled, as well as who will represent the Clippers in the pitch. It isn’t breaking news that the Los Angeles Clippers are one of the six NBA teams that will meet Kevin Durant for a free agency pitch. They’ve been […] Clippers Rumors: Free agency pitch to Kevin Durant finalized - Clipperholics...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Clippers Roundtable: How successful was 2016 NBA Draft?

The Los Angeles Clippers got their top target (Brice Johnson) in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft, but how successful were they overall? After trading back from the 33rd pick to land the 39th and 40th selections, the Los Angeles Clippers were able to add three rookies to their veteran-heavy team in the 2016 […] Clippers Roundtable: How successful was 2016 NBA Draft? - Clipperholics...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Where Are They Now: Clippers' Future Draft Picks Edition

We know they're gone, but it's always good to stay on top of their whereabouts. So, we all know that the Clippers don't have any draft picks for, essentially, forever.  They've given them away in a variety of trades, and it's time to get all caught up.  The good news is that the complex protections placed on the picks actually work a little bit in the Clippers' favor, saving...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Clippers Rumors: L.A. have interest in DeMar DeRozan

NBA free agency rumors: It’s hard to believe, but the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly interested in DeMar DeRozan. Well, we have ourselves a Los Angeles Clippers free agency rumor that seems hard to buy. Yet, it’s still appeared, just as many NBA rumors will during a free agency that promises to have wild speculation from […] Clippers Rumors: L.A. have interest in DeMar...
Via Clipperholics
2 days ago

Los Angeles Clippers: 2016 draft breakdown

This past week the Los Angeles Clippers made three selections in the 2016 NBA Draft. Doc Rivers and co. selected power forward, Brice Johnson, out of the University of North Carolina with the 25th overall selection in the draft. The Clippers then traded the 33rd overall selection to the New Orleans Pelicans for the 39th and 40th overall picks. With those two picks, the Clips selected...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Break up the core?

Star guard Chris Paul has two seasons left on his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, center DeAndre Jordan has three years, and Blake Griffin has two years left. The Clippers are a talented team that has worked hard to build something special. General manager Dave Wohl and head coach/president of basketball operations Doc Rivers have helped shape the Clippers into a title contending...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers making calls about trading up in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t made much in the way of headlines since Blake Griffin punched a staff member and the team later blew a 2-0 advantage against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Still, the Clippers sound like a team ready to step back into the limelight during Thursday’s NBA draft, as head coach Doc Rivers and the front office...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

With no time to develop raw talent, Clippers need to draft mature players who can help immediately

It’s something Doc Rivers tells each one of his teams if he thinks they have a chance to do something special. To accomplish something great, it’s going to be hard. And, you need to embrace the challenges that are hardest. Thursday, it’s time...
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Clippers Use The 2016 NBA Draft As A Powerball Ticket Or A Scratch Off?

The question posed in the title -- do the Clippers want a powerball ticket or a scratch off -- gets at the crux of their NBA draft strategy. At the backend of this year's first round there are two types of players: rotation players and boom or bust picks. Brice Johnson, Taurean Prince, Malik Beasley, and DeAndre Bembry (who would also double the number of "DeAndres" on the team...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford: ‘My preference is to re-sign with the Clippers’

After taking home the third Sixth Man of the Year Award of his NBA career this past season, there’s an added intrigue to the unrestricted free agency of Clippers guard Jamal Crawford. But Crawford is treating the situation as a very cut-and-dry one. In an interview with Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders on Thursday, Crawford stated his desire to stay put this summer if possible...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford Prefers To Re-Sign With Clippers

Jamal Crawford will be a free agent as he continues to be one of the NBA's best bench scorers. “Yeah, I’m really looking forward to it," said Crawford about his free agency. "I think with the way the league is now and the way things are going, this is a great time to be a free agent – for sure.” Crawford would like to re-sign with the Clippers but there will be a lot of teams...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers reportedly exploring options on streaming games online

As many of you may know, the NBA has been looking for different ways to continue to put their brand on a larger scale. I think everyone knows that ads will be on all the jersey in another year or two, but the Los Angeles Clippers are pushing the envelope with something else. According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers are exploring their options on streaming...
Via No Guts, No Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers: Missing Puzzle Pieces

In the wake of this year’s disappointing playoff exit, the Los Angeles Clippers have to make changes if they want to bring a ring to the Staples Center. The big three that consists of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and DeAndre Jordan either need to adjust or add to their roster in order to compete with teams such as the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, or possible back-to...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce: ‘If I come back, it will be one more and that will be it’

Paul Pierce has two years remaining on his three-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, but is 38 years old and coming off the worst season of his 18-year NBA career. On Wednesday night, the Celtics legend told the Boston Globe that he’ll decide on his NBA future in the next few weeks, and that if he does come back, it will be for only one season: “Well...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin planned to jump over convertible in dunk contest

The 2011 slam dunk contest will always be remembered for Blake Griffin’s now famous dunk. However, Griffin says it didn’t go quite as he intended. Who could forget? While being serenaded by a choir, Griffin took off, jumped over the hood of a Kia Optima, dunked with an assist from Baron Davis, and stood on the hood when he was finished. Spike Lee went nuts. The moment was turned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers trying to move up in the NBA Draft

As the entire NBA world sets its sights on the Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, all 30 of the Association’s teams are preparing for the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft. Set to start in just over two weeks, this year’s version of the draft might be among the most-talented we’ve seen in recent history. This has those squads picking high in the lottery...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers saw a promising season, which they hoped to be title contenders, fall apart due to injuries. Blake Griffin missed the majority of the season with assorted maladies, including a broken hand after punching a team employee. Then both Chris Paul and J.J. Redick were injured in the playoffs. Rather than contending for a title, the Clippers limped their way to...
Via RealGM - NBA
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: NBA stars read mean tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jimmy Kimmel’s “mean tweets” have always brought us great laughs, but they’re especially fun when star athletes are involved. So it was perfect when a new edition of mean tweets was shown prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, with NBA stars featured once again. The video included current and former players alike, including Jalen Rose, Klay Thompson, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers to decline option, become free agent

“Sorry, dad, but business is business.” We imagine the conversation between Austin Rivers and his father will go something like that when the Clippers guard informs the team of his decision to decline his player option to become a free agent. According to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, that’s exactly what Austin is doing. Clippers guard Austin Rivers has decided not to exercise...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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