Clippers Rumors & News

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • NBA Rumors: Clippers could be good trade partner with for Beal

    Hoops Hype "The Washington Wizards could have a very different team next season if the front office decides to break up the duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal. During a recent podcast, several media members discussed whether the Wizards should reassemble their roster in the offseason. They pointed to an..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Report: Lamar Odom Aiming To Return To Basketball Overseas

    SLAM Online "NBA veteran Lamar Odom is apparently eyeing a return to the court. According to a TMZ report, Odom has been grinding in the gym trying to land a contract to play overseas: Lamar Odom says he’s busting his ass in the gym to get back on the court — telling TMZ Sports he wants to strike a deal..." April 19

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • Clippers looking to ‘reshape’ roster during offseason that promises change

    L.A. Daily News "Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations, had a flight to catch to continue scouting players for the NBA draft June 21. Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach, had a tee time scheduled. A few players came and went at the team’s practice facility. The finality of the offseason..." April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Clippers Plan On Putting A Trade Together For Leonard

    Uproxx "The weird and wild saga of Kawhi Leonard saw its latest chapter on Saturday afternoon when, well, no one saw Kawhi Leonard. Despite the fact that the San Antonio Spurs faced off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their opening round series, Leonard was nowhere to be found. He wasn’t on..." April 15

  • DeAndre, Clippers have had 'zero discussions' about contract extension

    Los Angeles Times "With four minutes left in the third quarter of the Clippers' season finale Wednesday night at Staples Center, DeAndre Jordan eased his way off the court toward his team's bench and wrapped his long arms around a standing Doc Rivers for a long and emotional embrace with the coach. They have been..." April 14

  • Frank says there’s a contract on the table for DeAndre

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers held their annual exit interviews on Thursday afternoon, with both head coach Doc Rivers and President Lawrence Frank available to speak on a number of topics as the team heads into another offseason of uncertainty. The Clippers have a coupe of players with options in their..." April 13

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Doc Rivers reportedly expected to return to Clippers, despite not reaching NBA playoffs

    CBS Sports "Doc Rivers' reputation as a great coach has taken a hit these last few seasons in Los Angeles. He's never been able to replicate the success he had in Boston with the Clippers and his time as president of operations has led to some strange roster decisions. The Clippers eventually stripped..." April 12

  • Rivers: 'I didn't want to be here' with Clippers last year

    ESPN "As the champagne flowed in the Celtics' locker room inside TD Banknorth Garden, Doc Rivers sat alone. The solitude wasn't by design. Rivers had been ebullient on the dais as the 2007-08 Celtics were presented with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after a 39-point championship-clinching win over the..." April 11

  • Axe Doc Rivers? Let DeAndre Jordan Walk? NBA Execs Predict Clippers Next Castoff

    Bleacher Report "The Lob City era officially ended when Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets last June, followed by Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in February. As the 2017-18 season draws to a close for the Los Angeles Clippers, who will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2011, the Lob City..." April 11

  • Chris Paul Revealed To Steve Ballmer That Doc Rivers Was Contributor To Exit

    Real GM Basketball "Following Chris Paul's exit from the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason, Steve Ballmer asked to meet with him. Ballmer wanted to gain insight from Paul on why he left and also to share his thoughts on the state of the franchise. Sources say Paul told Ballmer that Doc Rivers was one of the..." April 11

  • Glen 'Big Baby' Davis Is Person Of Interest In Parking Lot Attack

    TMZ "Ex-NBA star Glen "Big Baby" Davis has been named a person of interest in a parking lot beatdown that left one man hospitalized ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... witnesses have told investigators Davis was driving erratically in a parking lot Sunday evening near..." April 11

  • Court filing says lawsuit to block Clippers arena in Inglewood designed to impede competition, stifle growth

    Los Angeles Times "An attorney representing Inglewood officials, including the city's mayor, called a lawsuit filed by Madison Square Garden a "sham" in court documents filed Monday. Madison Square Garden Co., owners of The Forum, sued Inglewood and Murphy's Bowl LLC — a Clippers-controlled company — over plans..." April 10

  • Clippers, C.J. Williams Finalizing Three-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers are set to elevate swingman C.J. Williams from his two-way contract to a spot on the 15-man NBA roster, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). According to Charania, the two sides are finalizing a three-year agreement. Williams, 28, went undrafted out of North..." April 09

  • Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell proves to be an unexpected ‘find’ in Chris Paul trade

    Orange County Register "The Clippers’ season wasn’t all pain and misery. They discovered a few things about themselves despite missing the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. They learned they had more muscle, energy resilience than they realized when 2017-18 began in October. There were surprises. For..." April 09

  • Doc Rivers, Mike Budenholzer have ‘more than a passing interest’ in Bucks head coaching job

    Clutch Points "The NBA regular season is less than a week away from its end and with it is the coaching carousel that awaits in free agency, with reportedly up to 10 teams likely to hire new faces at the helm. The Milwaukee Bucks are perhaps one of the most savory ones that most free-agent coaches are..." April 08

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Lamar Odom Is Getting Into The Marijuana Business

    SLAM Online "In conjunction with his Rich Soil clothing line, Lamar Odom is getting into the marijuana business with a new line of products called Rich Soil Organics. In a press release, Odom says marijuana helped him recover from cocaine addiction. “While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains..." April 06

  • This could be the first playoffs since 1960 without New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, might pose ratings issues

    Awful Announcing "A key question for broadcasters heading into the NBA playoffs is “How good will the ratings be?” Regular-season ratings have been quite strong this season, both locally and nationally, but there’s some doubt if that will continue into the postseason, with several big markets missing out entirely..." April 06

  • Chris Paul says he threw up while processing trade from Clippers to Rockets

    CNBC "Making big decisions when it comes to the course of your career can be nerve-wracking. And when you've got hundreds of millions of dollars on the line — and millions of fans following your every move — it can be even harder. Such was the case for NBA star Chris Paul. In June, after spending..." April 05

  • Clippers expect Danilo Gallinari to miss rest of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers are on the edge of a heated playoff race. They’ll probably have to make the final push without Danilo Gallinari, who aggravated his hand injury. Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Gallinari said he will travel with the Clippers Wednesday for Thursday night’s game..." April 04

  • Clippers’ injury woes continue as Danilo Gallinari is sidelined by sore hand

    Orange County Register "Danilo Gallinari couldn’t play in the Clippers’ must-win game Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center, sitting out because his injured right hand was too stiff and sore after he took a hard fall in their loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. “He couldn’t make a fist, so he’s..." April 04

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04

  • Clippers PG Jawun Evans out for rest of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Patrick Beverley suffered a season-ending injury in November. Milos Teodosic has been repeatedly hurt, including the last few games. So, the Clippers have had to rely more than expected on point guard Juwan Evans, a rookie second-rounder. And now even he’s out. " April 03

  • Revolution Interrupted: Why Has the NBA's Effort to Hire Female Refs Stalled?

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-one years ago, the NBA broke the gender barrier when it hired Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner, becoming the first major U.S. professional men's league to hire women as full-time officials. But what was once seen as a sign of progress has not ushered in the cultural shift many expected. Today..." April 02

  • NBA Teams That Will Be Most Active on Trade Market This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Trade speculation is rampant during the NBA offseason—for good reason. Every team is, ostensibly, granted a fresh slate each summer. Breaks in the action allow them to decide what's next. Where are they headed? Where do they want to go? Squads can kick around rebuilds. They can chase instant..." April 02

  • NBA teams break league-wide 3-point record for 6th consecutive year

    The Score "NBA players are digging the long ball more and more. Teams combined to break a league-wide record for the sixth year in a row Friday night courtesy of the 23,749th made 3-pointer, surpassing the 2016-17 total. With 93 games remaining, players are drilling threes at more than eight percent above..." March 31

  • Clippers’ Patrick Beverley back on court shooting

    Clutch Points "Coming into the 2017-18 season, the LA Clippers weren’t sure what to expect from the constructed roster. Having just traded away Chris Paul, re-signed Blake, and added nine new players to the team, the one constant that was expected out of the team was fight. Fight hard every night and reach the..." March 29

  • Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

    ESPN "Jason Kidd, Steve Nash and Grant Hill have been notified of their inductions into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement of the full 2018 Hall of Fame class will come at a Final Four news conference in San..." March 29

  • Clippers' Danilo Gallinari says hand still hurts but he hopes to return Friday vs. Blazers

    Sportando "Danilo Gallinari told Sky Sport that he will miss tonight’s game against the Suns with the hope to return Friday against the Blazers. Gallinari was expected to return last night against the Bucks but his fractured hand is still hurting him." March 28

  • YouTube TV to become first ever presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals

    Awful Announcing "Last fall, YouTube TV served as the presenting sponsor for the World Series, plastering its logo all across the Fox broadcast and using a play-button image behind home plate to create the illusion that the entire game was a YouTube video. Now, the streaming service is at it again, having..." March 26

  • Lou Williams' contract with Clippers will create ripple effect beyond LA

    Sporting News "In the latest off-brand roster move that wasn’t terrible, the Clippers locked up Lou Williams to a three-year, $24 million extension (team option in year three) ahead of this season's trade deadline. The extension was seen a blessing for someone like Williams, who has played for five teams..." March 26

  • Did Blake Griffin take subtle jab at Clippers?

    CBS Sports "Last summer was one of change for the Clippers. Chris Paul was sent to the Houston Rockets in a big trade, JJ Redick went and signed with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Clippers acquired Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic. Lob City was over, but one thing remained the same: Blake Griffin was the..." March 20

  • Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis Denies Drug Charges Against Him On Instagram While Eating Popeyes

    Dime Magazine "Glen “Big Baby” Davis has found himself in the news this weekend for the wrong reasons after it was reported by ABC 2 in Baltimore the former Celtics big man had been arrested in February for marijuana possession and distribution. Davis was arrested in a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen with what police..." March 17

  • Former NBA big man Glen Davis arrested on drug charges

    Clutch Points "Ever wondered what has happened to former NBA big man Glen Davis? Well, according to a report by Brian Kuebler of ABC2 WMAR Baltimore, the player also known as “Big Baby” has been arrested by authorities back in February when marijuana was discovered in his hotel room. According to court..." March 17

  • Doc Rivers fined $15,000 for comments on officiating in loss to Rockets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Doc Rivers, break out your checkbook, you have a fine to write to the league. The Clippers lost to the Rockets 101-96 in Houston Tuesday night. The Clippers actually did a good job on the Rockets defensively, they lost the game in two other categories: 1) Houston grabbed the offensive rebound..." March 16

  • Rivers: Officiating in Rockets-Clippers 'a complete joke'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers may soon be on the receiving end of a fine from the league office. Following his squad's 101-96 loss to the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on Thursday night, Rivers told reporters he thought the officiating was "a complete joke." "I don't say..." March 16

  • Clippers' Avery Bradley to miss rest of regular season after surgery

    Los Angeles Times "Clippers guard Avery Bradley had successful surgery Tuesday to repair abdominal muscles, the team announced. Bradley will be out six to eight weeks. The Clippers, fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, have just five weeks left in the regular season, meaning Bradley won't be..." March 13

  • What does 0-2 LA trip mean for LeBron's future?

    USA Today "The key to LeBron James’ free agency was right there on his Nike sneaker on Sunday night. You had to get past the out-of-place pink tone that fit neither his Cleveland Cavaliers color scheme nor the Lakers’ purple-and-gold that shone so bright in their 127-113 win. Ditto for the name of this..." March 12

  • LeBron: Trading for DeAndre 'would have gave us a boost'

    USA Today "On an otherwise forgettable night, LeBron James was reminded about what could have been. The Cavaliers lost Friday night 116-102 to the Los Angeles Clippers. It was the second game on a long road trip that ends in eight days in Chicago. LeBron and the Cavs have a long road ahead. But with..." March 10

  • Clippers! Lou Williams is the clear favorite for sixth man of the year award

    Los Angeles Times "Lou Williams should be crowned the NBA's sixth man of the year award winner for the second time in his career. His numbers say the Clippers guard has stood out among the top reserves in the league and that Williams should be the clear choice. But it's more than just the stats that tell..." March 08

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • Clippers, Bumble Agree to Jersey Patch Sponsorship

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest NBA team to add a sponsorship to their jersey, as they have reached a deal with dating app Bumble. Both sides came together with the goal to "advance gender equality." For Clippers fans wondering what the patch will look like, the team provided a..." March 06