Clippers Rumors & News

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: I could never see myself playing for Los Angeles

    Pro Basketball Talk "All-Star Weekend was (at least) an implicit recruiting tool for the Lakers and Clippers. The host teams could show off Los Angeles – the beautiful weather in middle of winter, the nightlife, the glitz and glamour. LeBron James‘ praise drew the most attention: I think L.A. is a perfect..." February 22

  • The NBA is having real discussions about a playoffs play-in tournament

    ESPN "Recent comments from NBA commissioner Adam Silver about tweaking the league's playoff format drew intense media coverage, but sources say there is also some behind-the-scenes momentum for the idea of a play-in tournament determining the last two seeds in each conference -- to the point that two..." February 22

  • ESPN’s NBA Countdown is moving to Bristol, then New York, while The Jump is expanding to a full hour

    Awful Announcing "With Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose heading to the upcoming Get Up morning show with Mike Greenberg while retaining their NBA Countdown roles (at least for now), it was clear that the NBA studio show would be leaving Los Angeles. But we now have details on when and for where, with Ryan Glasspiegel..." February 21

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Lou Williams Had an Incredible Response to Jimmy Butler Sitting Out the All-Star Game

    Complex "The 2018 NBA All-Star Game was fun. It was a highly competitive matchup between Team LeBron and Team Steph. It actually looked like the stars who played gave it some effort. A few All-Stars—Kevin Love, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kristaps Porzingis—couldn't play because they were hurt...." February 19

  • All-Stars shine in LA, leaving Lakers, Clippers wondering who might return

    Sporting News "Four. Of all the players here for the NBA’s All-Star festivities, the 24 players in Sunday’s game and 24 in Friday’s Rising Stars game, the four participants in the Slam Dunk Contest, the eight shooters in the 3-Point Contest and eight ball handlers in the Skills Challenge — 68 players altogether..." February 18

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Lamar Odom wants to play in BIG3 in honor of Rasual Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom has been interested in playing in Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league for quite some time, but he may be more motivated than ever now to join a team for the upcoming season. Odom told TMZ on Thursday that he could be joining the BIG3 this summer, and he said he doesn’t have a..." February 15

  • Avery Bradley Has Been ‘Checking In,’ Giving Advice To Isaiah Thomas

    NESN "Who would have thought a year ago that Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas would be playing in the same city, just on a different side of the country? Yet that’s the situation the two former Boston Celtics guards find themselves in, with Bradley a member of the Los Angeles Clippers after being..." February 15

  • Blake Griffin’s ex in lawsuit: He had ‘toxic’ relationship with Clippers teammates

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin is being sued by the mother of his chldren for allegedly abandoning her a week before the former couple was supposed to get married, and the lawsuit the woman filed also contains some juicy information about Griffin’s time with the Clippers. TMZ reports that Brynn Cameron has..." February 14

  • Report: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert approved trade for DeAndre Jordan

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers made a pair of major moves ahead of the league's trade deadline but it appears as though they were close to pulling the trigger on a deal that would have added another All-Star to the fold. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, Cavaliers owner Dan..." February 14

  • Clippers' Refusal To Take Shumpert Was Sticking Point In Jordan Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Koby Altman received permission from Dan Gilbert for the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and Cleveland's 2018 first round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers were willing to accept that trade if the Cavaliers found a third..." February 14

  • DeAndre Jordan's relationship with Clippers will only become more awkward with contract negotiations ahead

    Sporting News "Imagine you're searching for a new apartment because you think there's a better living situation out in the world. You're done with your roommate and ready to see what's available. But the longer the search goes, the more you realize there's not a great deal to be found. So you stick with your old..." February 13

  • DeAndre Jordan at center of multiple battles

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeAndre Jordan says he didn’t stress Thursday’s trade deadline, which passed with him – despite frequent rumors and maybe a close call with the Cavaliers – remaining on the Clippers. “They were talking about trading me for three years, so I don’t really care about it anymore,” Jordan said. “If..." February 12

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Clippers Sought First Round Pick For Avery Bradley

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers were more motivated to trade Avery Bradley at the deadline than they were DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers sought a first round pick for Bradley. "They wanted a first rounder for him and just couldn't get it," said Marc Stein on the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast." February 12

  • Clippers guard Patrick Beverley takes jab at ESPN’s Amin Elhassan

    Clutch Points "The world of the Twitter beef has now spread to L.A. Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley and ESPN Insider Amin Elhassan. Elhassan was once in the front office of the Phoenix Suns before he became an ESPN personality, appearing on several shows including SportsNation. He is also is a member of..." February 12

  • Doc Rivers attending Cavs-Celtics game to 'Grab a beer' and 'Boo LeBron'

    Sportsnaut "Former Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is taking time out of his busy schedule with the Los Angeles Clippers to attend an NBA game as a fan on Sunday. That comes with the Cleveland Cavaliers set to take on the Celtics in Boston as the home team retires Paul Pierce’s jersey. So what are..." February 11

  • NBA Rumors: Clippers Believed Cavs Were Near DeAndre Jordan Trade Agreement

    NESN "The Los Angeles Clippers were ready to tell DeAndre Jordan to pack his bags before their crosstown foe ruined their plans. The Clippers believed they were close to agreeing to trade the center to the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of the NBA trade deadline until news of the Cavs-Lakers trade broke..." February 10

  • DeAndre Jordan: ‘I Don’t Know’ If I Feel Wanted By Clippers

    SLAM Online "The trade deadline came and went without the Clippers moving center DeAndre Jordan, who was certainly on the block and popped up in several rumors throughout the last few weeks. Asked after Friday’s game whether he feels wanted by his team, the big man admitted he doesn’t really know." February 10

  • Blake Griffin doesn’t shake hands with former teammates after loss to Clippers

    The Sports Daily "The Blake Griffin revenge game took place on Friday, when the Pistons squared off against the Clippers at Little Caesars Arena. Griffin — who was a member of the Clippers for seven full seasons — got traded to the Pistons less than two weeks ago. The Pistons were undefeated with him on the..." February 10

  • Cavs, Clippers Held Advanced Trade Talks On DeAndre

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers held advanced trade discussions on DeAndre Jordan on deadline day. The two sides were unable to come to an agreement and the Cavaliers pivoted to a pair of deals involving the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz. "There were people..." February 09

  • Clippers do not trade DeAndre Jordan at trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "Many big name players were moved at the NBA Trade Deadline. One at least mildly surprising player who stayed put, though, is Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan. Jordan had seemed like a natural trade option for multiple reasons. The Clippers traded Chris Paul in the offseason and..." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • Raptors Explore Trade For DeAndre Jordan

    Hoops Rumors "It may be a long shot, with a third team likely required to help facilitate a deal, but the Raptors have tried to work their way into the mix for Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (via Twitter). Jordan, who has been linked to the Cavaliers, Bucks, Trail..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Cavaliers, Clippers Seek Third Team For DeAndre Jordan Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers continue to engage in DeAndre Jordan trade talks heading to the deadline. The Cavs and Clippers are including conversations with third teams to help facilitate a deal." February 08

  • Report: Spurs interested in trading for Avery Bradley

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Antonio Spurs are interested in trading for Avery Bradley, according to a report. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported on Wednesday night that the Spurs have emerged as a suitor for Bradley. He also says the Los Angeles Clippers are looking for a first-round draft pick in return." February 08

  • Thunder Have Strong Interest In Avery Bradley

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder are believed to have strong interest in trading for Avery Bradley. Bradley is available in trade talks by the Los Angeles Clippers as he's on an $8.8 million expiring contract. The Thunder have a need on the wing following the season-ending injury to Andre Roberson." February 08

  • DeAndre Jordan Remains Cavs' No. 1 Trade Target

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to explore the trade market ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. DeAndre Jordan, who is likely to become a free agent, is atop their list of potential players they can acquire. "They are going to be aggressive," said Shams Charania on a Yahoo! Sports podcast..." February 07

  • Clippers make Avery Bradley available ahead of trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "With the NBA trade deadline inching closer, we promise to hear a ton of rumors around the Association. That includes both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Los Angeles has made veteran guard Avery Bradley available in trade talks...." February 07

  • Clippers' Lou Williams reportedly signs 3-year, $24M extension

    CBS Sports "Lou Williams has had a phenomenal season. In fact, it's pretty clearly been the best season of his career. He's averaging 23.3 points and 5.3 assists per game -- each of which would be career-highs -- and shooting 38 percent from 3. He came up just short of making his first All-Star Game, but..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Clippers Unable To Gain Traction On DeAndre Jordan Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers have yet to gain any traction on their trade talks involving DeAndre Jordan. There is a real possibility of the Clippers keeping Jordan past the trade deadline. " February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Lou Williams, Clippers nearing extension before trade deadline

    ESPN "Extension discussions between guard Lou Williams and the LA Clippers have gathered significant momentum, and a new contract is within reach before Thursday afternoon's NBA trade deadline, league sources told ESPN. Rival teams were increasingly resigned late Tuesday night that Williams, 31, was..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Report: DeAndre Jordan hurting trade chances with unwillingness to opt in

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers have very little reason to hang onto DeAndre Jordan now that they have traded Blake Griffin and are clearly rebuilding, but the star center’s contract situation could prevent the team from being able to trade him. Jordan has a player option for the 2018-2019 season that..." February 06

  • Golden State Inquired About Avery Bradley

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors may be defending champions and the closest thing there is to a dynasty in today's NBA, but they are still reportedly looking to improve their bench and reached out about Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley. On Monday, Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported "the Warriors..." February 06

  • DeAndre Jordan trade interest would be higher if he opted in

    Clutch Points "L.A. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has been the subject of a lot of trade rumors the past few months. However, he has remained with his team even with just a few more days left before the deadline on Thursday, despite the interest he is gaining from teams around the league. One of the..." February 06

  • Clippers picturing one-two punch from forwards Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris

    Los Angeles Times "The sample size was just one game, but that was enough to give the Clippers hope that forwards Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris can become a dual threat at their position. They combined for 48 points on 18-for-33 shooting, including six of 11 from three-point range, in their first game..." February 05

  • Wizards Have Pursued Trade For DeAndre Jordan

    Real GM Basketball "The Washington Wizards have been interested in pursuing a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers for DeAndre Jordan but have been unable to gain any traction. Jordan is a probable free agent this offseason." February 05

  • The Clippers Would Reportedly Rather Let DeAndre Jordan Walk Than Trade Him For A Bad Contract

    Dime Magazine "It’s been something of a foregone conclusion that DeAndre Jordan would not be a member of the Los Angeles Clippers by the time the trade deadline rolled around. Jordan’s name has been at the center of trade rumors all year, and once Blake Griffin was sent to Detroit, the assumption was that Jordan..." February 05

  • Report: Cavs Offering Own First-Round Pick, ‘Unwanted’ Contracts For DeAndre

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 12 of their last 18 games, Kevin Love suffered a broken left hand and the prospect of them returning to the Finals for a fourth consecutive season looks grimmer by the day. With the trade deadline looming on Thursday, and LeBron James' future in Cleveland very..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Trail Blazers express interest in DeAndre Jordan

    Sporting News "The DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes are heating up. The Clippers and Trail Blazers have discussed a trade involving the coveted center, though a formal offer has yet to be made, the Los Angeles Times reported. According to the report, the Clippers are looking to get "a first-round draft pick,..." February 04

  • Celtics Reportedly Pursuing Williams, Evans

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics reached an agreement with center Greg Monroe on a one-year, $5MM pact on Friday but the team is not done searching for scoring options off the bench, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports. Citing two Western Conference sources, Bulpett writes that the Celtics’ top two targets..." February 03