Clippers Rumors & News

  • Sources: Clippers promote assistant Lawrence Frank to executive vice president

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers have reached agreement with assistant coach Lawrence Frank on a promotion to executive vice president of basketball operations, reporting directly to president and coach Doc Rivers, league sources told The Vertical. Frank will be charged with reshaping the franchise’s..." June 29

  • Report: Clippers, Suns, Magic interested in Cole Aldrich

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, and Phoenix Suns have all expressed interest in center Cole Aldrich once he hits free agency July 1, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner." June 29

  • Paul Pierce reportedly remains undecided on returning to NBA

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce still has not decided if he wants to return for his 19th NBA season. The Clippers forward is reportedly still considering his future, but will apparently be making up his mind within the next few weeks." June 29

  • Report: At least seven teams interested in Jamal Crawford

    The Sports Daily "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..." June 28

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

    Orange County Register "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 of free agency, Crawford is excited, but..." June 28

  • Blake Griffin’s Time With the Clippers Could Be Coming to an End; Where Might He Land?

    The Ringer "Kevin Durant is reportedly meeting with a team from Los Angeles, but it isn’t the Lakers. While there’s no way to know whether or not he would actually sign with the Clippers, the interesting part is what this means for Blake Griffin. Doc Rivers has been adamant that he would keep their Big Three..." June 27

  • Kevin Durant adds meetings with Celtics, Heat, Clippers

    ESPN "Kevin Durant and his representatives have added free-agency meetings with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Chris Broussard. The three additions join previously reported plans for face-to-face talks with the Golden State Warriors, San..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Where Will Kevin Durant Sign? Ranking Six Contenders For NBA Free Agent Superstar

    NESN "It isn’t quite The Decision, but it’s close. Roughly six years after LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has the chance to alter the NBA landscape when he enters unrestricted free agency July 1. As expected, there are suitors aplenty for the..." June 27

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Jamal Crawford, Knicks Have Mutual Interest

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks and Jamal Crawford have mutual interest in free agency this offseason. The Knicks are on the market for a shooting guard and he can play either position albeit usually in a reserve role. Crawford was traded to the Knicks in 2004 from the Chicago Bulls and remained with the..." June 26

  • Durant reportedly choosing between these six teams

    Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is planning to host free-agency meetings at a singular location starting July 1, league sources told The Vertical. Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to solidify invitations with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles..." June 25

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Jamal Crawford On Free Agency, Recruiting, Clippers’ Future

    Basketball Insiders "Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford made NBA history this season, becoming the first three-time winner of the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award. Crawford, who averaged 14.2 points in the regular season and 17.3 points in the playoffs, was an important contributor for the 53-win Clippers..." June 17

  • Report: Clippers exploring options to stream games online

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Los Angeles Clippers’ deal with Fox Sports expired at the end of this season, and with the NBA’s national TV revenues set to explode, the team is looking for a new deal. So far, negotiations with Fox on a re-up have stalled, and the Clippers are reportedly looking into unconventional means to..." June 15

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Lawrence Frank gets new post

    Clips Nation "Marc Stein, of ESPN, has reported that the Clippers will be altering assistant coach Lawrence Frank's job description, moving him from the bench to the front office. Stein also had the following to add: Another looming switch for the Clippers, sources say, is veteran assistant coach Brendan..." June 12

  • Glen Davis didn't seem to enjoy playing alongside Chris Paul

    Clips Nation "Glen "Big Baby" Davis didn't play in the NBA last season after undergoing offseason surgery on a broken ankle. Davis claimed he was forced to miss the entire season unnecessarily after the Clippers' training staff neglected to inform him that his bone was broken until September 2015, just before..." June 12

  • Khloé Kardashian Is Considering a Restraining Order Against Lamar Odom

    Jezebel "Khloé Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom for a second time in May, after the original proceedings were disrupted by Odom’s collapse in a Nevada brothel during an overdose. Khloé flew to his side to help him through his recovery, but things have devolved since. Khloé’s since been seen..." June 11

  • Clippers Willing To Trade Star Player For Durant

    Black Sports Online "The Kevin Durant sweepstakes is about to start. A bunch of teams want him and will do almost anything to get him. We’ve heard about the Rockets, Celtics, Wizards, Heat, Knicks and even the Warriors. Well, now it looks like the Clippers are willing to what it takes to nab Durant. The Clippers..." June 10

  • Paul Pierce will make decision in a few weeks on whether to retire

    Boston Globe "Paul Pierce told the Globe on Wednesday night before Game 3 of the NBA Finals that he hasn’t made a decision on whether he will return for a 19th season but will in the next few weeks. Pierce, 38, has two years remaining on a three-year, $10 million deal with the Clippers but is coming off the..." June 09

  • Paul Pierce files for ‘I called game’ trademark

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce is coming off a down season that saw him average a career low 6.1 points per game. He did so on a team that was prematurely eliminated from the playoffs in the first round. This hasn’t stopped the future Hall of Famer from reliving his glory day(s) with..." June 09

  • Should the Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Pablo Prigioni?

    Clips Nation "Robert Flom (@RichHomieFlom): Pablo Prigioni was actually a bit of a disappointment this past season. He did help to stabilize the bench unit once he started getting more playing time after Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith fizzled out, but his shooting fell off a cliff and his pesky defense wasn't..." June 08

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Griffin: NBA forced me to dunk over Kia Optima

    The Score "Blake Griffin may have taken home the 2011 Dunk Contest, but the 27-year-old believes his performance could have been even better had the NBA granted his wishes. "I wanted to jump over a convertible, but I wasn’t allowed to. It had to be a Kia Optima," Griffin said on Barstool Sports' Pardon My..." June 07

  • Los Angeles Clippers reportedly trying to move up in the NBA Draft

    No Guts No Glory "As we are getting closer to the NBA Draft, you can expect to hear about certain teams trying to make some moves. There are a few teams that have plenty of trade assets, which could put themselves in a better position to draft the player they want. At this moment, there is one championship..." June 06

  • Channing Tatum, LL Cool J, Pau Gasol And Chris Paul Took On Harvard Business School Together

    Dime Magazine "It’s June, which means if you’re in school right now you are probably counting down the days until summer. But if you’re Channing Tatum, LL Cool J, or the NBA’s Pau Gasol and Chris Paul…school has just begun? This unexpected foursome have signed up for class at Harvard University, where they’re..." June 04

  • Lamar Odom: New Rehab Tactic No Confrontation ... It's All Love

    TMZ "Lamar Odom flatly rejected the "tough love" intervention, so his other family is trying a different approach ... TLC. We're told Lamar's aunt, cousin and other New York family members spoke with Lamar Friday, telling him they have faith in him and love him. They say they're trying to boost his..." June 04

  • Cole Aldrich opting out of Clippers contract

    Today's Fastbreak "According to a report from Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Clippers’ center Cole Aldrich has elected to opt out of his current contract with the franchise. Originally set to earn a $1.2 million base salary next season, Aldrich will now become an unrestricted free agent this..." June 04

  • Crack Pipes Found In Odom's Home; Friends Confront Him Over Alleged Drug Use

    TMZ "Lamar Odom's family and friends believe he's back on hard drugs -- and tell us they recently confronted the NBA star and questioned him about crack pipes in his home. Odom's history with crack is well-documented -- but people close to him thought he'd been scared straight after he overdosed at..." June 03

  • Should the Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Cole Aldrich?

    Clips Nation "Robert Flom (@RichHomieFlom): The Clips should absolutely try to re-sign Cole Aldrich. He was one of the biggest bright spots in this fairly miserable 2015-16 season, proving himself to be one of the best backup centers in the NBA. Still youngish, Cole is going to be a big commodity, and for good..." June 02

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Clippers' Wesley Johnson: Declines player option

    CBS Sports "Johnson has opted to decline his $1.2 million player option for the 2016-17 season, Brad Turner of the L.A. Times reports. Johnson becomes the latest Clipper to decline his player option, as Austin Rivers did the same earlier Wednesday. " June 02

  • Report: Rivers to decline option, become free agent

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers backup point guard Austin Rivers has chosen not to exercise his player option for the upcoming season and will become a free agent, ESPN's Marc J. Spears reports. Rivers had a $3.3-million option for next season, but is likely to command a higher annual salary with the cap..." June 01

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Clippers NBA Draft Targets: China’s Zhou Qi worth targeting

    Clipperholics "The Los Angeles Clippers need to make the most of their picks (25th and 33rd overall) in this year’s NBA Draft. Unlike last summer when Doc Rivers revamped his bench by acquiring a host of veterans on minimum deals, reuniting himself with Paul Pierce, too, the Clippers are left with minimal cap..." May 30

  • Khloe Kardashian's Trigger For Divorce ... She Wants Kids

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian told Lamar Odom she needed to end their marriage once and for all ... because the clock is ticking and she wants kids ... sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ. Our sources say Khloe sat Lamar down recently and explained she wanted a family, and couldn't even start..." May 27

  • Khloe Kardashian Files for Divorce Again

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian has just gone to court a second time to end her marriage to Lamar Odom ... TMZ has learned. Khloe, with the help of attorney Laura Wasser, filed for divorce Thursday, claiming -- as she did the first time -- irreconcilable differences. Our sources say there is a prenup and the..." May 26

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

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