Clippers Rumors & News

  • Barnes delivers as Mavericks defeat Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes buried the go-ahead jumper and made big a steal with 3.9 seconds to go to give Dallas a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night at the American Airlines Center. It was a critical loss for the Clippers, who saw their three-game..." March 24

  • Clippers sort of resent Austin Rivers’ favored status

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers faced a potential crisis this summer. They had already agreed to re-sign Austin Rivers to a three-year contract worth more than $35 million, and Jamal Crawford was threatening to leave. Losing the then-36-year-old Crawford would’ve been costly, but it wouldn’t have been..." March 24

  • Blake Griffin increasingly believed to be open to leaving Clippers in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers were rumored to have already verbally agreed to terms with pending unrestricted free agents Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick. But with formal contract extensions unviable, L.A. was always going to have to play out the season and hope those players remained committed into..." March 24

  • Mavs' Carlisle on Barea ejection: Griffin's 'cat that ate the canary smile' tells the story of that play

    Sports Day "An entertaining NBA game got more fun in the third quarter Thursday night with a little shoving match between the littlest guy on the court and one of the biggest. The judges would have scored it a TKO for J.J. Barea, even though he's the one who ended up getting taken down. When Barea got..." March 24

  • Chris Paul Closer To Doc Rivers Than Any Clippers' Teammates

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Paul is one of the best point guards of all-time but he has been considered a difficult player to play with at various times in his career. One team source told Bleacher Report that Paul's hard-driving nature and politician's polish mean "nobody's really friends with Chris." " March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Austin Rivers On LeBron's Kids: I Got Crap for Famous Dad Too ... Didn't Faze Me!

    TMZ "LaVar Ball could be right in his analysis of LeBron James' kids -- 'cause Austin Rivers says he's been "getting s**t" for being Doc Rivers' son since he was 6 ... but it never fazed him. We got Austin leaving Catch in L.A. where he APPLAUDED James for clapping back at LaVar -- who recently said..." March 23

  • Clippers top Lakers for 13th time in 14 meetings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The highs and lows of the Los Angeles Clippers usually revolve around their defense. The Clippers locked down the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter Tuesday night and coasted to an easy win. Chris Paul scored 27 points and J.J. Redick contributed 24, and the..." March 22

  • Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers say Ray Allen should be a part of Celtics reunion

    CBS Sports "After Rajon Rondo said Ray Allen would be excluded from the 2008 Boston Celtics’ planned get-together this summer, Celtics president Danny Ainge and former coach Doc Rivers said that Allen should be included. Each understands that Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were stunned and hurt when..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Clippers beat Knicks for 10th straight time

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Defense and a pivotal third-quarter surge sparked the Los Angeles Clippers to a win over the New York Knicks on Monday night. Blake Griffin scored 30 points in three quarters, and the Clippers beat the Knicks for the 10th consecutive time with a 114-105 victory at Staples..." March 21

  • Clippers capitalize on resting stars and rout Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Los Angeles Clippers a gift Saturday. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue decided to sit his Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The Clippers took advantage, rolling to a 108-78 victory at Staples Center. Blake Griffin scored..." March 19

  • Clippers Coach Doc Rivers denies reports that he may join Magic

    Los Angeles Times "Doc Rivers insisted Saturday that his immediate future doesn’t have him departing the Clippers and bound for the Orlando Magic. Rivers was responding to questions about a report that had him perhaps leaving his role as coach and president of basketball operations with the Clippers to take a..." March 19

  • NBA 'not happy' Cavaliers decided to bench Big 3 against Clippers

    Sporting News "LeBron James was upset he was benched for Saturday's game against the Clippers, and so was the NBA. James, along with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who were both on the mend from knee injuries, sat out for the Cavaliers. As a result, the Clippers dominated the defending champions' supporting..." March 19

  • Rivers: NBA must change scheduling to stop teams from resting stars

    ESPN "Although his Clippers team was the beneficiary of the Cavaliers' decision to rest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love on Saturday night, trouncing Cleveland's reserves 108-78, coach Doc Rivers said that the NBA needs to address the "back-to-back" scheduling of nationally broadcast..." March 19

  • Magic GM likely to be fired, Doc Rivers a potential replacement

    ESPN "Chris Paul will become an unrestricted free agent in 106 days. Ditto for Blake Griffin. The uncertain future of the two cornerstone players in Clipperland has been felt (and feared) by this franchise every single day since training camp commenced way back on Sept. 26. So it goes when the..." March 18

  • Heat, Clippers tracking Boozer in China

    Real GM Basketball "Carlos Boozer continues to play in the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs for the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Boozer's performance has reportedly put him back onto the radar of NBA teams. The Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams tracking Boozer." March 18

  • Jokic triple-double lifts Nuggets past Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets' failed experimented with two centers together at the start of the season led to Jusuf Nurkic being shipped to Portland. The man he was traded for has made it work with Nikola Jokic, and now Denver is starting to roll. Nikola Jokic had 17 points, 14..." March 17

  • Clippers' durable DeAndre Jordan 'deserved' rest day, Doc Rivers says

    Orange County Register "For the first time in nearly a year, DeAndre Jordan missed a game. In a season defined by Blake Griffin’s knee surgery and a ligament tear in Chris Paul’s thumb, Jordan has been the Clippers’ most durable player – as usual. But when the Clippers’ plane left Los Angeles late Wednesday, two..." March 17

  • J.J. Redick on Clippers: “We’ve been s— since the All-Star break”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Los Angeles Clippers are going to start the playoffs on the road, and will have a tough trek through the playoffs. If the playoffs started today, they would begin the postseason in Salt Lake City against a Jazz team that just beat them on Monday. The Clippers are the five seed and three games..." March 17

  • Bucks beat Clippers for seventh win in eight games

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The ball bounced the right way for the Milwaukee Bucks and allowed them to end a road drought against the Los Angeles Clippers. Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points apiece, and the Bucks held on to beat the Clippers 97-96 on Wednesday night. Blake..." March 16

  • The Clippers have to stop pretending they’ve accomplished something

    Fox Sports "The Clippers carry themselves like a team with a long and impressive history of postseason success, when the reality is they’re anything but. L.A. is cruising through the regular season as if the team knows it can flip a switch once the playoffs begin, when at no time in recent history has it..." March 16

  • Hot 3-point shooting helps Jazz beat Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Two different times this season, the Utah Jazz seemed powerless to prevent the Los Angeles Clippers from draining every ounce of life and energy from their offense. The Clippers contested shot after shot, forced bunches of turnovers and eventually handed Utah two of its worst..." March 14

  • Rudy Gobert Has Started a Blood Feud With Chris Paul and the Clippers

    The Big Lead "The Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, 114-108. Gordon Hayward scored 27 to lead the Jazz, but Rudy Gobert may have set the tone for Utah during two incidents in the 4th quarter. First, Gobert popped J.J. Reddick in the jaw while boxing out. Then late in the game, Chris Paul..." March 14

  • Warriors, Clippers, OKC among 8 teams that should jump at signing Omri Casspi

    CBS Sports "Free agent forward Omri Casspi has been cleared to resume basketball-related activities after breaking his thumb on Feb. 23, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly among the playoff teams interested in signing him. Casspi, 28, suffered the..." March 14

  • Doc Rivers believes Clippers are 'ready for the playoffs'

    Orange County Register "The next time the Clippers are in this building, it will likely be for a best-of-seven, first-round playoff series. While the Clippers and Jazz jostled for seeding and possible home-court advantage on Monday, the Clippers have their sights set beyond the first round. “This is the year that..." March 14

  • Clippers rally behind Paul, Jordan as Sixers fade

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the pesky Philadelphia 76ers threatening to steal a game from the Los Angeles Clippers, one of their leaders insured that a recurrence of an earlier season upset was not going to take place. Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points and DeAndre Jordan added 19 points and..." March 11

  • Clippers hand Grizzlies fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers ditched the pregame routine of watching video on the opponent. He canceled the walk-through, too. Instead the Clippers prepared for Thursday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies by conducting an impromptu team meeting, a needed..." March 09

  • Timberwolves top Clippers in scrappy affair

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The veteran Los Angeles Clippers played their physical style and tried to muscle the young Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota responded with its own edge, turning the tables on Los Angeles with a strong defensive performance and by showing its continued growth...." March 08

  • Crawford-led Clippers rally to defeat Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jamal Crawford started hitting shots. The result was a solid second-half performance by Crawford that sparked the Los Angeles Clippers' offense and allowed them to blow past the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Blake Griffin scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the..." March 07

  • Chris Paul: Players Were More Comfortable Negotiating This CBA

    Real GM Basketball "This season, Chris Paul balanced his commitments with the Los Angeles Clippers and as president of the National Basketball Players Association. The NBA and NBPA agreed upon a new CBA without any public issues. “With all of the stuff on his plate, I really didn’t have much of an expectation that..." March 07

  • Crawford helps Clippers cool down Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After the Los Angeles Clippers had dropped four of their last five games, the message Doc Rivers delivered to his team on Saturday was a simple one. Just find a way to win. Jamal Crawford was listening and made sure the rest of his teammates followed his lead. Crawford..." March 05

  • Chris Paul Has A Radical Idea To Make The NBA All-Star Game More Competitive

    Uproxx "The 2017 NBA All-Star Game set an all-time scoring record, which led to fans, the media, coaches as well as current and former players to wonder if something should be done to make the game more competitive. Reggie Miller ripped the attitude of millennials for being the problem with the game,..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Antetokounmpo, Monroe lead Bucks past Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton is showing exactly how much the Milwaukee Bucks missed him over the first 50 games of the season. Middleton returned to action on Feb. 15 and returned to the starting lineup Friday night, turning in an all-around performance that helped the Bucks to a 112-101..." March 03

  • Chris Paul Admits He's a Hoarder, Doesn't Care Where the Clippers Are Seeded in the West

    Complex "Chris Paul recently missed 14 straight games after injuring his thumb in a mid-January game against the Thunder. The Los Angeles Clippers point guard had surgery and sat for over a month. In his second game back, he posted 15 points and 17 assists against the Charlotte Hornets, missing a..." March 03

  • Rockets shoot past Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It took one quarter for James Harden and the Houston Rockets to change their fortunes in a dominating win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Harden scored 26 points, Ryan Anderson contributed 23, and the Rockets buried the Clippers 122-103 at Staples Center...." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Draymond Green Continued His Beef With Paul Pierce By Saying He Couldn’t Carry A Team

    Uproxx "Draymond Green is a noted conversationalist, and his in-game dialogues with opposing players can sometimes go a little overboard. At least that was the argument among many critics after he unleashed a hot verbal torrent on Paul Pierce in a game against the Clippers last week. First, Pierce..." February 28

  • Draymond ribs Pierce for playoff struggles before Big 3 arrived

    San Jose Mercury News "Draymond Green explained the origins of his trash talk with Paul Pierce that went viral. He then took Pierce and his fans to task for what he called revisionist history. “I said what I had to say,” Green explained on his podcast with me, Uninterrupted’s Dray Day. “And he said no more after..." February 28

  • Griffin powers Clippers to OT win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A determined effort in overtime allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to overcome the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. Blake Griffin scored 43 points and collected 10 rebounds, lifting the Clippers to a 124-121 victory over the Hornets at Staples Center. "It was weird, it..." February 27

  • Gasol returns to play vital role as Spurs top Clips

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In his first game in five weeks, Pau Gasol didn't expect to be much of a factor. However, Gasol played a vital role in the San Antonio Spurs beating the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at Staples Center. Kawhi Leonard, who was hampered by foul trouble, scored 21..." February 25

  • Warriors earn 10th straight win over rival Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Even after nine consecutive head-to-head wins, the Golden State Warriors approached the Los Angeles Clippers like a rival Thursday night. When the final firework exploded in a highly emotional, technical-foul-marred game, the Warriors had win No. 10. Stephen Curry..." February 24

  • Clippers discussing new arena in forthcoming Rams/Chargers complex

    Los Angeles Times "Representatives of Steve Ballmer and Stan Kroenke, two of the richest owners in professional sports, have had multiple discussions about the Clippers joining the Rams and Chargers in the sports and entertainment district Kroenke is building in Inglewood. Five people with knowledge of the..." February 24

  • Draymond Green to Paul Pierce: ‘You thought you was Kobe’

    Sportsnaut "Draymond Green loves to talk trash on the court. Draymond Green does not love the Los Angeles Clippers. So it stands to reason that Green would be pumped up when his Golden State Warriors took on the Clippers Thursday night in Oakland. The game wasn’t more than a minute in before Draymond..." February 24

  • Carmelo Anthony could waive no-trade clause for Clippers this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony have died down considerably over the past two weeks, and Anthony said at the All-Star Game that he expects to remain with the New York Knicks this season. After the season could be an entirely different discussion. Even if Anthony remains in The Big..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?

    ESPN "Jeff Hornacek said what you’d expect an NBA coach to say less than 48 hours before the league’s trade deadline: He doesn’t think the New York Knicks are going to make any moves. “Most of the time, there’s all kinds of talk, and only one or two things ever happen, so we expect these guys to be..." February 22

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21