Clippers Rumors & News

  • Clippers 'overwhelming favorite' to sign Chris Paul?

    CBS Sports "After six seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul will hit the free agent market on July 1 where it's likely he will do one of two things: Re-sign with the Clippers for a five-year deal worth more than $200 million, or pursue another opportunity elsewhere for less guaranteed money and a..." May 28

  • Stern: We thought we could re-work CP3-to-Lakers trade until Mitch Kupchak ‘panicked’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner David Stern – acting as New Orleans’ owner representative, he says – infamously vetoed a potential Chris Paul-to-Lakers trade in 2011. But that didn’t close the possibility of Paul going to the Lakers. The New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans and not be confused with the..." May 27

  • Chris Paul 'Absolutely' Staying With Clippers ... Says Doc Rivers

    TMZ "Doc Rivers has a message for Clipper fans freaking out about their point guard heading to San Antonio ... telling TMZ Sports if he has his way (which he does), Chris Paul ain't going ANYWHERE. Multiple outlets have reported there's mutual interest between the Spurs and Paul, with San Antonio..." May 27

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Clippers reportedly taking Spurs' interest in Chris Paul seriously, and for good reason

    CBS Sports "The Clippers seemed destined to compete for titles when they traded for Chris Paul. The addition of Paul next to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan was supposed to be a match in heaven. However, the pairing hasn't gone quite as planned. The Clippers have been very good since the arrival of Paul,..." May 26

  • Paul Pierce thinks LeBron James is nowhere near Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James may have surpassed Michael Jordan on Thursday as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer, but Paul Pierce apparently feels that means very little in the grand scheme of things. Pierce was watching “Undisputed” on FS1 Friday morning, and he was stunned to hear host Nick Wright..." May 26

  • Jimmy Butler roasts DeAndre Jordan after hair diss: 'I never liked you'

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler and DeAndre Jordan developed something of a bromance with the United States Olympic team last summer, and the teasing has continued throughout the season. On Wednesday, the Chicago Bulls shooting guard posted a headshot on Instagram captioned “haircut needed.” Jordan..." May 25

  • “Rumblings” Chris Paul has interest in San Antonio Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "We were robbed of the chance to see exactly how the San Antonio Spurs match up with the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series, and you can direct your blame at Zaza Pachulia. But even if Kawhi Leonard were healthy, San Antonio could use another distributor and shot creator on the perimeter,..." May 24

  • Where Can Carmelo Anthony Go?

    Complex "It's going to be an interesting summer for Carmelo Anthony no matter what ends up happening to the Knicks star. There's the potential of a divorce hanging over his head (check the gossip pages), and Melo knows Knicks team president Phil Jackson wants nothing to do with the future Hall of Famer..." May 23

  • Marreese Speights declines option with Clippers, to be free agent

    Los Angeles Times "It comes as no surprise that forward/center Marreese Speights opted out of his contract for the 2017-18 season with the Clippers, making him an unrestricted free agent. The agency that represents Speights, AMS Sports, made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. Speights, who had until June 22..." May 23

  • 76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers all have interest in J.J. Redick in free agency. While the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in re-signing Redick, media reports have consistently indicated he's their free agent most likely to sign elsewhere. The 76ers are the team..." May 18

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Austin Rivers 'Breaking Up Clippers Would Be 'Idiotic' ... We're a Piece Away'

    TMZ "Austin Rivers feels VERY strongly that the L.A. Clippers should do everything in their power to keep the core players for another season ... telling TMZ Sports they're just "a piece away" from being champs. The rumors are swirling that Doc Rivers will break the team up -- possibly trading..." May 12

  • Paul Pierce 'Harden's One of the Greatest ... Deserves MVP'

    TMZ "Paul Pierce rides with James Harden -- saying the guy is still "one of the greatest" and deserves the NBA MVP ... even after the disappointing way the Rockets ended their season. The Truth was leaving Tao in L.A. Thursday night when he told us he'll ALWAYS support California-raised players like..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Report: JJ Redick seeking $18-20 million annually in free agency

    CSN Bay Area "J.J. Redick is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July. The shooting guard is seeking a new contract that will pay him between $18-20 million annually, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Redick just completed a deal that paid him nearly $28 million over four..." May 11

  • At least one NBA player bought Big Baller Brand shoes

    USA Today "While most of the sports world is making jokes about the Big Baller Brand shoes these days, one guy who isn't laughing is New Orleans Pelicans guard Jordan Crawford. On his Twitter account Wednesday, Crawford told his followers that he bought a pair of the ZO2 shoes, the ones that start at $495..." May 11

  • Glen Davis explains his side of feud with Doc Rivers

    Larry Brown Sports "Glen “Big Baby” Davis spent much of his eight-year NBA career playing under Doc Rivers, but the relationship between the two soured toward the end of their time together. While there are many theories as to why, Davis says the falling out ultimately came down to one thing. Doc didn’t care that..." May 11

  • Blake Griffin says he tore tendons, ligaments in his foot

    Yardbarker "The injury that knocked Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin out for the postseason was apparently much more severe than a simple toe bruise. In an appearance on the “Pardon My Take” podcast on Tuesday, Griffin opened up about the season-ending injury he suffered in Game 3 of the..." May 10

  • Sources: Clippers to make Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario D-League team

    ESPN "The LA Clippers are working toward introducing their new NBA Develo‎pment League franchise as the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers are closing in on an announcement that would establish Agua Caliente Casino Resort -- one of..." May 09

  • Kristaps Porzingis rep says Knicks player’s Twitter account was hacked with ‘LA Clippers’ post

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis may be ticked off with Knicks management, but his camp says the cryptic Clippers tweet that was shared from his account Saturday night was not of his own doing. A representative for Porzingis told ESPN Sunday that the Latvian forward was sound asleep when his Twitter account..." May 07

  • Porzingis cryptically tweets ‘LA Clippers’ with smiley faces

    New York Daily News "File this one under strangely-timed cryptic tweet. With speculation swirling in the wake of him skipping out on his exit interview with the Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis tweeted Saturday evening – and then immediately erased – “L.A. Clippers” with three smiling emoji faces. The very rapid..." May 07

  • Where Do The Los Angeles Clippers Go From Here?

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers stated, “I’m a big believer that teams can get stale.” His team has officially become stale, having finished with 50-plus wins in each of the last five seasons without a single conference finals appearance to show for it. This year’s first round loss to the..." May 06

  • How Carmelo could become part of a revamped Clippers Big 4

    New York Post "Clippers coach Doc Rivers still believes in his core group, but admitted he is tired of just being in the playoff party. Carmelo Anthony is tired of being on the outside looking in. In parting comments Wednesday, Rivers sounded like he was leaning toward not breaking up the Clippers after their..." May 05

  • Looming decisions by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin control fate of Clippers

    Los Angeles Times "The decisions Chris Paul and Blake Griffin make on their future will have a direct impact on the future of the Clippers. And Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach and president of basketball operations, knows it’ll be his job and that of his front office to do all within their power to retain that..." May 04

  • Clippers cursed? Assigning blame for playoff failures in the Chris Paul era

    Sporting News "At the beginning of April, Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick spoke to Sporting News about a number of subjects, including how his team viewed its championship window. His answer to the question put into perspective just how cruel the postseason has been to the Clippers. "We think, as long as..." May 03

  • Why Does Chris Paul Get a Pass While Carmelo Gets Roasted?

    Complex "Chris Paul has played in 76 career playoff games, the most all-time by a player without a conference finals appearance. He is 10th all-time in assists, 15th in steals, third in assists per game, fifth in steals per game, and is the only player in NBA history to average 18 points, nine assists, and..." May 02

  • Blake Griffin has toe surgery, no timetable for return

    Yardbarker "Now that the Los Angeles Clippers’ season is over much earlier than they would have liked, the team is going to be forced to look long and hard at its roster. Both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have early-termination options on their contracts, likely paving the way for them to become free..." May 02

  • Brandon Jennings says Pierce doesn't deserve farewell tour

    Yardbarker "Paul Pierce’s Hall of Fame career came to an end Sunday after 19 illustrious seasons, and he was showered by congrats and well wishes from his fellow NBA players. Alas, Wizards guard Brandon Jennings was not one of them. After Pierce’s Clippers were eliminated by the Utah Jazz to wrap up the..." May 01

  • Warriors preferred the Clippers: 'There's no nightlife in Utah'

    ESPN "It's safe to say that the Golden State Warriors were pulling for the LA Clippers to advance past the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Their rooting interest, however, had nothing to do with matchups on the basketball court. Rather, it had everything to do with..." May 01

  • LeBron: Pierce's 'next stop is the Hall of Fame'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said his old playoff nemesis Paul Pierce's next stop is the hall of fame. Pierce, 39, is done playing after 19 NBA seasons and a trove of playoff battles against James. Pierce's last game was the Los Angeles Clippers' Game 7 loss to the Utah Jazz Sunday. James and Pierce are..." May 01

  • Why Clippers’ downfall could have Carmelo heading west

    New York Post "Chris Paul reprimanded J.J. Redick near the Clippers bench in the first quarter of Sunday’s Game 7. The shooting guard had failed to rush over to help out Paul, who had given up his dribble after being trapped by Utah’s swarming double-team. Two hours later, the Clippers left the Staples Center..." May 01

  • Blake Griffin, Clippers Hope To Agree Upon Max Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers and Blake Griffin hope to agree upon a maximum deal. The Clippers can offer Griffin a five-year deal worth approximately $175 million while a rival team can offer $130 million over four seasons. Griffin was injured in Game 3 of the first round and missed the final four..." May 01

  • Chris Paul’s legacy shouldn’t require him to get a ring (but it does)

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers lost in Game 7 of their first-round matchup to the Utah Jazz on Sunday afternoon, a result that once again has the core four of Chris Paul, JJ Redick, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan out before the Conference Finals. There are many questions about the future of this..." May 01

  • Clippers are eliminated from playoffs by Jazz and will face major questions in the offseason

    Los Angeles Times "A season that began with so much promise for the Clippers has come to an abrupt halt, and now they venture into the unknown. They were dispatched from the Western Conference playoffs 104-91 by the Utah Jazz on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, sending the Clippers home to ponder what happens..." May 01

  • Hayward helps Jazz bury Clippers to win series

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Utah Jazz enjoyed another smooth ride through Staples Center. Gordon Hayward had 26 points to lead seven Utah players who scored in double figures, and the Jazz eliminated the Clippers from the Western Conference playoffs with a 104-91 victory in Game 7 of a first-round..." April 30

  • Chris Paul on future with Clippers: 'We just lost 20 minutes ago'

    Sporting News "Chris Paul’s season is over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his time with the Clippers is. Shortly after Los Angeles’ Game 7 loss to Utah in its first-round NBA playoff series, a reporter asked Paul whether he would exercise his early termination option in July. Paul, shall we say, was..." April 30

  • Clippers beat Jazz to force a Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- With the Los Angeles Clippers facing elimination from the NBA playoffs, Chris Paul took upon himself to keep the season alive. Paul worked his offensive magic throughout the second half. He hit timely baskets to put the Clippers ahead and counter efforts by the Utah Jazz to..." April 29

  • Chris Paul told Paul Pierce: “You’re not ending your career in Utah”

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Clippers lose their final game this season — maybe Sunday, maybe not for weeks — the Hall of Fame career of Paul Pierce will come to an end. It’s not why Doc Rivers was leaning so heavily on Pierce Friday night, that’s more desperation on a shorthanded (and not that deep to start with)..." April 29

  • Griffin's future with Clippers less certain than Paul's

    ESPN "THE CARAVAN WILL BEGIN DEPARTING the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City at 5:30 p.m. and pull into the loading dock in the bowels of Vivint Smart Home Arena soon after. One by one, they'll disembark into the NBA's loudest concrete bunker where, a few hours later, 19,000 fans will scream for..." April 28

  • Clippers Remain Committed To Re-Signing Blake Griffin

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin will be a free agent for the first time this offseason and the Los Angeles Clippers want to re-sign him. The Clippers will also contend with the free agencies of Chris Paul and J.J. Redick. Griffin is out for the playoffs with a toe injury. "Griffin is still a significant part..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Chris Paul Should Sign with the San Antonio Spurs if He Wants to Compete for a Title

    The Big Lead "Chris Paul has been one of the NBA’s premier point guards for a decade now, first in New Orleans, then in Los Angeles, but he’s never won a damn thing. Number of trips to the Conference Finals: 0. After a loss to the Jazz last night, Paul’s one loss away from being ousted in the first round for..." April 27

  • Hayward leads Jazz to win, 3-2 series lead on Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Gordon Hayward made it clear he doesn't want to return to Staples Center this weekend. "We want to close it out in Salt Lake City," Hayward said. "We definitely don't want to come here for Game 7." Hayward scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Utah Jazz..." April 26

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief after Joe Johnson shot

    Yardbarker "Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief as he watched Joe Johnson bury his team once again. Johnson made a jumper with 19.2 seconds left to put Utah up 102-97 on Ballmer’s Clippers during Game 5 of their playoff series on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Johnson had 14 points and 8 rebounds in the..." April 26

  • Doc Rivers will remain with the Clippers

    Sportsnaut "After some quiet speculation that Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers might leave the team following the playoffs, it now looks like Rivers will play out the remaining two years of his contract in Southern California. “Rivers isn’t leaving the Clippers. He’s owed $22 million-plus..." April 26

  • Clippers expect Rivers to return for Game 5 vs. Jazz

    CBS Sports "The Clippers are without one of their biggest pieces, Blake Griffin, for the rest of the playoffs. But the team reportedly will receive a boost to its backcourt for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers expect Austin Rivers to play Tuesday..." April 24

  • Clippers rally to take 2-1 lead over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Making clutch baskets turned into Chris Paul's trademark when the Los Angeles Clippers needed those plays to spark a second-half rally. Paul fueled a decisive fourth-quarter run by scoring on four straight possessions and finished with a season-high 34 points to lift the..." April 22

  • Austin Rivers unlikely to bolster L.A.’s shallow bench in Game 4

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Clippers know they have a reliable option off the bench. Shooting guard Jamal Crawford has won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award three times over the course of his career. But as coach Doc Rivers looks at his shallow bench, he's still searching for man No. 7. Rivers would love to get..." April 22