Clippers Rumors & News

  • Clippers Expected To Sign Isaiah Hicks

    Hoops Rumors "Former North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks will sign a contract with the Clippers, reports TNT’s David Aldridge (Twitter link). Aldridge doesn’t offer any specifics, but it sounds like it will be a training camp deal for Hicks. He’ll be eligible to officially sign once the 2017/18 league year..." June 23

  • Blake Reportedly Opts out of Clippers Contract, Will Enter Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has reportedly decided to decline the $21.4 million player option in his contract for the 2017-18 NBA season and will now become an unrestricted free agent, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Griffin is one of the league's top power..." June 23

  • Report: Clippers' Chris Paul declines player option, will become unrestricted free agent

    CBS Sports "Early Friday evening, the news broke that Blake Griffin had decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Now, less than an hour later, we have news that Chris Paul has decided to do the same. " June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Lawrence Frank: DeAndre Jordan was 'never, ever dangled out there'

    ESPN "Lawrence Frank, the LA Clippers' executive vice president of basketball operations, was adamant Thursday night that All-Star center DeAndre Jordan is not on the trading block. "DeAndre was never, ever dangled out there," Frank said. League sources previously told ESPN's Chris Haynes that the..." June 23

  • Spurs Have 'Strong Interest' In Chris Paul, Derrick Rose

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have "strong interest" in both Chris Paul and Derrick Rose. The Spurs have been maneuvering their cap situation in order to clear space to pursue free agents. San Antonio is even considering trading away LaMarcus Aldridge. Rose will come at a significantly lower cost..." June 22

  • Clippers consider buying way into NBA draft

    Los Angeles Times "The Clippers are not in a position to participate in Thursday night’s NBA draft because they don’t have a selection in the first or second rounds. But before the day is over, the Clippers could partake in the festivities if they make good on their plan to buy a second-round draft pick from..." June 22

  • Rockets Target Paul, Griffin, Millsap, Lowry

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will chase several of the top free agents on the market this summer, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Sources tell him that Houston plans to pursue Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap and Kyle Lowry. " June 21

  • Clippers have explored trade market for DeAndre Jordan

    Pro Basketball Talk "As if Tuesday couldn’t get crazy enough, with both Brook Lopez and Dwight Howard reportedly getting traded, the market for big men this offseason could get even more crowded. According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the Los Angeles Clippers have had exploratory talks with other teams as..." June 21

  • Jerry West calls Clippers role ‘last adventure of my life’

    L.A. Daily News "Seventeen years after he left Los Angeles basketball behind, Jerry West returned on Monday. Sporting a Clippers blue suit, the architect of some of the greatest teams in NBA history officially embarked on what he called “the last adventure of my life.” In his six decades in the NBA, the..." June 20

  • Clippers could include JJ Redick in sign-and-trade for Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "The LA Clippers may be trying to kick off the Jerry West era with a bang. Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports reports on Monday that “a scenario remains possible” where the Clippers sign-and-trade J.J. Redick to the New York Knicks along with another player in exchange for Carmelo Anthony. The..." June 20

  • Clippers hired Jerry West to help lure LeBron James

    USA Today "Jerry West never really left Los Angeles. All through those six years as an executive board member for the Golden State Warriors, the 79-year-old stayed in his Bel Air home and made the short flight up the coast when those times came for in-person visits. But this Clippers gig that was formally..." June 20

  • Paul George Trade Rumors: Cavs, Clippers, Rockets, Lakers, Wizards Among Suitors

    Bleacher Report "We knew the list of Paul George suitors would be long. Now we have a handful of teams that have reportedly had tangible discussions with the Indiana Pacers ahead of Thursday's NBA draft. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards..." June 20

  • Knicks Had Opportunity To Sign Chris Paul If Not For Alienation Of Carmelo

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are attempting to part ways with Carmelo Anthony but there is an alternate scenario in which they pursue Chris Paul in free agency selling him on Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. "Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony should have been walking arm in arm to go greet Chris Paul for..." June 20

  • LeBron James’ wife wants to live in LA full time

    Sportsnaut "There are serious rumors brewing about LeBron James potentially joining the Los Angeles Lakers after next season, and now we have even more reason to believe that could happen. According to RealGM, James’ wife, Savannah Brinson, wants to live in Los Angeles full time. James already has..." June 19

  • Blake Griffin names New York, Phoenix, Toronto, Boston as his favorite NBA cities

    Mass Live "Blake Griffin put Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities during a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast. For those who don't listen regularly to the show, it's a comedic sports podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Because of the lighthearted nature of the conversation..." June 19

  • Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Jazz, Clippers, Bulls, Wolves, Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala plans to give serious consideration to leaving the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Teams would have to show Iguodala a vision of moving towards contention. The Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are expected to pursue..." June 19

  • Thunder reportedly interested in pursuing Blake Griffin

    Tulsa World "Blake Griffin is expected to opt out of his Los Angeles Clippers contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, reports Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Griffin won the Naismith Award in 2009 with the Oklahoma Sooners and was the top overall NBA Draft pick that year with..." June 16

  • Will Jerry West be a catalyst for change for the Clippers after leaving Warriors?

    CBS Sports "Jerry West's departure from the Golden State Warriors for the Los Angeles Clippers won't save the Clippers, either in a perilous free agency beginning July 1 with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and J.J. Redick unrestricted, or beyond should those three return for another run with the club. And West's..." June 16

  • CP3 to speak with Rockets, Nuggets

    SLAM Online "The San Antonio Spurs aren’t the only potential suitor in the Chris Paul free agency sweepstakes this summer. According to the L.A. Times, Paul could meet with the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets as well. The Clippers have recently become “nervous” about the reports that San Antonio..." June 15

  • Jerry West leaving Warriors, reportedly for Clippers

    USA Today "Golden State Warriors consultant and Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West will be taking a similar role with the Los Angeles Clippers, Sports Illustrated reported. Warriors owner Joe Lacob confirmed that West would be departing the team in a statement. The news comes just two days after the..." June 15

  • Inglewood will vote on deal for Clippers to explore new arena

    Los Angeles Times "As round-the-clock construction continues on the $2.6-billion stadium for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, the resurgent city is moving toward adding another team. Inglewood's City Council will vote Thursday on an exclusive negotiating agreement for a Clippers-controlled company to build an..." June 14

  • Paul Pierce hopeful for a Celtics reconnection with Ray Allen

    Fanrag Sports "The 2007-08 Boston Celtics won the franchise’s 17th and most recent NBA title, and with the 10th anniversary of that victory coming next season there’s still the issue of there not being much communication between former Celtic Ray Allen and the rest of that team. On Wednesday, Paul Pierce told..." June 14

  • Celtics Considered Primary Threat To Sign Blake Griffin Away From Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "While the Los Angeles Clippers will attempt to re-sign Blake Griffin, the Boston Celtics are considered a primary threat to sign him away. "Boston is really the danger for Blake Griffin," said Wojnarowski. "I think Boston's two primary free agent targets, right now, are Gordon Hayward and Blake..." June 14

  • ESPN Will Reportedly Bring Paul Pierce To NBA Countdown Full-Time Next Season

    Uproxx "There’s been an awful lot of shakeup over at ESPN the past few months, with the Worldwide Leader parting ways with some of its most high-profile and well-respected talent. But they’ve also done a few things right recently. The Jump with Rachel Nichols is one of the savvier and more entertaining..." June 13

  • Chris Paul signing with Spurs is ‘realistic possibility’

    Larry Brown Sports "It is difficult to imagine Chris Paul taking roughly $50 million less on his next contract by leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, but there is a growing sense of belief that he is giving serious consideration to doing just that. Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.com spoke with several NBA players and..." June 13

  • Big Baby Davis: There is ‘no voice on the Clippers’

    Larry Brown Sports "Glen “Big Baby” Davis closed his 9-season NBA career as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. But he has a little bad blood with the team. Davis has missed the last two seasons after undergoing ankle surgery two years ago. He believes the Clippers mishandled him, leading to the injury. Recently..." June 09

  • Paul Pierce agrees with Dwight Howard that Kevin Durant is better than LeBron James

    Sportsnaut "Paul Pierce has not been bashful about sharing his distaste for Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors for most of the NBA season. But following Golden State’s Game 3 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the recently retired star gave credit where he felt it was due. What we’re..." June 08

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Steve Ballmer thinks the Clippers own L.A.: ‘We’ve been kicking the Lakers’ ass’

    The Comeback "No matter what happens on the court, it’s hard to imagine the Clippers ever overtaking the Lakers as Los Angeles’ basketball darling. Unsurprisingly, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer isn’t so thrilled about that, especially considering his franchise has won 50 or more games in five straight seasons..." June 02

  • Chris Paul to give strong consideration to Spurs during free agency

    ESPN "All-Star point guard Chris Paul intends to give the San Antonio Spurs serious consideration in free agency this summer in the event he decides to leave the LA Clippers, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Paul, for all of his undeniable fondness for Los Angeles, is intrigued by..." June 02

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Glen Davis fires back after being ripped by Austin Rivers

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say Glen “Big Baby” Davis and the Rivers family are not going to be sitting down to a nice dinner together anytime soon. Davis spent most of his eight-year NBA career playing under Doc Rivers, but they ended up parting ways on bad terms when the big fella left the Los Angeles..." June 01

  • Austin Rivers rips ‘out of shape’ Glen Davis over comments about him and his father

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers is letting his former LA Clippers teammate have it. In an appearance on FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed” on Wednesday, Rivers was asked about ex-teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis’ feud with his father, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, and Davis’ recent comments that the Rivers father-son..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • Clippers interested in luring Jerry West from Warriors, sources say

    ESPN "The LA Clippers have expressed interest in hiring NBA legend Jerry West away from the Golden State Warriors, sources told ESPN. League sources told ESPN that the Clippers would like to bring West into their organization in an advisory capacity, similar to the ‎role he has held with the Warriors..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Doc Rivers: 'Tough' to see Kevin Durant join Warriors 'from a competitive standpoint'

    Sporting News "When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors in the offseason, everybody knew they would end up in the Finals. Now we're here, and to no one's surprise, Golden State reached the Finals for a third straight year and are considered heavy favorites to win it all. Durant signing with Golden State followed..." May 30

  • Doc Rivers thinks KD, other stars teaming up is hurting NBA

    Sporting News "When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors in the offseason, everybody knew they would end up in the Finals. Now we're here, and to no one's surprise, Golden State reached the Finals for a third straight year and are considered heavy favorites to win it all. Durant signing with Golden State followed..." May 30

  • 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