Clippers Rumors & News

  • Milos Teodosic to Have MRI After Leaving Game vs. Suns with Foot Injury

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Milos Teodosic will reportedly undergo an MRI after he was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns with a left foot injury, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner added that X-rays on Teodosic's foot came..." October 22

  • Deandre Jordan appears to recruit Eric Bledsoe back to Clippers

    Larry Brown Sports "DeAndre Jordan sent a tweet on Sunday that appears to be him recruiting Eric Bledsoe back to the Clippers. Sunday was a whirlwind of a day for the Suns, who are off to an 0-3 start on the season. Their head coach was reportedly fired. Their best player raised suspicion with a cryptic..." October 22

  • Clippers say Milos Teodosic out indefinitely with plantar fascia injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "The LA Clippers needed everything to go right for them injury-wise to be able to survive losing Chris Paul the same year many teams in the Western Conference got much stronger. Sunday’s news that rookie Milos Teodosic is out indefinitely with a left plantar fascia injury won’t help the confidence..." October 22

  • Doc Rivers on Chris Paul comments: “When you leave, just leave”

    Sportsnaut "Chris Paul decided to leave the Los Angeles Clippers during the offseason, but former head coach Doc Rivers isn’t happy the point guard hasn’t stopped talking about it. In a clip ESPN released for a three-part documentary series about Paul’s decision to join the Houston Rockets, the nine-time..." October 20

  • LaVar Ball fires back at Patrick Beverley for trashing Lonzo

    Fanrag Sports "Patrick Beverley is a grinder. After being ruled academically ineligible prior to his junior at Arkansas, the Los Angeles Clippers guard played a year in the Ukraine before entering the 2009 NBA Draft. Beverley was drafted 42nd overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, but traded to the Miami Heat in..." October 20

  • Beverley reportedly taunts Lonzo after shutting down rookie

    CBS Sports "Clippers guard Patrick Beverley made it his mission to make Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball's NBA debut miserable, and by all accounts he succeeded in the Clippers' 108-92 season-opening win. Ball finished with three points and four assists, and the statistics say he was absolutely smothered while..." October 20

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Chris Paul criticizes culture of Clippers, says he had ball in his hands too much

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul is pulling no punches as he begins the season in a new uniform. In clips from his new mini-documentary series for ESPN that were released on Thursday, the Houston Rockets guard criticized the culture of his old team, the LA Clippers, and also expressed displeasure with the role he..." October 17

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Clippers guard Austin Rivers: ‘We will be a playoff team this year’

    Orange County Register "Austin Rivers made a prediction Sunday. It wasn’t a particularly bold one. He simply said he expected the Clippers to return to the playoffs next spring. An offseason of change should make them a stronger, deeper and more resilient team for 2017-18. “We will be a playoff team this year,” Rivers..." October 16

  • Willie Reed to enter battery diversion program

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Former Miami Heat center Willie Reed has agreed to a diversion program that would lead to the dismissal of his misdemeanor domestic battery charge from an incident in Miami in August. Reed, who left the Heat to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent in the offseason, is scheduled..." October 15

  • Blake Griffin says Clippers’ goal is simply to qualify for playoffs

    L.A. Daily News "Now that the start of the regular season can be measured in days rather than weeks, the question had to be asked and answered Wednesday. What is a realistic goal for the Clippers for the upcoming season after an offseason with so many changes? “Make the playoffs,” Blake Griffin said. “I don’t..." October 13

  • Clippers Didn't Shop DeAndre Jordan In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers listened to trade offers for DeAndre Jordan this offseason, but they didn't shop him around the league. Jordan can become a free agent in 2018 and he has discussed an extension with the Clippers. The Clippers could have reservations about letting Jordan become a free..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Clippers Waive LaDontae Henton

    Hoops Rumors "One of the Clippers camp invitees is no longer on the roster, with the team confirming that LaDontae Henton has been waived. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent later this week if and when he clears waivers, and there’s a good chance he ultimately ends up with the Agua Caliente Clippers of..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Agent: Milos Teodosic originally agreed to sign with Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "As Milos Teodosic dazzles in the preseason for the LA Clippers, it’s worth noting that the pairing almost did not happen. Nick Lotsos, the Serbian point guard’s longtime agent, told EuroHoops.net on Wednesday that his client originally had a verbal agreement with the Chicago Bulls and GM Gar..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • DeAndre Jordan, Clippers talking contract extension

    Yardbarker "DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers are talking about a potential contract extension. Jordan is set to earn $22.6 million this season and has a player option for just over $24 million next year. The 29-year-old center may be on his way to getting a new deal in place. The Los Angeles..." September 30

  • Willie Reed lost out on $15 million contract with Heat due to uncertified agent

    CBS Sports "With college basketball currently amidst a huge scandal involving brand companies, bribery and sports agencies, it seems weird to have an NBA player connected to everything. However, few players have been as impacted as former Heat center Willie Reed due to the fallout of everything. Reed was a..." September 29

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • DeAndre Liggins Reportedly Traded to Hawks from Clippers; Will Be Waived

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers cleared $1.67 million in a trade exemption by dealing DeAndre Liggins to the Atlanta Hawks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Per Wojnarowski, the Hawks plan to waive Liggins, who has a non-guaranteed contract. The 29-year-old spent most of 2016-17 with the..." September 25

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Report | Bruce Bowen to join Clippers broadcast team

    Fanrag Sports "After retiring from the NBA following the 2008-09 season, Bruce Bowen has worked in basketball media, most recently serving as an analyst for ESPN. According to a report by Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Bowen is in line for a change of scenery as he will serve as the color commentator for..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • For Big Baby, ain’t nothing but a G League thing

    The Undefeated "Bus rides and economy class on commercial planes. A salary of $25,000. Motels on occasion instead of hotels. Games played in small venues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Lakeland, Florida; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Reno, Nevada. Playing in the NBA’s development league, now the..." September 18

  • Patrick Beverley looking to shut Lonzo Ball down on opening night

    Clutch Points "Patrick Beverley is warning Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball of a rude awakening in the NBA. The newly acquired L.A. Clippers guard, known as one of the peskiest defenders in the NBA, has circled Oct. 19 on his calendar, the day he’ll get to get chance hounding the much-ballyhooed..." September 16

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Paul Pierce on Jayson Tatum: 'He looks like an older version of me'

    NBC Sports Boston "From the time the Boston Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in last June’s NBA draft, the comparisons to Paul Pierce’s game offensively have been steady. For Pierce, he doesn’t see Tatum being as good as he was scoring the ball when the 10-time All-Star came into league..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Paul Pierce makes peace offering to Ray Allen

    Clutch Points "Recently-retired Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce is currently in China, apparently looking for Brandon Jennings. But instead of his old Twitter foe, “The Truth” ran into another NBA personality he supposedly has beef with: former Celtics teammate Ray Allen. But as the picture Pierce posted on..." September 10

  • LA Clippers add 'Star Courtside' seating next to benches

    ESPN "The best seats at the Staples Center are getting even better for LA Clippers fans who are ready to open in their wallets. The team has broken up its long scorers table, which has created eight new seats, called "Star Courtside" seats on the floor on the side of the players benches. "It's..." September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Blake Griffin, Kendall Jenner appear to be dating

    Larry Brown Sports "If you asked them, Blake Griffin and Kendall Jenner would likely insist they are just friends. But with how many times they have been spotted together in a one-week span, it’s fair to wonder if there is more to the relationship than that. TMZ has been tracking Griffin and Jenner for several..." September 04

  • Kevin Durant on Clippers' offseason shake-up: 'They needed some new energy'

    CBS Sports "It has been one of the wildest NBA offseasons in recent memory, and the Los Angeles Clippers are a big reason why. They made a number of big moves, including sending Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Beverley and a number of other pieces, acquiring Danilo Gallinari in a three-team..." August 27

  • Danilo Gallinari 'My Punching Thumb Is Almost Healed'

    TMZ "L.A. Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari tells TMZ Sports the thumb he busted while punching a guy in Italy is healing nicely ... he's almost ready play again! The 28-year-old suffered the injury last month -- right after he signed his 3-year $65 million deal -- when he socked a player from the..." August 24