Clippers Rumors & News

  • Patrick Beverley reportedly will return on Monday for Clippers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers are set to receive some much needed defensive help. Patrick Beverley is planning to return to action on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Beverley has missed the last five games for the Clippers, who are on an 8-game losing streak." November 19

  • Doc: LeBron hasn't changed in a decade, except he's 'smarter'

    Clutch Points "NBA stars usually are seeing their careers trend downhill in their 15th season in the NBA. Through 15 games of the 2017-18 season, 32-year old Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has continued to defy the odds as he impress fans, players, and coaches alike. Unfortunately for the struggling LA..." November 18

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Joel Embiid Dominates Willie Reed: ‘I Don’t Know, What’s His Name?’

    CBS Philly "Many people hadn’t heard of Willie Reed until Monday night, including Joel Embiid. Embiid dominated the Clippers’ second-year backup center during a stretch in the second quarter. Eventually, it led to Reed’s WWE-style takedown of Embiid, resulting in a flagrant 1." November 14

  • Patrick Beverley out Multiple Games with Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley reportedly will miss the team's next two games while he recovers from a sore right knee, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. A long-term injury to Beverley would be a blow to the Clippers because of his perimeter defense and..." November 09

  • Austin Rivers on Blake Griffin-Chris Paul dynamic: ‘No one knew who the leader was’

    Larry Brown Sports "The LA Clippers have seen some moderate success to start their first season post-Chris Paul, and guard Austin Rivers thinks that having a clear-cut alpha dog may have something to do with it. In a feature by Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated that ran on Tuesday, Rivers discussed the dynamic..." November 07

  • Lamar Odom 'Is Spiraling Again' Following His Collapse, Says Source

    People "Following his collapse at a nightclub in Los Angeles early Sunday morning, Lamar Odom‘s health seems to be taking a turn for the worst. A source close to Lamar tells PEOPLE, “Lamar is spiraling again. He’s out of control.” The source continued, saying, “He was better this spring but things..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Glen Davis Headed To The G League

    Hoops Rumors "After two years out of the NBA, Glen Davis will go to the G League in an effort to make it back, tweets Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. His agent, John Hamilton, told Spears that Davis has agreed to a G League contract and is waiting to be claimed by a team. The Texas Legends, Dallas’..." November 02

  • Clippers Decline Brice Johnson’s Third-Year Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have declined to pick up Brice Johnson‘s 2018/19 team option, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). Johnson was set to make $1.5MM next season." November 01

  • Josh Huestis, Brice Johnson, Rashad Vaughn also have team options declined

    Pro Basketball Talk "Players selected in the first round of the NBA draft who sign within three years are given a contract set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement – two guaranteed seasons followed by two team options. Because the team owners and veteran players who negotiate the CBA are incentivized to keep more..." November 01

  • Clippers Exercising Sam Dekker’s Team Option

    Basketball Insiders "The Los Angeles Clippers will pick up the fourth-year team option on forward Sam Dekker, a league source told Basketball Insiders. Dekker was the 18th overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Houston Rockets. The 23-year-old forward became a consistent rotation player for the Rockets last season...." November 01

  • J.J. Redick denies Doc Rivers’ claim that he begged to come back

    Clutch Points "The L.A. Clippers overcame a massive overhaul this summer after star dynamo Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets for variable pieces over the summer. While many aimed to say a somewhat abrasive culture was the reason for his exit, head coach Doc Rivers pointed out that the culture is..." October 31

  • Doc Rivers: J.J. Redick Begged To Re-Sign With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "J.J. Redick left the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. For months, Redick was mentioned in the media as a player likely to leave the Clippers but Doc Rivers maintains Redick wanted to re-sign with the Clippers. "Who controls the culture?" Rivers asked..." October 30

  • The Clippers are Fine Without Chris Paul

    Complex "Doc Rivers chalked up the poor performance to a higher power. Every once in a while, Rivers said Saturday, “the basketball gods take over.” In the NBA, duds happen. Even if that dud comes in your fifth game of the season. So the Clippers coach was slightly perturbed. Actually, Rivers was pissed..." October 30

  • Clippers, Rockets discussed DeAndre Jordan trade last season

    Clutch Points "After the Los Angeles Clippers failed to make it past the Western Conference semifinals during Chris Paul’s six seasons, they decided it was time for a change. In a stunning move to begin the drama-filled offseason, Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets for numerous role players. However, the..." October 30

  • DeAndre Jordan Extension Talks With Clippers Stall

    Real GM Basketball "DeAndre Jordan and the Los Angeles Clippers have discussed a contract extension, but talks have stalled. Jordan would have to earn less with an extension than he could if he waited until the offseason where his starting salary could start at $35 million. "If they want me, yeah, I'd love to..." October 30

  • Blake Griffin Ready to Carry the Clippers

    SLAM Online "Blake Griffin knows he must carry the LA Clippers on his shoulders, and says he’s ready for the challenge. The Clips lost Chris Paul, JJ Redick and Jamal Crawford over the summer, and Griffin has so far managed to keep the team humming with a 4-0 record while playing the best basketball of his..." October 27

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Lawrence Frank: DeAndre Jordan is a Clipper for life

    Pro Basketball Talk "Clippers president Lawrence Frank called Blake Griffin “Clipper Royalty,” and a few days later, the Clippers gave Griffin a five-year max contract. So, it jumps out when Lawrence Frank puts DeAndre Jordan in similar company. Frank, via Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register: We..." October 24

  • Austin Rivers says the Clippers are a better, deeper team without Chris Paul

    Orange County Register "Are the Clippers a better team without Chris Paul than they were with him for six seasons? Most observers would say, no. After spending the past six seasons as one of the top four teams in the hyper-competitive Western Conference, many have picked the Clippers to finish anywhere from sixth to..." October 23

  • 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