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  • Clippers To Retain Milos Teodosic

    Hoops Rumors "Milos Teodosic will stick with the Clippers after all, according to Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times, who reports (via Twitter) that the Clips “really like” the point guard, who will return on the second year of his two-year deal with the club. Teodosic..." July 16

  • Doc Rivers sees perfect rebuild blueprint in Celtics

    Boston Herald "Doc Rivers didn’t want to rebuild, so he left Boston for the Clippers. Now he’s watching summer league games and facing a reconstruction project in Los Angeles as the Celtics seek to clear the final hurdle with new faces. The Celts had hopes of making The Finals this past..." July 15

  • The Clippers Are Apparently Offering Stadium Tours With Access To The Famous Secret Tunnel

    Dime Magazine "In perhaps the strangest year for off-the-court moments in NBA history, the fracas between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets might be right at the top of the list. The two teams played an otherwise forgettable game (save for the fact that it was Chris Paul’s first against..." July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Milos Teodosic expected to remain with Clippers

    Clutch Points "Having pulled the trigger into his 2018-19 player-option, Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic is expected to remain with the L.A. Clippers for the upcoming season, according to Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops. Prior rumblings suggested he could be moved or waived, but the team would..." July 11

  • Jerry West slights Lakers over LeBron signing

    SI "Late in the afternoon of Saturday, March 11, 1972, Wilt Chamberlain, 35, and in the 13th season of a career that would last only one more year, began welcoming a few hundred of his closest friends to a party at his recently-completed Bel-Air mansion. He had christened the massive..." July 11

  • Three Lottery Picks Have Looked Impressive in NBA Summer League: Kevin Knox Leads the Way

    The Big Lead "Yes, it is just summer league, but these three lottery picks have looked impressive early. Kevin Knox New York Knicks first-round pick Kevin Knox is making quite the impression. We all knew Knox could shoot, but his flashes of athleticism have been..." July 11

  • Lamar Odom announces plans to move to China

    Page Six "Lamar Odom is ready for a new life overseas. The former NBA star and ex-husband to Khloé Kardashian announced in a since-deleted Instagram post on Tuesday that he’s packing up and moving to Shenzhen, China. “Happy & proud to..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 'the best point guard in this draft'

    247 Sports "Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came to Kentucky as one of the least-heralded recruits in the 2017 class. Ranked 31st overall by the industry average 247Sports Composite, he was the seventh-highest ranked incoming Wildcats freshman last season. It didn't take long for..." July 10

  • Luc Mbah a Moute Agrees to Clippers Contract After 1 Year with Rockets

    Bleacher Report "Swingman Luc Mbah a Moute helped lead the Houston Rockets to the best record in the NBA during the 2017-18 season, and the Los Angeles Clippers reportedly rewarded him with a new contract offer. On Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Mbah a Moute has agreed to a one-year..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Security did not recognize Jerry West at Summer League

    Larry Brown Sports "Jerry West may be The Logo and one of the most iconic figures in NBA history, but apparently that still isn’t enough of an identifier for some people. Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported on Friday that the 80-year-old LA Clippers executive was asked by security to..." July 07

  • Clippers now Kawhi Leonard’s preferred destination?

    Larry Brown Sports "Kawhi Leonard seems to change his mind more often than he changes clothes. Appearing Thursday on the “Back to Back” podcast, ESPN San Antonio Spurs writer Michael C. Wright revealed that Leonard has a new target destination. “Things have changed, but the..." July 05

  • Clippers Sign Jerome Robinson To Rookie Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have signed first-rounder Jerome Robinson to his rookie contract, according to the NBA’s official transactions log. The team inked fellow lottery pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to his first NBA deal earlier this week. Robinson, a 6’6″ guard out of Boston..." July 05

  • Clippers super fan switches sides after call from LeBron James

    Clutch Points "A big-time L.A. Clippers fan has switched sides to the Los Angeles Lakers after a call from LeBron James himself. Twitter user Clipper Darrell — Clippers fan and radio host of The Fan Truth let his fans know that he’s now a Lakers supporter, after claiming..." July 05

  • Clippers Meet With Kyle O’Quinn

    Hoops Rumors "Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank had dinner on Tuesday night in Los Angeles with free agent center Kyle O’Quinn, a source tells Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). While the two sides..." July 04

  • Report: Kawhi Leonard more open to Clippers with LeBron James on Lakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "When ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said he heard Kawhi Leonard was more reluctant to join the Lakers with LeBron James there, I was skeptical. But now Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports – who seems plugged-in with Leonard – is..." July 04

  • Clippers Sign First-Rounder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have signed 11th overall pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to his rookie contract, according to the NBA’s official transactions log. The Clips have yet to confirm the move, so the team may be waiting for fellow first-rounder Jerome Robinson to finalize his rookie deal before..." July 04

  • Clippers' rebuilt roster could open salary-cap space of almost $70 million next summer

    Los Angeles Times "The Clippers, who could be close to finalizing their roster after agreeing to re-sign guard Avery Bradley on Tuesday, could be the Lakers of next summer, a team with loads of cash that could return to relevance during the 2019-20 season. It is possible the Clippers could have enough..." July 04

  • Report: Kawhi could be open to playing for Clippers, 76ers

    247 Sports "It was previously reported that San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard intended to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency next summer, but that might not necessarily be the case. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Leonard's options have broadened and he could..." July 04

  • Source: Avery Bradley to get two-year, $25M deal with Clippers

    ESPN "Shooting guard Avery Bradley will re-sign with the LA Clippers on a two-year, $25 million deal, it was confirmed to ESPN. Bradley played just six games for the Clippers last season after arriving as part of the Blake Griffin trade to the Detroit..." July 03

  • Clippers have ‘legit shot’ at Kawhi Leonard if he’s a free agent in 2019

    Sportsnaut "If Kawhi Leonard doesn’t end up landing with the Los Angeles Lakers (reportedly his favored destination), he could still end up in Los Angeles. According to Chris Broussard of FOX Sports 1, the Los Angeles Clippers “will have a legit shot at getting” Leonard if he..." July 02

  • Clippers, Mike Scott Agree to Deal

    Basketball Insiders "Free agent Mike Scott has agreed to a one-year deal with the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. " July 02

  • Clippers’ Gortat has funny tweet recruiting Kawhi Leonard

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite being an LA Clipper for less than a week, center Marcin Gortat is already hopping right onto the recruiting trail. Gortat, who was just acquired from the Washington Wizards in exchange for guard Austin Rivers on Tuesday, posted a funny tweet on Sunday recruiting San Antonio..." July 02

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope To Meet With Clippers

    Lakers Nation "The NBA’s free agent frenzy has begun, and the Los Angeles Lakers figure to be extremely aggressive. Armed with more cap room than any team in the league, the Lakers will chase superstars like LeBron James. However, they also have their own free agents to keep an eye on,..." July 01

  • Kawhi Leonard Remains ‘High Priority’ For Clippers

    Hoops Rumors "While Kawhi Leonard‘s future remains unclear, the Clippers remain interested in the All-Star forward and have not abandoned the idea of pursuing him, ESPN’s Chris B. Haynesreports. The Clippers have been loosely connected to Leonard since reports of his..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Report: DeAndre Jordan Verbally Agrees to One-Year Deal With Mavericks

    SI "DeAndre Jordan reportedly verbally agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, according to The New York Times' Mark Stein.  Teams and players cannot formally sign contracts until July 6. Jordan opted out of his $24.1 million contract with the..." July 01

  • Trevor Ariza, Avery Bradley being targeted by Warriors

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors may not be hogging the headlines like the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, and Kahwi Leonard, among others, but that doesn’t mean they’re standing pat. According to a report by Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, the Bay Area could become a..." July 01

  • Golden State Plans to Explore DeAndre Jordan in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Mavericks are expected to make a strong push to sign free-agent center DeAndre Jordan, but the defending champions are also reportedly pondering a pitch to the former Los Angeles Clippers big man.  According to a Friday report by the New York Times' Marc..." June 30

  • Montrezl Harrell, Tyrone Wallace Receive Qualifying Offers

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have tendered a qualifying offer to  forward Montrezl Harrell, RealGM’s Keith Smith tweets. The third-year big man averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game on the season but saw his production climb steadily and significantly over the course of the..." June 29

  • Clippers could have room for nearly 2 max slots next summer

    Clutch Points "The L.A. Clippers are currently in the midst of a rebuild, manifested further by the report that DeAndre Jordan is opting out of the last year of his contract with the team. Although the Clippers are not necessarily among the most talked about free agency destinations this summer, they have the..." June 29

  • DeAndre Jordan will opt out of Clippers contract

    Larry Brown Sports "DeAndre Jordan is moving on. The center will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, almost certainly ending his tenure with the franchise. Jordan was a big part of the Clippers’ recent era..." June 29

  • DeAndre Jordan Still Weighing Option Decision

    Hoops Rumors "With tonight’s deadline looming, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is still weighing whether or not to exercise his $24.12MM option for 2018/19, per Adrian Wojnarowski of (Twitter link). As we’ve detailed throughout the week, the Clippers and Mavericks have engaged..." June 29

  • New Suns coach Igor Kokoskov tampers with Clippers guard Milos Teodosic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Though the Clippers reportedly plan to drop Milos Teodosic, he’s still under contract with L.A. He opted in for next season, but even if he hadn’t, his contract still would have run for a couple more days. So, new Suns coach Igor Kokoskov violated the..." June 29

  • Mavericks Closing In on DeAndre Jordan, Three Years Later

    New York Times "The Dallas Mavericks are actively exploring trade possibilities with the Los Angeles Clippers and the former All-N.B.A. center DeAndre Jordan in hopes of finding a workable deal to acquire Jordan this week, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Three years after..." June 28

  • Avery Bradley Drawing Interest from Grizzlies

    Bleacher Report "The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly planning to pursue Avery Bradley during the July free-agency period. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Wednesday that Bradley is among the Grizzlies' top targets with their mid-level exception.   ..." June 27

  • Clippers send Austin Rivers to Wizards for Marcin Gortat

    ESPN "The LA Clippers ended the first father-son, coach-player relationship in NBA history on Tuesday, trading guard Austin Rivers to the Washington Wizards for center Marcin Gortat, league sources said. Rivers played three-plus seasons for his father, Doc Rivers, with the Clippers. Rivers..." June 26

  • DeAndre Mulling Opt-In To Facilitate Trade?

    Hoops Rumors "Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, one of several players who has yet to decide on his 2018/19 option, is weighing a number of options in advance of Friday’s deadline, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (via Twitter). According to Stein, one option Jordan is..." June 26

  • Celtics, Sixers top odds to land Kawhi

    Clutch Points "It has been a couple weeks since Kawhi Leonard requested a trade from the San Antonio Spurs, and with every passing day the picture seems to get clearer about where he could end up. The BetDSI Sportsbook released a future on where Leonard is going to end up, with a couple of..." June 26

  • Clippers guard Lou Williams named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year

    Fox Sports West "Lou Williams has some new hardware for his trophy case. The Clippers guard was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year during the NBA Awards on Monday in Santa Monica. Williams won over Eric Gordon (Rockets) and Fred Van Vleet (Rapt0rs). " June 26

  • DeAndre Jordan Remains Undecided On $24.1M Player Option With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "DeAndre Jordan has yet to make a decision on his $24.1 million player option with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jordan held extension talks with the Clippers before the start of the 17-18 season but were unable to reach agreement. " June 25

  • Clippers owner would have backed kneeling players during anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "No NBA players have knelt during the national anthem since Colin Kaepernick began doing it in the NFL, but one owner would have backed any players who wanted to. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer told Yahoo Finance that, had any of his players wished to kneel during the anthem,..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Teodosic will use his player option, but his NBA future is unknown "Milos Teodosic has to decide today if he will exercise his player option for next season which will pay him $6.3 million and according to Eurohoops sources, he is expected to do so. However, the LA Clippers have also the right to cut him before the 14th of July and compensate him..." June 24

  • Clippers Expected To Sign Desi Rodriguez

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers and Seton Hall forward Desi Rodriguez have reached an agreement on a training camp deal, a source tells Jeremy Woo of (Twitter link). Rodriguez becomes the second Seton Hall player who quickly caught on with the Clippers after going undrafted on..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Seton Hall's Angel Delgado signs with Clippers

    Asbury Park Press "Apparently, production does matter to NBA executives. Despite all the pre-draft focus on upside, youth and athleticism, Seton Hall big man Angel Delgado signed a free-agent deal immediately after the draft ended Thursday night.  According to Yahoo Sports, Delgado signed..." June 22