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  • Should the Clippers trade for Jimmy Butler?

    Clips Nation "An NBA All-Star is demanding a trade, and he wants to come to the Clippers. Yes, this is actually quite surprising. Not even during Lob City when the team was a bona fide contender were stars angling to make their way to Los Angeles (Carmelo Anthony excluded, depending on..." September 22

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Report: Jimmy Butler 'Most Determined' to Force Trade to the Clippers

    12 Up "The NBA was shocked when the news dropped that Jimmy Butler requested a trade out of Minnesota. That's what happens when one of the best two-way players in the league looks for a new home when the new season is about a month away.  The second shock wave occurred..." September 20

  • Clippers Emerge As Frontrunner To Sign Kawhi Leonard In 2019

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as the favorites to sign Kawhi Leonard in free agency, according to sources. Leonard will become a free agent in 2019 and is entering his first season with the Toronto Raptors. Sources have long maintained Leonard prefers to join one of..." September 20

  • Matt Barnes Says He Smoked Weed Before NBA Games

    TMZ "If you've seen Ex-NBA tough guy Matt Barnes play basketball, chances are you've seen him high as a kite ... because MB says he smoked weed before every game he played ... SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.  Barnes appeared on Van Lathan's 'Red Pill Podcast' and..." September 18

  • SI writer Lee Jenkins joining Clippers’ front office

    Larry Brown Sports "Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins is leaving the media to take a job with the Los Angeles Clippers’ front office. Jenkins will be the team’s Executive Director of Research and Identity, which sounds like a position created specifically for him. Jenkins, 40,..." September 18

  • Clippers Want First-Rounder From Suns For Beverley

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers’ Patrick Beverley is at the top of the Suns’ list of potential point guards, but the teams haven’t been able to work out a price, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). In a video, Charania says L.A. is asking for a..." September 17

  • Steve Ballmer succinctly explains why anthem/kneeling not an issue for the NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "For the NFL, the issue of players kneeling during the national anthem remains an issue and distraction, in part because it’s a good wedge issue for President Donald Trump. It’s red meat to Trump’s base, other news sources pick it up, and then a rather ridiculous and..." September 15

  • Clippers, not Lakers, top Kawhi Leonard’s destination list

    Lakers Nation "As the Los Angeles Lakers were preparing to chase two max-level players in free agency, they also were connected to the saga between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs. With their relationship seemingly beyond repair, Leonard sought a trade from the Spurs. It was widely reported..." September 15

  • Bruce Bowen heading back to ESPN per report

    News 4 San Antonio "Former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen is returning to ESPN. After being released by the Clippers for his offseason remarks about former Spur Kawhi Leonard, Bowen will reportedly be re-joining ESPN as a studio analyst. The same role he had before joining the..." September 14

  • Fasten your seat belts! Ralph Lawler is retiring as voice of the Clippers

    Los Angeles Times "Ralph Lawler sighed. There is no law for this. Fastening your seat belts won’t stop this. Calling bingo won’t change this. “This is my 40th year with the Clippers, my 60th year in broadcasting, my 80th year on earth … and it just seems..." September 13

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Clippers Sign Desi Rodriguez

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have officially added Desi Rodriguez to their offseason roster, signing him to a one-year deal, according to RealGM’s transactions log. It’s an Exhibit 10 contract, a source tells Keith Smith of (Twitter link). Los Angeles now has a full 20-man..." September 08

  • Clippers match New Orleans Pelicans' offer sheet for Tyrone Wallace "The L.A. Clippers have exercised their right of first refusal and will retain guard Tyrone Wallace, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. Per NBA rule, the Clippers had two days to match the offer sheet provided to Wallace by the New Orleans Pelicans.September 06

  • Clippers’ Decision On Tyrone Wallace Due Soon

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have until the end of Wednesday to decide whether or not to match the Pelicans‘ offer sheet for Tyrone Wallace, according to Keith Smith of (Twitter link), who hears from a source that L.A. received the signed offer sheet on..." September 05

  • Tyrone Wallace, Pelicans agree to deal

    Hoops Hype "Clippers restricted free agent Tyrone Wallace has agreed to an offer sheet with the New Orleans Pelicans. Clippers placed a two-way qualifying offer on Wallace and can match deal. " September 03

  • State legislature helps Clippers take next step toward new home arena

    Pro Basketball Talk "Steve Ballmer has been trying to do something the Clippers should have done long ago — move out of the shadow of the Lakers by playing in the same building. The Lakers are the dominant basketball fan base and brand in Los Angeles, and if the Clippers plan to put a bigger dent in that they..." September 02

  • Fast break for Clippers arena: Bill putting time limit on environmental challenges sails through

    Los Angeles Times "The Clippers’ bid to streamline construction of a new arena in Inglewood won overwhelming approval Friday when lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill granting the project protection against drawn-out environmental litigation. Amendments crafted on the Senate floor this week,..." September 01

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Clippers coach Doc Rivers ready for new situation in 2018-19

    Boston Herald "For Doc Rivers, it probably has been the most difficult offseason during his time coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clips traded away face-of-the-franchise Blake Griffin last season and missed the playoffs for the first time with Rivers in charge, continuing a trend of decreasing..." August 27

  • Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ready to bring his style to the NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "When you talk about standouts from the Las Vegas Summer League, do not leave the Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander off the list — he averaged 19 points and four assists per game, and showed he knows how to use that 6’6″ hight and 6’11”..." August 27

  • Redick explains what went wrong for Clippers

    247 Sports "J.J. Redick isn't holding back on what went wrong for the Lob City Los Angeles Clippers. Redick starred for the Clippers as the team's starting shooting guard during the "Lob City" era from 2013 until 2017. He was around for the peak of the era along with the..." August 24

  • Patrick Beverley’s Return Key To Clipperss Potential Comeback

    Basketball Insiders "Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is looking forward to the upcoming season emphatically stating recently that the team is focused on winning at a high level. The team was plagued by injuries last season but each player is projected to be healthy entering training camp. In addition, the..." August 24

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Danilo Gallinari will not play in the World Cup qualifiers "According to Davide Chinellato of ‘Gazzeta dello Sport,’ Danilo Gallinari will not be part of Italy’s roster in the two upcoming World Cup qualifying September games.   " August 22

  • Kawhi Still Prefers To Sign With Lakers, Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "Kawhi Leonard's preference for his 2019 free agency is to sign with either the Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers. Leonard was traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors in July. " August 21

  • Report: John Wall-Marcin Gortat feud was overhyped

    Clutch Points "The feud between Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and former teammate Marcin Gortat is one that was reportedly overblown during last season. Shortly after Gortat was traded to the LA Clippers back in June, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith delved in..." August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Ex-Clipper thinks immaturity was what doomed Lob City era

    Larry Brown Sports "The shortcomings of the Lob City era may forever hang over the LA Clippers franchise, and one player who had a front row seat to the action has his own theory as to what went wrong for them. Speaking with Clips Nation’s Farbod Esnaashari this week, veteran swingman Dahntay Jones..." August 19

  • Clippers owner says team will move to its own arena in Inglewood, 'come hell or high water'

    CBS Sports "With the departure of DeAndre Jordan this summer, it is officially a new era of Clippers basketball. The entire Lob City core of Jordan, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin is gone, and so too is any hope of competing for a title in the next few years. But that hasn't dimmed..." August 17

  • Patrick Beverley Is Confident The Clippers Are The Best Team In Los Angeles

    Dime Magazine "Patrick Beverley is not one to lack confidence. The Los Angeles Clippers’ veteran guard has always spoken his mind, and his outspoken off-the-court persona manifests itself on the court in the form of Beverley being among the most tenacious man-to-man defenders in the NBA. So..." August 17

  • Bruce Bowen Confirmed The Clippers Told Him He Was Fired For Criticizing Kawhi Leonard

    Dime Magazine "A seemingly absurd story popped up earlier this week, when it was reported that the Los Angeles Clippers fired Bruce Bowen for comments he made about Kawhi Leonard. Bowen, who worked as a television analyst for Fox Sports West’s broadcasts of the team, ripped..." August 17

  • Ballmer: Clippers won't go through 'years of absolute crap like the 76ers'

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Ballmer bounced out to center stage, punching his fist in the air and soaking up roars from a gathering of Clippers’ season ticket holders and fans. “Let me be clear,” the team’s owner proclaimed in a booming voice. “I’m fired up..." August 16

  • Ice Cube Says LA Doesn't Want Clippers or Chargers

    The Big Lead "Ice Cube was a guest on “First Take” Tuesday and the long-time Los Angeles Lakers and Oakland Raiders fan had some advice for San Diego: Stop sending LA the teams you don’t want, because LA doesn’t want them either. Enjoy: August 15

  • Report: Kawhi 'interested' in signing with Lakers or Clippers

    247 Sports "Despite the fact that he is reportedly "warming" to the idea of playing with the Toronto Raptors for the 2018-19 NBA season, forward Kawhi Leonard is still interested in signing in Los Angeles - either with the Lakers or Clippers - in free agency in 2019, according to a..." August 14

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Report: Bruce Bowen Won’t Return as Clippers TV Analyst After Kawhi Comments

    SLAM Online "In the wake of critical comments about Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers television analyst Bruce Bowen will not be returning for this upcoming season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Bowen was under contract with Fox Sports West, but the Clippers..." August 13

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Report: "Lack of maturity and focus" have hindered Sam Dekker

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have certainly had an interesting offseason to say the least. LeBron James left the team to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, but the organization did sign Kevin Love to a four-year contract extension. In addition, the Cavaliers hit the trade..." August 08

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • L.A. Clippers trade forward Sam Dekker to Cleveland Cavaliers "The Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing a trade to acquire forward Sam Dekker from the L.A. Clippers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  No other details are available, but Wojnarowski says the Clippers are clearing a roster spot and Cleveland gives Dekker a chance for..." August 05