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  • Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis available to play vs. Clippers

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis will make his return to the hardwood on Tuesday night in the Mavs’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers after missing ten games due to discomfort in his knee. According to reporter Dwain Price,..." January 21

  • NBA players pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sportsnaut "Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a major holiday around the United States. It reminds us of a man who fought for and died to create the equality so many are still battling for today.  It’s also an absolutely huge day around the NBA world. That’s no different on this..." January 20

  • Sports stars talk race, recruiting, remembering MLK at Earl Lloyd Sports Symposium

    Commercial Appeal "Before they were honored at the Grizzlies-Pelicans game, four former sports stars discussed Martin Luther King's impact on their lives, the work they're doing to help carry on his legacy and their responsibilities to the community Monday at the Earl Lloyd Sports..." January 20

  • Kristaps Porzingis targets Tuesday as his return when Mavs meet Clippers

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis, who has missed the past 10 games because of right knee soreness, said he is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the LA Clippers. "The way I'm feeling, I don't see why there should be any..." January 20

  • Montrezl Harrell eyeing Hawks as free agent destination?

    Larry Brown Sports "The LA Clippers may have an unlikely competitor for Montrezl Harrell’s services this summer. Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus reported this weekend that multiple executives believe the Atlanta Hawks could be a free agent destination for Harrell. " January 19

  • DeMar DeRozan believes Lou Williams deserves to be an All-Star

    Clutch Points "L.A. Clippers guard Lou Williams nailed the dagger three-pointer with 31.6 seconds remaining to sink the hearts of the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. The triple capped off a 14-point fourth quarter from the 3-time Sixth Man of the Year awardee, helping the Clippers in..." January 19

  • Clippers Must Upgrade Montrezl Harrell And Patrick Beverley

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers are widely-considered as the biggest favorites to win the NBA title next June alongside their city neighbors, the Lakers. The Clippers have collected a couple of Ws this week, but some say they need to part with two players to increase their championship..." January 19

  • Lou Williams does dice celebration after big 3-pointer

    Larry Brown Sports "Lou Williams came out with a big game in the LA Clippers’ 133-130 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday and busted out his new celebration too. Williams went 7/16 for 32 points with four threes, including one in the final 30 seconds to make it a 2-possession game. After..." January 19

  • What Trades Can Clippers Make to Get Kawhi Leonard, Paul George over the Hump?

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 Los Angeles Clippers (29-13) have yet to live up to expectations. How concerned should the team's front office be with the NBA's February 6 trade deadline just a few weeks away? The Clippers have serious championship aspirations after a blockbuster summer that..." January 18

  • PBT mid-season awards: Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and more

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019-20 NBA season reached its midpoint by games played last night. So, we’re naming winners for mid-season awards. Yesterday, we picked Most Valuable Player and All-NBA. Now, we’re onto the other major honors. Defensive Player of the Year Kurt..." January 18

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Pacific Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southwest Division: Dwight..." January 18

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Kawhi Leonard Reacts To Kevin Durant Naming Him As A Top 5 Toughest Player To Guard

    Fadeaway World "Kevin Durant recently revealed his list of the toughest players he’s ever had to guard. And though some names (Embiid, Williams) took some by surprise, most of the names aren’t anything unusual. Kawhi, LeBron, and George are all players Durant has had some battles with..." January 17

  • Lou Williams Reacts To Recent Praise From Kevin Durant

    Hot New Hip Hop "Lou Williams recently got some high praise courtesy of Brooklyn Nets superstar, Kevin Durant. While talking to fans on Twitter, Durant said Lou Williams was one of the five hardest players to guard in the NBA. Williams has been known for his exceptional scoring off the bench and..." January 17

  • Kawhi Leonard preaches patience to Clippers, says, 'Have fun'

    ESPN "Kawhi Leonard reached the halfway point of the season for the LA Clippers with his most explosive game, scoring 43 points in just under 29 minutes Tuesday night at Staples Center. But after helping the Clippers temporarily bust out of their recent funk and make quick..." January 16

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Doc Rivers has snarky response to question about having only 1 back-to-back in 47 days

    Clutch Points "Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was in a jovial mood during Tuesday night’s post-game presser. When asked about their upcoming schedule, Rivers seemed to be unaware of the fact his team has just one back-to-back set over the next 47 days Rivers paused for a moment after hearing..." January 15

  • Clippers' Paul George: Out again Thursday

    CBS Sports "George (hamstring) will not play Thursday against the Magic, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports. George is set to miss a fourth straight game Thursday as he continues to nurse a strained left hamstring. " January 15

  • Kawhi Leonard Used Drake’s House To Recruit Paul George To Clippers

    Total Pro Sports "Despite how many jerseys people see him wear, Drake’s loyalty has always been to the Toronto raptors, but his friendship with Kawhi Leonard during his one and only season in Canada may have blinded him to the point that he actually might have helped him leave town. During the..." January 15

  • Why Paul George came to L.A.: 'It was a lot deeper than basketball'

    ESPN "The call came in the middle of dinner. Paul George had been text-messaging throughout the meal — not an uncommon occurrence at this point in late June, as the NBA approached one of its most audacious free-agent signing periods. But when the call came in, he got up from his table..." January 15

  • What if the Cavs successfully traded for Paul George in 2017?

    Cavs Nation "There was a fleeting moment where Paul George and LeBron James were almost teammates. Back during the summer of 2017 when the Indiana Pacers were trying to find a trade for George, the Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver..." January 14

  • Myles Turner Is The Perfect Target For The Clippers

    Fadeaway World "23-year-old Myles Turner is everything you could want in a young center. He can rebound, score in the post, and block shots at the rim. And while he remains one of Indiana’s best players, his awkward fit with Domantas Sabonis has called into question his future with the..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Los Angeles Clippers: Clips ‘Not Welcome’ In Los Angeles Says O’Shea Jackson Jr

    Heavy "Last August, Hip Hop Icon Ice Cube was interviewed by Los Angeles Times reporter Arash Markazi, and during the interview, The BIG3 founder revealed that Los Angeles will never be a Clippers town. He also shared that the Clippers should relocate to a city like Seattle, which..." January 12

  • Ranking the Top 10 Centers in the NBA

    The Big Lead "1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Generally, building your franchise around a 7-foot, 250-pound center in the year 2020 is frowned upon, but Jokic is more of a point guard trapped in Bryant Reeves' body. He was the All-NBA First Team center last season and will turn 25 next month. It..." January 10

  • Knicks Reportedly Respond To Kawhi Leonard's Recent Comments

    New York Post "  The Knicks were shut out on their Western trip and appeared to be shot down by a comment made last weekend in Los Angeles by Kawhi Leonard. Leonard told New York reporters he did not consider the Knicks a free-agent option during this past..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Clippers in ‘Better Position’ Than Lakers Ahead of Deadline

    Heavy "When it comes to the NBA’s trade deadline next month, the Lakers—as always—have been taking up much of the oxygen around Los Angeles. But around the league, it’s become known that the Clippers intend to be at least as active on the trade market as the..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • Montrezl Harrell's emergence raises Clippers' ceiling — and tough trade, free-agency questions

    Sporting News "If you ask his teammates and the Clippers faithful, Montrezl Harrell's ascension comes as no surprise. His hard-nosed style of play coupled with an underdog drive has made him a Clipper favorite. After he was sent from Houston to Los Angeles as part of the Chris Paul trade in the..." January 09

  • Marcus Morris Says He Turned Down 3-Year Clippers Contract to Sign with Knicks

    Bleacher Report "Before Marcus Morris agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs and reneged on that to ink a one-year, $15 million deal with the New York Knicks, he was offered a three-year, $41 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.  Despite..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Clippers looking to recapture underdog mentality

    ESPN "After allowing a total of 272 points in their past two home games, the LA Clippers started a rare two-day practice stretch on Wednesday, trying to find their defense and rediscover some of that grinding underdog mentality they had last season. The Clippers are 26-12, despite..." January 08

  • Nick Young isn't inviting D'Angelo Russell to his wedding

    TMZ "With Nick Young getting ready to tie the knot to fiancee Keonna Green -- our guy asked an interesting question ... does D'Angelo Russell get an invite to the wedding?! Nick's response??? "HAHAHAHA!!!" Look, in a way ......" January 08

  • Lou Williams Calls BS on Stephen A Smith Report About Kawhi Leonard Calling Out LeBron James

    12 Up "It goes without saying that the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers are the most likely picks to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June. Notably, the two Western Conference powerhouses have squared off twice this season, and the Clips have taken both contests. Though..." January 08

  • Stephen A. Smith Source: Kawhi Thinks LeBron James Is 'Scared' to Guard Him

    Complex "More shots have reportedly been fired in the battle for Los Angeles.  On Wednesday's episode of First Take, Stephen A. Smith did his best to add fuel to the fire that is the rivalry between LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. " January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Paul George Responds To Montrezl Harrell Postgame Comments That The Clippers Have A Problem In The Locker Room

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Clippers superstar Paul George does not have a problem with teammate Montrezl Harell, who ranted about the team’s lack of fight in their demoralizing 140-114 defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies last Saturday. Harrell, whose team-high 28 points,..." January 08

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • Brian Windhorst: “Kawhi Leonard And Paul George Aren’t Practicing Together, And That’s Surprising.”

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers captured the headlines this past summer by pairing up two of the game’s best two-way superstars in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. From the moment they pulled it off, their team was vaulted into Championship contention. The results, so far, have been less..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • What The Los Angeles Clippers Can Do To Dramatically Increase Their Championship Chances

    Fadeaway World "The Clippers have met their expectations by being a contending team within the top three seed in the Western Conference. Some would argue that they underwhelmed expectations because they were hyped to be the top seed. Another point of view suggests that rising dark horses such as the..." January 06

  • Doc Rivers ceding power to Pat Beverley like he did Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul

    ESPN "Doc Rivers' greatest success has come with quarterback-like point guards in Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. Now, the LA Clippers' coach is beginning to put some exclusive trust in a third point guard -- Patrick Beverley. After the Clippers made franchise..." January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Marcus Morris wants to stay with Knicks despite Clippers trade talk

    New York Post "The sunny winter beaches of Los Angeles. The City of Lights. Hollywood. A title contender. Marcus Morris said he’s still willing to pass it all up to stay with the rebuilding Knicks. The Clippers, who play host to the Knicks on Sunday at Staples Center, reportedly have interest..." January 06

  • Clippers get booed at home during blowout loss to lowly Grizzlies: 'We're not a great team'

    CBS Sports "Over the past couple of weeks, the Los Angeles Clippers haven't resembled the same team that once dominated the start of the season. They're still winning games and sit fourth in the Western Conference standings. However, they've dropped some games that they should have..." January 05