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  • Playing Avery Bradley Big Minutes is Costing the Clippers Badly

    Clips Nation "Avery Bradley has been a punching bag of Clippers’ fans all year. The shooting guard began the season firmly cemented in the starting lineup, and has remained there with no signs of Doc Riverswavering on him, even as his numbers fail to improve. In fact, when asked about..." January 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Has Officially Hit His Rookie Wall

    Clips Nation "Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is officially in a slump. What seemed to be a quick two-game aberration has now turned into a 15 game slide. In the month of January, SGA is averaging: 6.0 PPG, 3.6 APG, 1.9 RPG, 25% from three, 45% from the field, and playing only 19.0 MPG. Nearly every..." January 15

  • Blake Griffin is allowed to be mad at the Clippers

    SB Nation "Blake Griffin’s first game against the Clippers in LA happened on Saturday. Griffin still seems upset over how the Clippers treated him last year. You may remember that when Griffin was an unrestricted free agent in July 2017, the Clips (who had just traded Chris Paul to the rival Rockets..." January 14

  • Blake Griffin shoots down notion he shunned Clippers owner

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin made a return trip to Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. It’s his first game back in Southern California since being dealt from the Clippers to Detroit last season. Prior to the game, a video emerged that depicted Griffin blowing off Clippers..." January 12

  • Blake Griffin literally runs away from Clippers owner

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Pistons star forward Blake Griffin is making his return trip to Los Angeles Saturday — a city that he called home for seven-plus seasons as a member of the Clippers. To say that there’s hard feelings after Griffin was traded from the Clippers last season would be..." January 12

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Doc Rivers believes Blake Griffin deserves to have Clippers jersey retired

    Los Angeles Times "The Clippers’ trade of Blake Griffin one year ago came months after the star forward was sold in free agency, in a pitch complete with a mock jersey retirement ceremony, on becoming a “Clipper for life.” As Griffin prepares to face the Clippers on Saturday at Staples..." January 11

  • LA guarantees Patrick Beverley and Ty Wallace’s deals; back-end roster churn seems unlikely

    Clips Nation "The rest of the NBA is going through varying degrees of roster churn, but the Clippers seem fully content with the stable of players they currently have. According to Andrew Greif of the LA Times, LA guaranteed the contracts of Patrick Beverley and Tyrone..." January 08

  • Griffin proud of time in L.A., hasn't talked to Clippers' brass since trade

    ESPN "A FEW MONTHS BACK, Blake Griffin announced he was quitting comedy, his favorite extracurricular activity away from basketball, to pursue music as his next sideline. This declaration was the premise of the four-part mockumentary-ish "Comedy by Blake" digital series for Funny or..." January 08

  • Blake Griffin asked Clippers to call him if traded, but didn’t answer when they did

    Pro Basketball Talk "Blake Griffin indicated the Clippers mistreated him by not telling him directly when he was traded to the Pistons last year. But maybe Griffin was the one rude to Clippers president Lawrence Frank. Griffin reportedly learned he’d be traded the morning the deal was..." January 08

  • Tobias Harris is Playing Like An All-Star…Except In The 4th Quarter

    Clips Nation "The narrative on the Clippers for the second half of last season, the summer of 2018, and still radiating to this day is that they lack a true star on their roster. L.A.’s front office brought together a team of cast-off’s from other teams who decided they wanted stars..." January 07

  • Clippers' Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is dealing with 'rookie duty' and the dreaded 'rookie wall'

    Los Angeles Times "Before he left Phoenix’s arena and boarded the Clippers’ flight home Friday night, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander took bottle after bottle of Gatorade out of a locker-room refrigerator and stuffed them into a plastic bag. The contents of his extra carry-on went to veteran..." January 07

  • NBA Rumors: Execs Believe Kawhi Leonard Will Sign with Raptors or Clippers

    Bleacher Report "The belief within the NBA is reportedly that Kawhi Leonard will choose between two teams when he becomes a free agent during the offseason. According to ESPN.com's Tim Bontemps, league executives believe Leonard's destination will be either..." January 03

  • Marc Stein believes Kawhi Leonard will sign with Clippers

    247 Sports "One of the biggest storylines entering the 2018 offseason was what would become of the Kawhi Leonard situation with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs ended up making a huge splash this past summer when they shipped Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors in..." January 02

  • Joel Embiid dismisses Montrezl Harrell: ‘That’s nobody for me to worry about’

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid and Montrezl Harrell got animated with one another during the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, but it does not sound like something Embiid is going to lose any sleep over. Embiid, who scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 19..." January 02

  • Matt Barnes Gets Massive Reduction in Child Support Payments to Gloria Govan

    TMZ "Matt Barnes just got a massive reduction in how much he'll have to pay Gloria Govan in child support for their twin boys. Barnes -- who was paying Govan $20,000 a month -- will now have to pay just $7,500 per month. The two have 10-year-old twins, Carter and Isaiah..." December 31

  • Clippers Move Towards 2019 With Optimism

    Clips Nation "The Clippers may have ended 2018 on a loss, but there is still one big thing to be happy about as the team enters 2019. No matter who you ask, nobody expected the Clippers to finish 2018 with a 21-15 record. It’s a record good enough to be the 4th seed in the Western..." December 31

  • Luke Walton stresses camaraderie after Lakers 'splinter' versus Clippers

    ESPN "Just days removed from the Lakers' biggest win of the season -- a rout of the Golden State Warriors on their home court on Christmas Day -- the team dropped its second straight game, and it caused a crack in their team camaraderie. "I felt like we kind of started to splinter..." December 29

  • Montrezl Harrell to Lakers fans: 'There's two teams in L.A.'

    ESPN "As the buzzer sounded Friday night and Lakers fans booed after a deflating loss, Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell raised his hands and motioned for the crowd to keep the jeers coming. After the Clippers used a 22-0 second-half run to beat the undermanned Lakers 118-107 in the..." December 29

  • Marcin Gortat: Nikola Jokic ‘Biggest Flopper in the History of NBA’

    SLAM Online "Marcin Gortat called Nuggets center Nikola Jokic the “biggest flopper in the history of NBA” following the LA Clippers’ 132-111 win Saturday night against visiting Denver. Jokic was ejected after earning two technical fouls while arguing over a foul..." December 24

  • Team In Turkey “Seriously Pursuing” Milos Teodosic

    Hoops Rumors "A Turkish team is ready to welcome Clippers guard Milos Teodosic if he’s serious about leaving the NBA, relays Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. Anadolu Efes Istanbul is “seriously pursuing” Teodosic, according to Carchia, although he would have to reach a buyout..." December 22

  • Doc Rivers Hopes DeAndre Jordan Is 1st Jersey Clippers Retire

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers are the least successful franchise in NBA history. Sporting a 40.3 lifetime winning percentage, the Clips have made the playoffs just 13 times since joining the league as the Buffalo Braves in 1970. They didn't win 50 games in a year until 2012 and have lost 60 or..." December 21

  • The Clippers’ Ship Isn’t Sinking Yet

    Clips Nation "The Clippers may have lost 7 out of the last 9 games, but they’re still in a healthy spot. There’s no way around it: the Clippers are slumping right now, and they’re slumping hard. However, that doesn’t mean the ship has completely sunk; there’s..." December 19

  • Tyronn Lue Has Informal Role With Clippers

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers haven’t officially hired Tyronn Lue to their staff, but the former Cavaliers head coach has taken on an informal role with Doc Rivers‘ club, writes Andrew Greif of The Los Angeles Times. According to Greif, Lue began the role on..." December 18

  • Kawhi wasn't aware Clippers sent officials to Raptors games

    The Score "While Toronto Raptors officials have noticed Los Angeles Clippers representatives attending most of their games, Kawhi Leonard - who the Clippers are attempting to court - was previously unaware of their presence. The Athletic's Sam..." December 18

  • Kawhi Leonard says he doesn’t even recognize Clippers president Lawrence Frank

    Pro Basketball Talk "Clippers officials – including president Lawrence Frank – have attended an unusually high number of Raptors games this season. The rather-transparent plan: Connect with Kawhi Leonard, who’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer and reportedly has an eye for..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Despite fast start in Toronto, Kawhi still eyeing LA

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Toronto Raptors are making their case to Kawhi Leonard this season — Toronto is 23-8, in first place in the East by 2.5 games, and look like a real threat to make the NBA Finals. Leonard, averaging 26.2 points and 8.2 rebounds a game, is a guy who has returned to the MVP..." December 16

  • Suns owner Robert Sarver overruled draft-night trade for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

    Pro Basketball Talk "On draft night, the Suns traded the No. 16 pick and the Heat’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick to the 76ers for No. 10 pick Mikal Bridges. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went to the Clippers with the No. 11 pick (via the Hornets). Phoenix is now an NBA-worst 5-24 and lacks even a..." December 15

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • The Clippers finally unleashed their small-ball lineup

    Clips Nation "It’s been a rough stretch for the Clippers in the last four games, but a potential bright spot has been the emergence of their small-ball lineup. One of the more interesting questions LA had entering the season was how the team would resolve its center rotation, and in the past..." December 12

  • The Clippers' bold plan to land Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant

    ESPN "The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors play Wednesday night (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) in a game that is sure to be closely watched ... by the LA Clippers. The Clippers, it seems, closely watch every Raptors and Warriors game this season. Even..." December 12

  • Lou Williams Out For Estimated Two Weeks With Hamstring Injury

    Real GM Basketball "Lou William injured his right hamstring during the Los Angeles Clippers' 123-119 win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday. Doc Rivers said his "best guess" was that Williams would be out for two weeks. Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 assists per game. " December 12

  • Avery Bradley Can’t Stop Taking Terrible Shots

    Clips Nation "With so many mouths to feed in the backcourt, the Clippers decided over the summer to trade Austin Rivers to the Wizards in exchange for Marcin Gortat. Gortat’s prime years are in the rearview mirror, but the Polish Hammer still gave the Clippers a capable..." December 10

  • Lamar Odom 100% Gunning For BIG3 Glory, Says Kobe Ain't

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says what you've heard is true ... he's coming for a BIG3 championship ... but if you think he's going to be doing it alongside his old Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant, YOU'RE WRONG. We got Lamar out in Beverly Hills looking lean and healthy --..." December 10

  • Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell confronts fan: ‘Watch your mouth!’

    Larry Brown Sports "Montrezl Harrell is not someone you want to mess with. A fan seemed to learn that lesson on Friay night. Barstool Sports shared video on social media Saturday that shows the Los Angeles Clippers big man seriously confronting a fan. The video appears to have been recorded after the..." December 09

  • Report: Patrick Beverley declined extension with Clippers over the summer

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers discussed an extension with shooting guard Patrick Beverley over the summer, but the rugged defender opted to play out his final season and test unrestricted free agency next summer, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. Patrick..." December 05

  • With strong roster in place, Clippers eyeing star free agents to build true contender

    Sporting News "Last summer, the Clippers approached forward Tobias Harris with an offer of a contract extension, one worth $80 million over four years. Harris turned it down, but he was hardly the only piece the team was looking to lock up for a longer term. LA gave two-year deals to guard Avery Bradley..." December 05

  • NBA fines Patrick Beverley $25,000 for altercation with fan

    Yahoo! Sports "The Dallas Mavericks were less than happy after one of their youngest players walked away from a tussle for the ball with Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley minus a tooth and a personal foul. Perhaps they will be satisfied with the resulting victory and an unrelated $25,000 fine for..." December 04

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Patrick Beverley Ejected for Tossing Ball at Fan After Angry Exchange

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley said a fan told him "f--k your mother," leading him to throw a bounce pass at the fan and his subsequent ejection from Sunday's 114-110 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. "I told the referee, I told the..." December 03

  • Los Angeles Clippers 'Grind Team' Better Than 'Lob City' ... Says Ex-NBA Star

    TMZ "Sorry, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, the new Clippers are better than you're 'Lob City' boys, that's according to ex-NBA Slam Dunk champion Dee Brown, who says the new team is a real force.  The Clips are currently #1 in the West (crazy right?) and..." December 02

  • Blake Griffin Glad Trade To Pistons Happened

    Real GM Basketball "Nearly a year after Blake Griffin was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, he is content with the relocation. “Yeah, I’m glad it happened,” Griffin told the Times. “I’m not saying I don’t miss certain people. There were some..." November 26

  • The Clippers And Sixers Are Dominating Close Games, While The Knicks And Nets Have Struggled

    Dime Magazine "One of the harsh truths of the NBA is that close games can make or break a season. Consider how close the playoff races are at the end of the season. Last season alone, three wins separated the No. 3 seed Trail Blazers in the West from the outside looking in Nuggets at No. 9. Over an 82 game..." November 26

  • Blake Griffin happy about trade to Pistons

    Los Angeles Times "Ford Griffin, the 5-year-old son of NBA star Blake Griffin, comes bouncing down a mostly empty hallway, wearing his dad’s new Pistons jersey. He’s dribbling a small basketball, spinning in circles, smile as wide as his father’s shoulders. Earlier in the week, he got..." November 25

  • Milos Teodosic Talks About Leaving Clippers

    Hoops Rumors "Frustrated over a lack of playing time, Clippers guard Milos Teodosic is thinking about returning to the EuroLeague, possibly before the season ends. In an interview with GlasAmerike (hat tip to Antonis Stroggylakis of EuroHoops), Teodosic sounds ready to end his..." November 22

  • Gortat: Wizards' current state shows I wasn't 'the cancer'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The “Polish Machine” who now plays for the Los Angeles Clippers didn’t quite land the Hollywood movie script ending in his return to Washington. Don’t fret for Marcin Gortat. Sure, the Wizards, his former team, fought back from a 24-point deficit for a 125-118..." November 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Report: Clippers Not Interested in Signing Melo If Bought Out

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers are not interested in signing Carmelo Anthony if the 10-time All-Star is released by the Houston Rockets, according to the Los Angeles Times' Dan Woike.  ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that..." November 13