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  • Clippers’ Doc Rivers becomes 7th coach to win 300 games with 2 or more teams

    Clutch Points "Doc Rivers recorded his 300th career victory on Sunday as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 119-116. Didn't get to this earlier but tonight marked Doc Rivers' 300th win..." March 18

  • Sixth man or seventh man? How the Clippers bench players are redefining the game

    USA Today "What do you call an NBA Sixth Man of the Year contender who might not be the best player on his bench? Seventh Man of the Year? Fortunately for the surging Los Angeles Clippers, neither Lou Williams nor Montrezl Harrell have the time or inclination to bother with that question. They..." March 17

  • Doc Rivers, Jim Boylen ejected at the same time in bizarre moment

    Yahoo! Sports "Seeing a coach ejected is a rarity in sports. But having coaches of both teams get sent off? At the same time? Now that’s bizarre. It happened on Friday late in the third quarter of a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls at Staples Center, when both Doc Rivers..." March 16

  • Lakers explored leaving Staples Center for return to Forum, emails reveal

    Los Angeles Times "The day before the Clippers announced plans to explore building an arena in Inglewood, business mogul Irving Azoff floated an idea to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and top advisor Linda Rambis about a move that could undercut the Clippers and prompt a seismic..." March 14

  • Patrick Beverley 'Pissed' at Rockets, Calls Lakers' Lonzo Ball 'Easy'

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers' season took another hit Wednesday when Patrick Beverley took a shot at Lonzo Ball. During an interview with Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter, the Los Angeles Clippers point guard said "easy" when asked what immediately..." March 14

  • Clippers To Sign Justin Bibbs To 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers will sign Justin Bibbs to a 10-day contract. Bibbs has averaged 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the G League's Maine Red Claws this season. " March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two 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 (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Lou Williams drops 34, becomes NBA’s all-time leader in bench scoring

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lou Williams drops 34, becomes NBA’s all-time leader in bench scoring in Clippers win. Who is the greatest sixth man in NBA history? Manu Ginobili is at or near the top of the list. Kevin McHale, Jamal Crawford, John Havlicek, Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson,..." March 12

  • Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams are doing something no other NBA duo has done

    Los Angeles Times "The dynamic duo of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, which is pushing the Clippers to the playoffs, was born during scorching summers in Georgia playing in the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League. It was there that Williams and Harrell first put on..." March 11

  • Patrick Beverley calls out Paul George over officiating criticisms

    Yardbarker "Russell Westbrook is no longer the only Oklahoma City Thunder star that Patrick Beverley has beef with. The LA Clippers defeated the Thunder on Friday night by the final score of 118-110. After the game, OKC forward Paul George, who fouled out of the contest after scoring just 15..." March 10

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Stephen A. Smith Thinks Ty Lue, Doc Rivers Could Coach the Lakers Next Season

    Complex "Stephen A. Smith knows that Luke Walton probably won't be head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers when next season rolls around, just like the rest of the basketball-watching public. He also has some thoughts on who might be in consideration to take over LeBron's..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Patrick Beverley ‘Asked for the Assignment’ on LeBron James

    SLAM Online "Despite giving up considerable size and muscle, Patrick Beverley “asked for the assignment” of checking LeBron James Monday night. And the feisty guard delivered with 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists and five steals in the LA Clippers’..." March 06

  • The Knicks And Clippers Are Both In The Race For Kevin Durant And Kawhi Leonard

    Fadeaway World "New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are competing to sign Kevin Durant to their team. The Knicks have been one of the biggest favorites to land the Durant, and the Clippers are hot on their tail for the 2-time Finals MVP. The Clippers opened up cap space by trading..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Should the Clippers be taking more three-pointers?

    Clips Nation "Against the Nuggets last Sunday, the Clippers had one of their worst three-point shooting outings of the season, connecting on 3-of-21 shots from beyond the arc. It wasn’t just the percentage (14.3%) that was alarming, but also the low number of attempts the team put..." March 04

  • Steve Ballmer talks Clippers' interest in private arena in Inglewood on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles belongs to the Lakers when you talk basketball. The Clippers have a relatively niche group of fans within the city, but the Lakers have the historical success and the marquee names that come with having the biggest basketball brand in Los Angeles, which will be put on display again..." March 04

  • The real Knicks-Clippers battle will involve Kevin Durant

    New York Post "The Knicks face the Clippers twice in their final 20 games, starting with Sunday’s matinee at Staples Center. The third battle, though, will be lots more important — the clash for Kevin Durant. Much like the Knicks, the Clippers executed a trade-deadline deal to..." March 04

  • Ivica Zubac takes shot at Lakers, says Clippers are ‘really locked in’

    Clutch Points "The LA Clippers acquired Ivica Zubac from the Los Angeles Lakers during the trade deadline, and the former second round pick seems to be happier with his state in his new team. In an interview after their 128-107 win against the New York Knicks, Zubac shared his thoughts about..." March 04

  • Raptors reportedly may sign Marcin Gortat

    Larry Brown Sports "After swinging midseason moves for Marc Gasol and Jeremy Lin, the 46-17 Toronto Raptors may not be done upgrading just yet. TSN Sports’ Josh Lewenberg reported Saturday that the Raptors share mutual interest with free agent big Marcin Gortat for their vacant 14th roster..." March 03

  • NBA Rumors: Bucks considering free agent center Marcin Gortat

    Sporting News "Milwaukee could be looking to add a center to its roster. Marcin Gortat is rumored to have received some consideration from the Bucks, according to a New York Times report. However, Milwaukee isn't expected to make a move just yet. " March 01

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Doc Rivers stopped Monday's game with nine seconds left so fans could honor Dirk Nowitzki

    USA Today "Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki's legendary career is nearing its end. So with just over 20 games left in the season, fans are getting their last opportunities to see the future Hall of Famer do his thing one last time. On Monday night, Nowitzki and the Mavs, who..." February 26

  • Clippers announcers apologize for mocking deceased ex-NBA player

    Yahoo! Sports "Look, announcing sporting events is a tricky business. You’re working out there on a wire with no net, being watched by a hungry social media-enabled nation ready to pounce on your every misspoken word. Even so, you still have to bring a bit of awareness to the table. During..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Lamar Odom’s $17K American Express lawsuit dismissed

    Page Six "Lamar Odom‘s finances are looking up. American Express has had its lawsuit against the former NBA player dismissed, The Blast reported, citing court documents. The credit card company originally sued Odom for allegedly failing to pay his $17,050.83..." February 25

  • Doc Rivers has hilarious assessment of Nikola Jokic

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is a very big guy. He’s seven feet tall, 250 pounds, and doesn’t necessarily have the build of a professional athlete that one would stereotypically expect. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers likes that. In fact, Jokic is the kind of..." February 24

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer reportedly tells organization he still wants playoff push

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Clippers traded their best player — Tobias Harris — right before the trade deadline, it was a move generally seen as throwing in the towel on this season’s playoffs, but it was applauded around the league because of the haul it brought back to L.A. It set..." February 22

  • Marcin Gortat turned down offers from Bucks and others, focused on signing with Golden State

    Clutch Points "Free agent center Marcin Gortat has reportedly turned down offers from interested teams like the Milwaukee Bucks and other, focusing his efforts on a potential deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to Polish media outlet Sportowe..." February 21

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Rumors: Ex-Lakers Forward Michael Beasley Signs with Guangdong of CBA

    Bleacher Report "Michael Beasley is finalizing a deal with the Chinese Basketball Association's Guangdong Southern Tigers after being bought out by the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this month, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 30-year-old forward signed a..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Teodosic Not Expected To Return To NBA This Season

    CBS Sports "Teodosic won't sign with an NBA or foreign team for the remainder of the 2018-19 season and will instead play two games for the Serbian national team before getting an early start on his offseason, Nikola Stojkovic of MozzartSport.com reports. Teodosic previously suggested months..." February 18

  • Seth Curry Proposes to Doc Rivers' Daughter ... She Said 'Yes!!!'

    TMZ "Two powerful NBA families are set to be linked by marriage -- with Steph Curry's brother, Seth, proposing to Doc Rivers' daughter, Callie ... and she said YES!! TMZ Sports has learned ... the Blazers guard popped the question to his longtime girlfriend in front of their..." February 16

  • As front office looks toward free agency, starless Clippers winning now

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers have no All-Stars here. Not Danilo Gallinari. Not Montrezl Harrell. Not even Tobias Harris, who spent most of the season with L.A. before getting traded to the 76ers. Heck, nobody who has played for the Clippers this season – including..." February 15

  • Clippers' Harrell fined $25K for swearing at fan

    Bleacher Report "The NBA fined Los Angeles Clippers power forward Montrezl Harrell "for directing inappropriate language toward a fan," according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. Harrell was caught by cameras telling a heckling fan to "shut the f--k up now" in the fourth quarter..." February 13

  • Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors On Trade Wish List

    Real GM Basketball "Kristaps Porzingis had a wish list of four teams for a potential trade with the Dallas Mavericks omitted.  Porzingis had the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors on his list, according to two people with knowledge of the list. " February 13

  • Corey Maggette pulled from Clippers broadcast after being accused of rape

    Awful Announcing "The New York Times reports that the woman who accused of Virginia lieutenant governor Justin E. Fairfax of rape claims that former NBA player Corey Maggette also raped her while he was at Duke University 20 years ago. According to the report, Duke officials “did not pursue..." February 13

  • Will the Lakers Regret Trading Promising Center Ivica Zubac?

    Bleacher Report "And then there was one. The Los Angeles Lakers are down to just a single player predating the arrivals of executives Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Rob Pelinka: third-year forward Brandon Ingram. The most recent departure is Ivica Zubac, a promising..." February 11

  • Austin Rivers confronts fan for comment about his father

    The Sports Daily "A fan tried to sneak in a jab at Austin Rivers before Saturday’s game against the Thunder at Toyota Center, but the Rockets guard shut it down quickly. Rivers walked by the man in the tunnel, where a number of fans and media members were standing. The fan had this to say as..." February 10

  • Clippers' Michael Beasley officially waived

    CBS Sports "Beasley was officially waived by the Clippers on Saturday, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports. Beasley was traded by the Lakers to the Clippers along with Ivica Zubac in exchange for Mike Muscala on Thursday. The Clippers were expected to waive Beasley following the trade,..." February 09

  • Report: Clippers want to pair Kawhi Leonard with Kevin Durant this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA trade deadline has come and gone, with some major players swapping teams. Anthony Davis is still a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, however, and it appears that several teams are trying to position themselves for the coming summer. One of those teams is the..." February 08

  • Clippers not expected to pursue Jimmy Butler in free agency

    Clutch Points "NBA Clippers not expected to pursue Jimmy Butler in free agency by  Justin Benton February 7, 2019 The LA Clippers shocked the league when they traded Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this week. The move..." February 07