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  • 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

  • Why the Clippers — yes, the Clippers — are a serious free agency destination for players

    Pro Basketball Talk "These are not your father’s Los Angeles Clippers — they are not a punchline. This is no longer the penny-pinching era of Elgin Baylor as general manager trying to field a team under the racist whims of owner Donald Sterling, a franchise where free agents didn’t want to go, a..." November 11

  • Clippers and Bucks Pay Tribute to Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "They had different uniforms on underneath, but during warmups Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers made a joint statement by wearing the same shirts. The black T-shirts read "ENOUGH." across the front and on the back featured the names of the 12..." November 10

  • Report: NBA executive calls Clippers most attractive FA spot because nobody wants ‘to be LeBron’s caddy’

    Clutch Points "Now that LeBron James is on the Los Angeles Lakers, executives around the league believe the Clippers have become a more attractive free agent spot for superstar players, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi..." November 08

  • A Joke No More, the Clippers Aim to Be Something That Other L.A. Team Is Not

    Bleacher Report "Steve Ballmer is yelling at me. No, that isn't quite right. Steve Ballmer is yelling toward me. Though, really, he isn't so much yelling as he is boisterously beseeching, imploring, urging, persuading. His volume rises in proportion to his enthusiasm. And his..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • Tobias Harris Has Been a Star for the Clippers This Season

    Clips Nation "Tobias Harris was the key piece to the Blake Griffin deal that shook the NBA world this past February. While Boban is a unique weapon, and Avery Bradley is a solid rotation player, and the Pistons pick was a nice asset (that has seemingly paid off very well..." November 07

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Clippers get Doc Rivers' message to take more three-point shots

    Los Angeles Times "It wasn’t as though the Clippers set out to be NBA Luddites. When it comes to identifying the best shots, they subscribe to the same philosophy that currently drives the league. “We’ve been discussing it from Day One of training camp,” forward Tobias..." November 07

  • The “Bobi and Tobi” show is real, Boban and Tobias Harris are as authentic as it gets

    Pro Basketball Talk "From the first minute you start talking to them, sitting next to each other in a stylish Marina Del Rey office, you realize isn’t some “made for YouTube” performance dreamed up by a marketing department. This is real. Boban Marjanovic and Tobias..." November 01

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Clippers’ Patrick Beverley: ‘The team that gets drunk together, you learn a lot of things quickly’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook might not like Patrick Beverley, but it seems Beverley’s Clippers teammates do. They bonded during an offseason trip to Miami. Beverley, via Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times: “The team that gets drunk together, you learn a..." November 01

  • Police brought onto court to keep Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley separated

    Sporting News "Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley are at it again. The two guards had to be separated during the Thunder's matchup with the Clippers on Tuesday. October 31

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Doc Rivers: I wouldn’t still be coaching Clippers if Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan remained

    Los Angeles Times "One summer day a long time ago in Maywood, Ill., a young Doc Rivers had just lost a pick-up game to one of the best players in the Chicago area, Isiah Thomas, breaking a sacred rule among Rivers and his friends. “No one wins in Maywood,” Rivers recalled. That..." October 26

  • Darius Miles details whirlwind with Clippers, depression after retirement

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the early 2000s, the Clippers defined cool for a certain generation. Darius Miles, Quentin Richardson, Lamar Odom and Corey Maggette were young and fresh. The team wasn’t good, but it was fun – aggressive dunks followed by double taps of fists to the head, a celebration quickly..." October 25

  • Rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is already a role player Clippers can count on

    Los Angeles Times "  Ever since he was selected 11th overall in the 2018 NBA draft, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has..." October 25

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Russell Westbrook gets into verbal spat with Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell

    Clutch Points "Oklahoma City Thunder superstar point guard Russell Westbrook is one of the most intense players in the NBA, so even if he’s not playing in a game, he’s still going to have some type of effect on it. Westbrook is still out after having right knee surgery in early..." October 20

  • Clips have strong chance to land Leonard and Butler

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers are apparently a hotbed for star players. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Clippers have a strong chance of landing Kawhi Leonard. Heck, not only that, they may also very well be involved in Jimmy Butler trade talks down the..." October 20

  • Report: Knicks, Lakers, Clippers will pursue Kevin Durant in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors are reportedly bracing for Kevin Durant to leave in free agency next summer. Just because of the New York rumors? Maybe. They’re spreading like wildfire. But the Knicks won’t be the only team chasing Durant. Chris..." October 19

  • Russell Westbrook to make season debut on Friday, according to Clippers coach Doc Rivers' 'inside sources'

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers' "sources" claim that Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook will make his season debut on Friday, after missing Tuesday's season opener while recovering from offseason knee surgery. According..." October 19

  • Danilo Gallinari is an underrated NBA defender

    Clips Nation "The words Danilo Gallinari and good defender aren’t a pairing you hear often. Often regarded as primarily an offensive player, not much thought is ever put into Gallinari’s defensive abilities. Not to mention that when you look at some of his defensive numbers,..." October 18

  • Clippers “have a better than not chance of getting” Kawhi Leonard next summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "This line of thinking has gone from a quiet buzz around league circles to a rumor to the point where the game’s top news breaker — Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN — is reporting it as 50/50 or better: Kawhi Leonard could be coming to the Clippers next summer as a free..." October 18

  • With the 'Lob City' era gone, the Clippers are still trying to figure out their identity

    Los Angeles Times "The final clod of dirt that buried the Clippers’ star-driven “Lob City” era was tossed before their season-opening 107-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Staples Center. High above the floor, where banners depicting Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Blake..." October 18

  • Clippers biding their time until star hunt

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lob City is the proudest era in Clippers history. Really, it’s the franchise’s only proud era since moving to California. After reaching the playoffs just four times in the first 33 years post-Buffalo, the Clippers qualified all six years Chris Paul, Blake..." October 16

  • The Clippers offense looks different, but should still be among the league’s best

    Clips Nation "As the Clippers head into the regular season, one of the most interesting features of their preseason play has been the look of their offense. The Clippers have long had one of the best offenses in the NBA. Since Lob City began in 2011, LA has been among the top ten teams in..." October 15

  • Clippers To Trade Wesley Johnson To Pelicans For Alexis Ajinca

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers and Pelicans have reached a trade agreement that will send Alexis Ajincato Los Angeles and Wesley Johnson to New Orleans, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Marc Stein of The New York Times first reported (via Twitter)..." October 15

  • Suns, Clippers, Bucks Remain Active In Trade Market

    Hoops Rumors "Most teams made their final roster decisions yesterday, but a few are hoping to swing last-minute trades before Monday’s deadline, tweets Keith Smith of Real GM. The Suns don’t want to start the season without a veteran point guard and are continuing to make calls around..." October 14

  • Gortat compares teammate to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'Boban is unstoppable'

    The Score "New Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat knows how tough a defensive assignment his teammate Boban Marjanovic is. After all, the Polish Hammer has had the unique experience of trying to box out the 7-foot-3 big man who tips the scales at close to 300 pounds. ?"I mean, Boban..." October 14

  • Clippers Waive Jamel Artis

    Hoops Rumors "Only a few days after signing him, the Clippers have waived recently-signed swingman Jamel Artis, per an official release from the team. As we wrote when the signing was reported a few days ago, the timing of Artis’ signing seemed odd because it came when the team..." October 13

  • Clippers Are Signing Jamel Artis to a Partially Guaranteed Contract, per Shams Charania

    Clips Nation "Per Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Clippers are signing wing Jamel Artis to a partially guaranteed contract. Artis is a 25 year old wing who played 15 games for the Magic last year, averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 18.6 minutes..." October 11

  • Clippers Waive Desi Rodriguez

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have waived Desi Rodriguez, according to the team’s Twitter feed. Rodriguez, having signed an Exhibit 10 deal, will likely play for the team’s new G League squad, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. The 6’6″ wing..." October 10

  • Clippers Exploring Trades To Clear Roster Logjam

    Hoops Rumors "With the roster deadline for the 2018/19 season just a few days away, the Clippers are exploring the trade market in the hopes of finding a deal or two that will help them clear their roster logjam, reports Keith Smith of (Twitter link). According to Smith, the club had been hoping..." October 10

  • Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he's found his rotation after team remains unbeaten

    Los Angeles Times "Doc Rivers likes his Clippers roster because it is filled with multi-talented players he feels he can mix and match depending on the situation or opponent. After a season in which injuries forced Rivers to use emergency G-League call-ups at times, the flexibility has been a welcome..." October 10

  • Doc Rivers on L.A. Clippers’ impending roster cutdown

    Clutch Points "The regular season is fast approaching, and that means the deadline to set NBA rosters for opening day is as well. By 2PM PST on Monday, October 15th, all 30 NBA teams will have had to submit their final rosters for the start of the 2018-19 season, with some having to make some potentially..." October 10

  • Clippers hope 7-foot-3 Boban Marjanovic can become much bigger than a fan favorite

    Los Angeles Times "A few constants have defined the Clippers’ first three exhibitions: Suffocating defense. Praise for rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. A hurt Milos Teodosic. Then there’s the thunderous applause Boban Marjanovic receives. The 7-foot-3, 290-pound..." October 09

  • Clippers Haven't Offered Tobias Harris To Wolves For Jimmy Butler

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers have yet to offer Tobias Harris in any trade package to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler. The Clippers acquired Harris from the Detroit Pistons in the Blake Griffin trade last January. " October 09

  • What can the Clippers expect out of Danilo Gallinari?

    Real GM Basketball "It seems like an entire phylum, but it’s possibly only like five or six guys. Rudy Fernandez and Boris Diaw come to mind: chimeric European players who flashed but never realized their full NBA potential. Darko doesn’t belong because Darko is way more interesting as an idea and a..." October 06

  • Sources: Timberwolves, Clippers discussing Jimmy Butler trade

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers have had ongoing discussions about a trade centered around All-Star forward Jimmy Butler, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Timberwolves’ asking price has been deemed too high thus far, with multiple..." October 05

  • Rozier's dad will watch him play NBA game in person for 1st time Saturday

    Boston Herald "Now that he’s outside “those walls,” as he calls them, Terry Rozier Sr. can indulge in comforts most take for granted, like joining friends at a sports bar to watch “Monday Night Football.” His local spot in Youngstown, Ohio, is The Steel City Bar &..." October 04

  • Clippers brass seen talking with Timberwolves GM, sparks rumors of potential Jimmy Butler trade

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler is one of those elite talents who can get the job done on both defense and offense. It is a testament to the four-time All-star’s hard work and dedication to his craft. However, Butler’s name has been in the middle of..." October 04

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Rockets, Clippers, Cavs among those still interested in Jimmy Butler

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets, L.A. Clippers and the Cleveland Cavs are among the teams still interested in trading for Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Those three will join the Miami Heat,..." September 27

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • Trade Exceptions Expire For Grizzlies, Clippers, Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "Three teams had modest traded player exceptions expire this week, as the Grizzlies, Clippers, and Knicks declined to use their respective TPEs. The exceptions ranged in value from $1.58MM (Clippers) to $3.41MM (Grizzlies), with the Knicks’ $2.38MM TPE falling in the..." September 26

  • Marcin Gortat: Clash with John Wall is over

    Washington Times "Marcin Gortat says his clash with John Wall is over. Of course, it probably helps that Gortat was traded to the Clippers during the offseason and Wall is still in Washington. Gortat says he exchanged messages with Wall and..." September 25