Found July 02, 2013 on
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Doc Rivers knows what it’s like to be an NBA point guard. Perhaps that is why he is so patient with them, which is a good thing. Patience is a virtue Rivers will need with the Clippers.
In one of the overlooked aspects of the coach’s move west, Rivers traded one mercurial point guard, Rajon Rondo, for another, Chris Paul. Rivers went to great lengths to convince people that his relationship with Rondo had nothing to do with his departure from Boston, and he had better be telling the truth. He won’t find Paul any easier to deal with.
These are the compromises you make when you are chasing a championship. Rivers knows his relationships with his players won’t all be as seamless as those he enjoyed with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. He realizes he will clash with some, especially the really good ones, among the younger generation of NBA stars. Something changed in the high school and AAU basketball culture in the late 1990s, and it wasn’t good.
Rivers is therefore ready to p...
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It’s been a little over a week since Doc Rivers forced his way out of Boston.
Scouring the internet, it isn’t hard to find fans and media alike singing the praises of Doc. Many claim his time was up and that he had every right to move on. Some even see him as the savior of a storied franchise that had been tarnished and dragged through the mud for over two decades.
Chris Paul is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The All-Star point guard agreed to a new deal on the first day free agency opened, agent Leon Rose confirmed.
Paul posted a message on his Twitter account Monday morning, saying ''I'M IN!!!'' (hash)CLIPPERNATION
Paul led the Clippers to their first Pacific Division title last season and his decision to stay...
Yet another surprise in an eventful NBA off season.
Chris Paul has accepted a five-year, $107.3 million contract from the Los Angeles Clippers.
"I'M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION," wrote Paul on Twitter.
Paul was acquired in a trade by the Clippers in December of 2011.
Los Angeles Clippers: Chris Paul Signing Grade
By Brandon Hartman: HoopStuff Senior Writer…
Chris Paul’s contract: 5 years, 107 million max deal
- Doc Rivers must be smiling. Two weeks ago, he was looking at a rebuilding year with an aging Boston squad, a rebuild that would have taken a whole lot of work to turn things around and could have even tarnished his resume if things...
The Clippers called point guard Chris Paul as soon as the free-agency period opened Sunday at 9:01 p.m., but nothing was agreed to that night, according to NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
But the officials said Paul is going to re-sign with the Clippers.
The Clippers will offer Paul a maximum five-year deal worth 107.3 million.
Paul, an unrestricted...
The Boston Celtics signed Brad Stevens to a six year, $22 million contract, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2013
Lots of money there. Still almost a 50% savings from Doc Rivers.
No surprise here, but Chris Paul will reportedly re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers and will not even speak to other teams when free agency commences at midnight tonight.
According to Chris Broussard of ESPN:
Chris Paul’s representatives have told teams not to even bother pursuing the point guard when free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. ET Monday because he will re-sign with the Los...
According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, Chris Paul has verbally agreed to a contract extension with the Los Angele Clippers to the tune of 5 years, $107 million.All indications were that Paul would re-sign with the Clippers after they lured Doc Rivers away from the Celtics. Paul representatives also reportedly went as far to tell other teams to “not even bother” pursuing...
Just a pet peeve of mine is when members of the media present a story as breaking news even though everyone already knew it was going to happen.
The chances that Chris Paul was leaving the Clippers were slim and none. When Doc Rivers came aboard it became officially NONE, so there isn’t really anything groundbreaking here, but CP3 is telling teams not to even bother recruiting...
Free agency officially began today, and there’s no bigger news than Chris Paul verbally agreeing to return to the Clippers. To the tune of 5 years, $107 million. The best part was that it came through his agent though, with a message of “Don’t bother trying to woo him if you’re another team, he’s going back to LA.” I’ve never seen free agency handled like a high school...
No big surprise here, Chris Paul has re-upped with the LA Clippers. We knew he was staying put; especially when the LA Clippers went out and got Doc Rivers to coach him. Chris Paul and Doc combined will now be used as a recruiting tool to try and land Dwight Howard.
Multiple outlets are reporting that CP3 is expected to verbally agree to a five-year, $107 million contract extension...
Just like every other free agency year in the NBA, the free agent class of 2013 is stockpiled with talent and even contains a few franchise players. In what is sure to be another free agency cycle involving big names such as Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, a team could go from a middle of [...]
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Bill Simmons has had the Midas touch during his ESPN tenure but his standoff with Doc Rivers showed a potential unintended consequence that may plague ESPN long after his departure.