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On the day he was officially hired as the Clippers' new head coach, Doc Rivers insisted he was content with the team he inherited. But he also knew it was subject to change.
The Clippers had needs, and Tuesday they appeared to solve two of them.
They had to deal away their most valuable trade chip in dynamic point guard Eric Bledsoe, but that's the cost of doing business in the NBA. The Clippers lost a rising star, but they added the offensive help they wanted.
The three-way trade that will bring shooting guard J.J. Redick from the Milwakee Bucks in a sign-and-trade and small forward Jared Dudley from the Phoenix Suns for Bledsoe and veteran forward Caron Butler was precisely what they were seeking.
In exchange for Redick, the Bucks will get second-round picks each from the Clippers and Suns once the moratorium period is over on July 10.
That's not a bad trade-off.
The Clippers wanted size and scoring punch in their backcourt to go with point guard Chris Paul, whos...
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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.
Yet another surprise in an eventful NBA off season.
If you haven’t heard, the Clippers pulled off a three-team trade with the Suns and Bucks that netted them J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley. Most analysts view this as a great deal for the Clippers.
It appears Doc Rivers was instrumental in luring Redick to Los Angeles.
Oh Doc, you’re one sexy beast.
I hope J.J. left a tip on the nightstand.
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.
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...
Finally, our long national nightmare is over! ESPN’s Bill Simmons and former Celtics (now Clippers) head coach Doc Rivers went at each other last week — both on air and in the Twittersphere — over Simmons’ relentless accusations that Rivers quit on the Celtics. The feud reached its apex Friday when Simmons called out Rivers (using his first name, Glenn) over false claims...
In the past week, the Boston Celtics have experienced an overwhelming amount of changes. Doc Rivers was formally introduced as the Los Angeles Clippers head coach and Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry were all traded to the Brooklyn Nets. It’s a lot to digest but when the deal to Brooklyn officially goes through [...]
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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.