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The NBA lockout is going to end up costing rookies like the Clippers' Trey Thompkins more than just the 16 cancelled games in their first season.
With schedules compressed so tightly, rookies on NBA rosters who aren't in their teams' regular rotations are left fighting for ways to get better.
"It's tough. There's hardly any practice at all," Vinny Del Negro said. "And we're loaded in that area with Kenyon and Reggie. He's got to just keep on working, watching film and paying attention."
Thompkins has played in just 19 games this season.
Still, through extra on-court work before each game, Thompkins has seen his shot, ball-handling and defense take steps forward.
"It's a learning experience. I never want being on the bench to get to me," Thompkins said. "I want to be a good teammate. I appreciated it at Georgia when guys would get loud for me. If Blake has a big dunk, I want him to look over and see support from ...
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Sometimes, things just fall into place, and sometimes, things are a result of hard work paired with an opportunity.
For Randy Foye on Monday night at Dallas, it was the latter.
Foye tied a franchise record by hitting eight 3-point shots, and he scored 28 points in the Clippers' 94-75 win over the Mavericks.
"Well, he was just feeling it obviously," Clippers coach...
DALLAS On Jan. 1, 2011, Caron Butler went down because of a ruptured right patella tendon at Milwaukee when he played for the Dallas Mavericks, his season ending after knee surgery four days later.
Nearly a year after the injury, Butler played in his first regular-season game, this time as a Clipper when they played at Golden State on Dec. 25.
With the 2011-12 regular season winding...
The NBA Monday announced that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 26, through Sunday, April 1. Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics earned the honor for the Eastern Conference.
Paul guided the Clippers to a 4-0 mark, averaging 21.5 points on 56 percent shooting, while dishing out 11.3 assists...
Quickly and decisively, the Clippers point out that there isn't a rivalry between them and the Lakers.
"Honestly, I don't think it is one," center DeAndre Jordan said. "But I'm not worried about any other team. I don't care about them. I respect them as a team and as players. Once we step in between that line, I could care less about any accomplishments...
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We’ve featured a few sweet Blake Griffin dunks on this site before, but on Monday night while everyone was watching the NCAA Championship Game, he unleashed one of his best.
Griffin’s one-handed put-back dunk against the Dallas Mavericks was simply incredible.
In the above video Griffin sends the ball across the floor to Randy Foye, who misses a 3-pointer. For some reason...
Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul and some of his Clipper teammates visited the Playboy Mansion this past weekend, to attend the Playboy Golf Finals Pajama and Lingerie Party.
Immediately following their 106 to 95 victory over the Utah Jazz – Ryan Gomes, DeAndre Jordan and Paul joined other NBA players for the event. Andrew Goudelock, Matt Barnes and Darrius Morris from...
DALLAS (AP) -- Randy Foye had 28 points with a career-high eight 3-pointers and the Los Angeles Clippers won their sixth consecutive game, 94-75 over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night for their longest winning streak in two decades.
Blake Griffin had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, who last won six in a row in March 1992. Griffin had scored 20 points in each of the...
Chris Paul said he injures his elbow "all the time."
Jamario Moon averaged 16.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 36.6 minutes.
Randy Foye had 28 points with a career-high eight 3-pointers and
the Los Angeles Clippers won their sixth consecutive game, 94-75
over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night for their longest winning
streak in two decades.
After last Friday's victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul went to the scorer's table to remove some tape.Sitting that section ended up being for Sugar Ray front-man Mark McGrath who wanted to get some love from Mr. Paul by getting a fist bump.Sadly for Mark, Chris either didn't see him or didn't feel the...
A lengthy stay at home appeared to provide just what the Los Angeles Clippers needed to end their struggles on the court and put aside any distractions off it.
The Clippers, though, will be on the road for much of the rest of the season starting Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks, winners of 10 in a row at home in the series.
Los Angeles entered its five-game homestand after...
The Los Angeles Lakers may be atop the Pacific Division, but the Los Angeles Clippers are surging behind their longest winning streak in two decades.
The Clippers look to draw closer to the Lakers by winning the season series for the first time in 19 years on Wednesday night.
The Lakers (34-20) have won 11 of 15 and lead the division by 1 1/2 games over the Clippers (32-21). However...