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The Clippers are looking to make a deep playoff run, and now reportedly were looking to secure a perimeter defensive stopper for that stretch run.
Pro Basketball Talk is reporting that the Clippers owner vetoed a deal that would have sent Caron Butler to Washington to Trevor Ariza.
Reports suggest Donald Sterling vetoed a deal that was in place.
L.A. and Washington had a done deal Wednesday night that would have sent forward Trevor Ariza to the Clippers in exchange for Caron Butler, giving L.A. a long, defensive-oriented body to throw at the likes of Kevin Durant in the playoffs. (Butler, who still has an offseason home in the D.C. area, and who was loved by the locals, didn’t have a problem returning to a non-Arenas Wizards locker room. He’d have been welcomed back as a much-needed offensive option, according to sources.)
But sources indicated that Clippers owner Donald Sterling nixed the deal Thursday morning, not wanting to gamble on the team’s chemistry being affected in any way down the stretch.
Ariza is definitely a better defender, but really offers nothing on the offensive end. It actually was a good decision by Sterling who usually doesn’t make good choices.
It would really have been a dumb trade. Ariza’s more effective on a guard or forward he has a size advantage on. There’s nothing he could really do to stop the likes of KD.
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The Los Angeles Clippers nearly traded former Wizard, Caron Butler, to the Wizards in exchange for Trevor Ariza who the Clippers felt would be advantageous on defense. Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, killed the deal in fear of messing up team chemistry.
According to David Aldridge, NBA.com:
L.A. and Washington had a done deal Wednesday night that would have sent forward Trevor Ariza...
The Clippers made no moves at the NBA trade deadline, but that wasn't the basketball people's fault. Word is that Clippers owner Donald Sterling nixed one potential trade at the deadline.
The Clippers and Wizards had an agreement in principle on the eve of the deadline involving a trade of Caron Butler for Trevor Ariza.
LOS ANGELES The fast breaks, lob passes and high-flying dunks are all part of what makes the Clippers go, but as Chris Paul likes to say, it starts with defense.
"We have to let our defense dictate our offense," the Clippers guard said Tuesday night. "When we make stops, we're tough in transition."
They proved their point in a 106-84 rout of the Charlotte...
The Clippers offered their congratulations by gathering for an Instagram team photo and welcoming Jamal Crawford and his wife’s newborn daughter, London. Blake Griffin and co. gather around a “Welcome To The Clipper Family, London!” sign held by CP3 and Caron Butler:
photo via Trey Thompkins
When Lamar Odom is aggressive as he was on Saturday night against the Utah Jazz, the Clippers forward is "a nightmare for other teams because not too many power forwards in this league is going to be able to guard him," Chris Paul said.
When Odom looks to score as he did in producing a season-high 18 points against the Jazz, he "gives us a whole other dimension out...
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. In his third season in the NBA, Clippers forward Blake Griffin is already considered one of the games most dynamic and forceful players. Hes also still growing into his role.
Saturday night at Staples Center, Griffin was hit with a second-quarter technical foul against the Utah Jazz and visibly seethed on court. In the third quarter, he virtually took over the...
Reserve guards Eric Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford will miss the Los Angeles Clippers' Tuesday night game with the Charlotte Bobcats.
A calf strain will sideline Bledsoe, and Crawford will be out due to be with his newborn daughter, according to Clippers beat reporter Madelyn Burke. Look for Chauncey Billups, Matt Barnes and Caron Butler to pick up the slack.
Tweet Chauncey Billups is 36 years old and had played in just nine games before Tuesday night for the Los Angeles Clippers. Given that, he probably shouldn’t be able to do things like this behind-the-back pass he hit DeAndre Jordan with on a fast-break in the second quarter: Not only was the pass right around [...]
Blake Griffin's layups aren't usually highlight-reel worthy. But this and-one layup (see the video after the jump) definitely is. Of course, Griffin was trying to dunk but had lost control of the ball. Griffin's hustle play -- diving for the ball and making the save -- also made the cut.
Griffin finished the Clippers' 107-94 win over the Utah Jazz with 18 points...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caron Butler scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rode a big third quarter to a 107-94 victory over Utah on Saturday night, completing their first season sweep of the Jazz since 1978-79., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/clippers-get-1st-sweep-of-jazz-since-7879-season-yahoo-sports