DOC RIVERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

LA Clippers impressed with Diamond Stone’s three-point shot

LA Clippers rookie center Diamond Stone has been impressing Doc Rivers and his teammates at training camp with his three-point shot. The LA Clippers may not have an instant contributor in 19-year-old rookie center Diamond Stone, but they do have a talented, long (6’11” with a 7’3″ wingspan) big man with potential. Many expected him to go […] LA Clippers impressed with...
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1 hour ago

LA Clippers: Doc Rivers wants defensive rebounding to improve

Doc Rivers knows that one of the LA Clippers’ biggest weaknesses last season was defensive rebounding, and he wants that to change next season. The LA Clippers couldn’t have done much better in Blake Griffin‘s 47-game absence last season. They managed to win 53 games, rank 4th in defensive efficiency and 6th in offensive efficiency, […] LA Clippers: Doc Rivers wants defensive...
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1 day ago

Clippers focused on rebounding, pushing the ball upcourt faster

IRVINE – Clippers coach Doc Rivers came into training camp a year ago with a plan to blow up a big part of the Clippers’ defensive philosophies. They weren’t guarding the pick-and-roll, the most popular play in basketball, well enough, and...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says there’s no gap between LA Clippers, Warriors

Doc Rivers believes there’s no gap between his LA Clippers and Kevin Durant’s Golden State Warriors as contenders. With the San Antonio Spurs ageing and their defense changing with new personnel (Pau Gasol, in particular) after the loss of Tim Duncan, there’s a good chance the LA Clippers could earn the 2nd seed in the Western […] Doc Rivers says there’s no gap between...
Via Clipperholics
2 days ago

Doc Rivers wanted to bring Kevin Garnett to Clippers

Kevin Garnett would have had options had he elected to play another season in the NBA. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who coached Garnett in Boston and has called him one of his favorite players, said there would have been a place for Garnett in Los Angeles had the veteran big man wanted to keep playing. “I would have absolutely been interested in bringing him here,” Rivers said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: DeAndre Jordan ‘sees himself now as a star’

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was one of the standouts for Team USA at the Olympics this summer, and coach Doc Rivers thinks he’s just figuring out how good he is. Rivers hopes and expects Jordan to bring the swagger and confidence he found in Rio back to the Clippers for the NBA season. “He sees himself now as a star,” Rivers said, via Gary Washburn of the Boston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Lauds Celtics’ Addition Of Al Horford In NBA Free Agency

The Boston Celtics signed one of the most coveted NBA free agents this summer by landing All-Star power forward/center Al Horford. The former No. 3 overall draft pick could become the type of player who attracts other stars to Boston as it builds around a core that also includes All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas. Former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers echoed this sentiment earlier in the...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers again blows off Blake Griffin trade rumors

Los Angeles Clippers head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers once again blamed outsiders for the persistence of the trade rumors surrounding Blake Griffin. But unlike last time when he took aim at “bloggers” for starting the rumors, he essentially accused the Boston media of making them up. Rivers was speaking Boston reporters when he made the possibly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers blames ‘bloggers’ for Blake Griffin trade rumors

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks that the Los Angeles Clippers are considering a possible trade of superstar Blake Griffin. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers vehemently denied the rumors, citing “bloggers” who “have nothing to do with the sport” as the source of the trade talk. Rivers was making an appearance this week on The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers on the Clippers: ‘We’re close, and we know that’

Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers were nowhere near close to 100 percent when they were defeated in Game 6 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers last week. After all, the team lost both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the playoffs during Game 3 of that series. This came with the Clippers up 2-0 on Portland. They’d then go on to lose the final...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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