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Week ahead for Clippers: Leaving Staples behind for Grammy trip

The week ahead  Doc Rivers' crew got a small taste of it on Sunday but it will come full force this week. That, of course, is life away from Staples Center. The Clippers will be home Monday night to host the Nuggets and then begin its version of the Grammy trip with eight-straight games on the road. To begin the trip this week, there will be a stop in Utah on Wednesday followed...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Grading recent roster moves

Since the turn of the new year the Los Angeles Clippers have made a slew of roster moves. These transactions made by coach and President of Basketball Operations Doc Rivers are clear attempts to overhaul the porous Clippers bench, and give them a fresh new look headed into the upcoming all-star break. Let’s take a look at each move and grade them one by one. Waiving guard Jordan...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hack-a-DJ strategy gives Clippers' Doc Rivers something to think about

DeAndre Jordan is having another impressive season, but at the end of close Clippers games, Doc Rivers is faced with the question of leaving him in the game or sitting him. Many teams are employing the hack-a-DJ strategy, fouling Jordan and sending him to the free-throw line, where he's struggling mightily. It's the one part of his game that he's not performing. He's been so efficient...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers not worried about making history with Doc, Clippers

Doc Rivers called his son, Austin, and told him he and the Clippers were thinking about trading for him last week. Austin said he needed some time to think, then he reached out to an important person in both of their lives. "The first thing I did was call my mom," Austin Rivers said in a packed press conference. "She's the one who's got to deal with this. She was a wreck the first...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers welcome Austin Rivers with 'open arms'

The Los Angeles Clippers welcomed Austin Rivers, Friday as he will suit up for his father, head coach Doc Rivers, for the first time. The Clippers will be part of NBA history Friday against the Cavaliers if the 22-year-old Austin Rivers checks into the game at Staples Center. A son playing for his father has never happened before in the NBA. This is a new kind of welcome-to-the-team...
Via Fox Sports West
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Just Traded for His Son Austin

Blood is thicker than water — and basketball, too, apparently. At least Los Angeles Clippers head coach and executive Doc Rivers seems to...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics, Clippers and Suns complete trade to make history

The Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a trade, as reported by ESPN, to send Austin Rivers to L.A. to play for his dad. This would be the first time in NBA history that a father will coach his son, although there was a close call when Coby Karl was playing for the Nuggets while his dad was coach, but the elder Karl was on leave to take care of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading for Austin Rivers could be costly for the Los Angeles Clippers

Doc Rivers embraces his son Austin when Los Angeles took on New Orleans last year. (photo credit sports illustrated) As the trade deadline approaches in the 2014-2015 NBA season, many teams are looking to bolster their rosters and their title hopes by doing so. The Los Angeles Clippers are no exception , but like many championship hopefuls, money is tight. This does sound odd considering...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics looking to flip Austin Rivers to his dad's team?

    This embed is invalid   " /> Austin Rivers reportedly will become a Boston Celtic on Monday, but there’s little to no chance he’ll play even one game for the C’s. The New Orleans Pelicans guard — and son of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers — is part of the widely reported three-team trade involving the Pelicans, Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies that...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade update: Ainge trying to send Austin Rivers to Clippers for pick

Austin Rivers hasn't even arrived in Boston yet, and he already appears to be out the door to join his father in Los Angeles, most likely for a 2nd round pick. This is probably better for the Celtics in the long run as opposed to keeping him, as there is currently a log jam of guards on the roster who could use the playing time.From Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski:Boston's on phones now...
Via Celtics Life
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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