Derrick Rose reportedly wanted to sign with Spurs or Clippers

Derrick Rose will be getting his chance to contend, but he apparently would have rather it come in the Western Conference.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the ex-MVP “tried hard” to get top teams in the West to sign him — namely, the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers — but was ultimately turned down.Rose, who wound up signing with the Cleveland...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Steve Ballmer isn’t interested in sharing LA with Lakers

The Lakers have been on a downswing over the past few years, and the Clippers have benefited as a result.New owner Steve Ballmer has said that the Clippers are LA’s team now, and whether he’s right or wrong, their record speaks for itself. The Clippers have been a playoff team, while the Lakers appear to be tanking for draft picks.For now, it’s been working, but the Lakers...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ice Cube wants Paul Pierce to join BIG3 League

Paul Pierce called it quits after spending 19 seasons in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean we won’t ever see him playing on the basketball court ever again. Ice Cube is already trying to make sure fans aren’t denied that pleasure, and is attempting to do that by recruiting him to play in the BIG3 League. Both Pierce and Ice Cube grew up in Inglewood, so maybe that’s why Cube...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ice Cube already recruiting Paul Pierce to join BIG3

Paul Pierce is only days into his NBA retirement, officially speaking, and there’s already a standing offer for him to play basketball..BIG3 founder Ice Cube took to Twitter Wednesday night to issue his initial recruiting pitch to Pierce. As noted by Ice Cube, Pierce signed a symbolic, one-day contract earlier this week so he could officially retire as a member of the Boston Celtics...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin: Returning to Clippers was 'no-brainer'

Blake Griffin never came particularly close to joining the exodus from the Los Angeles Clippers this summer.Griffin said Wednesday that he considered returning to the Clippers a “no-brainer,” and that he’d like to spend his entire career with the organization.“Obviously this has been my home since I was drafted, and a lot went into this decision for me,” Griffin said, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the starting five of the Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have had a rather hilly offseason, as they have made some franchise-altering moves over the past few weeks. They elected to trade superstar point guard Chris Paul to the conference-rival Houston Rockets in exchange for a bevvy of players that included most notably Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, and Sam Dekker. They also acquired forward Danilo Gallinari...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer shoots down rumors of moving Clippers to Seattle

Many NBA fans agree that Seattle, once again, deserves a professional basketball team in the area, but don’t expect it to come at the expense of Los Angeles Clippers fans.While rumors had previously suggested that Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was interested in potentially moving the franchise from LA to Seattle, he made it clear to Business Insider on Thursday that it couldn...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers will not be competitive next season

This is may sound like a real hot take, but hear me out: the Los Angeles Clippers are a very borderline Western Conference playoff team. They lost their ball handler, Chris Paul, to another team in the West, the Houston Rockets, and picked up loads of secondary pieces in return. They also picked up Danilo Gallinari in a sign-and-trade involving the Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Clippers didn't take step back, added talent

The Los Angeles Clippers have had a rough offseason so far, but head coach Doc Rivers doesn’t think they took a step back. Added talent?Let’s give that the old sniff test, shall we?After watching Chris Paul (one of the best point guards in the Association) leave via trade to the Houston Rockets, they spent top dollar to retain an aging, injury-prone Blake Griffin.Then, they acquired...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid posts photo of him and new Sixers teammate J.J. Redick

Joel Embiid has been all about "The Process" during his short career with the Philadelphia 76ers.“Trust it” and “it will work” are a few things that come to mind here. Now that his Sixers have signed veteran guard J.J. Redick to a one-year, $23 million contract, they are definitely worthy of being in the playoff conversation.And in reality, Philadelphia can thank Embiid for...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers employees wore this ridiculous shirt after Blake Griffin meeting

Blake Griffin is now the face of the Los Angeles Clippers’ franchise after the team re-signed the big man and traded Chris Paul earlier in the week.But if you ask the Clippers themselves, it appears they believe Griffin is a pioneer in the form of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln.No. Really.Clippers employees wore this t-shirt after the team’s meeting...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Clippers hand over franchise to Blake Griffin with $173M contract

Blake Griffin has always been a quizzical talent that clearly has been limited by injuries and perhaps by the fact that he and Chris Paul never made each other better. The Clippers appeared to have reservations committing long-term to Paul with that fifth guaranteed year, but quickly agreed upon terms with Griffin on a five-year, $173 million deal.Griffin is one of the game's best...
Via RealGM - NBA
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder intend to make a run at Blake Griffin

With Lob City in its death throes after the Los Angeles Clippers traded Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder appear set on picking at the carcass by making a move on Blake Griffin, according to ESPN’s Royce Young. While an intriguing development on several levels, Young goes on to note one significant roadblock. Given that scenario as a potential workaround...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul tweets heartfelt farewell to L.A., Clippers fans

Chris Paul is on his way to joining the Houston Rockets in a stunning trade but not before he paid a heartfelt farewell to Los Angeles and Clipper Nation on his way out, taking to Twitter to post a message of sincere gratitude. “Unbelievable amount of emotions right now- I don’t even know what to say. Lots of love and tears," the post reads. "I’m so blessed and thankful for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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