CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Clippers among teams to meet with Kevin Durant in free agency

The Los Angeles Clippers are securing an invitation to pitch pending free agent Kevin Durant, according to Yahoo Sports. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is not a free agent for another week. However, Durant will have a long list of suitors once he is able to meet with teams on July, 1. The Clippers […] Report: Clippers among teams to meet with Kevin Durant in free agency...
Via Clipperholics
5 hours ago

Clippers Draft 2016: Brice Johnson Q&A With A UNC Blogger

Getting some answers from the fans who know Brice best. One of the biggest advantages of being in a network like SBNation is the network itself--tons of brilliant minds covering all of the Clippers' competitors that we get to work with a ton.  We don't get the chance often, but these relationships extend well past the boundaries of the NBA, and it's fairly common for us to connect...
Via Clips Nation
12 hours ago

WATCH: Brice Johnson: Chris Paul and Lob City's Newest Alley-Oop Finisher

Brice Johnson was drafted No. 25 overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, meaning that he now joins fellow former ACC standout, Chris Paul, in "Lob City". Check out this mashup of what Clippers fans can look forward to when the 1st Team All ACC forward joins the Clips for the 2016-17 NBA season.
Via ACC Digital Network
14 hours ago

Los Angeles Clippers: Break up the core?

Star guard Chris Paul has two seasons left on his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, center DeAndre Jordan has three years, and Blake Griffin has two years left. The Clippers are a talented team that has worked hard to build something special. General manager Dave Wohl and head coach/president of basketball operations Doc Rivers have helped shape the Clippers into a title contending...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Corner: Alex Hamilton, DeAndre Jordan and Seattle

Summer league roster updates, DeAndre Jordan to Team USA, pitching a Seattle fan, coaching updates and more via the Clippers Corner. Alex Hamilton With the NBA Draft behind us, the Summer league is right around the corner. The rookies should play on the Summer League Roster in Orlando, and Alex Hamilton will also join the […] Clippers Corner: Alex Hamilton, DeAndre Jordan and Seattle...
Via Clipperholics
23 hours ago

Clippers: Doc Rivers hopes draft class is a grand slam

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said the franchise’s selections of Brice Johnson, David Michineau and Diamond Stone could end up as hits. Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said fifty percent of picks from 22 make it in the NBA, but he hopes his team got it right with their picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Rivers […] Clippers: Doc Rivers hopes draft class is a grand...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Clippers Draft 2016: Who the Hell is David Michineau?

The Clippers drafted David Michineau with the 39th pick in the NBA draft. Nobody's ever heard of him. So, when the Clippers traded their 33rd pick for picks 39 and 40, it was both a good move and a bad one.  It was bad because Demetrius Jackson, a prospect that most on the internet liked in the mid-first round, was still on the board at 33.  It was good because no matter how smart...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

WATCH: Brice Johnson To Clippers: Chris Paul Connection In "Lob City"

The Los Angeles Clippers took Brice Johnson with the 25th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Former UNC Tar Heel Jason Capel and ACCDN host Jeff Fischel talk about the impact Johnson could have on "Lob City". The guys also explore how much easier former Wake Forest point guard Chris Paul can make Johnson's transition from Chapel Hill to the bright lights of L.A. on the court.
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago

NBA Draft 2016: Clippers Select Brice Johnson

The UNC power forward is the newest Los Angeles Clipper. With the 25th/33rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers have selected Brice Johnson, a 6'9" PF from UNC. In his senior year at UNC, Johnson averaged 17 points and 10.4 rebounds. Johnson will help the Clippers down low, as they search for both a reliable third big to take over where Cole Aldrich left off,...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Clippers making calls about trading up in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t made much in the way of headlines since Blake Griffin punched a staff member and the team later blew a 2-0 advantage against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Still, the Clippers sound like a team ready to step back into the limelight during Thursday’s NBA draft, as head coach Doc Rivers and the front office...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With no time to develop raw talent, Clippers need to draft mature players who can help immediately

It’s something Doc Rivers tells each one of his teams if he thinks they have a chance to do something special. To accomplish something great, it’s going to be hard. And, you need to embrace the challenges that are hardest. Thursday, it’s time...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Clippers Use The 2016 NBA Draft As A Powerball Ticket Or A Scratch Off?

The question posed in the title -- do the Clippers want a powerball ticket or a scratch off -- gets at the crux of their NBA draft strategy. At the backend of this year's first round there are two types of players: rotation players and boom or bust picks. Brice Johnson, Taurean Prince, Malik Beasley, and DeAndre Bembry (who would also double the number of "DeAndres" on the team...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNLV teammates Patrick McCaw and Stephen Zimmerman, UCLA's Tony Parker work out for Clippers

PLAYA VISTA – The closest UNLV’s Patrick McCaw has gotten to NBA players was two summers ago when the Clippers spent a portion of their fall camp on his college campus. “I said ‘What’s up?’ to DeAndre (Jordan) and Blake (Griffin) in the...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford: ‘My preference is to re-sign with the Clippers’

After taking home the third Sixth Man of the Year Award of his NBA career this past season, there’s an added intrigue to the unrestricted free agency of Clippers guard Jamal Crawford. But Crawford is treating the situation as a very cut-and-dry one. In an interview with Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders on Thursday, Crawford stated his desire to stay put this summer if possible...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford Prefers To Re-Sign With Clippers

Jamal Crawford will be a free agent as he continues to be one of the NBA's best bench scorers. “Yeah, I’m really looking forward to it," said Crawford about his free agency. "I think with the way the league is now and the way things are going, this is a great time to be a free agent – for sure.” Crawford would like to re-sign with the Clippers but there will be a lot of teams...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers part ways with developmental coach Dave Severns

PLAYA VISTA – The latest move in the shakeup of the Clippers’ coaching staff comes on the developmental side. Dave Severns, who has been with the team since 2010, and the Clippers are parting ways, clearing a spot for development guru John Welch...
Via The OC Register
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers reportedly exploring options on streaming games online

As many of you may know, the NBA has been looking for different ways to continue to put their brand on a larger scale. I think everyone knows that ads will be on all the jersey in another year or two, but the Los Angeles Clippers are pushing the envelope with something else. According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers are exploring their options on streaming...
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Kevin Eastman retires

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Kevin Eastman is retiring. The Clippers announced Eastman's decision Monday. Eastman was an assistant to Doc Rivers for two seasons. He also served as the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations during the 2014-15 season. The 61-year-old veteran basketball mind spent eight seasons on Rivers' staff with the Boston...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan Top Ten best plays from 2015-16 season

As you probably know by now, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is one of the best big men in the association and this season, he showed that he could become one of the elite centers of all-time. For the Clippers, DeAndre averaged over twelve points, grabbed over thirteen rebounds, and blocked over two shots as Los Angeles made it to the playoffs. Check out some of his...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce: ‘If I come back, it will be one more and that will be it’

Paul Pierce has two years remaining on his three-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, but is 38 years old and coming off the worst season of his 18-year NBA career. On Wednesday night, the Celtics legend told the Boston Globe that he’ll decide on his NBA future in the next few weeks, and that if he does come back, it will be for only one season: “Well...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin planned to jump over convertible in dunk contest

The 2011 slam dunk contest will always be remembered for Blake Griffin’s now famous dunk. However, Griffin says it didn’t go quite as he intended. Who could forget? While being serenaded by a choir, Griffin took off, jumped over the hood of a Kia Optima, dunked with an assist from Baron Davis, and stood on the hood when he was finished. Spike Lee went nuts. The moment was turned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers trying to move up in the NBA Draft

As the entire NBA world sets its sights on the Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, all 30 of the Association’s teams are preparing for the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft. Set to start in just over two weeks, this year’s version of the draft might be among the most-talented we’ve seen in recent history. This has those squads picking high in the lottery...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers saw a promising season, which they hoped to be title contenders, fall apart due to injuries. Blake Griffin missed the majority of the season with assorted maladies, including a broken hand after punching a team employee. Then both Chris Paul and J.J. Redick were injured in the playoffs. Rather than contending for a title, the Clippers limped their way to...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: NBA stars read mean tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jimmy Kimmel’s “mean tweets” have always brought us great laughs, but they’re especially fun when star athletes are involved. So it was perfect when a new edition of mean tweets was shown prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, with NBA stars featured once again. The video included current and former players alike, including Jalen Rose, Klay Thompson, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers to decline option, become free agent

“Sorry, dad, but business is business.” We imagine the conversation between Austin Rivers and his father will go something like that when the Clippers guard informs the team of his decision to decline his player option to become a free agent. According to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, that’s exactly what Austin is doing. Clippers guard Austin Rivers has decided not to exercise...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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