CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clippers coach Doc Rivers supports athletes' right to protest, hopes his players make decision as a group

PLAYA VISTA – The office decorations were just a coincidence, but considering Doc Rivers’ history, it was pretty fitting. A black-and-white picture of Doc’s father, Grady, in his Maywood (Ill.) Police uniform sits inches in front of a San...
Via The OC Register
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin apologizes to LA Clippers fans for last season

Blake Griffin has written a piece on The Players’ Tribune to apologize to LA Clippers fans for last season and the incident with Matias Testi. The 2015-16 NBA season was Blake Griffin’s toughest since entering the league. Everything started so well with some of the best basketball of his career for a 30-game stretch before […] Blake Griffin apologizes to LA Clippers fans for...
Via Clipperholics
8 hours ago

Blake Griffin: Fight with Clippers staffer ‘100% my fault’

Blake Griffin would like nothing more than to put his nightmarish 2015-16 season behind him. And he took the first step in doing so by taking full responsibility for an incident that in part derailed everything. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar, and not for the first time, penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune in which he writes about the infamous fight in Toronto last...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Griffin apologizes to Clippers fans again for altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin is apologizing to Los Angeles Clippers fans for punching the team's assistant equipment manager last season, an incident he says was ''100 percent my fault.'' He was suspended four games and docked nearly $860,000 in pay for the altercation in January at a Toronto restaurant. Griffin broke his right hand and Matias Testi's face was severely swollen...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Clippers: J.J. Redick hints at wanting to re-sign in L.A.

J.J. Redick has said he’d like to play four more years in the NBA, and hinted at wanting to re-sign with the LA Clippers in free agency next summer. 2017 NBA free agency is the biggest in the LA Clippers‘ history. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will both likely opt to test the market, and the […] LA Clippers: J.J. Redick hints at wanting to re-sign in L.A. - Clipperholics -...
Via Clipperholics
12 hours ago

LA Clippers: It’s time to stagger Blake Griffin and Chris Paul

For the LA Clippers to improve, it’s time to stagger the minutes of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and use Griffin as the second unit anchor they need. The thought of Blake Griffin taking on more responsibility as a facilitator for the LA Clippers isn’t a new one. It’s just that we’re reaching a point in the Lob […] LA Clippers: It’s time to stagger Blake Griffin and...
Via Clipperholics
13 hours ago

Clippers add Dorell Wright to training camp roster

The Clippers have their roster set with 15 players owning guaranteed contracts when training camp opens Tuesday. Still, they’re setting up contingency plans. The team will bring in veteran sharpshooter Dorell Wright on a non-guaranteed training...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers reach agreement to extend TV deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers and Fox Sports Prime Ticket have reached an agreement to extend their television deal. Terms were not announced Wednesday. Prime Ticket will broadcast all regular-season games not selected by a national outlet for exclusive telecast, first-round postseason games and selected exhibition games. It will be the 21st season Prime Ticket has...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers agree to new TV deal with FOX Sports

In news that broke today, the Clippers agreed to a new deal with Fox Sports, and will remain on Fox Sports Prime Ticket. Developing story — #Clippers and Fox Sports have agreed to new TV deal. — Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) September 21, 2016 The Clippers are back on Fox Sports but will still be conducting in-market tests for new, innovative digital offerings on a trial...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers announce new deal with Fox Sports Prime Ticket

The Clippers will continue in their relationship with Fox Sports Prime Ticket, keeping games on the network that’s been their TV home for the past two decades. The multi-year deal was announced by the team Wednesday. The Clippers didn’t announce...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Guard Jamal Crawford Wants to Play 5 More Years in the NBA

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has been in the NBA for 16 seasons, but he doesn't plan to leave anytime soon.  The 36-year-old has not slowed down. He played 26.9 minutes a game last season, averaging 14.2 points and 2.3 assists and shooting 34 percent from 3. Although the latest contract he signed with the Clippers (in July) only guarantees him three more years with...
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ballmer close to deal keeping Los Angeles Clippers streaming rights

If any major pro sports owner is going to make waves with a streaming rights deal, it makes sense that it would be Steve Ballmer. The latest This Week In Hot Takes: Garoppolo, Stills, Dilfer, CMU and Rapinoe Surprise! Thursday Night Football not available for streaming on Sling, PS Vue Twitter...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Clippers Roster, Part 1

As we enter the home stretch of the offseason (Media Day is less than two weeks away, folks!), it's time to look ahead and assess where the Clippers stand as they enter yet another crucial turning-point season for the franchise. Fall officially begins in a week, bringing with it (as always) a few reliable constants — the leaves changing color, pumpkin spice returning to stores...
Via Clips Nation
9 days ago

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
11 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Los Angeles Clippers

It's had the meaning drummed from it by repetition, and nothing lives for more than six months in sportsworld without becoming a joke, but it's worth remembering that Lob City first became a thing marketing folks saw fit to emblazon onto t-shirts because Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan couldn't contain their astonishment and glee upon learning Chris Paul was about to be traded to...
Via RealGM - NBA
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin working hard, says he didn't deserve summer break

Blake Griffin isn’t happy with how his previous season went, and he’s hard at work ensuring that it doesn’t happen again. Griffin joined J.J. Redick’s “The Vertical” podcast recently and talked about his offseason, in which he’s taken about two weeks of vacation amidst an extensive workout program. He’s trying to steady himself after a difficult season that saw him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Redick is the 41st Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: J.J. Redick might’ve just had the second-best shooting season...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan says Olympic gold medal trumps winning NBA title

What do Carmelo Anthony and DeAndre Jordan have in common? On the surface, not much other than being teammates on the 2016 Team USA Olympic roster and fellow NBA players. However, it appears they also share the same perspective on what winning a gold medal means to them. Last week, Anthony said he would be fine with three gold medals over winning an NBA championship. Now, LA Clippers...
Via The Comeback
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce to return to Clippers for 19th NBA season

After months of deliberating about his future, Paul Pierce has reportedly made his decision to return to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2016-17 NBA season. “Pierce, an 18-season veteran in the NBA, is planning to return to the Los Angeles Clippers for his 19th season in the league according to multiple league sources,” writes Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Daily News. Woike...
Via Sportsnaut
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Is this the Los Angeles Clippers’ year?

The Los Angeles Clippers have essentially the same team from last year heading into the 2016-2017 season. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen, but for now it seems like the Clippers are in a good place. Western Conference teams have strengthened and weakened across the board. Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors...
Via isportsweb.com
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Trolls UNC In Honor Of Austin Rivers’ Birthday

What better way is there to troll your rival than to remind it of probably their most memorable loss in franchise history? It remains one of the most legendary plays in college basketball. With seconds remaining, Duke guard Austin Rivers hit a buzzer-beater against rival UNC in Chapel Hill in 2012. The three-pointer allowed the Blue Devils to defeat the Tar Heels 85-84 in an...
Via College Spun
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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