CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clippers hate should decline with Kevin Durant joining Warriors

The Los Angeles Clippers have been the most hated team in the NBA for some time, but that may start to change with Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors. Floppers. Complainers. 43-percent free throw shooters. Second round failures. Chokers. The descriptors for the Los Angeles Clippers are plentiful. Largely stemming from critique rather than praise, they […] Clippers...
Via Clipperholics
5 hours ago

Clippers Free Agent Retrospective: Stone Cole Aldrich

It’s time to look back at one of the Clippers’ best bench players. In the series “Clippers Free Agent Retrospective”, we’re looking back at the mark left by players who departed Los Angeles in free agency this summer. We tackled Jeff Green on Thursday, and Pablo Prigioni over the weekend. Next up: Cole Aldrich. Name: Cole Aldrich Key Clippers Facts: 27-Year-old...
Via Clips Nation
10 hours ago

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan soaking up Team USA experience, and reminding many why he's a good teammate

LOS ANGELES – DeAndre Jordan’s trying to hurry because the 8 p.m. bus was waiting and good teammates don’t make the 8 p.m. bus wait. But since Jordan’s at Staples Center, getting out of the building is going to be tougher than usual. First,...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers: Coach K says DeAndre Jordan better than he thought

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski has always known DeAndre Jordan is talented, but after coaching him, he’s said the Los Angeles Clippers’ center is even better than he realized. DeAndre Jordan has further established himself as a freakishly athletic force since starting his time with Team USA this summer. Those around the NBA and especially Los Angeles […] Clippers: Coach K...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Grade the Signing: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is BAE

The Clippers’ starting small forward is back on a cheap deal. The signing of Wesley Johnson to the full Mid-Level Exception prompted some uncomfortable questions: were the Clippers planning on rolling with Wes over Luc Mbah a Moute in 2017? Wes might be better all-around, but Luc was the only one who could defend at a high enough level to stick in the starting lineup. Re-signing...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Chris Paul shows off new J's

Clippers-themed Air Jordan 11s? Check them out! According to Complex Magazine, as well as a couple other shoe blogs, Chris Paul struck a new cord with the debut of a pair of Clippers-themed Air Jordan 11s. The shoes are all red -- not necessarily unique -- but also have blue accents, reflecting the Clippers' team colors. Check them out: Chris Paul debuts a never before...
Via Clips Nation
2 days ago

DeAndre Jordan asks Durant why he didn't come to Clippers

The biggest story during the 2016 NBA free agency was undoubtedly Kevin Durant’s decision on where to play, which ultimately led him going to the Golden State Warriors. The move has led to discussions of the Warriors being a “superteam” and made the team the undisputed favorites heading into the 2016-17 season. And while the offseason is typically quiet for NBA players, this...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers sign Brandon Bass in deal reuniting him with Rivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers have signed forward Brandon Bass, who joins them after playing last season for the Lakers. Bass averaged 7.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 66 games off the bench for the other NBA team that shares Staples Center with the Clippers. The deal announced Tuesday reunites him with coach Doc Rivers after they spent two seasons together in Boston...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder want to pair Blake Griffin with Westbrook

The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing everything they can to avoid slipping into rebuilding mode now that Kevin Durant has left. If they can convince Russell Westbrook to stay beyond the upcoming season, they will try to bring in another superstar to pair with him. The Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters on Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent. Adrian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA executive: Blake Griffin’s leg injury still a ‘pretty serious thing’

With Blake Griffin’s contract about to expire, the Los Angeles Clippers have to decide if they want to keep the five-time All-Star or trade him. Multiple teams are reportedly interested in the 6’10”, 251-pound power forward, but they all want to know: How’s the leg? Griffin missed 45 games last season due to injury and suspension, including a partially torn left quadriceps...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA exec: Blake Griffin's leg issues are 'serious concern'

Blake Griffin has been the subject of trade rumors, but teams may be hesitant to take the plunge due to his recent leg injury. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald spoke to an anonymous NBA executive who has fears about Griffin’s partially torn quad tendon injury and believes the problem could be serious going forward. “I still think there’s a concern with his leg,” the executive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers save money by waiving Branden Dawson

The Clippers have waived second-year forward Branden Dawson.The move was first reported by The Register.Dawson, who the Clippers selected No. 56 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, played in just six games with the team last year. In the NBA's Development...
Via The OC Register
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Clippers waive F Branden Dawson

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Branden Dawson, who played sparingly for them as a rookie last season. The team announced Sunday they were cutting ties with the former Michigan State standout, who became expendable after its reported acquisition of veteran power forward Brandon Bass, which the team has yet to officially announce. Dawson appeared...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Is Blake Griffin going to be moved?

There have been some rumors circulating that the Boston Celtics are interested in acquiring power forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. If there is any team that has the assets to make a trade for Griffin it is the Celtics. Now that the Celtics are contending, it seems like they have been linked with every superstar because of their high draft picks from that time...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent Raymond Felton Signs With Los Angeles Clippers

Raymond Felton has found a new home. The free agent made a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, who agreed to pay his minimum salary request of $1.5 million earlier today, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Clippers, free agent Raymond Felton agree to a deal https://t.co/E7XwMsM7WA — L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) July 14, 2016 The point guard played college basketball...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Redick defends the creation of NBA super teams

Let's start here: there's no reason for anyone to be still be complaining about Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors. It's done. It happened. And that's what it's going to be, regardless of your public profusions of sodium and "built not bought" grandstand-ery. But some fans are apparently still upset over Durant committing the crime of exercising his free agent...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: North Carolina Rookie Brice Johnson Shows Off His Clippers Uniform On Instagram

Former North Carolina forward Brice Johnson is trading the Carolina blue and white for new threads. Johnson shared a shot of himself posing for official Los Angeles Clippers head shot this afternoon on Instagram with the caption, “It still doesn’t seem real! But I know it is!”   It still doesn't seem real! But I know it is! #Blessed #4HerRSJ A photo posted by Brice...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce intends to play next season

Paul Pierce plans to come back for at least one more season with the Los Angeles Clippers, though nothing official has been announced, per Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times. Nothing official, but person close to Paul Pierce says he intends to play next season. — Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) July 9, 2016 Pierce will turn 39 years old in October and has already put together a Hall...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers Fatal Flaws

When the Los Angeles Clippers traded for Chris Paul in 2011 to partner Paul with future NBA superstar Blake Griffin, the league immediately recognized the Clips as a possible title contender for years to come. This was it, the Clippers long disappointing and depressing franchise was finally turning around after years of being the laughing stock of the league. After obtaining Paul...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jamal Crawford leaving Clippers, unhappy with offer

Jamal Crawford will reportedly be leaving the Los Angeles Clippers after their contract offer left a lot to be desired. Sam Amick of USA Today reported Sunday that Crawford received a contract offer lower than the one signed by Austin Rivers, which has left the Sixth Man of the Year feeling a bit disillusioned. Given the money flying around, it’s no wonder Crawford wouldn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers free agency update

The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the few teams that superstar free agent, Kevin Durant, picked to have a meeting with. Sadly, Durant has informed the Clippers that he will not be signing on with the team. It would have been hard to form a well-rounded team had Durant put the pen to paper for the Clippers. The team would essentially have all of their money invested what would...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant reportedly "blown away" by Clippers' presentation

The Kevin Durant free agency tour has made three stops so far.  The former NBA MVP met with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors this morning and the Los Angeles Clippers this evening.  According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Durant’s meeting with the Clippers lasted nearly four hours.  Durant was reportedly “blown away” by Los Angeles’ presentation...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should The Clippers Do?

The Clippers face a serious dilemma this summer. They are one of the top teams in the NBA, but they haven’t been in a position to compete for the title or even make the Western Conference Finals since Chris Paul joined the team from New Orleans. They must decide during free agency and before next season whether or not they are good enough to achieve their goals.They have...
Via The Sports Quotient
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Kevin Durant Will Sign With the Los Angeles Clippers

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 29, 2016. There seems to be a lot of optimism about Kevin Durant re-signing with the Thunder because of how well they played against the Warriors. Well, what if it’s the opposite? What if Kevin Durant is sitting around right now thinking, “If we couldn’t beat them under those circumstances, with a 3-1 lead...
Via The Sports Post
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: At least seven teams interested in Jamal Crawford

There will be no shortage of suitors for free-agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford. At least seven teams are interested in the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, reports Dan Woike of the OC Register. They are the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, the Toronto Raptors, the Dallas Mavericks, the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets in addition to the Los Angeles Clippers. Crawford’s preference...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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