Clippers seeking more of a home-court advantage

PLAYA VISTA – The Clippers want to make this clear – what you’re about to read isn’t about the 19,000-plus fans in the seats. It’s not about the acoustics. It’s not about in-game operations, the dance team or the giant condor in the...
Via The OC Register
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

LA Clippers: 5 things we learned from L.A.’s preseason

After watching the LA Clippers perform in the 2016-17 NBA preseason, what have we learned about the team so far? The LA Clippers‘ finished the 2016-17 NBA preseason with a perfectly average 3-3 record, following up their woeful 120-75 loss to the Golden State Warriors in their opener with a couple of more promising performances. […] LA Clippers: 5 things we learned from L.A.’s...
Via Clipperholics
22 hours ago

Chris Paul: 'When I broke my hand, I almost lost my mind'

Chris Paul suffered a broken hand in Game 4 of the Clippers' first-round playoff series against the Blazers last season, and once it was learned that Blake Griffin reaggravated a quad injury in the very same game, a series that was tied 2-2 essentially was a wrap. Portland won the next two games, and Paul's season ended in disappointment once again.In his latest spot for Jordan Brand...
Via FOX Sports
23 hours ago

Clips Nation Pre-Season Staff Poll

How do our writers think the Clippers’ season is going to go? Just like last year, I got the staff of Clips Nation together for a little poll to see how we collectively felt about the upcoming season. Here are the results: Who will be the Clippers’ MVP this season? Winner: Blake Griffin, 80% (12 votes) 2nd: Chris Paul, 20% (3 votes) Which Clippers’ player will have a breakout...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

NBA Fantasy Basketball: Where to draft LA Clippers’ stars

The 2016-17 NBA regular season is almost upon us, so here’s a fantasy basketball preview and a look at where you should draft the LA Clippers’ top players. With the start of the 2016-17 NBA regular season just a few days away, most fantasy basketball leagues are holding their drafts this weekend. Four of the LA Clippers‘ […] NBA Fantasy Basketball: Where to draft LA Clippers’...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Clippers' Blake Griffin at peace with grueling workouts

PLAYA VISTA – By the time Blake Griffin stood in front of the microphones and the cameras before Friday’s Clipper practice, sweat poured down his face. It wasn’t the lights or the unseasonable Southern California heat. It was the intense...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Clippers once considered forfeiting a game because of the NBA schedule

It's no secret that the NBA schedule isn't exactly conducive to a good night's sleep. Players often leave an arena after one game and immediately board a flight to get to another, arriving in a new city in early morning hours only to have to play a game the very same night.Teams refer to certain games as "schedule losses," essentially knowing that players won't have enough in the...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Clippers seeking deep playoff run to erase past failures

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers' regular-season record of 166-80 in Doc Rivers' first three years as coach proves they're one of the better teams in the NBA. Their postseason results, however, suggest something else. They've never gotten past the second round of the playoffs in pursuit of the franchise's first-ever NBA championship. Now, time is ticking on Blake Griffin, Chris...
Via Associated Press
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LA Clippers’ Doc Rivers almost forfeited a game for rest in 2014

LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has had plenty of experience with the gruelling NBA schedule and travel, and once considered forfeiting a game in 2014 because of it. The NBA schedule is a gruelling one. A prolonged preseason (which is finally almost over) followed by a 82-game regular season and best-of-seven playoff series for teams […] LA Clippers’ Doc Rivers almost forfeited...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

Are Clippers' preseason statistics a red flag or 'fool's gold'?

PLAYA VISTA – Don’t be surprised if the Clippers take the court with a mop and bucket instead of a basketball sometime in the next week. “We just want to clean everything up,” Clippers guard Chris Paul said. Everything, in this sense,...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Speights: Green sometimes hurt Warriors off the court

The Golden State Warriors’ road to 73 wins was not without its speed bumps. According to former Warriors center Marreese Speights, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, Draymond Green was, at times, the source of some serious chemistry problems during practices and behind closed doors. “Draymond f—ed up practice and s—,” Speights told ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford’s game-winner lifts Clippers to victory (VIDEO)

The Clippers trailed the Trail Blazers, 108-107, during Thursday night’s exhibition matchup, but Jamal Crawford provided the solution to their problem. Crawford set up near the top of the key, dribbled right and pulled up from the elbow. And oh yeah, he drained the game-winning jumper. His celebration was a bit premature, but in exhibition play, it’s all good.
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan wouldn’t mind Clippers picking up Chris Bosh

How does a Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan-Chris Bosh tandem sound? If Jordan has his way, the Los Angeles Clippers will sign Bosh once his ugly split with the Miami Heat concludes. TMZ captured the funny exchange: So, when we shot Jordan out in L.A. Tuesday night, we asked what he thinks Bosh should do next. “I think that he should come to the Clippers … I’d come off the...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Crossovers to punchlines: Jamal Crawford, Fabolous intertwined

Jamal Crawford’s basketball aptitude is matchless. His serene style of play combined with a fondness to break ankles across NBA arenas differs from past and present players in the NBA. While Allen Iverson and Tim Hardaway are the forefathers of the crossover coalition, Crawford is the remix. He’s a hoops illusionist akin to David Blaine when the orange leather graces his hands...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Pacific Division Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Moving to the West, we begin in the Pacific. Projected Conference Finish: 2nd Best Offseason Move: Holy crap did the Clippers nail the bottom of their roster or what? Mo Speights, Brandon Bass and Raymond Felton for the minimum? Luc Richard Mbah a Moute for the bi-annual exception? This might be the year the Clippers...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' Brice Johnson out indefinitely with injured back

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward Brice Johnson suffered a herniated disk in his lower back in the team's preseason game against the Toronto Raptors and is out indefinitely. The team said Saturday that Johnson got hurt in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's win. He will continue to be evaluated by the team's medical staff. Johnson, who played at North Carolina...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers rookie Brice Johnson out indefinitely with herniated disc

The Los Angeles Clippers lost rookie power forward Brice Johnson for an indefinite period of time due to a herniated disc in his back. Brice Johnson has a herniated disc, per Clippers. Out indefinitely. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) October 8, 2016 While a frustrating development for the Clippers, this won’t likely set the franchise back at all for the upcoming 2016-17...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ballmer looking into moving Clippers out of Staples Center?

Have the Los Angeles Clippers grown tired of sharing an arena with their in-city rivals? Clippers owner Steve Ballmer confirmed on Wednesday that the team has had preliminary discussions about building its own arena. There have been rumblings that the Clippers have begun scouting potential build sites and meeting with architects, and Ballmer was asked at a tech conference if there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin hits Raptors player in face with shoe

Blake Griffin had the right idea when he tried to throw a shoe off the court during Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Raptors, but his execution was a bit off. Griffin was set up near the top of the key, and he encountered a shoe that was laying on the court near him. As a teammate prepared to pass him the ball, Griffin picked up the shoe and tossed it. He caught the pass...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers appears to rip Warriors for blowing out Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers appeared to criticize the Golden State Warriors for playing Tuesday’s exhibition game as if it were a regular season match-up. "I thought we showed up to play an exhibition game, and they came to play a game" - Doc Rivers postgame — Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) October 5, 2016 Is it possible that instead of ripping the Warriors...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul is the 4th 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. Looking for the entire list? Click here. Why He’s Great: Chris Paul is the perfect...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce chooses the retirement tour option, will play next season

On Monday Paul Pierce announced that he would not follow in the footsteps of fellow All-Stars Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett by retiring. Instead, Pierce revealed that he would play on next season, but the 2016-17 NBA season will be his last. The 38-year-old announced on the Players Tribune he’ll suit up one more season with the Los Angeles Clippers before retiring...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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