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Can the Los Angeles Clippers, and Their Deep Roster, Live up to the Hype?

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 28: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers are trying to follow the other LA team of 2010

The Golden State Warriors weren’t always elegant in their run to the 2015 NBA title, and goodness knows, Draymond Green frequently approached the line between “aggressive and dirty” on the court. He can be reckless at times. Yet, one would ultimately have to conclude that the Warriors had no knuckleheads on their roster. Championship teams generally don’t have knuckleheads...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Lakers' D'Angelo Russell 'is not Magic Johnson'

Some coaches, such as Doc Rivers when it came to DeAndre Jordan, talk up their players to an extent that it because sickening. It's a way to boost their self-esteem and keep them playing their best.Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott might not be from that school of thought, if his comments about Lakers first-round pick D'Angelo Russell are any indication.Russell struggled throughout...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith, Doc Rivers, And The Art Of Basketball-Cycle Maintenance

At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he might not be able to make a bunch of threes for a Clipper opponent anymore...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith, Doc Rivers, And The Art Of Basketball-Cycle Maintenance

At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he might not be able to make a bunch of threes for a Clipper opponent anymore...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Attitude adjustments will be vital

After a whirlwind of an offseason for the Clippers that has included a period of rationalized despair and pessimism followed by extreme confusion and finally now, where the Clippers have the same core as last season, but also, by the way, they’ve signed Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, Wesley Johnson and Cole Aldrich. The team has patched up its two biggest deficiencies...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers expects Pierce 'to take big shots and make a lot of them'

Paul Pierce is a man who can wear many hats -- shooter, passer, starter, bench player, rebounder, passer and, most importantly, leader. Pierce brings nearly 18 years of NBA experience to the Clippers' roster. He's played in every type of game, and he's a proven winner. So what kind of role will he play on a Los Angeles Clippers roster that looks incredibly different than it did a...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Chris Paul-DeAndre Jordan rift was 'way overblown'

Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan reportedly don't like each other. This much, we know. But Doc Rivers is out there saying we may not actually be right—or at least, we're exaggerating. Rivers appeared on the Jim Rome Show on CBS Radio on Thursday and discussed some of the Jordan fracas, during which the center re-signed with the Clippers after committing the Mavericks earlier in the...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers on Dan Patrick Show: Coolest thing on Steve Ballmer's plane is ...

It was a busy radio day on Friday for Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who joined both the Dan Patrick Show and Jim Rome Show to discuss the team's busy offseason. On Dan Patrick, Rivers went into detail on a number of topics, including, the DeAndre Jordan saga, team building and how Doc's golf game was affected by free agency. When Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and several players headed...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers on Dan Patrick Show: Coolest thing on Steve Ballmer's plane is ...

It was a busy radio day on Friday for Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who joined both the Dan Patrick Show and Jim Rome Show to discuss the team's busy offseason. On Dan Patrick, Rivers went into detail on a number of topics, including, the DeAndre Jordan saga, team building and how Doc's golf game was affected by free agency. When Rivers, owner Steve Ballmer and several players headed...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: DeAndre Jordan owes Mark Cuban nothing

When DeAndre Jordan called Doc Rivers to inform him that he was having second thoughts about leaving the Los Angeles Clippers, you can probably guess what Rivers said. It definitely wasn’t anything along the lines of “you can’t do that to Mark Cuban.” There has been plenty of talk about Jordan breaking the unwritten rules...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers had 'heated' exchange with Jordan's agent

There have been some rumblings that one of the reasons — perhaps even the main reason — DeAndre Jordan verbally committed to the Dallas Mavericks was that his agent steered him in that direction. It would appear that Doc Rivers believes that was the case. In a fantastic piece of reporting this week, Tim MacMahon...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers re-sign Austin Rivers, pick up Cole Aldrich

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers are keeping things in the family, re-signing backup guard Austin Rivers while adding reserve center Cole Aldrich. Rivers, the 22-year-old son of coach Doc Rivers, averaged 7.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 41 regular-season games after arriving from Boston in a January trade. He became the first player in NBA history to be coached by his...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers re-sign Austin Rivers, pick up Cole Aldrich

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers are keeping things in the family, re-signing backup guard Austin Rivers while adding reserve center Cole Aldrich. Rivers, the 22-year-old son of coach Doc Rivers, averaged 7.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 41 regular-season games after arriving from Boston in a January trade. He became the first player in NBA history to be coached by his...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers stays with Clippers; Cole Aldrich signs

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers are keeping things in the family, re-signing backup guard Austin Rivers while adding reserve center Cole Aldrich. Rivers, the 22-year-old son of coach Doc Rivers, averaged 7.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 41 regular-season games after arriving from Boston in a January trade. He became the first player in NBA history to be coached by his father...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Callie Rivers: 22 Hottest Photos of Doc Rivers’ Daughter

The newest wrinkle in the DeAndre Jordan Mavericks vs. Clippers saga is that some reporters believe that it was Callie Rivers, Doc Rivers’ daughter, who...
Via COED
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers guard Austin Rivers: I'm back & focused on winning NBA championship

DeAndre Jordan has re-signed with the Clippers ... and now, so has Austin Rivers. The backup guard, and son of Clippers head coach/general manager Doc Rivers, will remain in Los Angeles for the next two years, according to reports. On Sunday, Rivers took to Instagram to express his feelings about the move ... and his goals for the future. Rivers, the 10th overall pick in the 2012...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers' daughter convinced DeAndre Jordan to stay in LA?

There were likely a number of factors that went into DeAndre Jordan’s decision to back out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Was Doc Rivers’ daughter one of them? According to Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jordan was “all systems go” to sign with the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers Agrees to Re-Sign with Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have been having an excellent offseason, especially after being able to change DeAndre Jordan’s mind about signing with the Dallas Mavericks. Next on the docket, was figuring out how to re-sign backup guard Austin Rivers. Doc Rivers was able to get the job done according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Free agent Austin Rivers has...
Via Hoops-Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers on meeting with DeAndre: 'It was a wonderful moment'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DeAndre Jordan's first flirtation with free agency proved a brief affair, with the big man initially enchanted by the lure of a new suitor, only to waffle when confronted with the prospect of leaving the Los Angeles Clippers behind. "He left for a moment mentally," coach Doc Rivers said. Jordan formally re-signed with the Clippers on Thursday, ending a short,...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers on meeting with DeAndre: 'It was a wonderful moment'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DeAndre Jordan's first flirtation with free agency proved a brief affair, with the big man initially enchanted by the lure of a new suitor, only to waffle when confronted with the prospect of leaving the Los Angeles Clippers behind. "He left for a moment mentally," coach Doc Rivers said. Jordan formally re-signed with the Clippers on Thursday, ending a short,...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Stand up guy Doc Rivers: Not Jordan's job to inform Cuban of flip-flop

We all knew that the LA Clippers were filled with a bunch of paper tiger losers. Now coach Doc Rivers has confirmed he's their leader. Rivers defended how DeAndre Jordan reportedly wouldn't respond to Mark Cuban's texts, saying that's the job of the player's agent.“Typically, when a free agent leaves, the agent calls,” Rivers said on a conference call with reporters, via CBSSports...
Via Bob's Blitz
17 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan's short, strange trip ends back in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) DeAndre Jordan's first flirtation with free agency proved a brief affair, with the big man initially enchanted by the lure of a new suitor, only to waffle when confronted with the prospect of leaving the Los Angeles Clippers behind. ''He left for a moment mentally,'' coach Doc Rivers said. Jordan formally re-signed with the Clippers on Thursday, ending a short,...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Not Jordan's job to inform Cuban of flip-flop

DeAndre Jordan was well within his right to spurn the Dallas Mavericks and return to the Los Angeles Clippers. But the big man’s handling of the situation rubbed many in the industry the wrong way. Throughout the Clippers’ much-publicized, emoji-filled recruiting trip to Jordan’s Houston home Wednesday, the 26-year-old reportedly refused to return calls and texts from members...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers coach Rivers talks DeAndre Jordan: 'Our goal was to get DJ ... and we got him'

Doc Rivers had a goal in mind on Wednesday ... to get DeAndre Jordan to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Mission accomplished. During a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Rivers -- the head coach and general manager of the Clippers -- discussed what went down in Houston when he, along with Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Blake Griffin, JJ Redick and owner Steve Ballmer, met...
Via Fox Sports West
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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