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Clippers replace Josh Smith with Austin Rivers on Staples Center banner

The Los Angeles Clippers are trying their hardest to forget Josh Smith as if he were Sarah Marshall. The first step? Cleansing Staples Center of any and all Smoove likenesses. Friday night’s “home” game against the Lakers brought along with it a noticeably different sight up in the rafters: a banner that had once featured an image of Smith officially being replaced by one...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Lob City is burning in flames

The Golden State Warriors. The San Antonio Spurs. Both teams represent the upper echelon in the Western Conference and reside in the rafters of historically great regular season teams. They are respectively crafting history by virtue of incredible talent and impeccable execution. Perhaps the simplest explanation of their excellence is the word “elite”. Undoubtedly, the Warriors...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets get Josh Smith back from Clippers via trade

The Rockets have reportedly completed a trade with the Clippers that will send veteran forward Josh Smith back to Houston. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins reports that the Rockets gave up the draft rights to former second-round pick Maarten Leunen to acquire Smith, who was with Houston for the latter half of the 2014-2015 season after he was waived by the Detroit Pistons. Smith averaged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Who are the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Clue is the year of the contest and the team of the player. Note: The contest was not held in 1998 and 1999.
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivers Calls Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith Rumors 'Silly Talk'

Doc Rivers has denied a report that the Los Angeles Clippers are gauging trade interest in Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson. "That's silly talk. Nothing. No truth," said Rivers. The Clippers acquired both Smith and Stephenson in the offseason and neither player has made as positive of an impact as expected. Rivers serves as both top decision-maker on personnel decisions and head coach...
Via RealGM
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA rumors: Clips shop Stephenson, Smith; Pelicans like Suns' Morris

With a quarter of the 2015-16 NBA season in the books, teams are solidifying their rotations and figuring out where they have holes in the roster. And that can only mean one thing -- it's time for NBA trade rumors to start heating up.The first trade of the season is already in the books, of course, as the Memphis Grizzlies acquired Mario Chalmers from the Miami Heat back in November...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers Testing Trade Market With Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith

The Los Angeles Clippers have tested the trade market for interest in Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith. Stephenson can be traded now, while Smith is not eligible for a deal until Dec. 15th. The Clippers haven't viewed Stephenson and Smith as good fits on their team so far. "There is not much of a market for them," one NBA executive said. "They are buyout candidates. Maybe Lance goes...
Via RealGM
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Smith, Clippers assistant argue after loss

With the Los Angeles Clippers opening up the year 6-7, their worst start in the Chris Paul era, frustration is beginning to set in. Forward Josh Smith was involved in a locker room argument with an unspecified Clippers assistant coach after Sunday’s 91-80 loss over the Toronto Raptors, according to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register. Obscenities and yelling coming from the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith, Unnamed Assistant Coach Engage In Argument After Loss

Josh Smith and an unnamed assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers engaged in an obscenity-laced argument on Sunday while the media were waiting for Doc Rivers' postgame news conference to begin. "It's [like any] locker room after you lose and play like that," Rivers said. "Guys are upset. That's about it." The Clippers are now 6-7 after beginning the season 4-0. "We're pretty...
Via RealGM
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale's dismissal more surprising than Rockets' slow start

Firing season is upon us with the Houston Rockets parting ways with Kevin McHale as head coach. Despite the team's poor start, the firing was slightly shocking given McHale's recent three-year extension and Houston's surprising run to the Western Conference Finals amid a slew of injuries to key rotation members. But the NBA, like most sports leagues, thrives off a "what have you...
Via RealGM - NBA
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: High risk, high reward

It is becoming increasingly clear that this Clippers team is the most talented the organization has had in its Chris Paul era, and perhaps most likely in its entire history. Doc Rivers, year three into his Los Angeles tenure, has amassed a championship caliber collection of players, capable of beating any team in the NBA in a seven game series. However, the key word is capable, as...
Via isportsweb.com
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Houston Rockets

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Houston Rockets. 2014-15 Record: 56-26 Notable Acquisitions: Ty Lawson (Trade), Sam Dekker (Draft) Notable Departures: Josh Smith Temperature Check: The Rockets made what could turn out to be the move off the offseason when they dealt for the troubled Lawson. Always seeming to be missing a third piece...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA won't outlaw 'hack-a-player' strategy

The strategy commonly referred to as ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ affects the rhythm and enjoyment of NBA games, but commissioner Adam Silver isn’t planning to eliminate the practice. According to ESPN, Silver said he’s “conflicted” about the hack-a-player strategy because it eliminates some enjoyment. Silver said the league is not changing anything right now but will continue tracking...
Via Sportsnaut
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the Clippers' fatal flaw this season?

For two years, the Los Angeles Clippers' bench has been its biggest flaw.The team had six or seven rotation-quality players in their playoff rotation last season, and it cost them dearly as their lack of depth eventually wore down their starters.This season, though, the Clippers reloaded their bench with Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson (who is actually starting), Josh Smith, Wesley...
Via Fox Sports
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith: 'There's no airspace for B.S.' with Clippers

Josh Smith was surprised. He didn't see it coming. The Los Angeles Clippers, the team his Houston Rockets knocked out of the postseason in one of the most shocking comebacks in NBA playoff history, were the first team to contact him when free agency began, not the Rockets."They were the first people to call when free agency hit," Smith told the Los Angeles Times at the Clippers'...
Via Fox Sports
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets sign a different Josh Smith

After the Houston Rockets lost Josh Smith in free agency to the Los Angeles Clippers, they've apparently decided to sign a different Josh Smith, coincidentally, from UCLA. Joshua Smith, an undrafted center who played for both UCLA and Georgetown, has reached an agreement with the Rockets.Details of the signing, including if the deal is simply a camp invite or includes guaranteed...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith and Paul Pierce are the Most Important Additions for Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Clippers introduce their new players on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.(AP Photo/Nick Ut) With little cap space available, somehow the Los Angeles Clippers managed to improve. First, the Clippers traded for small forward, Lance Stephenson, who endured a troubling year with the Charlotte Hornets. The team’s biggest move was resigning DeAndre Jordan after he did a backtracked...
Via The Sports Journal
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets should be thankful for Josh Smith's tenure

The Houston Rockets would never have made the Western Conference finals if not for Josh Smith. Had he selected a different team after getting waived by the Detroit Pistons (potentially someone Houston would have to play in the postseason, like the Los Angeles Clippers), Houston's frontcourt would've further been decimated.Smith was a plus, and according to SB Nation's Rockets blog...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Houston Rockets a legitimate contender?

The Houston Rockets finished last season with the second-best record in the loaded Western Conference. They made it all the way to the conference finals with a banged up roster then essentially swapped Josh Smith for Ty Lawson this summer. But are they legitimate championship contenders? Here's CBS Sports with a closer look at the other teams Houston will compete against next season...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Los Angeles Clippers dominated the offseason

The Los Angeles Clippers continue to build their bench with their most recent signing of Josh Smith, who decided to leave the Houston Rockets. Josh Smith joins a bench that has gone under construction during the offseason. As I indicated in a previous article, the Los Angeles Clippers needed to tweak a couple things on their roster. The bench needed the most work and the Clippers...
Via isportsweb.com
July 20, 2015  |  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
July 20, 2015  |  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
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson in, Josh Smith out: The Rockets' mysterious ways

By Matt Zemek After two DUI arrests in six months, Ty Lawson watched his level of value plummet. So, the Houston Rockets decided to get him for a relatively cheap price … at least in terms of raw numbers. A common refrain from many analysts and pundits on Sunday night after news of the Lawson deal broke was this: “It’s cheap and therefore low-risk, so why not?” This is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson In, Josh Smith Out: The Rockets’ Mysterious Ways

After two DUI arrests in six months, Ty Lawson watched his level of value plummet. So, the Houston Rockets decided to get him for a relatively cheap price… at least in terms of raw numbers. A common refrain from many analysts and pundits on Sunday night after news of the Lawson deal broke was this: “It’s cheap and therefore low-risk, so why not?” This is a line of argumentation...
Via Bloguin Best
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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