Clippers Rumors & News

  • Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball..." July 28

  • Doc Rivers Hopes Blake Griffin Ends Career With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "Doc Rivers was asked about trade rumors involving Blake Griffin and his future with the Los Angeles Clippers. "One, I'm glad you asked the question," said Rivers. "It's funny, you don't want to go out and send out a press release every time there's a rumor about Blake. We're hoping Blake ends..." July 28

  • Rivers: Clippers were in Durant's top 3, Griffin was key to pitch

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Durant's camp told him his team was among his top-three choices during free agency this month. The problem: the Clippers were not in Durant's top two. "The first question we asked is 'are we in the top three?' and they said..." July 28

  • Blake Griffin to produce "Rocketeer" reboot with black female lead

    The Oklahoman "According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Rocketeer will soon relaunch. Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot to be titled "The Rocketeers." The project, in the early development stages, according to THR is being looked at as a sequel-reboot and will be headlined by a black female..." July 28

  • Rivers says Griffin isn't on block, blames bloggers for rumors

    The Score "Doc Rivers says people need to get any notion that Blake Griffin isn't long for the Los Angeles Clippers out of their heads. Trade rumors regarding the high-flying big man have circulated for months now, but Rivers points out there hasn't actually been any substance to them. "First off, no..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Report: Blake Griffin's punch victim no longer works for Clips

    CSN Bay Area "On Jan. 23, Blake Griffin sustained a fractured hand after punching Clippers equipment staffer Matias Testi in the face. Testi will not be back with the Clippers next season, according to a report from TMZ. Griffin and Testi got in an argument at a restaurant in Toronto. "It's something I..." July 27

  • Sources: Steve Ballmer exploring sites for new Clippers arena

    ESPN "Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has begun to explore potential sites for a new Clippers arena, multiple NBA sources said. The Clippers would neither confirm nor deny they are actively searching for a location, but one NBA source said that an area that piques the franchise's interest is Los..." July 27

  • Report: Lamar Odom’s family working to get him to go to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him”..." July 27

  • Report: Paul Pierce will return to Clippers next season

    SI "Former All-Star forward Paul Pierce will return to the Clippers next season, reports Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Pierce, who will turn 39 before the start of the regular season, is under contract with Los Angeles for two more years. He signed a three-year, $10 million deal before last..." July 27

  • No. 39 pick David Michineau not joining Clippers this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Clippers president/coach Doc Rivers said he expected all three of his 2016 draft picks to join the team this season. The Clippers signed No. 25 pick Brice Johnson and No. 40 pick Diamond Stone. But No. 39 pick David Michineau will remain in France." July 25

  • Butler has advice for Jordan's free-throw troubles

    The Score "DeAndre Jordan is a career 42-percent foul shooter, and in Sunday's Team USA exhibition game against China, he missed the only free-throw attempt he got. It was a pretty ugly airball, too. After the game, Jordan's fellow Houston native Jimmy Butler had some sound advice for the big man." July 25

  • Coach K: As Good As I Thought Jordan Was, He’s Better "DeAndre Jordan joked that head coach Mike Krzyzewski told him if he didn’t do anything in the first 30 seconds Sunday night, he was getting pulled. After getting the loudest pregame cheers and addressing the crowd at STAPLES Center, Jordan kept his home fans amped and made the most of those..." July 25

  • Why the Clippers shouldn't break up their big three

    Yardbarker "It’s always hard for the Los Angeles Clippers to evaluate themselves during the summer. Despite consistent success in the regular season, things go south at the snap of a finger when the playoffs roll around. Looking to go up 3-1 in the series, both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were lost to injury..." July 23

  • Raptors Trading For Blake Griffin? Carroll, Patterson To Clippers

    Morning News USA "After missing out on the Pau Gasol sweepstakes in June, the Toronto Raptors are now reportedly setting their sights on another top-caliber power forward. Word around the league is that the Raptors are targeting Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin. Griffin has a player option in 2017. He..." July 21

  • The Los Angeles Clippers are all-in on 2017

    Clips Nation "Kevin Durant's decision to flee Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors may have not have had a major effect on how certain teams approached the offseason, but it has cast a sort of pall over the rest of the league. Regardless of what moves other clubs make this summer the Warriors are..." July 20

  • Celtics more likely to land Okafor than Westbrook, Griffin

    The Score "The Boston Celtics have plenty of picks and good players, and they may be looking to part with some assets in order to obtain a great player. While they've been linked to stars like Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin, it's believed the player who's most likely to land in Boston via a..." July 20

  • Report: Thunder want to pair Blake Griffin with Westbrook

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kristaps Porzingis, DeAndre Jordan, and More NBA Stars Admit to Sliding Into DMs

    Complex "Sliding into the DMs: everyone does it, even your favorite NBA players. While on the red carpet for this year's ESPYs, SLAM's Alexis Morgan asked a couple of the league's stars whether it really does go down in the DM and they were pretty honest. Following a brief exhale, DeAndre Jordan simply..." July 19

  • NBA executive: Blake Griffin leg issues remain serious concern for interested teams

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." July 18

  • Rival GM warns of injury concern for C's rumored trade target Griffin

    CSN New England "With trade rumors involving the Celtics heating up - a three-way deal with the Clippers and Kings that lands Blake Griffin in Boston is the latest - one Western Conference general manager told the Boston Herald that while Danny Ainge is itching to make a trade, Griffin's leg injury could..." July 17

  • Brandon Bass agrees to Clippers deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite a strong pursuit from the San Antonio Spurs, free agent Brandon Bass reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical. Bass had been deciding between veteran-minimum offers from the Spurs and Clippers, but the recruitment..." July 17

  • Steve Ballmer on NBA in Seattle: not likely to happen ‘within the next year or two years’

    Seattle Times "Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said Wednesday he doesn’t see Seattle landing an NBA franchise “within the next year or two years” to facilitate public funding for an arena. Speaking at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit at Safeco Field, Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, said there..." July 16

  • Clippers To Waive Devyn Marble

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers will waive shooting guard Devyn Marble, whom they acquired in a trade with the Magic, tweets Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times. The deal, which was completed earlier today, was viewed as a way for L.A. to reduce salary before signing free agent point guard Raymond..." July 15

  • Report: Celtics have not discussed Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin ‘in quite some time’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics continue to be linked to big names, but it sounds like any moves remain far off. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reported Thursday that, while the Celtics have had interest in the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, nothing is imminent and no..." July 15

  • Clippers finalizing deal to acquire Orlando's Devyn Marble for guard C.J. Wilcox

    CBS Sports "Wilcox (hand) will be traded to the Magic in exchange for Devyn Marble and a 2020 second-round pick, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Magic will also receive a sum of cash in the deal. Since entering the league as the 28th selection in the 2014 draft, Wilcox has been quiet,..." July 15

  • Report: Clippers to Sign Diamond Stone Today

    Clips Nation "According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers will sign rookie big man Diamond Stone to a contract today Stone was picked 40th in the 2016 NBA Draft last month. Due to the Clippers' cap situation, his contract will be for the rookie minimum: The Clippers have no cap..." July 14

  • JJ Redick Tore Down The League’s Newfound Frustration With ‘Superteams’ In These Three Tweets

    Dime Magazine "When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors, it shifted the balance of power in the NBA to an extent not seen since LeBron James joined up with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the Heat in 2011, and raised concerns around the league from everyone to KD’s former teammate James Harden to the commish himself,..." July 14

  • Celtics' Brooklyn picks a hang-up in possible Blake Griffin deal?

    NESN "The NBA offseason is far from over, and the Boston Celtics are right in the thick of things. The Celtics, who lost out to the Golden State Warriors in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, reportedly have their eyes on some premier trade targets, most notably Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell..." July 14

  • Clippers To Sign Raymond Felton

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers and unrestricted free agent Raymond Felton have agreed to terms on a contract, Chris Haynes of The Northeast Ohio Media group reports (Twitter link). The length and terms of the arrangement are not yet known. Interest had picked up in the veteran in recent days, as Haynes noted on..." July 14

  • Celtics Targeting Blake Griffin in Potential 3-Team Deal

    Sporting News "The Celtics are up to something. Talk to any front-office executive here at the annual Summer League festivities, and the consensus is that a major deal involving Boston is coming soon. But it might not be the deal most were expecting. While speculation has held that the Celtics would pursue..." July 14

  • Lamar Odom: Strip Club Turn Up After First Class Puking

    TMZ "Lamar Odom made it to NYC after all and looked fully recovered from his puking session on the plane ... because he beelined it for a strip club. Lamar was photographed hanging with friends and staffers at CityScapes Gentlemen's Club in Queens on Tuesday night. A far cry from his Monday night --..." July 13

  • Report: Celtics in Talks with Clippers to Trade for Blake Griffin

    Obsev "The Boston Celtics have been quiet since acquiring Al Horford and failing to recruit Kevin Durant. But that doesn’t mean GM Danny Ainge hasn’t been making phone calls around the league. The man who famously brought Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to Boston in 2007 is looking to make another..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Clippers Sign Brice Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have locked up their 2016 first-round pick, according to Dan Woike of The Orange County Register, who tweets that the team has signed Brice Johnson to his rookie contract. The team held a presser earlier today to introduce Johnson along with second-rounders David Michineau and Diamond..." July 12

  • Lamar Odom reportedly removed from flight for being drunk, vomiting

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom was reportedly removed from a flight on Monday night because he was drunk and vomiting. Witnesses told TMZ that Odom spent a good amount of time in the Delta lounge at LAX airport prior to boarding his flight for NYC and was “pounding down beers and whiskey.” He was described as..." July 12

  • Report: Kardashian kicks Odom out of rental home

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom is looking for a new roommate or a place to live. Since he was released from the hospital after nearly losing his life to a drug overdose, Odom had been living in a rental home that his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian rented for him. The home was in the same upscale Calabasas..." July 11

  • Paul Pierce Expects To Play Next Season

    Real GM Basketball "While Paul Pierce has yet to make it official, a person close to him says he intends to play next season. Pierce has been considering retirement and had a successful run with ESPN during the playoffs. " July 09

  • Lamar Odom Files Divorce Docs: Khloe Kardashian Split Will Soon Be Finalized

    Hollywood Life "And that’s a wrap, folks. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have now BOTH agreed to end their marriage, as the former NBA star finally filed his own divorce documents, TMZ claims. To find out when they split will be official, keep reading. Lamar Odom has finally filed his response to Khloe..." July 09

  • Marreese Speights agrees to deal with Clippers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent Marreese Speights has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told The Vertical. The Golden State Warriors lost the flexibility to retain Speights after the arrival of free agent Kevin Durant and the signing of David West, clearing the way for..." July 08

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Clippers’ C.J. Wilcox suffers broken hand, to have surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "C.J. Wilcox has played just 268 NBA minutes across two NBA seasons — not because Doc Rivers doesn’t like him, but a combination of injuries (shoulder right after his draft) and the Clippers having some guards that soak up a lot of minutes just didn’t let him get on the court. This isn’t going..." July 06

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Clippers up the ante; Jamal Crawford is all in

    Los Angeles Times "If at first you don’t succeed, make a better offer. The Clippers retained the heart of their second unit on Sunday after vastly improving their proposal to Jamal Crawford. The star sixth man agreed to a three-year, $42-million contract after an initial smaller offer had left him hesitant..." July 04

  • Mbah a Moute returns to Clippers on 2-year deal

    Clips Nation "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Clippers incumbent starting small forward Luc Mbah a Moute will return to the team. This deal is likely for the Clippers' bi-annual exception of $2.2 million. I'd suspect there is also a player option for a second year and 2.3 million. The..." July 04

  • Sources: Jamal Crawford staying with Clippers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent guard Jamal Crawford has agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told The Vertical. Crawford had discussed one-year deals with several teams around the league, but focused on his negotiations with the Clippers, sources said. The..." July 03

  • Kings Are Reportedly Interested In Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, and Donald Sloan

    Sactown Royalty "With roughly $20 million of open cap room remaining after signing Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, and before accounting for Rajon Rondo's cap hold and whatever comes of Seth Curry's free agency, the Kings have been linked to a few more solid veterans over the last 24 hours. The first two..." July 03

  • 76ers made significant offer to Jamal Crawford

    Liberty Ballers "Despite the signings of Jerryd Bayless, Ben Simmons, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, the Philadelphia 76ers still have upwards of $50 million in space as they look to even sniff the salary cap floor. One target the Sixers are reportedly throwing big money at: Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal..." July 03