Clippers Rumors & News

  • Nuggets rout Clippers with rare display of defense

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets have been living on their offense, but they discovered that it's helpful to play a little defense. The Nuggets clamped down from the start and held the Los Angeles Clippers to 41.7 percent shooting, rolling to a 123-98 victory Saturday night. Nikola Jokic..." January 22

  • Suns Seeking 1st Round Pick For P.J. Tucker With Clippers Interested

    Real GM Basketball "The Phoenix Suns are holding out for a first round pick in exchange for P.J. Tucker. The Los Angeles Clippers have offered a future second round pick in exchange for Tucker. Doc Rivers is known to be an admirer of Tucker's game." January 21

  • Towns, Timberwolves take down Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Karl-Anthony Towns carried the Minnesota Timberwolves with a clutch fourth-quarter performance Thursday night. The 21-year-old center scored 27 his 37 points in the second half, and the Timberwolves edged the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 at Staples Center...." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • It’s finally time for the Clippers to blow this whole thing up

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Clippers currently sit at 29-14 and as the fourth seed in the Western Conference. They also boast the fifth-best record in the NBA. Normally, that’s the mark of a title contender. Any time a team is on pace to win 50-plus games, it’s surely a good sign said squad will be playing..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Chris Paul says he once got crossed over by Barack Obama in pickup game

    The Comeback "The 44th Commander-in-Chief is about to pass the torch to his successor on Friday as Barack Obama’s second term as President of the United States comes to a close. As it does, people like Clippers guard Chris Paul are remembering memorable moments with the outgoing President. Obama has said he..." January 19

  • The Knicks are stuck with Carmelo Anthony, so they need Chris Paul

    Fox Sports "Regardless of whether the New York Knicks want to get out from under his massive contract, Carmelo Anthony probably isn’t going anywhere. That’s according to FOX Sports NBA insider Chris Broussard, who joined Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on FS1’s Undisputed Wednesday to make one thing very..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe and Vows to Get Her Back

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I..." January 18

  • The Creator Of ‘black-ish’ And Blake Griffin Are Working On A ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake

    The Hollywood Reporter "Kenya Barris is teaming up with athletes-turned-producers Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil for a new version of the 1992 sports comedy. White Men Can’t Jump is getting back into the game. Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s acclaimed comedy Black-ish, is teaming with Blake Griffin of the NBA's Los..." January 18

  • CP3’s injury should push the Clippers to make the Blake-for-Carmelo trade

    Fox Sports "The 2016-17 season is the most important one in Clippers’ history, and so far, it has been a disaster. There was an incredible start that tuckered out and was then effectively erased by a blowout home loss to the Warriors in early December. Less than two weeks later, Blake Griffin underwent..." January 18

  • Clippers' Chris Paul to undergo surgery on left thumb "The L.A. Clippers announced Tuesday that guard Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Dr. Steve Shin will perform the procedure. Paul is expected to miss approximately six-to-eight weeks and will continue to undergo treatment and..." January 18

  • Paul gets hurt, but Clippers clobber Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- An inside job allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to pull a heist on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Despite losing point guard Chris Paul in the first half, the Clippers didn't miss a beat in pounding the Thunder 120-98 at Staples Center. DeAndre Jordan collected 19..." January 17

  • Clippers' Chris Paul sprains thumb, to have MRI after X-rays negative

    ESPN "Clippers guard Chris Paul sprained his left thumb with 3:04 left in the second quarter of Monday night's 120-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and was ruled out for the rest of the game. X-rays on the thumb were negative, but further tests need to be done to determine the extent of the..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • The disappointing Lakers still have a brighter future than the Clippers

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers square off on Saturday afternoon … and chances are you’ll be watching the NFL playoffs on FOX instead. Honestly, you won’t miss much when the star-laden Clips (probably) trounce their younger, more popular Staples Center brethren — other than two teams headed..." January 15

  • Blake Griffin close to returning from knee injury, and Clippers will need him -- soon

    Los Angeles Times "Clippers forward Blake Griffin has started to increase his workload as he prepares to return from right-knee surgery. Before the Clippers played the Lakers on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, Griffin participated in sprinting and shooting drills that took him all around the court. The..." January 15

  • Clippers get even, rout Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers returned their Christmas gift. Three weeks after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the prime-time holiday game, the Clippers handed the Lakers a 113-97 beating in the rematch Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. "For one, CP played today. That..." January 14

  • Melo may consider a trade to Clippers or Cavs

    New York Post "A total of 45 players have suited up for the Knicks, under four head coaches, since Phil Jackson took over as president in March 2014, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The roster has been changed almost twice over. Of course, the only player Jackson inherited, who has remained, through thin..." January 14

  • Clippers beat Magic for 5th consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers extended the woes of the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. J.J. Redick scored 22 points and the Clippers won their fifth in a row with a 105-96 victory over the Magic at Staples Center. Chris Paul contributed 18 points, seven rebounds and six..." January 12

  • Blake Griffin On Track To Return During Last Week Of January

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin is on target to return from his routine arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies from his right knee on Dec. 20. Griffin missed his 13th straight game on Wednesday night. Rivers wouldn't specify a return date, but team sources said the Clippers are hopeful he could return..." January 12

  • Kevin Garnett joins LA Clippers as consultant

    ESPN "Kevin Garnett has officially signed on as a consultant this week with the LA Clippers. The 15-time All-Star will occasionally help out at practices but will not be on the bench at games or travel with the Clippers, a team representative said. Garnett was with the team in Irvine during training..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Redick, Paul lead Clippers past shorthanded Heat

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers have returned to their early-season form, center DeAndre Jordan said. J.J. Redick scored 25 points, and the Clippers coasted to a 98-86 victory over the shorthanded Miami Heat on Sunday at Staples Center. Chris Paul added 19 points, 18 assists..." January 08

  • Clippers outlast Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO -- Chris Paul's return to the lineup Friday helped the Los Angeles Clippers' dismal final week of December seem that much further away in the rear view. The team's gutty 106-98 win over the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center helped quite a bit too. Rivers followed up..." January 07

  • Chris Paul passes Rod Strickland for 10th in career assists "Friday night brought a welcome change for Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, and it wasn’t just the shift from rap music to James Brown in the postgame locker room he appreciated after a third straight win. Point guard Chris Paul, who missed seven of the last eight Clippers game with a strained..." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Rivers carries Clippers past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A second-half turnaround boosted the Los Angeles Clippers past the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Austin Rivers scored a game-high 28 points and the Clippers rallied for a 115-106 victory over the Grizzlies at Staples Center. Jamal Crawford contributed 22 points,..." January 05

  • Chris Paul expected to return to Clippers lineup Friday vs. Sacramento

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Paul has missed seven of the last eight Clippers’ games due to a hamstring strain — games Blake Griffin also missed — and the Clippers went 2-6 in that stretch with a bottom seven offense and defense. The Clippers have had success with Griffin out in the past, but they did it with a heavy..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Clippers can be dangerous again soon — if they can stay healthy

    Sporting News "The Chris Paul-less Clippers continued to inch their way back in the right direction Wednesday with a 115-106 victory over the Grizzlies. Paul, who is expected to return Friday, was replaced by Austin Rivers. Coach Doc Rivers' son scored a season-high 28 points, while also dishing out seven..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Clippers top Suns to end six-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After losing six in a row, the Los Angeles Clippers turned to defense to help end their skid against the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. J.J. Redick scored 22 points and Jamal Crawford contributed 18 as the Clippers defeated the Suns 109-98 at Staples Center. "It's..." January 03

  • Westbrook, Thunder overpower Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- It can easily be said that this year is all about the triple-double for Russell Westbrook. Every night the Oklahoma City point guard takes the court, the league is on triple-double alert. So it is no surprise that on the final day of 2016, Westbrook posted his 16th..." December 31

  • Harden, Harrell ignite Rockets in rout of Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets second-year forward Montrezl Harrell was getting an earful from Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in the third quarter, absorbing some measure of trash talk with every basket or rebound or influenced shot. In the fourth quarter, Harrell let his play..." December 30

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Gentry gets tossed as Pelicans top Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Sometimes, speed kills. File this inside the folder labeled "Rarest of NBA Stat Lines." In a 102-98 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center, the New Orleans Pelicans grabbed 14 fewer rebounds than the Clippers (59-45) but used their..." December 28

  • DeAndre Jordan to play against Pelicans after car accident

    ESPN "LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said he will play Wednesday night against the Pelicans, one day after being involved in a car accident in Playa del Rey, California, en route to catching the team's flight to New Orleans. Jordan had a bandage on his left forearm but otherwise emerged..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • DeAndre Was Involved In A Car Accident That Sent Someone To The Hospital

    Uproxx "Clippers star Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were reportedly in a car accident on Tuesday that left a third person hospitalized. Here’s more information from TMZ Sports, who first reported the news: Witnesses tell us … it all went down around noon. The accident involved 2 cars — a matte black..." December 28

  • Nuggets hand Clippers third straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers had the Denver Nuggets right where they wanted, Austin Rivers believed. "(Up) six or seven with five minutes left, I thought we had it," Rivers said. Without three of their starters, the undermanned Clippers couldn't keep pace with the..." December 27

  • Lakers snap skids, defeat shorthanded Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If there ever was a time for the Los Angeles Lakers to beat the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time in over three seasons, Sunday night was it. With the Clippers down two All-Star players coming into the contest and losing a third starter during the game, the youthful Lakers..." December 26

  • Clippers lose Paul but beat Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers tapped their reserves to fuel a win over the San Antonio Spurs. Despite losing point guard Chris Paul to a hamstring injury, the Clippers beat the Spurs 106-101 Thursday night at Staples Center. Paul strained his left hamstring early in the third..." December 23

  • Chris Paul says he's fine after straining hamstring

    ESPN "Chris Paul said he was fine, despite coming out of the third quarter of the LA Clippers' 106-101 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night with what the team called "a strained left hamstring." "I'm OK," Paul said. "I'm glad I caught it when I did." Paul grabbed his left hamstring..." December 23

  • Chris Paul leaves game with strained hamstring, now day-to-day

    Pro Basketball Talk "Midway through the third quarter Thursday night against the Spurs, Chris Paul was chasing Tony Parker around a pick, when he pulled up and started to grab his hamstring. CP3 instantly came out of the game, not to return. The Clippers went on to get the win 106-101, and after the game the..." December 23

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22