Clippers Rumors & News

  • Khloe and Lamar Divorce Settlement a Done Deal

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have officially signed off on their divorce, and all that's left is a judge's John Hancock ... TMZ has learned. Khloe and Lamar have reached a property settlement and each has now signed legal docs that were filed Friday. It's been an on-again/off-again..." October 23

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

    Fox Sports "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,..." October 23

  • How Paul Pierce Almost Joined Kevin Garnett In Minnesota, Not Boston

    NESN "The NBA is saying goodbye to two important members of Boston Celtics history: Kevin Garnett announced his retirement in September, while Paul Pierce plans to hang them up after the season. Both players were integral in bringing a championship to Boston in 2008, forming the “Big Three” along..." October 22

  • Clippers’ Paul Pierce sprains ankle stepping on reporter’s foot

    Today's Fastbreak "Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Paul Pierce suffered a sprained ankle during warm-ups before Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings. Pierce stepped on the foot of a sideline reporter and was held out of the franchise’s preseason finale as a result. No definite timetable for his return has..." October 22

  • Blake Griffin: 'As good as I've felt in several years'

    ESPN "L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin said Friday he feels as good as he's felt in "several years" heading into the 2016-17 regular season. "I felt great -- as good as I've felt in several years," Griffin said before practice. "It's kind of surprising, actually. I felt good going into camp, but you..." October 22

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

    Fox Sports "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..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Doc Rivers I Love Chris Bosh ... But He Ain't Gonna be a Clipper

    TMZ "Bad news for DeAndre Jordan ... looks like his boss ain't too keen on his plan to sign Chris Bosh to the Clippers. DJ had told us last week that he would sacrifice playing time to get the 11-time All-Star on the Clip squad -- so, when we saw Doc Rivers out this weekend we had to ask about it...." October 18

  • Clippers’ Chris Paul sprains thumb, but it’s reportedly not serious

    Orange County Register "Seeing Chris Paul in running shoes and sweatpants before a Clippers practice certainly isn’t good news. And, seeing Paul, the Clippers’ star point guard, standing in running shows and sweats with a hand wrapped, well that means the news is certainly worse. Luckily for the Clippers, appearances..." October 17

  • Draymond Green goes off on Paul Pierce for criticism of Kevin Durant

    SI "It’s safe to say Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors was the biggest story of the NBA off-season. As the preseason winds down, there has been no shortage of critics. Future Hall of Famer and occasionally grumpy old man Paul Pierce was among them on Thursday,..." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Paul Pierce Says He’ll Retire As A Celtic After Next Season

    Uproxx "Paul Pierce spent the vast majority of his career with the Boston Celtics, and in 2008 was a core member of the Big 3 that brought the city its first NBA championship since the late 80s. The Celtics were an Eastern Conference powerhouse for years after, eventually returning to the Finals in 2010,..." October 13

  • Blake Griffin Insists He Hasn’t Discussed The Possibility Of Free Agency With ‘Anybody’

    Dime Magazine "This is a huge season for the Los Angeles Clippers. Why? Not just because the team’s aged roster is another year older and creakier, but also because several of its key players could be on the way out as free agents next summer. Most important among them to Los Angeles’ long-term prospects is..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • The NBA's leaked Christmas jerseys are familiar, and that's a good thing

    CBS Sports "The NBA's Christmas Day slate might not be perfect, but it's going to look great. On Wednesday, the new Christmas jerseys leaked, via UniWatch's Paul Lukas, and they are essentially updated versions of what we saw last year: Not an eyesore in the bunch. It's a little weird that the Los Angeles..." October 12

  • Clippers put perception of dysfunction to rest for Raymond Felton

    Orange County Register "It wasn’t so much anything Raymond Felton had seen in the last five years of his NBA career. It was more about what he had heard. Sure, the Clippers were a winning team, but were they a team that liked one another? It was a question Felton knew he’d get a first-hand answer to after signing..." October 11

  • Doc Rivers Trump Tape Not 'Locker Room Talk'

    TMZ "Doc Rivers says the leaked Donald Trump convo is NOT locker room talk -- as it was described by Donald -- at least not any locker room that he's been in. TMZ Sports talked to Doc outside Catch restaurant in L.A. Sunday night ... and asked the Clippers coach whether he's heard similar Trump-Bush..." October 10

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Clippers might play Austin Rivers at small forward to increase versatility

    Orange County Register "It seemed unthinkable when the Clippers acquired Austin Rivers that they eventually would consider him an option to start games at small forward. It was a position he had never played, one where he would be undersized and out-muscled. But after something of a breakout season in 2015-16, when..." October 09

  • Clippers rookie Brice Johnson out indefinitely with herniated disc

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Clippers lost rookie power forward Brice Johnson for an indefinite period of time due to a herniated disc in his back. While a frustrating development for the Clippers, this won’t likely set the franchise back at all for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Johnson was not expected to..." October 08

  • Paul Pierce Calls BS On John Wall/Bradley Beal Feud

    TMZ "There's no inner war between Washington Wizards teammates Bradley Beal and John Wall -- so says NBA superstar Paul Pierce, who says reports of a feud between the two are straight-up wrong. Wall has said in the past that "we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court" -- but said their..." October 08

  • Clippers staggering minutes to keep Chris Paul or Blake Griffin on court at all times

    Orange County Register "The cries from Clippers fans and Doc Rivers’ critics have united from time to time, joining forces to wonder why the Clippers coach has never embraced staggering his stars. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul together have been a devastating combination, running the pick-and-roll with expert..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce says he talked Kevin Garnett into joining Nets rather than retiring in 2013

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett said in 2012 he’d retire as a Celtic. A year later, he was playing for the Nets. Paul Pierce has taken credit for convincing Garnett to waive his no-trade clause and join him in Brooklyn. But Pierce apparently wasn’t just trying to get Garnett to leave Boston. Pierce convinced..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Ballmer looking into moving Clippers out of Staples?

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Ballmer committed to keeping Griffin, Paul long term at any cost

    ESPN "The photo went viral before practice even ended Thursday. There, in gray shorts and an aqua blue top, was Kevin Garnett playing basketball with Blake Griffin on the third day of the Los Angeles Clippers' training camp. That's right, recently retired, 40-year-old,..." October 01

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin ready to extend range, shoot more 3-pointers

    Orange County Register "It’s only a few steps but it represents a huge leap in Blake Griffin’s game. As people around the Clippers have hoped over the past three seasons, Griffin seems ready to take his game beyond the 3-point line. Now, it’s on him to take the shots when they present themselves. “I want to be..." September 29

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Cavaliers, Clippers Interested In Garnett As Coach

    Hoops Rumors "A week after announcing his retirement, Kevin Garnett already has a job offer, according to Dave McMenamin of Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue confirmed today that he has asked Garnett to be part of his coaching staff in Cleveland. “I talked to him about it,” Lue said after practice. “I know..." September 29

  • Darrell Arthur: Turning down Spurs, Wizards, Clippers in free agency to stay with Nuggets “an easy decision for me”

    Denver Post "The narrative in the NBA for years has been that free agents don’t want to come to, or stay in, Denver. The Nuggets, though, point to a group of players who might be changing that perception. In the past couple of years Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur all could have opted to..." September 29

  • Clippers' Rivers doesn't see 'gap' with Warriors

    ESPN "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers is well-versed in the ways of NBA superteams. He led one to an NBA championship back in 2008 with the Boston Celtics. Accordingly, this year's iteration of a superteam, the 73-win Golden State Warriors team from a year ago that added Kevin Durant as a free..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Paul Pierce: My Final Season

    The Player's Tribune "is is it, my final season. It’s time to move on from the game of basketball. Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself. I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity. With the Clippers, in the..." September 26

  • Doc Rivers: I support my players' right to protest

    Orange County Register "The office decorations were just a coincidence, but considering Doc Rivers’ history, it was pretty fitting. A black-and-white picture of Doc’s father, Grady, in his Maywood (Ill.) Police uniform sits inches in front of a San Francisco 49er helmet. The placement is unintentional. But with..." September 24

  • Doc Rivers says there would've been spot for Garnett on Clippers

    ESPN "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers told on Friday that he was willing to bring Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles to join the Clippers but that the 40-year-old wanted to retire. Rivers, who once declared Garnett his favorite player to coach, said he has spoken with Garnett about..." September 24

  • Griffin pens apology to fans for fight last season: 'I messed up'

    The Player's Tribune "I’ll just get it out of the way. Last season sucked. I am truly sorry. What happened in Toronto was 100% my fault. I messed up. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it. And I don’t mean that in some clichéd “not a day goes by” way. I genuinely think about it every..." September 23

  • Blake Griffin 'It's A Girl!!'... Welcomes Baby #2 With Longtime GF

    TMZ "Blake Griffin is a dad again -- his GF, Brynn Cameron, recently gave birth to their 2nd child. A source close to the couple confirms Brynn gave birth to a baby girl in an L.A. hospital several days ago." September 23

  • Clippers, Dorell Wright Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have increased their training camp roster count to 17 players, according to Dan Woike of The Orange County Register, who reports (via Twitter) that the team is bringing in veteran forward Dorell Wright. Wright, 30, spent most of last season in China before signing with the Heat in..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Report: Former Michigan basketball star Glen Rice is 'almost broke'

    Miami Herald "Former Miami Heat superstar Glen Rice is “almost broke” despite a 15-year career in the NBA that also included a stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. At least, that’s according to Miami-Dade County court records made public earlier this month in a paternity suit filed against Rice by a Fort..." September 21

  • Jamal Crawford wants to play five more seasons

    Pro Basketball Talk "In July, Jamal Crawford return to the Clippers on a three-year, $42 million deal. But from the sound of it, he doesn’t necessarily want to be done playing after that. A response to a fan’s tweet indicated that Crawford wants to play five more seasons, which would put him at age 41. Crawford,..." September 21