Clippers Rumors & News

  • Chris Paul has already verbally agreed to re-sign with Clips

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers are approaching a pivotal offseason with both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin entering unrestricted free agency. Drama in LA? Maybe not. The team already did its part, pledging to spend “whatever it takes” to re-sign those two stars. Now, it appears the players are getting in..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Carmelo prefers trade to Clippers or Lakers

    New York Post "Knicks general manager Steve Mills was in town for All-Star Weekend, and it doesn’t appear he was here to finalize divorce proceedings with Carmelo Anthony. According to a source who has spoken to Knicks officials, the odds are heavily against the team dealing Anthony by Thursday’s trade..." February 21

  • Clippers, Thunder reportedly pushing for Wilson Chandler

    CBS Sports "The Clippers have been riddled with injuries (as usual), and it’s no secret that Russell Westbrook needs some help in Oklahoma City, so it makes sense that both teams would be looking to add a piece at the trade deadline. That piece, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, could be..." February 19

  • DeAndre Jordan is more nervous about dunk contest than All-Star Game

    Orange County Register "The towering big man helped the Clippers become “Lob City,” but DeAndre Jordan doesn’t feel very imposing at the moment. To prepare for his first NBA dunk contest on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, Jordan said he spent this week practicing about 100 different dunks. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound..." February 18

  • Clippers top Hawks for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin is making all the difference in the world for the Los Angeles Clippers, coach Doc Rivers said. Griffin scored a game-high 17 points and collected nine assists in three quarters, and the Clippers captured their fourth consecutive victory, a 99-84 win over the..." February 16

  • Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis goes off on ‘overrated’ Doc Rivers

    Fox Sports "Glen “Big Baby” Davis appeared on the podcast “In The Zone with Chris Broussard” this week, and opened up on his former coach Doc Rivers … and how he doesn’t understand why Rivers is considered one of the greatest coaches of all time. Specifically, the 31-year-old Davis calls Rivers “lucky as..." February 16

  • Clippers cruise past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- For the lion's share of four quarters, the Los Angeles Clippers created the perfect blueprint for shutting down the Utah Jazz on both ends of the court. The Clippers altered and troubled shots in the post. They clogged passing lanes and blanketed Utah's top offensive..." February 14

  • Lebron, Griffin named NBA Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 12. James averaged 25.5 points, 11.3 assists (second in the East and the NBA) and..." February 13

  • Doc Rivers' All-Star Game advice: Keep your enemies happy

    ESPN "If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it probably would be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at Sunday's All-Star Game in New Orleans. Worry about making Russell Westbrook happy, instead. Rivers said his strategy when he coached the midseason game was to make sure the..." February 13

  • Raptors, Clippers among teams keeping tabs on Gallinari

    Bleacher Report "Stein reported there is a "growing belief" Denver will trade its leading scorer based on the likelihood of his opting out of the final year of his contract at season's end. The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers are considered two likely destinations. Gallinari is currently averaging 17.2..." February 12

  • Griffin paces Clippers to win over spiraling Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Los Angeles Clippers are without Chris Paul these days, but that doesn't mean their ball movement is missing. The Clippers shared the ball well on Saturday night, and the result was a 107-102 victory over the reeling Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The..." February 11

  • Danny Ainge Won’t Rule Out Paul Pierce Having His Celtics Job Some Day

    NESN "“The Truth” can pretty much write his own ticket. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked this week about Paul Pierce possibly assuming a role with the organization upon retiring after this season. Ainge couldn’t say for sure what the future holds for the..." February 11

  • Clippers rally past Knicks as Oakley gets arrested

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On a night when a former star Knicks power forward was dragged out of Madison Square Garden by security, the Los Angeles Clippers' current star power forward pulled his team to a come-from-behind win over New York. Blake Griffin scored a season-high 32 points, and the Clippers..." February 09

  • Paul Pierce: Westbrook, Cousins only players with 'competitive fire' gene

    USA Today "Add Paul Pierce to the list of NBA players — both current and former — who have been critical of the level of competition in today's NBA in recent weeks. Making an appearance on Mike & Mike on Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer said that the league is far from what it used..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • DeRozan returns to lead Raptors over Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan returned to the Toronto Raptors' lineup Monday night and had an instant impact, scoring 31 points in a 118-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. "It puts things back in the pecking order," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "It's funny how things go when you have..." February 06

  • Boston legend Paul Pierce proud of Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'He's taken the torch'

    Boston Globe "On Saturday night, on the eve of his final game at TD Garden, former Celtics legend Paul Pierce went out to dinner at one of his favorite Boston restaurants, Strega. While there, he ran into point guard Isaiah Thomas, the current Celtic who would like to someday become a franchise legend,..." February 06

  • Celtics applaud Pierce, then hold off Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics won their seventh straight game Sunday. But the biggest basket of the afternoon was scored by someone on the Los Angeles Clippers. The TD Garden crowd loved both. "I'm happy to be able to get one last shot," Paul Pierce said after coming off the Clippers..." February 05

  • Doc Rivers starts Paul Pierce for his final game in Boston

    CSN New England "The Celtics faithful won’t have to wait too long to let Paul Pierce know just how much they will miss him. The Captain, who announced earlier this season that he was going to retire after this season, will get the start tonight for the Los Angeles Clippers. Pierce, who spent his first 15..." February 05

  • 1-on-1 with Paul Pierce as he says goodbye to Boston

    Boston Globe "Paul Pierce will make his final appearance in Boston when the Clippers face the Celtics on Sunday. Pierce, who is retiring at season’s end, spent his first 15 pro seasons with the Celtics. He was a 10-time All-Star and helped the team to the 2008 NBA title. In an interview with the Globe on..." February 04

  • Warriors defeat Clippers for ninth straight time

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Despite missing some key performers, the Golden State Warriors had little trouble conquering the Los Angeles Clippers again. Stephen Curry scored 29 points and handed out 11 assists, and Kevin Durant almost recorded a triple-double, sparking the Warriors to a 133-120 victory..." February 03

  • Knicks don't want Clippers' Jamal Crawford in Carmelo Anthony deal

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony might not be the answer for the Los Angeles Clippers, but that doesn't mean the talk is about to die down. While the New York Knicks star wasn't lying when he went all third-person on everybody and said, "Melo hasn't said anything yet" about leaving New York, he doesn't have to say..." February 03

  • DeAndre Jordan and Aaron Gordon highlight 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field

    Yardbarker "With two-time defending NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine sitting out this year’s edition, many are wondering who will fill the void in his absence? The field this year does have the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon — who was the runner up last-year with his amazing dunk over the Magic’s..." February 03

  • Clippers sink slumping Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- With Chris Paul out with a thumb injury and DeAndre Jordan ejected in the third quarter, having Blake Griffin back at the top of his game helped the Los Angeles Clippers persevere. In his third game back from a right knee injury, Griffin tied a season high with 29 points and the..." February 02

  • DeAndre Jordan says he’s been invited to participate in the Dunk Contest

    Fox Sports "DeAndre Jordan is one of the best in-game dunkers in the NBA, but he’s never appeared in All-Star weekend’s Slam Sunk Contest. That might change this year, as Jordan says he’s received an invitation to participate. Jordan is in his ninth NBA season, and normally takes a vacation this time of..." January 30

  • Stephen Jackson Has Amazing Stories About Smoking Weed Before NBA Games

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson isn’t afraid to talk candidly about his time in the NBA, and the man who was once at the center of the Malice at the Palace has plenty of incredible stories to tell about his time in the league both on and off the court. This week he went on the I Am Rapaport podcast with..." January 30

  • DeAndre Jordan opens up on finally being an NBA All-Star

    The Undefeated "“Is it official or unofficial?” That was the question Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan asked his media relations directors when they texted him that they believed he was an NBA All-Star team for the first time on Jan. 26. Jordan expected to be snubbed and had planned a vacation in..." January 30

  • Doc Rivers perfectly explains the Warriors' psychological effect on their opponents

    CBS Sports "The Warriors beat the Clippers 144-98 Saturday night, a 46-point beatdown so bad that the box score should stand as the Wikipedia entry for "Catch This 'L.'" Steph Curry had 43 points in the win, including a half-court 3. After the game, Steve Kerr said this about the performance: "People write..." January 30

  • Curry explodes for 45 as Warriors annihilate Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Instead of celebrating one of his signature shots at the end of the second quarter Saturday night, Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry took time at halftime to reflect on something his college coach once told him. It led to even greater things following the..." January 29

  • Jamal Crawford admits trade rumors bother him

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has been coming up frequently in Carmelo Anthony trade rumors, and it’s not easy on him or his family. Crawford admitted Saturday that the rumors bother him, mostly for the sake of his wife and four children. “You’re a pro, but you’re still human,”..." January 29

  • Doc Rivers: I’d trade my son, if Clippers-Knicks talks went there

    New York Post "Clippers coach and general manager Doc Rivers removed one potential obstacle to his team trading for Carmelo Anthony, saying he would deal his son, Austin Rivers, if he had to. Rivers likely would be the centerpiece of an Anthony trade. Knicks president Phil Jackson, GM Steve Mills and coach..." January 28

  • Clippers, Knicks seeking 3rd team in potential Melo trade

    ESPN "The New York Knicks and LA Clippers are searching for third-team facilitators to keep alive the prospect of completing a Carmelo Anthony trade, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks continue to discuss the prospect of sending Anthony to Los Angeles without taking..." January 28

  • Blake Griffin plans to re-sign quickly with Clippers this summer

    Basketball Insiders "Yesterday, the Los Angeles Clippers announced that point guard and team leader Chris Paul would undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss what’s expected to be six-to-eight weeks. Said differently, he is likely to miss at least 16 games. The Clippers were already..." January 27

  • Austin Rivers likely included if Clippers trade for Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "The potential arrival of Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles is likely to come at the expense of the Rivers family. According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, guard Austin Rivers, who is the son of head coach Doc Rivers and whom the New York Knicks pursued in free agency last summer, will..." January 27

  • Clippers offer Suns second-round pick for P.J. Tucker

    Sportsnaut "The injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers have found themselves subject of major trade rumors as the second half of the season has kicked off. Various reports have them linked to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Though, that’s more about the Knicks themselves reaching out to the Clippers..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Report: Clippers could trade for Carmelo Anthony and keep their Big 3

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly discussing a deal for Carmelo Anthony, and the names that aren’t involved will probably surprise you far more than the ones that are. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Knicks are open to trading Anthony to the..." January 26

  • Knicks reached out to Cavs, Celtics, Clippers about Carmelo

    CBS Sports "Perhaps thinking about his best interests, the New York Knicks reportedly talked to the Cleveland Cavaliers about trading Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love. Despite their need for a play-maker, the Cavs rebuffed the Knicks' offer and it looks like for now, Anthony is staying in New York. But that..." January 26

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Noel helps 76ers upend Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers were without center Joel Embiid, their leading scorer and rebounder, but Nerlens Noel did a reasonable impersonation on Tuesday night. Noel, making his first start of the season while Embiid rested his bruised left knee, collected a season-high 19..." January 24

  • Blake Griffin 'likely' back for Clippers Tuesday, just in time for tough stretch

    CBS Sports "The Clippers got a big win Monday on the road against the Hawks despite missing two of their superstar players. But an even bigger boost to their season might come Tuesday vs. the Sixers. Doc Rivers said Monday that Blake Griffin will "likely" make his return from injury following knee surgery..." January 24

  • Clippers find a way to win without Paul

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Things are looking up for the Los Angeles Clippers, who won for the first time since losing Chris Paul to thumb surgery and are on the verge of getting Blake Griffin back. Austin Rivers scored 27 points and Jamal Crawford helped hold off a comeback bid by Atlanta in the fourth..." January 23

  • 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

  • Clippers big man Blake Griffin says he's ready to return; eyeing Warriors game?

    CBS Sports "Blake Griffin is ready to rejoin the Clippers, and just in time. Griffin has been out since mid-December after having knee surgery. He told reporters Saturday before the Clippers got worked by the Nuggets without Griffin and Chris Paul that he's finally ready to return to action, saying he..." 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