Clippers Rumors & News

  • Blake Griffin suspended 4 games for punching Clippers equipment staffer

    SB Nation "Blake Griffin will be suspended four games by the NBA for his involvement in an altercation with Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi in Toronto last week, according to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register. Griffin will also be fined another game's pay. The suspension will..." February 10

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Clippers announce four-game suspension for Blake Griffin

  • J.J. Redick leads LA Clippers to OT victory over Philadelphia 76ers

    L.A. Daily News "The Clippers struggled until it mattered most. J.J. Redick had 23 points, including the tying 3-pointer late in regulation, and Jamal Crawford also scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Clippers to a 98-92 overtime victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. The Clippers..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Clippers Rivers says Pierce not playing tonight. Wesley Johnson starting in his place.

  • Paul shakes off awful start, leads L.A. past Heat

    L.A. Daily News "Chris Paul had the worst possible start to his shooting day. His finish, however, was perfect. Paul’s consecutive 3-pointers in the final minutes were daggers to a Miami comeback, and his game-high 22 points helped the Los Angeles Clippers hang on to beat the Heat 100-93 on Sunday. “I..." February 08

  • Clippers G Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Report: Clippers G Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand By James Herbert | NBA writer February 6, 2016 11:11 pm ET The Los Angeles Clippers have had bad luck when it comes to hands lately. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, guard Austin Rivers will likely be out for 4-6 weeks with..." February 07

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Austin Rivers and Pablo Prigioni both listed as QUESTIONABLE for the Clippers' game Sunday at Miami

  • Stephenson sparks Clippers victory over Magic

    Orange County Register "Before the Clippers’ game Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Lance Stephenson shoveled orange wedge after orange wedge into his mouth. He’d grab a wedge, put in his mouth, eat the fruit, throw the peel away. Then, he did it again – and again and again and again ... And Friday in Orlando, just..." February 06

  • Kevin Durant-Blake Griffin deal needs perfect storm, and it could be brewing

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers have informed teams they're not interested in trading Blake Griffin despite the superstar forward's fight with an equipment manager that has him out as long as two months, league sources told CBS Sports on Friday. Yet despite the Clippers' steadfast support of Griffin..." February 06

  • Blake Griffin undergoes second surgery on broken hand

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin underwent a second surgery on his broken right hand this week, according to a report by's Ramona Shelburne. The surgery is reportedly not considered a setback, so Griffin's initial recovery time of at least four to six weeks -- though..." February 06

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Multiple teams have inquired with Clippers about Blake Griffin offering various packages but team has no active interest in deal, per source

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Austin Rivers is out tonight.

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    Mitch Lawrence @Mitch_Lawrence

    The Clippers have talked to the Nuggets about trading Blake Griffin to Denver, per NBA sources.

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Doc Rivers: "Blake's ours and he's going to stay ours."

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Clippers forward Blake Griffin underwent a second procedure this week on his broke right hand, sources told...

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    Los Angeles Times "Frank McCourt had a psychic on his payroll while driving the Dodgers into bankruptcy. Stan Kasten and his Chicago-based financiers agreed to a broadcasting deal that removed Vin Scully from most of our television sets. Arte Moreno signed a recovering drug addict before coming to the shocking..." February 05

  • Wolves hang on to end long run of losses vs. Clippers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One night after they had lost in Los Angeles to a Lakers team that hadn’t won in three weeks, the Timberwolves on Wednesday at Staples Center beat 108-102 a chugging Clippers team that even without Blake Griffin had lost just three times since Christmas. The Wolves ended a five-game losing..." February 04

  • Chris Paul on late technical: 'I guess it was for what I said'

    ESPN "A costly technical foul assessed to Chris Paul in the Clippers' 108-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night conjured up the point guard's history with referee Lauren Holtkamp. Trailing by two points with 20 seconds remaining in regulation, Paul and Clippers shooting guard J.J...." February 04

  • NBA still investigating Blake Griffin incident; punishment coming?

    CBS Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today's Sam Amick that the league's investigation into the Blake Griffin punching incident is almost done, and he implied that the Los Angeles Clippers star would be punished. From USA Today: “The only update right now is we're continuing to..." February 04

  • Spurs, Clippers, Thunder Eye Adreian Payne

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs, Clippers and Thunder have “fringe” trade interest in Adreian Payne, as Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities says in his latest edition of “The Scoop” podcast. The No. 15 pick from the 2014 draft has seen spotty playing time this season but this week returned earlier than planned from..." February 03

  • NBA Trade Deadline Rumor: Clippers Interested in Rudy Gay

    Clips Nation "It should come as no surprise that the Clippers are active "buyers" this trade deadline--the team is talented, but with the historically great Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs leading the conference by a mile, Doc Rivers has no choice but to do his best to take some risks and upgrade..." February 03

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    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    The Clippers have signed forward Jeff Ayres to a second 10-day contract.

  • Clippers Willing To Deal Blake Griffin For Durant In Sign-And-Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers are determined to play out the season with Blake Griffin despite receiving trade calls on his availability. The Clippers are expected to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency and wouldn't hesitate to trade away Griffin for him." February 02

  • Byron Scott, Clippers broadcaster trade shots over usage of Russell

    The Score "In a season for the Los Angeles Lakers that represents nothing more than Kobe Bryant's swan song, coach Byron Scott has been skewered since Day 1 for his tight reins on rookie guard D'Angelo Russell. Over the weekend, Los Angeles Clippers broadcaster Don MacLean joined the chorus. "I really..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • LA Clippers beat Chicago Bulls, now 15-3 without Blake Griffin

    L.A. Daily News "When Blake Griffin went down with an injury five weeks ago, one had to wonder how well his Clippers would do without him. Almost incredibly, the Clippers had gone 14-3 sans Griffin heading into Sunday’s matinee against the visiting Chicago Bulls. Make that 15-3 as the Clippers walloped the..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Clippers' Lance Stephenson picks up his game with Paul Pierce resting

    Los Angeles Times "DeAndre Jordan liked what he saw as he walked into the interview room late Friday night. "Born Ready!" Jordan yelled, acknowledging the nickname of the Clippers teammate situating himself behind a table to take questions. "Hey, what's up?" Lance Stephenson responded earnestly. Fun is..." January 31

  • Maybe the Clippers should trade Blake Griffin

    ESPN "Blake Griffin might be the Los Angeles Clippers' best overall player. You may prefer Chris Paul, but he's four years older than Griffin, with a bad knee. When Paul suffered a shoulder injury in 2014, Griffin morphed into a bulldozing point forward and carried the Clips to a 12-6 record in Paul's..." January 31

  • Clippers replace Josh Smith with Austin Rivers on Staples Center banner

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." January 30

  • Stephenson, Rivers lead Clippers to 105-93 win over Lakers

    Clips Nation "The bench contributed 56 points as the Los Angeles Clippers downed the Los Angeles Lakers 105-93 Friday night at STAPLES Center. Jamal Crawford (15), Austin Rivers (17) and Lance Stephenson (16) led the Clips to their ninth-straight win over the lowly Lakers (9-40). There wasn't a ton of flow..." January 30

  • Doc Rivers Would Prefer To Trade Away Blake Griffin If Clippers Break Up Core

    Real GM Basketball "If the Los Angeles Clippers have to break up their Big 3, Doc Rivers reportedly would prefer to trade away Blake Griffin. Griffin is entering the later stages of his prime and his game may not age well unless he eventually develops a three-pointer." January 30

  • Doc Rivers Speaks on Blake Griffin's Punch: "You Forgive People"

    Complex "Of course, Blake Griffin's broken hand and equipment manager Matias Testi's face weren't the only two affected by Griffin's punch. The Clippers have to stay even longer without his services, and Doc Rivers has to answer to the press for Griffin's shenanigans. The Clippers at least get to relax..." January 30

  • J.J. Redick receives flop warning

    The Score "This was a fairly easy call to make. The NBA slapped Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick with a flop warning for his silly and blatantly obvious flop during Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks." January 29

  • Clippers fear Griffin might be out 2 months with hand injury

    ESPN "Blake Griffin might be the Los Angeles Clippers' best overall player. You may prefer Chris Paul, but he's four years older than Griffin, with a bad knee. When Paul suffered a shoulder injury in 2014, Griffin morphed into a bulldozing point forward and carried the Clips to a 12-6 record in Paul's..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

  • Good time turned ugly after teasing for Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant

    Los Angeles Times "Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi had some dinner companions they knew well over the weekend. One was Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and the other was Joe Resendez, the team's assistant athletic trainer and travel manager. “Those guys are really close..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Clippers eke out 85-83 win over Hawks in Atlanta

    Clips Nation "In an ugly/weirdly exciting affair, the Los Angeles Clippers slipped by the Atlanta Hawks 85-83 at Philips Arena Wednesday night. Despite shooting just 38% from the floor and 18% from three-point range, L.A. was able to finish their five-game road trip on a winning note thanks in large part to..." January 28

  • Should The Toronto Raptors Make A Play For Blake Griffin?

    Complex "It’s been a chaotic week in the NBA with Cleveland firing David Blatt and the Los Angeles Clippers looking like they’re imploding, what with Blake Griffin breaking his hand while clocking the equipment manager and everything. In the midst of all that craziness, the Toronto Raptors have..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • JJ Redick: Dwight Howard told us he was headed to the Nets

    Hoops Hype "Clipers guard JJ Redick was a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski‘s The Vertical podcast and had juicy stuff to say about Dwightmare, which he lived first hand since he was a teammate of Dwight Howard in Orlando back in those days. Said Redick: “There was a deal on the table right before the season..." January 28

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Doc Rivers said Matias Testi will rejoin the Clippers.

  • Clippers overcome adversity to fight their way past Pacers

    Orange County Register "Things were tough for the Clippers, carrying the emotional baggage from losing Blake Griffin to a self-inflicted injury. But Tuesday night in Indiana, it was his teammates who showed fight, getting the Clippers a huge 91-89 win over the Pacers. Chris Paul made a key jumper late, and the..." January 27

  • Blake Griffin: Drinking Before Fight ... Witnesses Say

    TMZ "Blake Griffin -- along with at least one teammate and the team's equipment assistant -- had been drinking in the hours leading up to the fight in Toronto ... multiple witnesses tell TMZ Sports. According to several witnesses, Griffin and the equipment assistant were seen fighting outside of..." January 27

  • Clippers, NBA to Conduct Investigation After Blake Griffin Breaks Hand During Altercation

    KTLA 5 "Blake Griffin will be out an additional four to six weeks after the Clippers’ All-Star forward broke a bone in his right hand when he punched an assistant equipment manager in Toronto on Saturday. Mathias Testi suffered a severely swollen face but no fractures in the altercation and returned to..." January 27