Clippers Rumors & News

  • 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

    NBA.com "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 ESPN.com 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

    NBA.com "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 ESPN.com. "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

  • Clippers coast past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even with injured forward Blake Griffin sidelined, the Los Angeles Clippers overwhelmed the Denver Nuggets. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, and the Clippers coasted to a 119-102 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center. While Griffin watched the game at..." December 21

  • Larry Bird Thought There Was 'No Way in Hell' DeAndre Jordan Would Make It in the NBA

    Complex "Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is an eight-year NBA veteran, two-time All-Defensive First Team member, and was named to the All-NBA First Team last season. Forget all the accolades. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird is stunned Jordan is in the league. In an interview with David..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Clippers star Blake Griffin expected to get knee surgery, likely out 3-6 weeks

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin is likely to undergo a minor surgery on his right knee soon, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced his status. Griffin, who missed 47 games..." December 19

  • Beal scores 41 as Wizards top Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Los Angeles Clippers have lost confidence in their defense. Bradley Beal and the Wizards took advantage. Beal had 41 points and six 3-pointers as the surging Washington Wizards rallied past the Clippers for a 117-110 win on Sunday evening. Markieff Morris scored 23..." December 18

  • Jordan lets game do talking, powers Clips over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- DeAndre Jordan gave his fans blocks -- not quotes. Jordan provided rebounds -- not retorts. He gave them the biggest basket rather than the toughest words. The Clippers will take it. Jordan had a game-high 19 rebounds, three blocks and a huge put-back with 7.7..." December 17

  • DeAndre Jordan Doesn’t Think Whiteside is Quite Ready to Be a Wolf

    Black Sports Online "It only takes a few words to start a beef and Hassan Whiteside’s pre-game comments on DeAndre Jordan’s game, gave Friday Night’s HEAT-Clippers match-up a little extra flavor. On Thursday, Whiteside was asked if his skill set was similar to DeAndre Jordan’s and Hassan seemed to refute that notion..." December 17

  • Whiteside not having DeAndre Jordan comparisons: ‘I do a lot. He just catches lobs.’

    Miami Herald "Some people have compared Heat center Hassan Whiteside’s game to that of Los Angeles Clippers star and 2016 first-team All-NBA player DeAndre Jordan. Whiteside is not one of those people. In fact, Whiteside rejected that notion as if it were a weak floater put up by … well … you. “No,”..." December 16

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant can earn $210 million deals under new CBA

    CBS Sports "The new collective-bargaining agreement has been agreed upon in principle, and if you thought the deals were big last summer, wait until you see what guys are getting next year. For years, LeBron James has been dancing with one-year deals as the salary cap has skyrocketed. With no injury..." December 15