Clippers Rumors & News

  • Griffin's future with Clippers less certain than Paul's

    ESPN "THE CARAVAN WILL BEGIN DEPARTING the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City at 5:30 p.m. and pull into the loading dock in the bowels of Vivint Smart Home Arena soon after. One by one, they'll disembark into the NBA's loudest concrete bunker where, a few hours later, 19,000 fans will scream for..." April 28

  • Clippers Remain Committed To Re-Signing Blake Griffin

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin will be a free agent for the first time this offseason and the Los Angeles Clippers want to re-sign him. The Clippers will also contend with the free agencies of Chris Paul and J.J. Redick. Griffin is out for the playoffs with a toe injury. "Griffin is still a significant part..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Chris Paul Should Sign with the San Antonio Spurs if He Wants to Compete for a Title

    The Big Lead "Chris Paul has been one of the NBA’s premier point guards for a decade now, first in New Orleans, then in Los Angeles, but he’s never won a damn thing. Number of trips to the Conference Finals: 0. After a loss to the Jazz last night, Paul’s one loss away from being ousted in the first round for..." April 27

  • Hayward leads Jazz to win, 3-2 series lead on Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Gordon Hayward made it clear he doesn't want to return to Staples Center this weekend. "We want to close it out in Salt Lake City," Hayward said. "We definitely don't want to come here for Game 7." Hayward scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Utah Jazz..." April 26

  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief after Joe Johnson shot

    Yardbarker "Steve Ballmer was in total disbelief as he watched Joe Johnson bury his team once again. Johnson made a jumper with 19.2 seconds left to put Utah up 102-97 on Ballmer’s Clippers during Game 5 of their playoff series on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Johnson had 14 points and 8 rebounds in the..." April 26

  • Doc Rivers will remain with the Clippers

    Sportsnaut "After some quiet speculation that Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers might leave the team following the playoffs, it now looks like Rivers will play out the remaining two years of his contract in Southern California. “Rivers isn’t leaving the Clippers. He’s owed $22 million-plus..." April 26

  • Clippers expect Rivers to return for Game 5 vs. Jazz

    CBS Sports "The Clippers are without one of their biggest pieces, Blake Griffin, for the rest of the playoffs. But the team reportedly will receive a boost to its backcourt for Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers expect Austin Rivers to play Tuesday..." April 24

  • Clippers rally to take 2-1 lead over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Making clutch baskets turned into Chris Paul's trademark when the Los Angeles Clippers needed those plays to spark a second-half rally. Paul fueled a decisive fourth-quarter run by scoring on four straight possessions and finished with a season-high 34 points to lift the..." April 22

  • Austin Rivers unlikely to bolster L.A.’s shallow bench in Game 4

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Clippers know they have a reliable option off the bench. Shooting guard Jamal Crawford has won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award three times over the course of his career. But as coach Doc Rivers looks at his shallow bench, he's still searching for man No. 7. Rivers would love to get..." April 22

  • Blake Griffin's status is uncertain after Clippers star is stricken with another playoff injury

    Los Angeles Times "When they entered the locker room at halftime Friday night, all of the Clippers were made aware that Blake Griffin would not be joining them for the rest of Game 3 because the power forward had suffered a bruised right big toe late in the second quarter. So all they could do was press forward..." April 22

  • Has Blake Griffin played final game for Clippers?

    USA Today "The NBA playoffs are being ruined by injuries. First it was Utah big man Rudy Gobert going down with a left knee injury that has kept him out of the Jazz's first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Then the Chicago Bulls announced that point guard Rajon Rondo had a thumb injury that..." April 22

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin to miss remainder of playoffs "The L.A. Clippers announced that forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe suffered during the Clippers’ 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round Playoff series...." April 22

  • Blake Griffin’s injury revealed the dirty truth about the Los Angeles Clippers

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers were doomed. On the road, with Blake Griffin sidelined by a bruised right toe that looked far worse than the diagnosis, and the Clippers trailed the Utah Jazz by double digits. They looked primed to implode, taking the Doc Rivers era with them. But a funny thing..." April 22

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Chris Paul 'Would Love' To Have Staples Center Statue

    Real GM Basketball "Staples Center has a number of statues of former Los Angeles Lakers with Shaquille O'Neal joining Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West. If a member of the Los Angeles Clippers ends up with a statue, it is likely to be Chris Paul. “I ain’t gonna lie to you, I haven’t drove by..." April 20

  • Griffin powers Clippers past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Attacking the rim and scoring inside made all the difference for the Los Angeles Clippers in their Game 2 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Blake Griffin scored 24 points, and the Clippers earned a 99-91 win over the Jazz at Staples Center to even the Western..." April 19

  • Chris Paul Won’t Let You Misconstrue His Comments About Jazz Fans

    Uproxx "The Clippers evened their first round series at 1-1 with the Jazz on Tuesday night in a 99-91 victory. The series now shifts back to Utah, as the Jazz have stolen home court advantage from Los Angeles. After Tuesday’s win, Clippers point guard Chris Paul was asked to clarify some comments about..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Is it do-or-die time for Doc Rivers and the Clippers?

    USA Today "Every NBA team faces tough roster decisions when the summer rolls around. But when it comes to these Los Angeles Clippers, the franchise that was sold to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion in the summer of 2014 and has been taking the blank-check approach to title..." April 18

  • Los Angeles Clippers aim to instigate the action against the Utah Jazz

    Los Angeles Times "If anything, the Clippers have concluded over the last two days, they can’t let the Utah Jazz be the sole instigators of all the action in their first-round playoff series. “The point is we have to join in,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “They’re still going to do what they do. They should...." April 18

  • Jazz sink Clippers on Johnson buzzer beater

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The loss of Rudy Gobert provided inspiration for the Utah Jazz. Joe Johnson channeled it into a game-winning shot. Johnson's runner in the lane as time expired lifted the Jazz to a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs on..." April 16

  • Doc Rivers in no mood for questions like this after loss

    CBS Sports "Beware the wrath of Doc Rivers. The Clippers lost Game 1 of their first-round playoff series with the Utah Jazz in the worst way possible, so the last thing the Clippers coach probably wanted to do was answer questions. One question in particular, however, caused Rivers to unload on the..." April 16

  • Doc Rivers: Playoff failures don't weigh on Clippers at all

    Los Angeles Times "On the one hand, Clippers players admit they feel the weight of past playoff failures — to a degree. On the other hand, Coach Doc Rivers suggests that it’s a narrative perpetuated by the media. Wherever one stands on the issue, there are basic truths that cannot be ignored. It’s a fact..." April 14

  • Clippers beat Kings, seal West's No. 4 seed

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- There was a certain sense of cosmic justice in the Los Angeles Clippers securing home-court advantage in the playoffs by beating the Sacramento Kings 115-95 to close their regular season on Wednesday. It was just 17 days ago the Clippers melted down in the closing minutes at..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Clippers beat Rockets for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- As the regular season closes, the Los Angeles Clippers are the hottest team in the NBA. With all their stars finally healthy, they are executing in a manner that could carry them far in the postseason. Chris Paul scored 19 points and registered nine assists, and Blake Griffin..." April 11

  • Westbrook, LeBron & CP3 Have Disdain for Curry, Book Claims

    The Big Lead "In the midst of Cleveland’s historic NBA Finals rally from a 3-1 deficit against Golden State in 2016, this happened in Game 6: An uncharacteristic moment of trash talk from LeBron to the 2-time MVP, Stephen Curry. Friends talk trash all the time, and make no mistake, LeBron and Curry were..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Paul helps Clippers defeat Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- When the Los Angeles Clippers are playing the way they did Saturday in their 98-87 victory over San Antonio, it's easy to think they've likely underachieved in the regular season. If Los Angeles continues to improve and play defense the way it did against the Spurs, it's just..." April 09

  • Clippers' Chris Paul is Doc Rivers’ idea of a classic, true point guard

    Los Angeles Times "Even in today’s NBA of shoot-first point guards, the Clippers have what is considered a traditional point guard in Chris Paul. And in the eyes of Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, Paul is one of the best leaders in the NBA. Paul looks to get his teammates involved first. He directs the offense as..." April 09

  • J.J. Redick 'Clippers Shouldn't Break Up ... I'll Do Anything To Stop It'

    TMZ "Clippers sharpshooter J.J. Redick says he won't miss on keeping Blake Griffin & Chris Paul in L.A. ... and says he'll do everything he can to keep them from bolting LA LA land. We got Redick out in BH and asked him a series of questions about the state of Clippers hoops ... which is up in the..." April 09

  • Dwyane Wade Reveals What Goes Down in His Group Text With LeBron, Carmelo, and Chris Paul

    Complex "A little more than a year ago, Bleacher Report published a long story about "The Brotherhood" that exists between LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul. In the story, LeBron revealed that he would like to play with his three close friends one day. The four players also talked..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Clippers down Mavs for fourth consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Coach Doc Rivers could not have written a better blueprint for victory as his Los Angeles Clippers approach the postseason. Getting big performances from the stars and using an up-tempo offense, the Clippers cruised to an easy win Wednesday. Blake Griffin scored 32 points and..." April 06

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • JJ Redick praises rival UNC, calls for college athletes to be paid

    Larry Brown Sports "J.J. Redick was a fan favorite when he was draining countless shots from long range at Duke, and hating North Carolina is supposed to be in every Blue Devil’s blood. But game recognize game, as they say. After UNC defeated Gonzaga in the national championship game Monday night, Redick took to..." April 04

  • Blake Griffin becomes 1st to score 10K points in Clippers uniform

    Fox Sports "A first for Blake Griffin on Saturday was one for the Clippers, as well. Griffin became the first player to score 10K career points in an LA Clippers uniform when he did so on his first shot against the Lakers at Staples Center." April 02

  • Austin Rivers' hamstring injury likely to sideline guard for rest of regular season

    ESPN "The Clippers expect guard Austin Rivers to miss the remainder of the regular season with a left hamstring strain, coach Doc Rivers said Saturday. "I think it's a little more serious [than initially believed]," Doc Rivers said before the Clippers' Saturday afternoon game against the Los Angeles..." April 01

  • Griffin, Paul carry Clippers past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It wasn't big on style points, but the Los Angeles Clippers aren't judging their wins right now. They are just counting them. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul combined for 60 points, and Clippers had just enough left in the tank to close out a 124-118 win over the slumping Phoenix..." March 31

  • Clippers' Austin Rivers hopes to be back in time for playoff opener

    Orange County Register "Austin Rivers shuffled slowly through a corridor of Talking Stick Resort Arena. The reserve will be critical to the Clippers in the playoffs, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to help them before then. Rivers will likely be sidelined for the remaining five games of the regular season after..." March 31

  • Redick, Paul push Clippers past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After missing the Clippers' Sunday loss to the Sacramento Kings, J.J. Redick returned with a vengeance Wednesday night in Los Angeles' win over the Washington Wizards. The veteran guard scored 31 points, and Chris Paul contributed 27 points and 13 assists, sparking the..." March 30

  • Lamar: Khloé knew I was using coke and cheating on her

    Page Six "Lamar Odom tried to hide his drug use from Khloé Kardashian when they first got together, but eventually she knew exactly what was going on. “Around two years before we split up [2011], I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me,” the former NBA champ said in the new issue of..." March 30

  • Lamar Odom says he's clean now; opens up about drug addiction, brothel incident, more

    CBS Sports "In a rare interview, former NBA player Lamar Odom talked to Ian Drew of Us Weekly about his use of cocaine, the end of his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and how he’s doing now. Sober and working on an autobiography and a documentary series, he said he “cheated death” and is a “walking miracle,”..." March 29

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Clippers ease past Jazz, clinch playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers are heading to the playoffs for the sixth season in a row. Still, they need to improve their game if they expect to make a deep run, guard Jamal Crawford says. Crawford came off the bench to deliver 17 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the..." March 26

  • Kings beat Clippers on Cauley-Stein's basket

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even Sacramento Kings rookie guard Buddy Hield believed the Los Angeles Clippers had the game in the bag. "(Then) they started tripping each other, and we were able to see them collapse," Hield said. "When a team collapses, you know they're in distress. It's easy to catch them..." March 26

  • Cuban sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to Blake Griffin after his run-in with J.J. Barea

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers for pushing Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, owner Mark Cuban had some fun at Griffin’s expense. “I just feel bad for Blake,” Cuban said prior to Saturday’s game against the Toronto..." March 26

  • Barnes delivers as Mavericks defeat Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes buried the go-ahead jumper and made big a steal with 3.9 seconds to go to give Dallas a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night at the American Airlines Center. It was a critical loss for the Clippers, who saw their three-game..." March 24