Clippers Rumors & News

  • 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 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com. 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

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Chris Paul embraces Basketball HOF as a worthy finish line

    ESPN "Chris Paul admits it -- he viewed his trip to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame last week as a bit of a nuisance. After all, he lives in Los Angeles now, and with the final precious days of the offseason ticking down, a cross-country trip here was not atop his to-do list. Yet Paul agreed to..." September 20

  • He made millions in the NBA. Now Darius Miles is bankrupt

    Belleville News-Democrat "Former East St. Louis Flyers basketball standout Darius Miles was a first-round draft pick with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2000 NBA draft with a contract worth $9 million. He starred in a movie with Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds. He landed an endorsement with Michael Jordan’s athletic..." September 17

  • Ballmer nearing first-ever deal to keep Clippers’ streaming rights

    New York Post "Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is weighing a deal with cable channel Prime Ticket that would allow the team to retain streaming rights, The Post has learned. If the Clippers and Prime Ticket ink the TV rights deal, it would be the first among the four major sports leagues where the..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Doc Rivers: DeAndre Jordan ‘sees himself now as a star’

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was one of the standouts for Team USA at the Olympics this summer, and coach Doc Rivers thinks he’s just figuring out how good he is. Rivers hopes and expects Jordan to bring the swagger and confidence he found in Rio back to the Clippers for the NBA..." September 12

  • Rivers: Jordan sees himself as a star following Olympics

    Boston Globe "It’s been an eventful offseason for the Clippers, who were deep in the Kevin Durant chase before losing out to the Warriors. Coach Doc Rivers also had to refute growing rumors that impending free agent Blake Griffin was going to be shipped out of town, perhaps to Boston. By adding Durant, the..." September 11

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • LeBron James, Chris Paul served in Billy Hunter lawsuit

    ESPN "LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers teammate James Jones and Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul have been served with notices of deposition in former NBA players' union executive director Billy Hunter's wrongful termination lawsuit against the National Basketball Players Association, sources said..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Doc Rivers on Blake Griffin trade rumors: “We knew none of it was true”

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was a summer of rumors in Los Angeles (and not just about Kendall Jenner and Jordan Clarkson). The basketball rumors focused on the other team in Los Angeles: The Clippers are stagnant, they have some locker room chemistry issues, so the buzz suggested Doc Rivers would be willing to trade Blake..." September 07

  • Paul Pierce Still Undecided About Playing In 16-17

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Pierce remains undecided about continuing his NBA career this season. "Depends on the day I talk to him. Paul has had the summer, he's gone back and forth," Doc Rivers said while back in Boston to host the annual ABCD Hoops Dream fundraiser at TD Garden. "I think he has a right to do that...." September 07

  • Doc Rivers Is Adamant That Paul Pierce ‘Has To’ Retire As A Member Of The Celtics

    Uproxx "Paul Pierce spent the first 15 seasons of his NBA career as a member of the Boston Celtics, so it would make some sense that the All-Star swingman would enter retirement, whenever that may come, as a member of that organization. However, Pierce’s former head coach and current Los Angeles Clippers..." September 07

  • Clippers' Griffin: 'I didn't deserve a summer break'

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin didn't take much time off this summer as he looks to bounce back from an injury-plagued season. Griffin was a guest this week on J.J. Redick's podcast." September 01

  • At this rate, Chris Paul's greatness is destined to be largely forgotten

    CBS Sports "For a guy who turned 31 last season, Chris Paul continued to thrive for the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul, who has had the meniscus in his left knee removed --which prompted him to start resting significantly during the regular season over the past four seasons-- played in 74 games, averaging 19..." August 26

  • Bill Walton Blames Only Himself For The Clippers Leaving San Diego After Just Six Seasons

    Dime Magazine "Why do sports franchises move or fold? Why don’t the Cleveland Barons exist anymore? Why did the Houston Oilers become the Tennessee Titans? Why did the San Diego Clippers move to Los Angeles in 1984 after just six seasons spent in Southern California? Bill Walton has an answer for that last one...." August 26

  • Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan: Bikinis, Bottles & Zero Shirts ... Victory Turn Up In Greece

    TMZ "Here are Kevin Durant & DeAndre Jordan enjoying the spoils of their Olympic victory ... with a world champion day party turn up sesh in Mykonos. After absolutely pummeling Serbia in the gold medal game, the guys headed over to Greece and proved once again that America is #1 ... at partying our..." August 24

  • Report: Blake Griffin Expects To Re-Sign With Clippers In 2017

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin plans to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2017 offseason when he becomes a free agent. The Clippers can offer Griffin more guaranteed money than any rival team and they've remained on the fringes of title contention for several seasons. " August 24

  • Jamal Crawford Once Owed So Much Money Shooting Dice a Gambler Threatened to Kill Him

    Complex "Once upon a time, Jamal Crawford owed so much after playing craps that a gambler threatened to kill him, according to a profile for The Undefeated. And, of course, when you bring up the NBA back in the day, and gambling in the same sentence, you know who isn't too far behind, right? Michael..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Clippers star Chris Paul puts his Bel-Air home in play at $11.5 million

    Los Angeles Times "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is looking to make a change to his home lineup, listing his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $11.495 million. It was four years ago that the perennial All-Star bought the eight-bedroom, 11-bedroom mansion four years ago from singer-songwriter Avril..." August 21

  • Blake Griffin Baby #2 On the Way? Hits Hawaii with Preggo GF

    TMZ "Good news for Blake Griffin ... his girlfriend is pregnant ... again! The NBA star was spotted out in Hawaii this week with his longtime GF, Brynn Cameron. The two already have one son together who was born back in 2013. " August 20

  • DeAndre Jordan ties U.S. Olympic rebounds record

    The Score "DeAndre Jordan has etched his name into USA Basketball's history books. In his side's 82-76 semifinal victory over Spain on Friday, the big man recorded 16 rebounds, tying Tim Duncan (2004) and James Brewer (1972) for the Team USA single-game rebounds record." August 19

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Chris Paul Excited About Free Agent Additions

    NBA.com "Eleven years ago, Chris Paul heard his name called as the fourth pick at the 2005 NBA Draft. One pick later, the team closest to Paul’s hometown selected Raymond Felton, with the North Carolina guard remaining in the state and going to Charlotte. One round later, Brandon Bass became Paul’s..." August 19

  • DeAndre Jordan on Olympic golds: "I think they're above NBA rings"

    ABC News "Team USA center DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers has made the claim that an Olympic gold medal should be viewed by the American basketball community as a more substantive achievement than an NBA championship. "I think they're above NBA rings," Jordan told ESPN of the gold medal USA Basketball..." August 18

  • Paul Pierce planning return with Clippers for 19th NBA season, sources say

    L.A. Daily News "With every move, every signing, a question for the Clippers always loomed in the background — will Paul Pierce be back next season? The answers have never been certain, and even in mid-August, that’s still the case. But, a probability has emerged, at least for now. Pierce, an 18-season..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Why DeAndre Jordan is relishing his time with Team USA

    Yahoo! Sports "To most, he’s known as the impossible-lob-catching, alley-oop-dunking, free-throw-clanking, front-row shot-blocking big man with the Jimi Hendrix hairdo and the scraggly beard. To folks in Los Angeles, he’s the least-heralded but consistently dependable member of the Clippers’ big three. To folks..." August 16

  • Jason Terry Says Clippers Could "Easily" Win NBA Championship

    Complex "Jason Terry says Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors is the best thing to happen to the one team no one seems to be talking about: the Los Angeles Clippers. Terry even thinks the Clippers have a good shot at winning the championship. No, we aren't kidding. "The Clippers can..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Jason Terry: Durant to Warriors 'best thing' to happen to Clippers

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors won 73 games last season, won the Western Conference by six games and then added Kevin Durant in the offseason. So winning the West for a third straight year should be all but locked up, right? Free agent point guard Jason Terry doesn't think so. "The Clippers can easily win..." August 10

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Blake Griffin developing animated comedy 'Okies of Bel Air'

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin recently showed off his comedic side at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and now he's set his sights on television. Griffin is producing an animated comedy called "Okies of Bel Air," of which Fox has ordered a pilot presentation, according to..." August 05

  • Thunder to acquire Blake Griffin to pair with Russell Westbrook?

    Sportsrageous "Oklahoma City Thunder fans can now breathe as Russell Westbrook signed a new three-year, $85 million deal. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Thunder will now build around Westbrook and their priority is to get Oklahoma-native, Blake Griffin. The Thunder had a bad start to the offseason..." August 05

  • Blake Griffin tells hilarious strip club story in new stand-up routine

    Sporting News "When Blake Griffin isn’t jamming on fools and punching equipment managers, the NBA All-Star is bringing the funny. We all know about his sense of humor from popular commercials, Comedy Central show cameos and YouTube spots, but his stand-up routines are actually wildly impressive for a guy we..." August 04