Clippers Rumors & News

  • Why the Clippers shouldn't break up their big three

    Yardbarker "It’s always hard for the Los Angeles Clippers to evaluate themselves during the summer. Despite consistent success in the regular season, things go south at the snap of a finger when the playoffs roll around. Looking to go up 3-1 in the series, both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were lost to injury..." July 23

  • Raptors Trading For Blake Griffin? Carroll, Patterson To Clippers

    Morning News USA "After missing out on the Pau Gasol sweepstakes in June, the Toronto Raptors are now reportedly setting their sights on another top-caliber power forward. Word around the league is that the Raptors are targeting Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin. Griffin has a player option in 2017. He..." July 21

  • The Los Angeles Clippers are all-in on 2017

    Clips Nation "Kevin Durant's decision to flee Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors may have not have had a major effect on how certain teams approached the offseason, but it has cast a sort of pall over the rest of the league. Regardless of what moves other clubs make this summer the Warriors are..." July 20

  • Celtics more likely to land Okafor than Westbrook, Griffin

    The Score "The Boston Celtics have plenty of picks and good players, and they may be looking to part with some assets in order to obtain a great player. While they've been linked to stars like Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin, it's believed the player who's most likely to land in Boston via a..." July 20

  • Report: Thunder want to pair Blake Griffin with Westbrook

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing everything they can to avoid slipping into rebuilding mode now that Kevin Durant has left. If they can convince Russell Westbrook to stay beyond the upcoming season, they will try to bring in another superstar to pair with him. The Thunder rescinded their..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kristaps Porzingis, DeAndre Jordan, and More NBA Stars Admit to Sliding Into DMs

    Complex "Sliding into the DMs: everyone does it, even your favorite NBA players. While on the red carpet for this year's ESPYs, SLAM's Alexis Morgan asked a couple of the league's stars whether it really does go down in the DM and they were pretty honest. Following a brief exhale, DeAndre Jordan simply..." July 19

  • NBA executive: Blake Griffin leg issues remain serious concern for interested teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin has been the subject of trade rumors, but teams may be hesitant to take the plunge due to his recent leg injury. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald spoke to an anonymous NBA executive who has fears about Griffin’s partially torn quad tendon injury and believes the problem could be..." July 18

  • Rival GM warns of injury concern for C's rumored trade target Griffin

    CSN New England "With trade rumors involving the Celtics heating up - a three-way deal with the Clippers and Kings that lands Blake Griffin in Boston is the latest - one Western Conference general manager told the Boston Herald that while Danny Ainge is itching to make a trade, Griffin's leg injury could..." July 17

  • Brandon Bass agrees to Clippers deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite a strong pursuit from the San Antonio Spurs, free agent Brandon Bass reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical. Bass had been deciding between veteran-minimum offers from the Spurs and Clippers, but the recruitment..." July 17

  • Steve Ballmer on NBA in Seattle: not likely to happen ‘within the next year or two years’

    Seattle Times "Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said Wednesday he doesn’t see Seattle landing an NBA franchise “within the next year or two years” to facilitate public funding for an arena. Speaking at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit at Safeco Field, Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, said there..." July 16

  • Clippers To Waive Devyn Marble

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers will waive shooting guard Devyn Marble, whom they acquired in a trade with the Magic, tweets Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times. The deal, which was completed earlier today, was viewed as a way for L.A. to reduce salary before signing free agent point guard Raymond..." July 15

  • Report: Celtics have not discussed Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin ‘in quite some time’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics continue to be linked to big names, but it sounds like any moves remain far off. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reported Thursday that, while the Celtics have had interest in the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, nothing is imminent and no..." July 15

  • Clippers finalizing deal to acquire Orlando's Devyn Marble for guard C.J. Wilcox

    CBS Sports "Wilcox (hand) will be traded to the Magic in exchange for Devyn Marble and a 2020 second-round pick, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Magic will also receive a sum of cash in the deal. Since entering the league as the 28th selection in the 2014 draft, Wilcox has been quiet,..." July 15

  • Report: Clippers to Sign Diamond Stone Today

    Clips Nation "According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers will sign rookie big man Diamond Stone to a contract today Stone was picked 40th in the 2016 NBA Draft last month. Due to the Clippers' cap situation, his contract will be for the rookie minimum: The Clippers have no cap..." July 14

  • JJ Redick Tore Down The League’s Newfound Frustration With ‘Superteams’ In These Three Tweets

    Dime Magazine "When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors, it shifted the balance of power in the NBA to an extent not seen since LeBron James joined up with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the Heat in 2011, and raised concerns around the league from everyone to KD’s former teammate James Harden to the commish himself,..." July 14

  • Celtics' Brooklyn picks a hang-up in possible Blake Griffin deal?

    NESN "The NBA offseason is far from over, and the Boston Celtics are right in the thick of things. The Celtics, who lost out to the Golden State Warriors in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, reportedly have their eyes on some premier trade targets, most notably Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell..." July 14

  • Clippers To Sign Raymond Felton

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers and unrestricted free agent Raymond Felton have agreed to terms on a contract, Chris Haynes of The Northeast Ohio Media group reports (Twitter link). The length and terms of the arrangement are not yet known. Interest had picked up in the veteran in recent days, as Haynes noted on..." July 14

  • Celtics Targeting Blake Griffin in Potential 3-Team Deal

    Sporting News "The Celtics are up to something. Talk to any front-office executive here at the annual Summer League festivities, and the consensus is that a major deal involving Boston is coming soon. But it might not be the deal most were expecting. While speculation has held that the Celtics would pursue..." July 14

  • Lamar Odom: Strip Club Turn Up After First Class Puking

    TMZ "Lamar Odom made it to NYC after all and looked fully recovered from his puking session on the plane ... because he beelined it for a strip club. Lamar was photographed hanging with friends and staffers at CityScapes Gentlemen's Club in Queens on Tuesday night. A far cry from his Monday night --..." July 13

  • Report: Celtics in Talks with Clippers to Trade for Blake Griffin

    Obsev "The Boston Celtics have been quiet since acquiring Al Horford and failing to recruit Kevin Durant. But that doesn’t mean GM Danny Ainge hasn’t been making phone calls around the league. The man who famously brought Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to Boston in 2007 is looking to make another..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Clippers Sign Brice Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers have locked up their 2016 first-round pick, according to Dan Woike of The Orange County Register, who tweets that the team has signed Brice Johnson to his rookie contract. The team held a presser earlier today to introduce Johnson along with second-rounders David Michineau and Diamond..." July 12

  • Lamar Odom reportedly removed from flight for being drunk, vomiting

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom was reportedly removed from a flight on Monday night because he was drunk and vomiting. Witnesses told TMZ that Odom spent a good amount of time in the Delta lounge at LAX airport prior to boarding his flight for NYC and was “pounding down beers and whiskey.” He was described as..." July 12

  • Report: Kardashian kicks Odom out of rental home

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom is looking for a new roommate or a place to live. Since he was released from the hospital after nearly losing his life to a drug overdose, Odom had been living in a rental home that his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian rented for him. The home was in the same upscale Calabasas..." July 11

  • Paul Pierce Expects To Play Next Season

    Real GM Basketball "While Paul Pierce has yet to make it official, a person close to him says he intends to play next season. Pierce has been considering retirement and had a successful run with ESPN during the playoffs. " July 09

  • Lamar Odom Files Divorce Docs: Khloe Kardashian Split Will Soon Be Finalized

    Hollywood Life "And that’s a wrap, folks. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have now BOTH agreed to end their marriage, as the former NBA star finally filed his own divorce documents, TMZ claims. To find out when they split will be official, keep reading. Lamar Odom has finally filed his response to Khloe..." July 09

  • Marreese Speights agrees to deal with Clippers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent Marreese Speights has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told The Vertical. The Golden State Warriors lost the flexibility to retain Speights after the arrival of free agent Kevin Durant and the signing of David West, clearing the way for..." July 08

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Clippers’ C.J. Wilcox suffers broken hand, to have surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "C.J. Wilcox has played just 268 NBA minutes across two NBA seasons — not because Doc Rivers doesn’t like him, but a combination of injuries (shoulder right after his draft) and the Clippers having some guards that soak up a lot of minutes just didn’t let him get on the court. This isn’t going..." July 06

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Clippers up the ante; Jamal Crawford is all in

    Los Angeles Times "If at first you don’t succeed, make a better offer. The Clippers retained the heart of their second unit on Sunday after vastly improving their proposal to Jamal Crawford. The star sixth man agreed to a three-year, $42-million contract after an initial smaller offer had left him hesitant..." July 04

  • Mbah a Moute returns to Clippers on 2-year deal

    Clips Nation "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Clippers incumbent starting small forward Luc Mbah a Moute will return to the team. This deal is likely for the Clippers' bi-annual exception of $2.2 million. I'd suspect there is also a player option for a second year and 2.3 million. The..." July 04

  • Sources: Jamal Crawford staying with Clippers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent guard Jamal Crawford has agreed to a three-year, $42 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told The Vertical. Crawford had discussed one-year deals with several teams around the league, but focused on his negotiations with the Clippers, sources said. The..." July 03

  • Kings Are Reportedly Interested In Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, and Donald Sloan

    Sactown Royalty "With roughly $20 million of open cap room remaining after signing Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, and before accounting for Rajon Rondo's cap hold and whatever comes of Seth Curry's free agency, the Kings have been linked to a few more solid veterans over the last 24 hours. The first two..." July 03

  • 76ers made significant offer to Jamal Crawford

    Liberty Ballers "Despite the signings of Jerryd Bayless, Ben Simmons, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, the Philadelphia 76ers still have upwards of $50 million in space as they look to even sniff the salary cap floor. One target the Sixers are reportedly throwing big money at: Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal..." July 03

  • Report: Cole Aldrich bolts Clippers, signs three-year, $22 million deal with Timberwolves

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season, Cole Aldrich was quietly impressive backing up one of the best centers in the game — DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers. The Timberwolves are betting he can do that same thing behind Karl-Anthony Towns. Minnesota snapped up the center entering his seventh NBA season, reports Marc..." July 03

  • Isaiah Thomas recruiting Jamal Crawford to join Celtics

    The Score "With Kevin Durant's free-agency pitch in the books, the league's tiniest recruiter is turning his sights toward the next free agent. Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas clamored for his good friend Jamal Crawford to join him in Beantown following reports the Los Angeles Clippers had made..." July 03

  • Clippers' moves most likely mean no Kevin Durant for now

    Fox Sports "The Clippers are likely out of the running to sign Kevin Durant this offseason after reaching an agreement to re-sign Austin Rivers for $35 million over three years. Durant reportedly met with Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, coach Doc Rivers and stars Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan on Friday..." July 03

  • Austin Rivers, Clippers agree on 3 years, $35M

    ESPN "Free-agent point guard Austin Rivers has agreed to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers on a three-year deal worth $35 million, he confirmed to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on Saturday. The deal contains a player option for the third year, Rivers said." July 03

  • Wesley Johnson returning to Clippers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent Wesley Johnson has agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told The Vertical. After re-signing guard Austin Rivers, the Clippers moved toward re-signing Johnson, agreeing to terms with the forward on a deal for the full..." July 03

  • Jamal Crawford likely to leave Clippers after unsatisfactory offer

    USA Today "The NBA's reigning Sixth Man of the Year is likely relocating. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, free agent guard Jamal Crawford received an offer from the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday that will likely lead to his exit. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity..." July 03

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Supposedly Started Crying In The Free Agency Meeting With Kevin Durant

    Dime Magazine "On Saturday, Kevin Durant will continue to sift through the options offered by his cavalcade of free agency suitors, with the Spurs and Celtics pitching their teams to the NBA’s biggest free agent of the summer in the Hamptons. But during Friday’s fête with the Warriors and Clippers, it was L.A...." July 02

  • Clippers, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute Share Mutual Interest

    Clips Nation "According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, the Clippers and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute share mutual interest in his return After making the Clippers' roster as the 15th man in training camp on a non-guaranteed deal, Mbah a Moute capitalized on the failing cast of small forwards by earning a..." July 01

  • Clippers, Knicks, Blazers Interested In Austin Rivers

    Real GM Basketball "Austin Rivers met with officials from the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in Orlando. Rivers is expected to also meet with the New York Knicks" July 01

  • Kevin Durant 'Blown Away' By Clippers' Presentation

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant met with both the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers on Friday as he opened his free agency discussions with rival teams. Durant was "blown away" by the Clippers' presentation, according to sources. Durant met with the Clippers for four hours. The Clippers are trying..." July 01

  • Orlando Magic reach deal with Jeff Green

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic reached a deal late Friday afternoon to add some scoring punch, agreeing with forward Jeff Green on a one-year contract worth $15 million, an NBA source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Green averaged 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this past season in combined action..." July 01

  • Griffin surprised no one has legally changed name to 'sources'

    The Score "The start of NBA free agency usually triggers a sea of reports citing sources, team sources, and league sources for new contracts and acquisitions. The identities of these sources are often withheld, so, in theory, it could be easy for anyone in the sports journalism world to come forth and..." July 01

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