Clippers Rumors & News

  • The Reality of Trading Jamal

    Clips Nation "As outlined in our previous post here explaining the Clippers's roster and salary situation this summer, the Clippers as a team have very limited means to improve in free agency. Because they lie so far above the salary cap, and likely far into tax territory if they resign DeAndre Jordan to a max..." May 21

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • NBA All-Defensive teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20

  • Chris Paul & DeAndre Jordan -- 'Beef' Is Total BS ... Says Clippers Teammate

    TMZ.com "There is NO rift between Chris Paul & DeAndre Jordan ... despite reports to the contrary, so says Clippers teammate Dahntay Jones who tells TMZ Sports the L.A. superstars are still like "brothers." "Guys fight and argue on the court, but that's just the emotion of the game," Jones says ... "but..." May 20

  • Clippers reportedly packed for Conference Finals before Game 7 loss

    Sportress of Blogitude "Practically speaking, it probably made a lot of sense for the Los Angeles Clippers to plan ahead for a lengthy road trip ahead of the team’s trip to Texas for a Game 7 showdown against the Houston Rockets. But that doesn’t mean the reports that the team packed as if it would be leaving Houston and..." May 19

  • Restricted Clippers hope to add some pieces in off-season

    Los Angeles Times "After he heard his boss deliver a moving speech about persevering through repeated disappointment, a thought struck Clippers assistant coach Lawrence Frank. Who was there to support Coach Doc Rivers through his distress? So Frank called Rivers early Monday morning, only hours after the..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan had a falling out

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers need to re-sign DeAndre Jordan. If they don’t, they’ll likely have only the mid-level exception to find a replacement. For perspective, that netted them Spencer Hawes last season. Jordan plans to explore the market, including the Mavericks. That puts pressure on the Clippers...." May 19

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    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    One of Doc's messages to the team: "Stop f---ing flopping."

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    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    Chris Paul: "Like Ricky Bobby said, 'If you're not first, you're last.'"

  • Clippers to offer Jordan 5-year max

    ESPN.com "Will the Clippers offer DeAndre Jordan a five-year max contract this summer? Hell yes. There are always going to be those who don't feel comfortable giving a five-year, $108.7 million contract to a guy who can't shoot free throws and oftentimes has to come out of important games because of it...." May 18

  • Clippers interested in Lakers Wesley Johnson

    Pro Basketball Talk "Doc Rivers must upgrade the Clippers’ bench. Where might he look? Across the hall. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN: The Clippers have interest in Lakers swingman Wes Johnson, according to sources. Wesley Johnson is exactly the type of player the Clippers should pursue. They have a strong..." May 18

  • Blake Griffin dismisses talk of new ‘Clippers Curse’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers blew a 19-point lead in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinals series with the Houston Rockets, then proceeded to lose Game 7 by a comfortable margin, reminding everyone about their ill-fated history as a franchise. Until becoming a winning franchise and, quite..." May 18

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc said re-signing DeAndre Jordan is the team's top offseason priority

  • Rockets’ playoff dreams stay alive after Game 7 victory over Clippers

    Houston Chronicle "Having come this far, through all that it took to get there, the Rockets would not be stopped. Not now. Not with so many obstacles overcome or demolished and so much of what they wanted all along in sight. From Dwight Howard missing half the season to falling into a 3-1 hole in the Western..." May 18

  • Rockets rally for historic Game 6 victory over Clippers

    Houston Chronicle "Clutch City has company. After two decades in which the legends that have loomed over all Rockets teams as a standard none could match, the Rockets on Thursday pulled off the sort of inexplicable and stunning comeback worthy of their championship ancestors. Never since has a Rockets team..." May 15

  • How the Clippers suffered one of the most stunning playoff collapses in NBA history

    Yahoo! Sports "Chris Paul, equal parts stunned and frustrated, stood by himself near the center of the Staples Center floor late Thursday after the final buzzer sounded on one of the most epic collapses in NBA playoff history. Paul's teammates quickly headed to the locker room, but he lingered before darting to..." May 15

  • Clippers' Paul no longer on minutes restriction

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is no longer on a minutes restriction, coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday. Paul played 35 minutes in the Clippers' 124-103 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, finishing with 22 points and 10 assists. It was the most minutes Paul has played in a game..." May 14

  • James Harden has triple-double as Rockets roll past Clippers to force Game 6

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets needed a win to prolong their season, but they needed more. They needed a revival, to rebuild the determination and resolve that had failed them in Los Angeles. They got everything they needed, including a 124-103 blowout of the Los Angeles Clippers, sending the series back to..." May 13

  • Austin Rivers -- I Wanna Be a Clipper Next Year ... We'll Talk $$$ Later

    TMZ.com "Good news for Clippers fans ... Austin Rivers says he wants to STAY in Lob City next season -- even if other teams come at him with GIANT contracts. After Rivers tore up the Staples Center on Friday, the coach's son hit up Craig's in West Hollywood for a celebratory meal with his girlfriend..." May 12

  • Clippers have a new fan in Magic Johnson

    Orange County Register "The Clippers are not only picking up steam and victories in the season’s playoffs, they also are collecting fans as they move toward their first appearance in the Western Conference finals. Magic Johnson, former Lakers great and current Dodgers president, took to social media to voice his..." May 12

  • 11d
    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc said he and trainers have spoken about CP's minutes restriction - haven't come to a decision on an increase

  • Dwight Howard fined $15,000 by league for forearm to Matt Barnes' head

    Pro Basketball Talk "It wasn’t the first technical foul that got Howard in trouble, when he jawed at a referee. Nor the second one early in the fourth quarter when he picked up his sixth foul and threw the ball at the feet of a referee — which got him ejected from Game 4. At least that meant he didn’t have to watch..." May 11

  • Trevor Ariza's Grandpa I'd 'Kick the S**t' Outta Matt Barnes If He Trash Talked Me!

    TMZ.com "Trevor Ariza's grandfather says if Matt Barnes tried to talk smack to him during a game like he did to James Harden's mother ... "We'd have to kick the s**t out of him!" Osvaldo Ariza was on his way in to Staples Center last night when we he made it clear ... the Ariza family doesn't mess..." May 11

  • Houston, you’ve got a problem: Clippers take 3-1 series lead with 128-95 win

    L.A. Daily News "Hack-a-DJ turned into Rout City on Sunday night at Staples Center. The Houston Rockets began fouling DeAndre Jordan with less than four minutes gone in the first quarter of Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinals series with the Clippers. It resulted in Jordan taking 28 free throw..." May 11

  • Chris Paul will start Game 4

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul said he felt fine Saturday and would start Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Sunday. “I’m cool, I’m good, I’ll be ready for tomorrow,” Paul said. “There’s no speculation, probable or questionable. I’m playing..." May 10

  • Glen Davis fined $5,000 for Game 3 flop vs. Rockets

    The Score "Big Baby's got that little wallet. Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Saturday for violating the league's anti-flopping protocol. This was largely expected, as Davis flopped quite egregiously during the first quarter of the team's Game 3 victory against..." May 10

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Chris Paul said he came out of Game 3 OK and Doc Rivers said he could play more minutes in Game 4.

  • James Harden calls Matt Barnes comments ‘disrespectful’

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard James Harden said that the comments Clippers forward Matt Barnes directed at Harden’s mother were “disrespectful,” but that he would not be thinking about the incident when they meet in Game 3 in Staples Center. Barnes reportedly cursed at Harden’s mother in Game 2 in Houston...." May 09

  • Paul returns, Rivers stars in Clippers’ 124-99 rout of Rockets in Game 3

    L.A. Daily News "When Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Friday announced before Game 3 of his team’s Western Conference semifinals series against the Houston Rockets that Chris Paul would play, all eyes figured to be on Paul. By the time the third quarter ended, they were on Austin Rivers, son of Doc. The younger..." May 09

  • Matt Barnes fined $50,000 for comments to James Harden's mom

    ESPN Los Angeles "The NBA has fined Clippers forward Matt Barnes $50,000 for directing inappropriate language at Houston Rockets guard James Harden's mother, the league announced Friday. During Game 2, Barnes, who had been exchanging words with fans throughout the series, made a profane remark toward Harden's..." May 09

  • Rumor: Blake Griffin to Trail Blazers in sign-and-trade?

    CSN Northwest "Then-Clippers general manager Neil Olshey declared of Blake Griffin in 2011: “I can guarantee you he will only ever be a Clipper.” The next year, the Clippers announced they reached “a deal in principle” to retain Olshey. A few days later, he became the Trail Blazers’ new general..." May 09

  • Matt Barnes on incident with James Harden's mom: 'We've made our peace'

    Fox Sports West "Matt Barnes is making news for something he said yet again. The 35-year-old Clippers forward said something to James Harden's mother, Monja Willis, during the first half of the Houston Rockets' Game 2 win at the Toyota Center. Barnes confirmed that he apologized to Willis twice. "We've..." May 09

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Chris Paul is listed as questionable for Game 3 but plan is for him to try and play, according to sources.

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    Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

    Doc Rivers said Chris Paul (hamstring) will start and have a minutes restriction tonight.

  • Matt Barnes in hot water over alleged comments towards Harden's mother

    CBSSports.com "Los Angeles Clippers star Matt Barnes doesn't exactly play nice. The guy is constantly involved in fights, gets fined all the time for his comments about officials or his behavior on court, and generally is a bit of a rabble-rouser. Against the Rockets, the narrative that's coming out, before..." May 08

  • Clippers winning at home, failing to cover

    Covers.com "The LA Clippers are a solid 6-3 straight up in their past nine at home, but have only covered on one of those occasions. Those nine games at the Staples Center have seen the Clippers favored in each instance, with an average spread of -7. " May 08

  • Rockets rally to knock off Clippers in Game 2, even series at 1-1

    Houston Chronicle "The only thing the Rockets had in their favor was time. They were down in the series, down in the game and almost down the count. Trailing the Clippers by 13 in the second half on Wednesday, the Rockets had shown few signs of the turnaround that would come, but made a lineup change and a..." May 07

  • James Harden's Mom -- Matt Barnes Apologized To Me ... For In-Game Insult

    TMZ.com "James Harden's mother tells TMZ Sports ... Matt Barnes PERSONALLY APOLOGIZED Wednesday night ... after the L.A. Clippers star hurled an extremely rude comment to her during last night's NBA playoff game. Monja Willis wouldn't tell us exactly what Barnes said to her at the Toyota Center in..." May 07

  • Kevin McHale: If Clippers have problem with free throws, stop fouling

    Houston Chronicle "The Clippers complained on Wednesday about the Rockets taking a franchise playoff record 64 free throws, with Blake Griffin saying the Clippers would have to make fouls more obvious. But Rockets coach Kevin McHale said if the Clippers don’t want the Rockets to shoot so many free throws, they..." May 07

  • Chris Paul remains uncertain going to Game 3

    Orange County Register "Doc Rivers knows Chris Paul will be back. He just doesn’t know when. The Clippers’ star point guard wasn’t able to play for the second straight game, with his injured left hamstring not healed enough to allow him to take the floor Wednesday. “It concerns me,” the Clippers coach said. “Again,..." May 07

  • Matt Barnes reportedly talked trash to James Harden’s mom

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden went off in the second half to give the Houston Rockets a much-needed win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 Wednesday night. He looked like a man who was playing angry, and Matt Barnes may have had something to do with it. According to ESPN’s Calvin Watkins, Barnes was..." May 07

  • Chris Paul doubtful for Game 2

    Houston Chronicle "Doc Rivers said today that guard Chris Paul was “doubtful” for Game 2 vs. the Rockets tonight. Paul missed Game 1 — a 117-101 Clippers victory — with a hamstring injury. “I pretty much doubt it just from talking to him,” Rivers said at Wednesday morning’s shootaround. " May 06

  • Rivers: Paul '50-50' to play for Clips in Game 2

    ESPN Los Angeles "There's a "50-50" chance Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Doc Rivers said Tuesday. The Clippers were able to beat the Rockets in Game 1 on Monday 117-101, despite missing Paul, who is..." May 06

  • Chris Paul sits out Game 2 vs. Rockets with strained left hamstring

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will not play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, missing his second straight game because of a strained left hamstring. "He's not moving well," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said when asked about Paul..." May 06

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc said his gut says CP is 50-50 to play in Game 2

  • Clippers ride big third quarter to 117-101 win over Houston Rockets in Game 1

    L.A. Daily News "It would have almost been understandable if the Clippers were still thinking about their thrilling first-round series win over San Antonio when they squared off with the Houston Rockets on Monday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals at Toyota Center. If they were, they didn’t show it..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05