Clippers Rumors & News

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 27

  • Will the Clippers re-sign Little Nate?

    Clips Nation "The Clippers have yet to re-sign Nate Robinson, whose second 10 day contract expired on Thursday. The guard is currently injured, but the Clippers will probably re-sign him later for a lack of better options. The Los Angeles Clippers have a multi-dimensional problem concerning a one-dimensional..." March 27

  • V. Stiviano Says She Never Had Sex With Donald Sterling

    Black Sports Online "V. Stiviano is being sued by Donald Sterling’s wife for the $3.5 million in cash, gifts, cars and property Sterling gave her. Stiviano took the stand yesterday and in spite of his generosity said they never had sex. V. Stiviano testified Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court in her effort..." March 27

  • Nate Robinson not yet re-signed after second 10-day contract expires

    Inside Socal "Guard Nate Robinson sat out Wednesday’s game at New York with a sore left knee, his second 10-day contract expires today (Thursday) and he will not be re-signed just yet because of the injury, a league spokesman said." March 27

  • Free-agent-to-be DeAndre Jordan puts on a show as Clippers crush Knicks

    New York Post "Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will be a free agent this summer and he said after his team’s 111-80 rout of the Knicks on Wednesday night how much he “loves’’ the Big Apple. But the 6-foot-11 behemoth played as if he wanted to burn down the Garden with his fiery act. Jordan, whom Clippers coach..." March 26

  • Potential Knicks target Jordan ‘loves’ NYC, puts on show at MSG

    New York Post "Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will be a free agent this summer and he said after his team’s 111-80 rout of the Knicks on Wednesday night how much he “loves’’ the Big Apple. But the 6-foot-11 behemoth played as if he wanted to burn down the Garden with his fiery act. Jordan, whom Clippers coach..." March 26

  • Jamal Crawford hopeful he can return for the Clippers this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few days ago, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told reporters there was a chance Jamal Crawford‘s bruised right calf was bad enough that it would keep him out for the rest of the season. But on Thursday, Crawford seemed much more optimistic that he’ll be back before the start of the..." March 26

  • Clippers, Hornets to play two 2015 preseason games in China

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the NBA continues to work on expanding its global reach, the league has announced it will play two 2015 preseason games in China, and will be bringing the game to Shenzhen for the very first time. From the official release: The Clippers and Hornets will play the NBA’s first game ever in..." March 25

  • Battery charge against Blake Griffin dropped

    Clips Nation "Las Vegas prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor charge against Blake Griffin, citing lack of evidence in the case. Griffin's accuser, Daniel Schuman of West Hollywood, told police that Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cell phone at a nightclub in Las Vegas while the Clippers were attending..." March 24

  • Clippers Overcome Pelicans' Hot Shooting, Manage 107-100 Win

    Clips Nation "The road team entered today's matchup yet again shorthanded, as things seemingly have been for most of the past three seasons in the Crescent City. Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson had already been out for a while now, and today Omer Asik and Tyreke Evans joined them among the wounded, while Anthony..." March 23

  • Jamal Crawford Not Close To Return From Calf Injury

    Real GM Basketball "Jamal Crawford has a very deep bruise on his right calf and has no timetable for his return. Crawford, who had to have it drained once in the last 10 days, has missed the Los Angeles Clippers' last nine straight games. "Jamal told me he's feeling better," Doc Rivers said Sunday. "It's just..." March 23

  • Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce has a lot of years of effective basketball still in him

    Pro Basketball Talk "It still feels a little strange to see Paul Pierce in a uniform that isn’t green and white. It was Brooklyn black last season, Washington red, white and blue this season, but it still makes you double-take every once in a while. We’re going to be doing double takes for at least another season..." March 23

  • Clippers' Rivers: 'There's a chance' Jamal Crawford doesn't return

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Clippers coach Doc Rivers indicated after Friday's game that shooting guard Jamal Crawford (calf) may not be able to return this season, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports. "There's a chance," Rivers said. "You know, I don't know right now because he's improved, but not enough, I can tell..." March 22

  • DeAndre Jordan says he won't 'be greedy and sign a one-year deal'

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeAndre Jordan is looking forward to free agency this summer, and why shouldn’t he? He’ll be coming off a career season and in line for a max contract . He plays for a good team, one run by a man who absolutely adores him. And with the salary cap set to skyrocket in the summer of 2016,..." March 21

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Clippers sign Jordan Hamilton for remainder of season

    NBA.com "The Los Angeles Clippers announced today they have signed forward Jordan Hamilton for the remainder of the season. Hamilton appeared in eight games (two starts) for the Clippers averaging 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 9.6 minutes. Hamilton, who was the 40th GATORADE call-up of..." March 21

  • Clippers pull away late, defeat Kings 116-105

    Clips Nation "In a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate, the Clippers traded punches with the Kings until midway through the fourth quarter. At that point, the Clippers' 3-point attack was too much for the Sacramento team to overcome. The Clippers were 17 of 37 from behind the..." March 19

  • Clippers blow big lead, but defeat pesky Hornets 99-92

    L.A. Daily News "The Charlotte Hornets invaded Staples Center on Tuesday, no doubt hopeful of an upset victory that would really sting the Clippers. But the Hornets, fighting for their playoff lives, were coming off a 28-point loss Monday night at Utah. That would seem to make them ripe for a second consecutive..." March 18

  • Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan says he’s going to look around in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "Doc Rivers’ Clippers have been good to DeAndre Jordan. Rivers has pumped up Jordan and tried to fill him with confidence since the say he walked in the door, trying to build back up what Vinny Del Negro had spent years tearing down. It’s to the point where Rivers vehemently overstates Jordan’s..." March 18

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Robinson, Hamilton to stay with Clips

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Clippers will sign guard Nate Robinson to a second 10-day contract and forward Jordan Hamilton for the rest of the season, multiple sources told ESPN.com. Robinson was signed to a 10-day contract on March 7 to help the second unit ease the lose of Jamal Crawford, who is out..." March 17

  • 11d
    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Clippers injury report for Hornets: OUT: Jamal Crawford (calf). QUESTIONABLE: Matt Barnes (hamstring), Jordan Hamilton (ankle).

  • Terrence Jones’ big fourth quarter helps lift Rockets to road win over Clippers

    Houston Chronicle "One way or another, the Rockets and Clippers seemed bound to settle the day in the final seconds. For all James Harden or Chris Paul might have done along the way, for all the rebounds DeAndre Jordan grabbed or fast breaks the Rockets finished, the difference was going to be about one..." March 16

  • 11d
    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    I'm told with Jamal Crawford out at least 10 more days, Nate Robinson will get a second 10-day contract.

  • 12d
    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc said Jamal hasn't really improved at all.

  • 12d
    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    Blake Griffin went through a light shootaround with the team with a sleeve on his right arm. He's a game-time decision.

  • 12d
    J.A. Adande @jadande

    Blake Griffin is playing today. No minutes limit, Doc Rivers says

  • 13d
    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Clippers upgrade Blame Griffin's status for Sunday from "OUT" to "QUESTIONABLE."

  • 13d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Should add that guard Jamal Crawford is out tomorrow with a bruised right calf.

  • Blake Griffin to return soon

    ESPN.com "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is expected to return to the team on Sunday or Tuesday, multiple sources told ESPN.com. Griffin went through a full workout in Los Angeles without any limitations Friday during the Clippers' 129-99 loss to the Mavericks in Dallas. The plan is for him..." March 14

  • Clippers Silence Thunder, win 120-108

    Clips Nation "Behind a masterful performance from Chris Paul, the Clippers dominated the Thunder throughout the game, and were up by double digits most of the second half. Supporting Paul were JJ Redick, DeAndre Jordan, and Matt Barnes, all of whom were excellent. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook was almost..." March 12

  • Blake Griffin could return Sunday against the Houston Rockets

    Inside Socal "Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com A spokesman for the Clippers on Thursday told this newspaper it’s possible Blake Griffin could return Sunday when the Clippers host the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. If not, then Tuesday at home against the Charlotte Hornets..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • 16d
    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc said Blake Griffin is "very close" to returning and opened door for him to play Friday. Still told Sun. or Tues much more likely

  • Clippers' Dahntay Jones will appeal fine for bumping into Draymond Green

    Sporting News "Dahntay Jones didn't even play in the Clippers' 106-98 loss to Golden State on Sunday, and he still got fined. The forward plans to appeal the $10,000 fine he received for bumping into Warriors forward Draymond Green during a postgame interview, according to NBA.com . "I didn't do it on..." March 11

  • Clippers’ Glen Davis receives flopping warning for ridiculous play against Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "Glen Davis committed one of the more egregious flops we’ve seen recently, flying wildly out of control well after he received contact during Sunday’s nationally televised contest against the Warriors. The announcers laughed at the time, Leandro Barbosa tweeted about it a couple of days later,..." March 11

  • Clippers now 8-5 without Blake Griffin thanks to 89-76 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

    L.A. Daily News "Blake Griffin’s total of consecutive games missed reached 13 Monday when the Clippers played host to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, no thanks to a staph infection in his right elbow that was surgically removed Feb. 9. Jamal Crawford missed his third game in succession because of a..." March 10

  • 18d
    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Doc said Jamal's out for the upcoming trip. Blake's a maybe.

  • 18d
    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Chris Paul's injury - a right patella contusion - will be a gametime decision.

  • Dahntay Jones fined $10K for bump

    ESPN.com "Clippers guard Dahntay Jones has been fined $10,000 for bumping Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during a postgame interview, the NBA announced Monday. The incident occurred following the Warriors' 106-98 win over the Clippers on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Jones denied bumping Green..." March 09

  • Warriors foil Clippers strategy in easy win

    Oakland Tribune "The Los Angeles Clippers' tried-and-true method of frustrating the Warriors backfired. Getting the ball out of Stephen Curry's hands once worked for the Clippers, especially last season in the playoffs. The Warriors showed Sunday in a 106-98 win at Oracle Arena and on national television that..." March 09

  • Dahntay Jones Bumps Draymond Green during postgame interview, Green responds “he doesn’t play”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Despite all the Stephen Curry showcase plays, it was Draymond Green who led the Warriors in scoring Sunday with 23 points. Which means he got the postgame interview on ABC… then this happened. Again the highlights from Green: “I think he wanted a reaction from me, but he don’t play,” Green..." March 09

  • Blake Griffin's return uncertain, but not his value

    ESPN Los Angeles "Doc Rivers will always make the same joke when asked about an injured player on his team. "Doc is just a nickname," he'll say. "I'm not a real doctor." So asking him about the progress of injured players such as Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford is a futile effort filled with shoulder..." March 09

  • 19d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Clippers coach Doc Rivers says there is still no timetable for Blake Griffin (staph infection) to return.

  • 20d
    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    The Los Angeles Clippers are showing interest in free agent point guard Nate Robinson, according to source.

  • 20d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Clippers will sign free agent guard Nate Robinson to a 10-day contract, a source told Yahoo Sports.

  • 21d
    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    Matt Barnes and Jamal Crawford won't practice today and aren't expected to play Sunday.

  • 22d
    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Doc Rivers said the Clippers would "most likey" sign Jordan Hamilton to another 10-day contract Thursday.

  • Blazers Batum Saves Game in OT vs Clippers

    Blazer's Edge "Chris Paul was unstoppable tonight, nearly every Blazer player eminently stoppable. Who knew that Portland's missing Frenchman would show up to rescue the evening? The Portland Trail Blazers have pulled off some improbable victories over the last two years, some even more improbable than..." March 05

  • Matt Barnes blasts NBA for Harden’s one-game suspension for kicking LeBron

    Sportress of Blogitude "Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes blasted the NBA for the league’s one-game suspension of James Harden for kicking LeBron James in the groin during Sunday’s Houston Rockets-Cleveland Cavaliers game, arguing the league has a double standard when it comes to doling out punishment. Barnes..." March 04