Clippers Rumors & News

  • Clippers end skid with victory over Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James isn't concerned yet. The Cavaliers' losing streak is only at two. If it gets to three, James said, there will be something to talk about. The Los Angeles Clippers know that feeling well. They passed for a season-high 33 assists Thursday in a 113-94 victory over the..." December 02

  • Griffin lifts Clippers over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Perspective is a wonderful thing. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes his team is stronger and wiser than in previous seasons and should prove that on the road, so he called splitting a six-game road trip "average." But by dispatching the New Orleans Pelicans 114-96..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Lamar Odom reportedly still battling addiction, hanging with ‘same old crew’

    Larry Brown Sports "There was a short period of time recently where Lamar Odom seemed to be heading down the right path. He attended a game as a guest of Kobe Bryant back in March and was again spotted at Kobe’s final game a month later. Unfortunately, there has been no positive news since. On his podcast “The..." December 02

  • Clippers Expect Chris Paul To Seek Full Five-Year Max Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers expect Chris Paul to demand the full five-year max this offseason in free agency. Paul turns 32 in May and his new five-year deal would take him well past 35. Paul has so far defied age related regression and has remained incredibly healthy." December 01

  • NBA fines Clippers head coach Doc Rivers

    CSN Bay Area "Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was fined $15,000 for directing verbal abuse towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection, the NBA announced on Thursday. The incident occurred with 18.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime of the Clippers’ 127-122..." December 01

  • It's now or never for CP3, Blake and the Clippers

    ESPN "On the team plane late Sunday after a dismal loss to the Pacers -- the second of three straight -- Chris Paul strode to Blake Griffin's seat for a chat about what had befallen the mighty Clippers. The talk was brief, and happy. "We'll be fine," Griffin told Paul, the two men recalled to..." December 01

  • Kilpatrick carries Nets past Clippers in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For 36 minutes, there was a lid on the basket whenever Sean Kilpatrick took a shot. Over the next 22 minutes, the lid was removed. And instead of discussing a poor shooting night and another frustrating loss for the Brooklyn Nets, Kilpatrick gladly spoke about the best..." November 30

  • Doc Rivers loses it over call, has to be held back

    USA Today "Doc Rivers went absolutely berserk after a foul call toward the end of the first Clippers-Nets overtime period on Tuesday night. He was ejected, and the Clippers lost in double OT, 127-122. First, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan try to keep an eye on him, but he flails and breaks away from..." November 30

  • Doc Rivers' ejection leads to angry postgame comments toward refs

    Sporting News "Clippers coach Doc Rivers had to be restrained by his players and staff Tuesday night after he became livid when he was called for a technical foul. Rivers was arguing a foul call with official Lauren Holtkamp when another official, Ken Mauer, issued the tech on the L.A. coach. That's when the..." November 30

  • Robinson, defense, lead Pacers over Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Playing without leading scorer Paul George sometimes brings out the best in the Indiana Pacers. That's exactly what happened Sunday when George (20.8 points a game) sat out his second consecutive game because of a left ankle injury and a sore lower back. Glenn Robinson..." November 27

  • Pistons beat Clippers for first time since 2010

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- None of the Detroit Pistons were on the roster the last time they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers. Following their last flop against the Western Conference powerhouse, the Pistons finally had enough. Marcus Morris led a balanced attack with 17 points and the Pistons..." November 25

  • Clippers start road trip with 124-104 win over Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Los Angeles Clippers got their season-long, six-game road trip off to a rollicking start with a 124-104 demolition of the sinking Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. The Clippers (14-2) are off to their best start in franchise history and left..." November 24

  • Blake Griffin: Maturity is key to Clippers’ start

    L.A. Daily News "As Blake Griffin dried off and changed into his clothes after his team’s lopsided win Wednesday in Dallas, the Clipper power forwarded remembered a play from earlier this week – the kind of play a winning team makes. Weirdly enough, the play was a turnover. Griffin and J.J. Redick, one of..." November 24

  • He's hated in Dallas, but DeAndre Jordan loves L.A.

    ESPN "The #nohardfeelings hashtag from Chandler Parsons’ summer Instagram post with DeAndre Jordan does not apply to those who still reside in Dallas. Jordan received another rude welcome from Dallas Mavericks fans on Wednesday night, as he was booed during pregame introductions and throughout the..." November 24

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Paul, Griffin carry Clippers to win over Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Another group effort boosted the Los Angeles Clippers. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin scored 26 points apiece, and the Clippers held off the Toronto Raptors 123-115 Monday night at Staples Center. Paul also had 12 assists as Los Angeles ended a four-game losing streak to..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Is Chris Paul/Blake Griffin duo still working?

    USA Today "Do a quick Internet search for “Top NBA Free Agents 2017,” and an interesting list appears. Courtesy of our USA TODAY Network partners at, they have the unofficial ranking as such: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors; Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors; Blake Griffin, Los..." November 22

  • Comedian Griffin's play serious business for Clippers

    USA Today "If it’s true that all the best comedians are inspired by their darker side, then it made perfect sense that Blake Griffin was a smash hit on that Montreal stage last August. With every joke – from the bit about postgame interviews and why they’re absurd to the player’s perspective on being..." November 22

  • Speights gives Clippers a lift in win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- More Marreese Speights was just what the Los Angels Clippers needed to keep their best record in the NBA. Speights scored all 16 of his points in the second half as the Clippers rallied from a double-digit deficit in a 102-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday at the..." November 20

  • Clippers hang on in second half to defeat Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It had all the appearances of an easy victory in the first half, then turned out to be anything but that. A potential rout turned into a nail-biter. For the Los Angeles Clippers, that's just not good enough these days. "It's a win," Chris Paul said after the..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Donald Sterling settles lawsuit with NBA over sale of Clippers

    USA Today "Ousted Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has reached an agreement to settle his protracted legal battle with the NBA, Sterling’s lawyer confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Friday. Sterling filed lawsuits in federal and California state courts over the forced sale of the Clippers after he..." November 19

  • Grizzlies snap Clippers' 7-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- J.J. Redick believes the Los Angeles Clippers got caught up in their own hype. Mike Conley had 30 points and eight assists, leading the Memphis Grizzlies to a 111-107 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Los Angeles (10-2), owners of the NBA's..." November 17

  • Chris Paul Seeing Benefits After Offseason LASIK Procedure "GOOGLE PLUS TWITTER Rowan Kavner Digital Content Coordinator LOS ANGELES – Chris Paul memorizes how an opponent’s defense reacts, then exploits the system. He can also do the same thing when the opponent is an eye exam. “Line 8 on the chart says, ‘F-E-L-O-P-Z-D,’” Paul recited from..." November 17

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Clippers bury Nets for 7th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clearly, the NBA season is a marathon and not a sprint. It's why the fast start by the Los Angeles Clippers means nothing, point guard Chris Paul said. "Seriously, 10-1 is all good and well, (but) you guys know and you've been around the league, it's not about right now," Paul..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • DeAndre Jordan Says He'd Never Underhand Free Throws

    TMZ "DeAndre Jordan ain't into grannies ... at least when it comes to free throws ... 'cause the L.A. Clippers star says he'll never shoot his free throws granny style ... meaning underhanded. There are some who think DeAndre should change his free throw style to the Rick Barry underhand swag to..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Clippers, Griffin clip Thunder, Westbrook

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Los Angeles Clippers' leading men have seen almost everything. Short of playing in the NBA finals, the combination of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and experienced high and lows together. Despite that, they still go through games where their trust in the..." November 12

  • Clippers win sixth straight behind Griffin

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Blake Griffin pondered to himself the tough stretch his Los Angeles Clippers team faced to start the season. Los Angeles just finished the second game of another back-to-back situation in Minnesota with a 119-105 victory. Griffin and the Clippers had reason to be tired after..." November 12

  • Clippers roll past Blazers for 4th consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers are playing as well as any NBA team right now. Blake Griffin recorded 22 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Clippers ripped the Portland Trail Blazers 111-80 Wednesday night at Staples Center. It was the largest margin of victory by..." November 10

  • Blake Griffin brushes aside talk of OKC return in free agency

    ESPN "As the Clippers prepare to depart for Oklahoma City and try to avenge their lone loss of the season, Blake Griffin brushed aside notions that those close to him would be recruiting the star power forward to play for his hometown team after the season. "People that I talk to and my friends and..." November 10

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Doc Rivers: 'Nothing wrong' with anti-Trump protests

    ESPN "LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers said "there was nothing wrong" with people protesting Donald Trump's election victory but that they should be open to giving the president-elect the opportunity to prove himself. "The election didn't go the way I wanted it to go," Rivers said after the Clippers'..." November 10

  • Clippers continue to dominate Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The lopsided defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night won't go away anytime soon, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond said. "It's not something you want to brush off, but it's something you want to keep in the back of your head so you don't have that feeling..." November 08

  • Chinese Team Interested In Josh Smith

    Hoops Rumors "Josh Smith may be nearing a deal to play in China, tweets international basketball writer David Pick. The Sichuan Whales are interested in the 30-year-old forward, who spent 12 years in the NBA. Smith divided last year between the Clippers and Rockets, playing 55 total games and averaging 6.0..." November 07

  • Clippers cruise past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- If it was just another night at the office for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul -- 27 points and 11 assists -- it was also a historic night as he became the franchise's career assists leader. "It's definitely cool," Paul said after he passed Randy Smith (3,498..." November 05

  • Westbrook pushes Thunder past Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Russell Westbrook said he'll treat facing Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors Thursday night just like any other game on the Oklahoma City Thunder's schedule. "I play every game like it's my last," Westbrook said. "I play every game the same always like I've been saying..." November 03

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Clippers' Paul Pierce says Warriors choked in last year's NBA Finals

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce isn't concerned about being unpopular in Oakland. During the preseason, the future Hall of Famer directly criticized Kevin Durant for joining the Golden State Warriors, and now, in an appearance on HBO's Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, he offered a..." November 02

  • Clippers move to 3-0, keep Suns winless

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't the cleanest exhibition of Los Angeles Clippers' basketball, but it was spotless at times and enough to get past the Phoenix Suns. Chris Paul scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half and the Clippers routed the winless Suns 116-98 on Monday night at Staples..." November 01

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Clippers down Jazz in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A solid defensive outing was the difference in the Los Angeles Clippers' win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Austin Rivers came off the bench to score 19 points and Blake Griffin added 18 points and 10 rebounds, sparking the Clippers to an 88-75 victory over the Jazz in their..." October 30

  • Chris Paul: The NBA’s Only Great Point Guard

    The Sports Quotient "I don’t blame you if you hate the Los Angeles Clippers. They complain incessantly, they’re entitled brats, and they’re bizarrely cocky despite their lack of playoff success. These traits didn’t magically appear; they come from Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. Doc isn’t an X’s and O’s virtuoso or a..." October 29