DOC RIVERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Doc Rivers is already planning how to improve Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers’ 2015-16 season ended with injury and heartbreak, which means Doc Rivers is already thinking of how he can improve the team this summer. The Los Angeles Clippers’ season is over, ending in devastating injuries, more disappointment, and even more uncertainty. The season-ending injuries to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are what […] Doc Rivers is already...
Via Clipperholics
1 hour ago

In defeat, Austin Rivers wins more than a moment can measure

When Austin Rivers came to the Los Angeles Clippers, it was impossible to ignore — whether founded or not — the idea that coach and general manager Doc Rivers was trying to advance his son’s career. The inclination to think that favoritism was at the root of Doc’s decision was understandable. Moreover, Doc certainly does play favorites; how else to explain the acquisition...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Trail of wise decisions led the Blazers past the Clippers

The Portland Trail Blazers did not have a better roster than the Los Angeles Clippers — not if the injured duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin is part of the equation. The Clippers might be the most luckless organization in the NBA, but in many intersections of luck and effort, a pinch of wisdom helps shape a final outcome — in a game, a series, a season. The Blazers owned...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers brought to tears in pregame interview session

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clippers coach Doc Rivers' eyes welled with tears and he became choked up before his team played Portland in Game 5 of their first-round series. During his pregame availability Wednesday night, Rivers was asked who he leans on to get through after losing injured stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Rivers responded, ''I don't know,'' and his dark eyes filled with...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan: Ordinary together, MVPs apart

The Clippers' season effectively ended on Monday night, when Chris Paul broke his hand. Their first-round series against the Blazers is knotted at 2-2, but even if the Clips manage to make it past Dame Lillard and company, they don't stand a chance against even a Steph Curry-less Warriors team without Paul and now without Blake Griffin. The Clips will busy themselves with granular...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin to miss playoffs with quad injury

After tweaking his quad on Monday night, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers got the worst news possible Tuesday. Per Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, Griffin will miss the rest of the 2015-16 NBA Playoffs. Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs due to the injured quad - no new damage — Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) April 26, 2016 This is incredibly...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers likens Steph Curry injury to Kendrick Perkins in '10

The news that Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks with a right knee injury has inspired plenty of hot takes. But the hottest of them all might have come from the Golden State Warriors’ potential future playoff opponent. The Los Angeles Clippers own a 2-1 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers in their opening round NBA playoff series. If they take care of business and...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers is ‘happy’ that Kobe Bryant is retiring

Doc Rivers isn’t going to miss Kobe Bryant when he’s gone. The head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers was asked about Bryant’s retirement at the end of this season and said he’s happy that the Black Mamba is calling it quits. “I’ll be very happy when Kobe retires,” Rivers told the Long Beach Press-Telegram ahead of back-to-back games against the Los Angeles Lakers...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin returning to practice Saturday

Blake Griffin hasn’t played with the Los Angeles Clippers since December when a quad injury forced him from the lineup. That could soon change, as Doc Rivers announced the power forward will begin practicing with the team starting on Saturday, per Dan Woike of the Orange County Register. This is huge news for the Clippers, who have been slumping badly of late. Before winning...
Via Sportsnaut
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers wants NBA to have NFL-type challenge system

Doc Rivers is upset about a close loss that included a controversial call going against the Los Angeles Clippers. Marc Spears of Yahoo sports quoted Rivers, who, because of this controversial call and others like it, stated his desire for NBA coaches to be able to challenge calls, similar to NFL coaches. “I’ve been pushing for a [challenge] flag for a year now,” Rivers...
Via Sportsnaut
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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