LA Clippers, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin reviewed by NBA scouts, via SI

According to NBA scouts, Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers is the best power forward in the league when he’s healthy, while Chris Paul is being passed by younger players such as Damian Lillard. Sports Illustrated have released a new NBA site, “The Vertical”, to advance their coverage of the game in the 2016-17 season. It […] LA Clippers, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin reviewed...
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3 hours ago

LA Clippers: Why Chris Paul faces lighter workload in 2016-17

With the return of Blake Griffin and some adjustments from LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, Chris Paul won’t have to shoulder such a heavy load (at both ends of the floor) in 2016-17. There’s no denying that a collective effort from the LA Clippers spurred them towards 53 wins in the 47-game absence of […] LA Clippers: Why Chris Paul faces lighter workload in 2016-17 - Clipperholics...
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20 hours ago

Speights: Green sometimes hurt Warriors off the court

The Golden State Warriors’ road to 73 wins was not without its speed bumps. According to former Warriors center Marreese Speights, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, Draymond Green was, at times, the source of some serious chemistry problems during practices and behind closed doors. “Draymond f—ed up practice and s—,” Speights told ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss. ...
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Clippers lament in-season sacrifices such as favorite foods, drinks, activities or sleep

PLAYA VISTA – You could almost see J.J. Redick going through the memories, flipping through the thoughts in his brain like someone searching for a single document in an overstuffed file cabinet. Is he looking for truffle fries? Nah. Poutine? Nope,...
Via The OC Register
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Jamal Crawford’s game-winner lifts Clippers to victory (VIDEO)

The Clippers trailed the Trail Blazers, 108-107, during Thursday night’s exhibition matchup, but Jamal Crawford provided the solution to their problem. Crawford set up near the top of the key, dribbled right and pulled up from the elbow. And oh yeah, he drained the game-winning jumper. His celebration was a bit premature, but in exhibition play, it’s all good.
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan wouldn’t mind Clippers picking up Chris Bosh

How does a Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan-Chris Bosh tandem sound? If Jordan has his way, the Los Angeles Clippers will sign Bosh once his ugly split with the Miami Heat concludes. TMZ captured the funny exchange: So, when we shot Jordan out in L.A. Tuesday night, we asked what he thinks Bosh should do next. “I think that he should come to the Clippers … I’d come off the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Crossovers to punchlines: Jamal Crawford, Fabolous intertwined

Jamal Crawford’s basketball aptitude is matchless. His serene style of play combined with a fondness to break ankles across NBA arenas differs from past and present players in the NBA. While Allen Iverson and Tim Hardaway are the forefathers of the crossover coalition, Crawford is the remix. He’s a hoops illusionist akin to David Blaine when the orange leather graces his hands...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Pacific Division Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Moving to the West, we begin in the Pacific. Projected Conference Finish: 2nd Best Offseason Move: Holy crap did the Clippers nail the bottom of their roster or what? Mo Speights, Brandon Bass and Raymond Felton for the minimum? Luc Richard Mbah a Moute for the bi-annual exception? This might be the year the Clippers...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' Brice Johnson out indefinitely with injured back

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Clippers rookie forward Brice Johnson suffered a herniated disk in his lower back in the team's preseason game against the Toronto Raptors and is out indefinitely. The team said Saturday that Johnson got hurt in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's win. He will continue to be evaluated by the team's medical staff. Johnson, who played at North Carolina...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers rookie Brice Johnson out indefinitely with herniated disc

The Los Angeles Clippers lost rookie power forward Brice Johnson for an indefinite period of time due to a herniated disc in his back. Brice Johnson has a herniated disc, per Clippers. Out indefinitely. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) October 8, 2016 While a frustrating development for the Clippers, this won’t likely set the franchise back at all for the upcoming 2016-17...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' J.J. Redick says biometric program raises interesting questions about use of that data

PLAYA VISTA – J.J. Redick wanted to play. The Clippers shooting guard, on night nurse duty for his newborn son, spent time in the pre-dawn hours momentarily fixated on what he hadn’t been allowed to do. The data collected by the Clippers’ new...
Via The OC Register
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ballmer looking into moving Clippers out of Staples Center?

Have the Los Angeles Clippers grown tired of sharing an arena with their in-city rivals? Clippers owner Steve Ballmer confirmed on Wednesday that the team has had preliminary discussions about building its own arena. There have been rumblings that the Clippers have begun scouting potential build sites and meeting with architects, and Ballmer was asked at a tech conference if there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin hits Raptors player in face with shoe

Blake Griffin had the right idea when he tried to throw a shoe off the court during Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Raptors, but his execution was a bit off. Griffin was set up near the top of the key, and he encountered a shoe that was laying on the court near him. As a teammate prepared to pass him the ball, Griffin picked up the shoe and tossed it. He caught the pass...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers appears to rip Warriors for blowing out Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers appeared to criticize the Golden State Warriors for playing Tuesday’s exhibition game as if it were a regular season match-up. "I thought we showed up to play an exhibition game, and they came to play a game" - Doc Rivers postgame — Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) October 5, 2016 Is it possible that instead of ripping the Warriors...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce returns to Clippers for 19th and last NBA season

LOS ANGELES (AP) Paul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title. The 10-time All-Star first disclosed his decision Monday in a posting on The Players' Tribune and later expanded on it at the team's media day. He turns 39 on Oct. 13, the same birthdate as coach Doc Rivers...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce chooses the retirement tour option, will play next season

On Monday Paul Pierce announced that he would not follow in the footsteps of fellow All-Stars Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett by retiring. Instead, Pierce revealed that he would play on next season, but the 2016-17 NBA season will be his last. The 38-year-old announced on the Players Tribune he’ll suit up one more season with the Los Angeles Clippers before retiring...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin: Fight with Clippers staffer ‘100% my fault’

Blake Griffin would like nothing more than to put his nightmarish 2015-16 season behind him. And he took the first step in doing so by taking full responsibility for an incident that in part derailed everything. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar, and not for the first time, penned an essay for The Players’ Tribune in which he writes about the infamous fight in Toronto last...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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