CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Russia's Coach, Sergey Bazarevich, Will Join Clippers Summer League Staff

Could this be a try-out for a bigger post in the organization? According to a report by David Pick, Sergey Bazarevich, the head coach of the Russian national team, will join the Clippers' coaching staff for Summer League. Los Angeles Clippers have added Russia's national-team head coach Sergey Bazarevich to Summer League staff. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 26, 2016 A...
Via Clips Nation
10 hours ago

NBA Off-Season Rumors: DeRozan to the Clippers Doesn't Pass the Smell Test

Apparently, the Clippers are a team that's being linked with Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan. DeMar DeRozan is a very good basketball player.  He's a 6'7" athletic wing from Los Angeles who was an All-Star last season for the second time and scored over 20 points per game for the third season in a row.  Despite not being much of a three-point shooter, he posted by far a career-best...
Via Clips Nation
11 hours ago

Clippers Rumors: L.A. have interest in DeMar DeRozan

NBA free agency rumors: It’s hard to believe, but the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly interested in DeMar DeRozan. Well, we have ourselves a Los Angeles Clippers free agency rumor that seems hard to buy. Yet, it’s still appeared, just as many NBA rumors will during a free agency that promises to have wild speculation from […] Clippers Rumors: L.A. have interest in DeMar...
Via Clipperholics
12 hours ago

Clippers Rumors: L.A. interested in signing DeMar DeRozan

NBA free agency rumors: It’s hard to believe, but the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly interested in DeMar DeRozan. Well, we have ourselves a Los Angeles Clippers free agency rumor that seems hard to buy. Yet, it’s still appeared, just as many NBA rumors will during a free agency that promises to have wild speculation from […] Clippers Rumors: L.A. interested in signing...
Via Clipperholics
12 hours ago

2016 Free Agency: Clippers MLE Wing Targets Part 1

With the Clippers' new draftees now in the depth chart, the gaping hole on the roster is obvious: small forward. Here are three players the Clippers should try to target with the mid-level exception. The Mid-Level Exception is probably the primary avenue the Clippers have this offseason to acquire new talent barring a major trade and the draft. It is not worth too much, especially...
Via Clips Nation
14 hours ago

Los Angeles Clippers: 2016 draft breakdown

This past week the Los Angeles Clippers made three selections in the 2016 NBA Draft. Doc Rivers and co. selected power forward, Brice Johnson, out of the University of North Carolina with the 25th overall selection in the draft. The Clippers then traded the 33rd overall selection to the New Orleans Pelicans for the 39th and 40th overall picks. With those two picks, the Clips selected...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Landing Kevin Durant might be a longshot, but Clippers will get to make a pitch and do have some things working in their favor

Doc Rivers couldn’t say his name – the rules don’t allow it. A few days after the Clippers’ season ended with a fresh round of gut-wrenching heartbreak, Rivers hinted at a plan for the summer, a plan that wasn’t that sexy. He laid out a...
Via The OC Register
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers NBA Draft: What does Diamond Stone offer L.A.?

The Los Angeles Clippers made a great addition to their frontcourt in the 2016 NBA Draft with Brice Johnson, but what kind of skill set does the 40th pick Diamond Stone have to offer? The Los Angeles Clippers certainly addressed their frontcourt in the 2016 NBA Draft. A power forward was their target all along […] Clippers NBA Draft: What does Diamond Stone offer L.A.? - Clipperholics...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

WATCH: Brice Johnson: Chris Paul and Lob City's Newest Alley-Oop Finisher

Brice Johnson was drafted No. 25 overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, meaning that he now joins fellow former ACC standout, Chris Paul, in "Lob City". Check out this mashup of what Clippers fans can look forward to when the 1st Team All ACC forward joins the Clips for the 2016-17 NBA season.
Via ACC Digital Network
2 days ago

Los Angeles Clippers: Break up the core?

Star guard Chris Paul has two seasons left on his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, center DeAndre Jordan has three years, and Blake Griffin has two years left. The Clippers are a talented team that has worked hard to build something special. General manager Dave Wohl and head coach/president of basketball operations Doc Rivers have helped shape the Clippers into a title contending...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brice Johnson To Clippers: Chris Paul Connection In "Lob City"

The Los Angeles Clippers took Brice Johnson with the 25th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Former UNC Tar Heel Jason Capel and ACCDN host Jeff Fischel talk about the impact Johnson could have on "Lob City". The guys also explore how much easier former Wake Forest point guard Chris Paul can make Johnson's transition from Chapel Hill to the bright lights of L.A. on the court.
Via ACC Digital Network
3 days ago

Clippers making calls about trading up in 2016 NBA Draft

The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t made much in the way of headlines since Blake Griffin punched a staff member and the team later blew a 2-0 advantage against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Still, the Clippers sound like a team ready to step back into the limelight during Thursday’s NBA draft, as head coach Doc Rivers and the front office...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With no time to develop raw talent, Clippers need to draft mature players who can help immediately

It’s something Doc Rivers tells each one of his teams if he thinks they have a chance to do something special. To accomplish something great, it’s going to be hard. And, you need to embrace the challenges that are hardest. Thursday, it’s time...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Clippers Use The 2016 NBA Draft As A Powerball Ticket Or A Scratch Off?

The question posed in the title -- do the Clippers want a powerball ticket or a scratch off -- gets at the crux of their NBA draft strategy. At the backend of this year's first round there are two types of players: rotation players and boom or bust picks. Brice Johnson, Taurean Prince, Malik Beasley, and DeAndre Bembry (who would also double the number of "DeAndres" on the team...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford: ‘My preference is to re-sign with the Clippers’

After taking home the third Sixth Man of the Year Award of his NBA career this past season, there’s an added intrigue to the unrestricted free agency of Clippers guard Jamal Crawford. But Crawford is treating the situation as a very cut-and-dry one. In an interview with Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders on Thursday, Crawford stated his desire to stay put this summer if possible...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford Prefers To Re-Sign With Clippers

Jamal Crawford will be a free agent as he continues to be one of the NBA's best bench scorers. “Yeah, I’m really looking forward to it," said Crawford about his free agency. "I think with the way the league is now and the way things are going, this is a great time to be a free agent – for sure.” Crawford would like to re-sign with the Clippers but there will be a lot of teams...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers part ways with developmental coach Dave Severns

PLAYA VISTA – The latest move in the shakeup of the Clippers’ coaching staff comes on the developmental side. Dave Severns, who has been with the team since 2010, and the Clippers are parting ways, clearing a spot for development guru John Welch...
Via The OC Register
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers reportedly exploring options on streaming games online

As many of you may know, the NBA has been looking for different ways to continue to put their brand on a larger scale. I think everyone knows that ads will be on all the jersey in another year or two, but the Los Angeles Clippers are pushing the envelope with something else. According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers are exploring their options on streaming...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce: ‘If I come back, it will be one more and that will be it’

Paul Pierce has two years remaining on his three-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, but is 38 years old and coming off the worst season of his 18-year NBA career. On Wednesday night, the Celtics legend told the Boston Globe that he’ll decide on his NBA future in the next few weeks, and that if he does come back, it will be for only one season: “Well...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin planned to jump over convertible in dunk contest

The 2011 slam dunk contest will always be remembered for Blake Griffin’s now famous dunk. However, Griffin says it didn’t go quite as he intended. Who could forget? While being serenaded by a choir, Griffin took off, jumped over the hood of a Kia Optima, dunked with an assist from Baron Davis, and stood on the hood when he was finished. Spike Lee went nuts. The moment was turned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers trying to move up in the NBA Draft

As the entire NBA world sets its sights on the Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, all 30 of the Association’s teams are preparing for the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft. Set to start in just over two weeks, this year’s version of the draft might be among the most-talented we’ve seen in recent history. This has those squads picking high in the lottery...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers saw a promising season, which they hoped to be title contenders, fall apart due to injuries. Blake Griffin missed the majority of the season with assorted maladies, including a broken hand after punching a team employee. Then both Chris Paul and J.J. Redick were injured in the playoffs. Rather than contending for a title, the Clippers limped their way to...
Via RealGM - NBA
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: NBA stars read mean tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jimmy Kimmel’s “mean tweets” have always brought us great laughs, but they’re especially fun when star athletes are involved. So it was perfect when a new edition of mean tweets was shown prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, with NBA stars featured once again. The video included current and former players alike, including Jalen Rose, Klay Thompson, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers to decline option, become free agent

“Sorry, dad, but business is business.” We imagine the conversation between Austin Rivers and his father will go something like that when the Clippers guard informs the team of his decision to decline his player option to become a free agent. According to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, that’s exactly what Austin is doing. Clippers guard Austin Rivers has decided not to exercise...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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