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  1. #21
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    Chris Paul elected Players Association president
    August 22, 2013 8:38am

    Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been named the new National Basketball Players Association president, following an election at the union's annual summer meeting in Las Vegas, the NBPA announced.


    Roger Mason Jr., currently an unsigned free agent, took the post of First Vice President, replacing Jerry Stackhouse. To take over for Paul and Mason Jr.'s old posts, Los Angeles Laker Steve Blake and Charlotte Bobcat Anthony Tolliver will serve as Executive Committee Vice Presidents.

    James Jones of the Miami Heat remains as union secretary-treasurer, as his position was not up for election.

    Paul, formerly a vice president in the union, takes over for Oklahoma City Thunder Derek Fisher, who is currently embroiled in a legal battle with former executive director Billy Hunter, after the latter was ousted over issues involving the NBPA's finances.

    Miami Heat star LeBron James earlier considered running for the position, but ultimately opted against it. - AMD, GMA News

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...tion-president

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  3. #23
    To be honest, Clippers will continue to dominate LA as long as the Lakers will not make any significant strength on their roster..

  4. #24

    Doc Rivers embraces high expectations for Clippers

    Kurt Helin | Probasketballtalk | Aug 23, 2013


    On paper, the Los Angeles Clippers should be contenders.

    In reality, they got eliminated from the playoffs in the first round — they got up 2-0 on Memphis then were swept out of the playoffs. The Clippers started that series with a good plan, the Grizzlies adjusted and Los Angeles had no counters. They went no farther than the Lakers, Hawks or Celtics.

    Los Angeles had a good offseason. Now they have shooters — J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley — to go with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. They have depth (Jamal Crawford was in the Sixth Man of the Year conversation last year). They have the highest paid coach in the NBA in Doc Rivers.

    With that the Clippers have high expectations — and Rivers is embracing them. He told the Los Angeles Times he wants the team to live up to the challenge.

    “The expectations are great. I don’t want us to shrink from that at all. I don’t want us to run from that,” he said. “But what we’ve got to get our guys to understand is expectations are one thing. Realization is a whole different thing, and just because you’re expected to do anything doesn’t mean you’ve arrived.

    “We have not arrived. We didn’t win a playoff series last year. So we have a lot of work to do as a group. We should expect to do that work. We have to expect that it’s going to be much harder and we have to embrace it and do it.”


    Rivers wants changes — despite that athleticism the Clippers were 19th in the NBA in pace of play. The Clippers averaged three fewer possessions per game than their older building mates the Lakers. The Clippers also struggled at time at the ends of games.

    “As athletic as we are, we didn’t run enough. We have to get up and down the floor more offensively. We have to do a better job of our spacing offensively. And we have to find a way to close games. Over anything, that’s what stands out. We have to execute as a group better. Each guy has to buy into that execution, and so there’s things we have to do.”

    ......




    for the full article:http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...-for-clippers/

  5. #25
    @ AntawanJamison4
    "..... #LA!"

    @ AntawanJamison4
    "..... it is not official, but i signed the ....."






    Clips close with Antawn Jamison
    Ramona Shelburne | ESPN Los Angeles | Aug 25, 2013

    The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on a deal with veteran forward Antawn Jamison, a source close to the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Sunday.

    Jamison, 37, played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, averaging 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. He has been unabashed in his desire to play for a championship contender in the final years of a 15-year career in which he has averaged 18.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. He will likely surpass 20,000 career points early next season.

    Jamison played through torn wrist ligaments for much of the second half of last season with the Lakers. He had offseason surgery and expects to be 100 percent at the start of the season.




    for other relate articles:http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/s...rs-source-says

  6. #26
    Confirmed:

    Clippers sign free agent Antawn Jamison

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Free agent Antawn Jamison has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.

    The 37-year-old forward moves down the hallway at Staples Center to join the Clippers after starting six of 76 games with the Lakers last season. He averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds.

    Jamison is a two-time All-Star who enters his 16th NBA season ninth among active players with 19,958 career points and eighth in total rebounds with 8,102.

    He has also played with Golden State, Dallas, Washington and Cleveland during his career. Jamison has career averages of 18.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

    The deal was announced Wednesday.

  7. #27
    ^ what is great was he played with an injured wrist during the playoffs and still averaged 16pts in 36mins with a 56FGA. he was also paid the vet minimum by the Lakers.

    LOdom is a basketcase but he and BGriffin played well together. LOdom had many great assist with Blake.






    problems: can AJamison and BGriffin play together because of their contrasting style and will Antawan give his best at the end or drop gear because he is only paid peanuts?

  8. #28

    Clippers announced the signing of Brandon

    Brett Pollakoff | SBNation | Sep 6, 2013


    for the full article:http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...randon-davies/






  9. #29

    Clippers to hold training camp in San Diego

    Steve Perrin | SBNation | Sep 13, 2013


    Back in the days before the Los Angeles Clippers opened their state of the art practice facility in Playa Vista, the team always went away for training camp. The days of heading to Santa Barbara ended a in Sept. 2008 when the training facility opened and the team began holding training camp on site.

    This year it's going to be different. The Clippers are off to UC San Diego for training camp beginning October 1. Why? I don't really know, but I'll ask. Teams often prefer to get out of town for training camp so that players can focus on basketball, without the distractions of their every day life in their own town. It can also be a team building experience to go away together for a week. The team has an entirely new coaching staff and half the roster has turned over. Many of them have been playing in Playa Vista for the better part of the summer, but camp might be the perfect time to get everyone together in a new setting. Or maybe this is just how Doc Rivers likes to do things.

    .....



    for the full article:http://www.clipsnation.com/2013/9/13...p-in-san-diego

  10. #30

    Clippers sign Lou Amundson to non-guaranteed contract

    Steve Perrin | SBNation | Sep 25 2013



    According to reports, the Los Angeles Clippers have signed veteran NBA big man Lou Amundson to a non-guaranteed contract in advance of training camp next week. Amundson is on a make-good deal and will have to make the team in order to earn his contract.

    Amundson's name is not unfamiliar to Clipper-watchers this summer. As one of the more experienced NBA bigs who remained on the free agent market into late August, Amundson was thought to be in consideration when the Clippers signed Antawn Jamison.

    In fact, in the "scoring vs. toughness" debate for those final few roster spots, Jamison and Amundson more or less epitomized the two poles of the debate. Jamison is a former all-star with a career average of close to 19 points per game and a career high season average close to 25 -- who never played much defense and can barely play any now at the age of 37. Amundson is a hard-working, hustle guy who has never been a scorer, but who will give you rebounding, post defense and toughness. Jamison, probably because he is a former All Star, could command a guaranteed contract (nonetheless at the league minimum). Amundson had to settle for an unguaranteed deal, but he could yet make the team.

    Let's take a look at how the numbers break down now. You have to be very careful when talking about contracts versus guaranteed contracts -- if a player doesn't have a guaranteed contract (like Amundson or Brandon Davies or Maalick Wayns) then they are really no different from a training camp invitee in terms of making the team.

    There are 16 players currently on the roster, but the aforementioned players are on unguaranteed deals (in italics below), meaning the Clippers could cut them before the season starts without any salary cap implications:

    PG -- Chris Paul, Darren Collison, Maalik Wayns

    SG -- J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green

    SF -- Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes, Reggie Bullock

    PF -- Blake Griffin, Antawn Jamison, Lou Amundson, Brandon Davies

    C -- DeAndre Jordan, Byron Mullens, Ryan Hollins




    for the complete article:http://www.clipsnation.com/2013/9/25...nteed-contract

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    NBA Doc Rivers gets down to business with the Clippers
    October 1, 2013 2:52pm

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers inherited a Los Angeles Clippers team that won 56 games and set franchise records last season. Now it's up to him to get the veterans and a mix of newcomers to do what the franchise has never done — make a sustained playoff run.

    "We have a chance to do something," he said Monday at the team's media day. "I believe we can [win a title], but we have a lot of work to do first."

    Rivers took over in late June, replacing Vinny Del Negro as coach while adding the duties of senior vice president of basketball operations. He'll get to know his new team starting Tuesday when the Clippers spend a week in San Diego for training camp, or as Rivers calls it "a bonding trip."

    Matt Barnes, who re-signed with the team this summer, suggested Rivers "could be the missing piece."

    The player who most caught Rivers' eye this summer was Blake Griffin, whose well-known work ethic was even greater than what Rivers had heard.

    "Nothing gets in the way of basketball and that is maturity for a young player," Rivers said.

    Heading into his fourth season, Griffin said, "This is probably the most excited I've ever been."

    Much of it has to do with the presence of Rivers, who coached the Boston Celtics to a championship in 2008, giving him instant credibility with a Clippers bunch aching for that kind of accomplishment.

    "We have higher expectations for ourselves than anybody else," Griffin said. "We have made some strides as an organization, but we don't have any championships. We don't feel we've arrived until we win a championship."

    Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan are among the Clippers still feeling the sting of losing in the first round of the playoffs to Memphis. That motivated the trio, along with several of their teammates, to gather at the team's practice facility for workouts and informal games since Labor Day.

    Rivers met individually with the players and had a message for Paul.

    "He told me I hadn't really done anything in this league and he's right," said the All-Star guard, who signed a five-year deal worth nearly $108 million as a free agent in July.

    Rivers made it clear he doesn't want to play Paul 45 minutes a game.

    "You want him to have as much freedom as possible," Rivers said of Paul. "You want him to be great and the other guys being great at the same time."

    Rivers is targeting Jordan for defensive improvement, with a goal of getting the sixth-year big man on the league's all-defensive team.

    "I have to set an example," Jordan said. "I have confidence and he [Rivers] makes me even more confident."

    Besides Jordan, Rivers is focused on improving the Clippers' defense, whether it's guarding the three-point line or in transition. He wants to see Griffin and Jordan on the floor more in the fourth quarter, too.

    "I need to step up and really be one of these guys you can count on at the end of games," Griffin said. "Not just scoring-wise, defensively." - AP

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...h-the-clippers

  12. #32

    Clippers unveil “back in blue” alternate uniform






    The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled today at Media Day a new “Back in Blue” short-sleeve alternate uniform that will be worn for Sunday home games throughout the 2013-14 season. The alternate uniforms will debut on-court on October 19th during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

    Designed by adidas, the uniforms are inspired by heritage of the Clippers organization and the Nautical culture of the southern California area. The “Back in Blue” uniform features light blue color for the first time since the team was based in San Diego. Light blue has a rich history with the organization and has been a part of the team’s identity since they were the Buffalo Braves in the 1970’s. The lightweight woven shorts feature three iconic nautical flags to represent each of the team’s letters – L-A-C- to stand for Los Angeles Clippers.

    The uniforms are part of the adidas and NBA Pride Uniform Collection, developed to give teams a unique uniform with rich details and colors indigenous to the team’s region or history. The Clippers will wear the uniforms a total of eight times this season.

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by gotta lick it View Post
    Steve Perrin | SBNation | Sep 25 2013



    According to reports, the Los Angeles Clippers have signed veteran NBA big man Lou Amundson to a non-guaranteed contract in advance of training camp next week. Amundson is on a make-good deal and will have to make the team in order to earn his contract.

    Amundson's name is not unfamiliar to Clipper-watchers this summer. As one of the more experienced NBA bigs who remained on the free agent market into late August, Amundson was thought to be in consideration when the Clippers signed Antawn Jamison.

    In fact, in the "scoring vs. toughness" debate for those final few roster spots, Jamison and Amundson more or less epitomized the two poles of the debate. Jamison is a former all-star with a career average of close to 19 points per game and a career high season average close to 25 -- who never played much defense and can barely play any now at the age of 37. Amundson is a hard-working, hustle guy who has never been a scorer, but who will give you rebounding, post defense and toughness. Jamison, probably because he is a former All Star, could command a guaranteed contract (nonetheless at the league minimum). Amundson had to settle for an unguaranteed deal, but he could yet make the team.

    Let's take a look at how the numbers break down now. You have to be very careful when talking about contracts versus guaranteed contracts -- if a player doesn't have a guaranteed contract (like Amundson or Brandon Davies or Maalick Wayns) then they are really no different from a training camp invitee in terms of making the team.

    There are 16 players currently on the roster, but the aforementioned players are on unguaranteed deals (in italics below), meaning the Clippers could cut them before the season starts without any salary cap implications:

    PG -- Chris Paul, Darren Collison, Maalik Wayns

    SG -- J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green

    SF -- Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes, Reggie Bullock

    PF -- Blake Griffin, Antawn Jamison, Lou Amundson, Brandon Davies

    C -- DeAndre Jordan, Byron Mullens, Ryan Hollins




    for the complete article:http://www.clipsnation.com/2013/9/25...nteed-contract
    2 man deep in every position ang Clips..

    Pero depende pa din kay BGriffin yung chances ng Clips na mag improve or mag champ next season!

  14. #34
    LAC vs POR preseason game tomorrow 12:00nn.

  15. #35
    Clippers down Blazers 89-81 in preseason opener
    October 8, 2013 12:36pm

    PORTLAND — DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers opened the preseason with an 89-81 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

    Chris Paul added 15 points and eight rebounds as new Clippers head coach Doc Rivers got a look at his team after holding training camp last week in San Diego.

    Nicolas Batum, who played for his native France this summer on the gold-medal winning European Championship team, led Portland with 12 points.

    Blazers guard Damian Lillard, last season's NBA rookie of the year, added 11 points and six assists, but Portland was hampered by the absence of All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was nursing a left quadriceps injury.

    Rivers joined the Clippers this summer when the Celtics agreed to let him out of his contract in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2015. Rivers also serves as senior VP of basketball operations.

    Rivers joins a talent-laden team that had a club-record 56 wins and its first Pacific Division championship, but fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Memphis Grizzlies.




    The Clippers have 11 new players on their roster, building around the nucleus of Paul, Jordan and Blake Griffin. Willie Green and newcomer Jared Dudley rounded out the starting line-up on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

    The Blazers were also without new guard Mo Williams because of a sprained right ankle. Williams, a 10-year veteran, was signed as a free agent in the offseason after spending last season with the Utah Jazz. Forward Dorell Wright, also acquired this summer, was given the night off.

    Portland's top draft pick C.J. McCullom was absent after fracturing his left foot during practice. He will need surgery and his recovery time isn't yet known.

    Four of the Blazers' starters return this season, including Aldridge, Batum, Lillard and Wesley Matthews. The Blazers added 7'0" center Robin Lopez, acquired in a three-team deal from New Orleans in the offseason.

    Lopez finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.

    Paul hit a 19-footer to give the Clippers an early 15-4 lead and Rivers kept his starters in for much of the first quarter.

    The Blazers cut the lead to 25-22 on Lillard's layup, and evened it on Allen Crabbe's put-back dunk. After Antawn Jamison's jumper for the Clippers, Crabbe hit a three-pointer that gave Portland its first lead of the game at 28-27.

    But Portland stumbled over its own mistakes, with 17 first-half turnovers, and Green's three-pointer put Los Angeles back up 43-36. Griffin's dunk off a steal by Jordan put the Clippers up 53-20.

    Jordan led the Clippers with 14 points and six rebounds at the half.

    Griffin's dunk midway through the third quarter kept the Clippers in front 66-54. Ryan Hollins hit a layup and a free throw that gave Los Angeles an 84-66 lead in the fourth.

    The Blazers finished 33-49 last season and out of the playoffs for the second straight year. - AP

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...eseason-opener

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    Mullens, Jordan lead Clippers past Jazz
    October 13, 2013 4:01pm

    SALT LAKE CITY — Byron Mullens scored 15 points, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Blake Griffin added 12 points in limited minutes to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 106-74 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

    Richard Jefferson had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Jazz, and Alec Burks added 12 points.

    Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke, acquired from Minnesota after the Timberwolves selected him ninth overall in the NBA draft, broke his right index finger in the first quarter. He returned to play nearly eight minutes in the second quarter before X-rays at halftime revealed the fracture. Team doctors will further evaluate Burke's condition on Monday.

    "We'll see what the specialists say but it's definitely a downer for us," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. "This is another obstacle we'll have to overcome, but we'll put our heads together, see what we have and go from there."

    more: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...pers-past-jazz

  19. #39
    Paul scores 24 to lead Clippers past Suns, 102-96
    October 16, 2013 1:37pm

    PHOENIX — Chris Paul scored 13 of his 24 points in the first quarter to help the Los Angeles Clippers run out to an early lead and beat the Phoenix Suns 102-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).

    Byron Mullins and Willie Green each had 15 points and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who led by 16 at halftime en route to their second win in four games.




    Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Marcin Gortat added 12 to lead the Suns, who had won their first three preseason games while averaging 113 points per game.

    After the Suns pulled to 95-94 on Miles Plumlee's short jumper with 38.8 seconds left, Lou Amundson scored on a dunk five seconds later to give Los Angeles a 97-94 lead and Kendall Marshall missed a jumper on Phoenix's ensuing possession.

    Clippers coach Doc Rivers spent the second half in the Clippers' locker room with an undisclosed illness. Los Angeles assistant coach Alvin Gentry, who was fired by the Suns on January 18, took over the sideline duties.

    Playing its presumptive starting line-up for the first time, Phoenix cut into the Clippers' lead at the start of the second half.

    Gortat and Dragic scored six points each, and Eric Bledsoe hit a 19-foot jumper with 4:16 left in the third quarter to pull the Suns within 66-63.

    But Paul scored on consecutive jumpers and set up Jordan for a thunderous alley-oop dunk over Bledsoe as Los Angeles pushed its lead back to 76-66 to end the third. - AP

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...st-suns-102-96

  20. #40
    i dont know what was worse, the LAClippers game or the NBA Officiating.

    CoachDoc was still experimenting with combinations. a two PG lineup was a bad idea. either DCollison is a ball hog or he does not trust his other teammates. the only plays he calls is either he takes a jumpshot or he drives to the basket. for a PG, he forgot to dish out an assist.







    obvious, yun weakness ng LAC is its frontline and shooters. benching JJReddick and MBarnes showed that their forwards cant shoot.

    DAJordan easily gets into foul trouble and AJamison lacks inspiration.
    Last edited by gotta lick it; Oct 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM.

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