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Blake Griffin Could Return On Sunday

Mar 2, 2015 11:56 PM

Blake Griffin has increased his workouts in returning from elbow surgery and could return as soon as Sunday.

The Los Angeles Clippers play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday in Oakland in a nationally televised game.

"I guess it’s possible, yeah," Doc Rivers said Monday when asked whether Griffin could play against the Warriors exactly four weeks after learning he would need surgery to remove a staph infection from his right elbow.

Rivers described Griffin as going "full-tilt" in his workout.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Kendrick Perkins' Decision Came Down To Cavs, Clippers

Feb 25, 2015 1:00 PM

Kendrick Perkins admitted his choice came down to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Perkins played AAU basketball with LeBron James and he chose the Cavaliers in part due to his relationship with him.

Perkins also liked the makeup of the roster and could be a good fit, according to Kyrie Irving.

"I think the biggest thing is everybody on this team is selfless and how close we are as a group is unbelievable," said Irving. "It's easy to bring another brother especially when he chooses us and he wants to come here, he wants to be a part of a run that can happen."

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Kendrick Perkins, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jordan Hamilton To Sign 10-Day Contract With Clippers

Feb 24, 2015 12:09 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers will sign Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract.

Hamilton has averaged 16.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists this season for the Reno Bighorns of the D-League.

The Clippers have been examining the buyout and D-League market for small forward depth.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Jordan Hamilton, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Report: Celtics Reneged On Promise To Buy Out Tayshaun Prince

Feb 23, 2015 3:10 PM

The Boston Celtics reneged on a promise to agree upon a buyout with Tayshaun Prince, according to a source.

The Celtics instead traded Prince to the Detroit Pistons.

The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the teams interested in signing Prince if he became a free agent.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Tayshaun Prince, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls, Clippers, Cavs Expected To Pursue Kendrick Perkins

Feb 19, 2015 5:07 PM

Kendrick Perkins will be bought out by the Utah Jazz.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are interested in Perkins once he clears waivers.

Perkins played for both Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau with the Boston Celtics.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kendrick Perkins, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers, Blazers Interested In Tayshaun Prince If Bought Out

Feb 17, 2015 11:30 PM

Tayshaun Prince is unlikely to be traded by the Boston Celtics before the deadline. If a trade is not found, Prince is a likely buyout candidate.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers figure to be strong contenders for Prince, according to sources.

Prince remains capable of providing solid minutes off the bench.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Tayshaun Prince, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Thunder, Kings, Bulls, Clippers Interested In Arron Afflalo

Feb 16, 2015 1:12 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers have had talks with the Denver Nuggets on Arron Afflalo.

The Nuggets are making Afflalo available in trade talks, though serious discussions have yet to take place at this point.

Afflalo has a player option for the 15-16 season.

The Nuggets re-acquired Afflalo in the offseason in a trade with the Orlando Magic.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Arron Afflalo, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Amar'e Stoudemire Leaning Toward Signing With Mavericks

Feb 16, 2015 12:35 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire is leaning toward signing with the Dallas Mavericks once he clears waivers to become a free agent.

Stoudemire and the New York Knicks agreed upon a buyout on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs also are interested in Stoudemire.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense

Feb 12, 2015 12:50 PM

The Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers enter the All-Star break as the only three teams in the NBA ranked in the top-10 in both offense and defense.

Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

The Chicago Bulls ranked second in defensive efficiency last season and 28th on offense, but they are currently 9th on offense and just 13th on defense.

Teams that contend for a championship in the NBA typically are in the top-10 in both categories, or are particularly dominant on one end of the floor.

The current top-10 in efficiency differential consists of the Warriors, Hawks, Clippers, Mavericks, Blazers, Grizzlies, Raptors, Spurs, Rockets and Cavaliers.

The old/young distinction is based on the average age of players who play 15 or more minutes per game.

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Clippers Expected To Pursue Kevin Garnett If Bought Out

Feb 9, 2015 2:43 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to pursue Kevin Garnett if he's bought out by the Brooklyn Nets.

Garnett played for Doc Rivers during their tenure together with the Boston Celtics.

Garnett recently downplayed the possibility of reaching a buyout with the Nets.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kevin Garnett, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ray Allen To Make Decision Following All-Star Weekend
Ray Allen's potential role with a team is expected to be a deciding factor.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Clippers Considering Possible Deal With Sebastian Telfair
The Clippers are in discussion with free agent guard Sebastian Telfair and considering a potential deal, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Blake Griffin Out Indefinitely With Surgery To Remove Infection In Elbow
Blake Griffin is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated after the All-Star break.

RealGM Staff Report

Chris Paul Fined $25K By NBA For Criticism Of Lauren Holtkamp
Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating following the Clippers’ 105-94 loss to Cleveland on Thursday.

RealGM Staff Report

Referee Union Defends Lauren Holtkamp Against Criticism From Chris Paul
The 34-year-old Lauren Holtkamp spent six seasons in the NBA Development League, working its championship series the last two years.

AP

Clippers Sign Dahntay Jones For Remainder Of Season
Dahntay Jones is averaging 0.4 points, 0.1 rebounds and 0.2 steals in 3.2 minutes.

RealGM Staff Report

Matt Barnes Fined $25k For Incident Involving Sarver
Matt Barnes said Robert Sarver cussed at him first.

Andrew Joseph/Arizona Republic

Clippers Remain Interested In Nate Robinson, Pursuing Other Deals First
Nate Robinson previously played for Doc Rivers when both were with the Celtics.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers Sign Dahntay Jones To Second 10-Day Contract
Dahntay Jones has appeared in four games this season.

Brad Turner/Los Angeles Times

Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters
Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

RealGM Staff Report

Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

Kurt Badenhausen/Forbes

Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James
The Bulls, Pistons, Wizards and Clippers have expressed interest in Damion James, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Austin Rivers Doesn't Currently Have An Agent
Austin Rivers came into the NBA represented by David Falk.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Clippers Interested In Signing Tayshaun Prince
The Celtics will attempt to trade Tayshaun Prince first, but he is on a $7.7 million expiring contract that will be hard to find matching salaries.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Nate Robinson Bought Out, Clippers, Heat, Cavs, Wizards Interested
Nate Robinson will weigh offers from teams once he clears waivers, RealGM's Shams Charania reports.

Shams Charnaia/RealGM

Jordan Farmar To Be Waived By Clippers
Jordan Farmar hasn't been fully healthy this season and has a PER of 9.9, which is the lowest of his career.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Clippers, Celtics, Suns Agree Upon Three-Team Trade
Austin Rivers has been dealt to the Clippers with Reggie Bullock going to the Suns and Shavlik Randolph being sent to the Celtics.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Austin Rivers' Trade To Be Finalized Thursday
A source tells RealGM's Shams Charania that Austin Rivers has been informed his trade to the Clippers will be finalized Thursday.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Suns Interested In Reggie Bullock
The Suns have been increasingly mentioned as a likely third-team participant to help the Clippers acquire Austin Rivers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Clippers, Kings Discuss Jordan Farmar For Ramon Sessions Trade
Ramon Sessions has missed the last 10 games because of a low back strain.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee