Dec 08, 2013 10:57 AM EST
Doc Rivers expressed frustration with the Los Angeles Clippers about the state of their maturity following an 88-82 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"We did a lot of pouting in the game," Rivers said Saturday. "You can't play that way. You have to keep playing. I always call them emotional hijacks, and we had a lot of that going on. That happens, but you have to be able to pull yourself out of it individually or as a group, and I don't think we did a good job of that."
Rivers has been critical of the Clippers' body language dating back to training camp.
"When we become a good team, if we become a good team, it will be because we miss 30 shots in a row and you wouldn't know it," Rivers said. "We just keep playing. You get some bad calls on you and you just keep playing. Right now we're not at that point maturity-wise. When we go bad, we start thinking bad. That's an area we have to grow in. …You can preach it but it's a habit and you have to get over it. There's been times where we've fought it and did good job, and this is one of those nights where we didn't."
Dec 03, 2013 10:11 PM EST
Lamar Odom has returned to Los Angeles after two weeks of workouts with Rob McClanaghan.
Odom is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers and could be ready as soon as mid-January.
"He's not ready yet," said a person briefed on his training regimen.
Odom met with officials from the Clippers in November to discuss a return.
Dec 01, 2013 1:14 PM EST
J.J. Redick suffered a fracture in the small bone (pisiform) of his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the second quarter of the Clippers 104-98 win over Sacramento on Nov. 29.
Redick is expected to miss approximately 6-8 weeks, and will be re-evaluated on Monday, Dec. 2 by hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin to determine further course of treatment.
Nov 30, 2013 4:20 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers were the favorite team of Paul George when he was growing up in the area.
The Clippers could have selected George in the 2010 NBA Draft, but instead selected Al-Farouq Aminu.
“I’m happy where I’m at being here but (the Clippers) were one of the teams that did overlook me,” George said. “So I always have that in the back of my mind when I play them.”
Nov 28, 2013 12:09 PM EST
Chris Paul suffered a strained right hamstring in the third quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' win over the New York Knicks on wednesday.
Paul went into the locker room and didn't return to the game.
"I told Doc (Rivers), 'If you need me, I can go,'" Paul said. "It's a little tight, but I'll be all right. I'll be ready Friday."
"I know my body well enough now to where if I feel something , I look over at our trainer and I was like, 'Get me out for a second. Let me see what's going on,'" Paul said.
Nov 26, 2013 5:45 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers have remained in discussions with Lamar Odom and the veteran forward plans to visit the team's practice facility sometime this week.
“I’m going to keep talking to him,” Doc Rivers said on Tuesday. “I don’t know what our plans are yet. I like Lamar. I want him to be in the NBA. And if things go right, here.
“Having said that, I just want him to do well at the end. Obviously if he does well, we’d like for it to be for us. But let’s say he doesn’t come here, and he does well in the NBA, I’d be just as happy, honestly. I look at a guy, and I think he’s a good guy, and he needs another shot.”
Odom still wants to play with the Clippers and has returned to Los Angeles following his training in Rhode Island.
If the Clippers do sign Odom, he’ll get a one-year deal for about $883,000.
Nov 24, 2013 9:26 PM EST
Blake Griffin had his right elbow drained after the Los Angeles Clippers' blowout victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon.
Griffin has had chronic issues with a burst bursa sac.
Griffin scored 15 points with 12 rebounds on Sunday and is averaging over 22 points and 10 rebounds this season.
Nov 22, 2013 1:05 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers are expected to sign Lamar Odom at some point this season, but they are considering Chris Wilcox as a fallback option, according to sources.
Wilcox played under Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics.
Wilcox is a free agent.
The Clippers remain likely to sign Odom as he works himself back into playing shape.
Nov 22, 2013 3:23 AM EST
Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes suffered a retinal tear in his left eye on Nov. 18 against the Memphis Grizzlies and will undergo a surgical procedure to repair the retina.
Barnes is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks.
Barnes has appeared in eight games this season and is averaging 5.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 20.0 minutes per game.
Nov 21, 2013 11:57 AM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers gave Reggie Bullock 12 minutes in Wednesday's game agains the Minnesota Timberwolves with Matt Barnes unavailable due to a bruised eye.
Bullock scored six points, hitting both of his three-point attempts.
"I was just confident coming here knowing that Matt was out that this was my opportunity to get some minutes and just try to produce at that position," Bullock said.
Bullock was the Clippers' first round pick this season and has played sparingly.
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