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Pablo Prigioni Agrees To Deal With Clippers

Jul 22, 2015 6:29 PM

Free agent Pablo Prigioni has reached agreement on a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, a league source told RealGM.

After the Houston Rockets sent Prigioni to the Denver Nuggets in the Ty Lawson trade, the 38-year-old veteran point guard cleared waivers on Wednesday. Prigioni then committed to a deal with the Clippers.

Prigioni has established himself as a reliable lead guard in three NBA seasons. He’ll give the Clippers a deft playmaker, able to utilize his ball handling and experience to run offensive sets.

Prigioni averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 assists in 17.9 minutes per game last season. He has averaged 3.8 points and three assists over his career, shooting 39.8 percent from 3-point range.

Doc Rivers and the Clippers’ front office now have signed two players, Josh Smith and Prigioni, who served as catalysts in the Houston Rockets’ 3-1 series comeback in May’s Western Conference semifinals.

Prigioni, a native of Argentina, had a decorated career overseas before breaking into the NBA in 2012 with the New York Knicks.

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Josh Smith, Clippers Reach Agreement

Jul 16, 2015 5:07 PM

Josh Smith has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told RealGM. 

Smith and the Clippers are finalizing a deal, but the talented veteran has chosen a winning and critical role on a championship contender. Several teams pursued Smith and held discussions with his agents, Wallace Prather and Brian Dyke.

In the end, Smith landed on a legitimate championship contender that has become a leading favorite in the Western Conference by re-signing DeAndre Jordan and Smith. Despite a tremendous finish to the 2014-15 season, there was never a concrete offer for him to return to the Rockets. The Clippers' front office pushed hard for Smith over the last week, and advanced in discussions to sign him Thursday.

Smith averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 25.5 minutes per game in 55 appearances with the Rockets.

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Lester Hudson Waived By Clippers

Jul 16, 2015 11:41 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have waived Lester Hudson. 

Hudson originally signed with the Clippers on April 11, 2015 and appeared in five regular season games, averaging 3.6 points, 1.0 assists, and 1.6 rebounds in 11.2 minutes. The Memphis native played in seven Playoff games, averaging 2.0 points in 5.4 minutes.

In 57 career NBA regular season games Hudson owns averages of 4.7 points, 1.2 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 10.4 minutes with Boston, Memphis, Cleveland and the Clippers.

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Clippers Sign 2nd Round Pick Branden Dawson

Jul 15, 2015 1:08 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed forward Branden Dawson.

The Clippers acquired the rights to the 56th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in a draft night trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Dawson, 22, appeared in four of the Clippers games at the recently completed Orlando Summer League and averaged 12.8 points and 10.3 rebounds in 25.5 minutes. Dawson finished second in the league in rebounds per game and recorded a double-double in three of his four appearances.

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Cole Aldrich Signs With Clippers

Jul 13, 2015 5:12 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Cole Aldrich.

Aldrich averaged 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last season for the Knicks, posting career highs in both categories.

 

Aldrich was the No. 11 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of Kansas.

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Cuban: Never Thought I Had To Quarantine DeAndre

Jul 13, 2015 4:25 PM

Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks secured an agreement with DeAndre Jordan during the first Friday of free agency.

Cuban, Chandler Parsons and Dan Fegan were with Jordan at his house in Pacific Palisades when the decision was made.

Afterwards, Fegan offered to charter him a private yacht to go anywhere he wanted for the weekend. Cuban offered to fly Jordan and his family to Dallas on a private jet to celebrate.

Jordan declined both offers saying he preferred to fly back with his family to his home in Houston.

"Never in a million years did I think I had to quarantine the guy," Cuban said.

John Lucas, a father figure to Jordan, could tell something was wrong when they met up on Sunday.

Jordan first reached out to Blake Griffin on Monday about the issue he was having with his decision.

Jordan started texting and communicating his misgivings through Snapchats and direct Twitter messages with dozens of people within 24 hours of landing back in Houston. Word that he was having second thoughts started spreading around NBA summer league in Orlando and Utah and it eventually got back to Doc Rivers.

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Austin Rivers, Clippers Agree Upon Two-Year, $6.4M Deal

Jul 12, 2015 1:50 PM

Austin Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed upon a two-year, $6.4 million deal.

Rivers was acquired by the Clippers in February from the Boston Celtics.

Rivers was a lottery pick in 2012, but the New Orleans Pelicans didn't pick up their option on his deal making him a free agent this offseason.

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Austin Rivers, Clippers In Strong Talks On New Deal

Jul 10, 2015 1:37 PM

Free agent guard Austin Rivers has engaged in strong discussions on a contract to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told RealGM.

The two sides began progressing toward terms on Friday, sources said.

After joining the Clippers in a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans last season, Rivers averaged 7.1 points, 1.7 assists and 19.3 minutes over 41 games. He scored 8.4 points per game in the postseason — including a 25-point, six-rebound, six-assist performance against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals.

The No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Rivers has averages of 6.9 points and 2.2 assists in his three NBA seasons.

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Mark Cuban: DeAndre Jordan Never Responded To Calls, Texts

Jul 9, 2015 11:36 AM

When DeAndre Jordan was reconsidering his decision, he stayed completely out of contact from Mark Cuban.

The Dallas Mavericks secured a verbal commitment from Jordan on Friday, but he began to reconsider his decision with a wish to remain with the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend.

Jordan ignored repeated phone calls and text messages from Chandler Parsons and Cuban.

"There will be a time when I detail everything I know regarding the last 48 hours," Cuban wrote in a Cyber Dust message to fans that never mentioned Jordan by name. "I don't think the time is right to say anything beyond the facts that he never responded to me at all yesterday. Not once. To this minute I have not heard anything from him since Tuesday night.

"More importantly, I specifically told [Wesley Matthews] that I would not hold him to his commitment if he wanted to go elsewhere. I can't print his exact response, but suffice to say he is excited to play for our Mavs:) Wes Matthews is exactly the kind of player we want in a Mavs uniform and our fans will love him

"He will be in Dallas today so if you see him give him an MFFL welcome."

Cuban strongly denied a report from Chris Broussard that he was driving around Houston trying to track down Jordan's home address.

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Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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DeAndre Jordan Signs Four-Year $87.7M Max Deal With Clippers

Jul 8, 2015 8:35 PM

DeAndre Jordan has indicated to the Los Angeles Clippers that he will back out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks to remain with the team.

Jordan signed a four-year max contract worth $87.7 million with a player option for Year 4 in which he can become a free agent again in 2019.

The Clippers announced the deal shortly after midnight EST with the moratorium lifted.

Jordan reached out to Doc Rivers on Monday expressing regret on his decision and several members of the Clippers met with him in Houston on Wednesday.

The Mavericks fear Mark Cuban will not be able to get a meeting with Jordan. Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports Jordan won't even take a phone call from Cuban or Chandler Parsons.

According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, the Mavericks have conceded that Jordan will not sign with them.

Moving on and "hitting reset button," source says.

The Clippers will stay with Jordan at his house until he signs his new contract.

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Clippers Believe DeAndre Jordan On Cusp Of Reversing Decision
Doc Rivers, Steve Ballmer and a group of players that included Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce and J.J. Redick met with DeAndre Jordan without the presence of his agents.

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Clippers Lobbying For DeAndre Jordan To Reverse Mavs' Decision
DeAndre Jordan agreed to join the Mavericks on Friday.

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Wesley Johnson Commits To Deal With Clippers
Wesley Johnson averaged 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.5 minutes per game in 14-15.

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Clippers Interested In Josh Smith
Josh Smith averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 25.5 minutes per game with a PER of 15.2.

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Cavs Pursuing Trade For Jamal Crawford With Clippers
The Cavaliers are exploring a possible trade using the non-guaranteed contract of Brendan Haywood for Jamal Crawford.

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Clippers Pursuing JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee could become one of the Clippers' better options to help replace DeAndre Jordan.

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Clippers Interested In David West
The Clippers have limited means to sign players due to their cap situation.

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Grizzlies Open To Kosta Koufos Sign-And-Trade
The Grizzlies will not bring back Kosta Koufos as they agreed upon a deal with Brandan Wright.

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DeAndre Jordan Agrees To Four-Year, $80M Deal With Mavs
DeAndre Jordan had been deciding between the Mavericks and Clippers.

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Amar'e Receiving Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Clippers, Suns
Amar'e Stoudemire finished last season with the Mavericks following his release by Knicks.

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Paul Pierce Agrees To Sign Three-Year $10M Deal With Clippers
Paul Pierce rejoins Doc Rivers with the Clippers.

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Tyson Chandler, Suns Agree Upon Four-Year, $52M Contract
The Suns are bringing Tyson Chandler into their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge as part of their pitch.

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Clippers Interested In Tyson Chandler Sign-And-Trade If Jordan Goes To Mavs
Tyson Chandler played for several seasons with Chris Paul when they were teammates with New Orleans.

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DeAndre Jordan Seeking 3+1 Contract, Bigger Role On Offense
A source said that it's "50/50" between the Clippers and Mavericks to sign DeAndre Jordan.

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Mavericks Considered Biggest Threat To Sign DeAndre Jordan Away From Clippers
DeAndre Jordan and Chandler Parsons have spent time together this offseason.

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Caron Butler Expected To Field Interest From Bulls, Clippers, Spurs, Lakers, Knicks
Caron Butler has emerged as a candidate for the Bulls, Clippers and Spurs, a league source told RealGM.

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Paul Pierce Opts Out Of $5.5M Deal For Next Season
Paul Pierce opted out of his player option with the Wizards on Saturday.

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Celtics To Pursue Paul Pierce
Gary Washburn reports a return of Paul Pierce to the Celtics could be a prelude to a front office position with the team and that he eventually wants to become a general manager.

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Paul Pierce Set To Play Next Season; Likely To Decide Between Wizards, Clippers
Paul Pierce will likely decide between the Wizards and Clippers for his 18th season.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Ballmer: Clippers' Name 'Stands For A Team Overcoming Difficulty'
The Clippers have a new logo to begin the second season of Steve Ballmer's ownership, but they decided to keep the name unchanged.

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