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Blake Griffin, LeBron James Named Players Of The Week

Feb 13, 2017 4:27 PM

Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 6, through Sunday, Feb. 12. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the Eastern Conference winner.

Griffin won his sixth career Player of the Week award by helping the Clippers to a 2-1 week behind averages of 26.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 35.7 minutes. He posted his fifth career triple-double on Feb. 6 at Toronto and scored a team season-high 32 points in New York on Feb. 8. Griffin shot 49.2 percent from the field for the week, including 4-of-8 from three-point range, and totaled 24 assists and only three turnovers.

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Award

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Raptors, Clippers Interested In Trading For Danilo Gallinari

Feb 12, 2017 6:33 PM

There is a growing belief the Denver Nuggets are prepared trade Danilo Gallinari before the deadline.

Gallinari will bypass the final season of his current contract to become a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams monitoring Gallinari's availability. 

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Tags: Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Doc Rivers Talked To Clippers About Carmelo Anthony Rumors

Feb 7, 2017 8:03 PM

Carmelo Anthony was previously linked to a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, but more recent rumors have centered on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The New York Knicks would be unable to acquire one of the Clippers' Big 3 in return for Anthony.

Doc Rivers has had conversations with his team about the rumors involving Anthony.

“We’ve talked about it as a group already,” Rivers said. “They know what’s going on, and there’s nothing going on.”

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Continue To Pursue Trade For Kevin Love

Feb 1, 2017 3:59 PM

The New York Knicks continue to pursue a trade of Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love.

The Cavaliers maintain an interest in Anthony but only if a deal can be reached without including Love.

The Knicks have also continued to engage the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics.

Many of the Knicks' recent discussions with both the Cavaliers and the Clippers, sources say, have featured theoretical three- or four-team trade constructions because of the complexities involved in trading Anthony with two seasons and $54.2 million left on his contract after this season.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks, Clippers Seek Third Team To Facilitate Carmelo Anthony Trade

Jan 28, 2017 3:26 AM

The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are seeking a third team to help facilitate a trade involving Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks are willing to trade Anthony without any of the Clippers' Big 3 of Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin in return.

New York is reluctant to absorb the three years and $42 million left on Jamal Crawford's contract after this season. The Clippers are hesitant to trade away J.J. Redick.

The Clippers are also hard-capped this season, which would make it difficult for the club to deal with the 15 percent trade kicker in Anthony's contract that would add nearly $10 million to his 2016-17 season if he's dealt.

The market for Anthony thus far has been tepid, sources said, partly due to the extremely limited number of teams it is believed he'd be willing to join.

Ramona Shelburne, Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Open To Dealing Carmelo Anthony To Clippers Without One Of Big 3 In Return

Jan 26, 2017 2:19 PM

The New York Knicks are open to trading Carmelo Anthony to the Los Angeles Clippers in a package that does not include Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin.

The Knicks technically cannot even trade for Griffin because a team cannot have two Designated Rookie Max extensions on a roster acquired via a trade at any time. Derrick Rose falls under that category as Griffin does.

The Clippers would have to trade approximately $27 million in salary to fit Anthony under their cap.

A Clippers' deal for Anthony would likely include one or even two players from the group of Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick or Austin Rivers.

On Wednesday, Anthony told reporters that management has not discussed any potential deals with him.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Phil Jackson Determined To Trade Carmelo Anthony, Reaches Out To Celtics, Clippers

Jan 26, 2017 1:03 PM

In addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks reached out to the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers in regards to a Carmelo Anthony trade.

Phil Jackson is determined to find a destination and deal that Anthony would agree to accept before the Feb. 23 NBA trade deadline.

Jackson wants to begin rebuilding around Kristaps Porzingis.

The Clippers are a team that would interest Anthony.

Anthony makes $24.6 million this season and has $54 million remaining over the next two years of his contract. His deal includes a 15 percent trade kicker and a player option for the 2018-19 season.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Chris Mannix/The Vertical

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blake Griffin Expected To Return From Injury Tuesday

Jan 24, 2017 11:16 AM

Blake Griffin is expected to return from his knee surgery on Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Griffin underwent an arthroscopic procedure Dec. 20 to remove loose bodies from his right knee.

The Clippers have compiled a 10-8 record while he has been sidelined.

Griffin, who has been traveling with the team on this road trip and got in some work Monday, made his first public comments since the surgery on Saturday in Denver, saying, "I'm as close as you can feel."

As Griffin rehabilitated the knee in recent weeks, he said his lateral mobility and ability to pivot were the greatest challenges defensively, and his capacity to attack offensively was another point of emphasis in workouts.

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

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Chris Paul Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Surgery

Jan 17, 2017 7:36 PM

The L.A. Clippers announced that Chris Paul will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Dr. Steve Shin will perform the procedure.

Paul is expected to miss approximately six-to-eight weeks and will continue to undergo treatment and evaluation by the Clippers medical staff.

In 36 games this season, the Clippers are 26-9 with Paul in the lineup. The nine-time NBA All-Star is averaging 17.5. points, 9.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds this season and leads the NBA with 2.25 steals per game.

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Chris Paul Sprains Left Thumb, X-Rays Negative

Jan 17, 2017 1:18 AM

Chris Paul sprained his left thumb in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.

X-rays on the thumb were negative, a team source said.

Paul was defending Russell Westbrook and sprained the thumb fighting over a screen set by Joffrey Lauvergne at the top of the 3-point line.

Paul sprained the same thumb during a practice late in the preseason.

The last time Paul sprained his left thumb in season was during the first round of the 2014 playoffs against the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers won the series in seven games.

Paul broke his right hand in Game 4 of the first round against the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2016 playoffs.

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Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Would Only Approve Trade To Cavs, Clippers
Carmelo Anthony has an early termination option after the 17-18 season.

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Blake Griffin On Track To Return During Last Week Of January
Blake Griffin is on target to return from his routine arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies from his right knee on Dec. 20.

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Kevin Garnett Hired By Clippers As Consultant
Kevin Garnett played for Doc Rivers in Boston for six seasons

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Matt Barnes Thought Return To Clippers In 2016 Was 'Done Deal'
Matt Barnes signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Kings.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Chris Paul Day-To-Day With Strained Left Hamstring
Chris Paul had 19 points and six assists in 23 minutes before pulling up on defense in the third quarter.

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Blake Griffin Out 3-6 Weeks With Surgery On Right Knee
The surgery will clean up loose bodies in Blake Griffin's knee.

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Blake Griffin To Undergo Minor Surgery On Right Knee
Blake Griffin will undergo the procedure early this week.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Hassan Whiteside Clarifies Comments About DeAndre Jordan
Hassan Whiteside insisted he was comparing his situation to DeAndre Jordan playing with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Clippers Pursued Sign-And-Trade For Gordon Hayward In 2014
Doc Rivers is an admirer of Gordon Hayward's game and the Clippers have long had a hole at small forward.

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David Stern: There Was Never A Chris Paul To Lakers Trade To 'Void'
David Stern was asked about the proposed trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers that was canceled by him when the NBA were assuming control of New Orleans.

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Doc Rivers Fined $15,000 For Ejection During Nets' Loss
Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for directing verbal abuse towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection.

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Blake Griffin: Our Spirit As A Team Is Great Now
Everyone around the Clippers swears the vibe around the team is the best it has been since Chris Paul arrived via trade in December of 2011.

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Clippers Expect Chris Paul To Seek Full Five-Year Max Contract
Chris Paul turns 32 in May and his new five-year deal would take him well past 35.

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Blake Griffin: You Cherish Being A Good Team
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick will all be free agents this offseason and part of the Clippers' early success has been not taking what they have now for granted.

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Chris Paul, Blake Griffin Enjoying Best Chemistry Of Time Together
Fatherhood has changed the dynamic between Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

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RealGM Radio: Dan Woike On The Clippers
Host Danny Leroux and Dan Woike of the Orange County Register go in-depth on the Clippers.

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Donald Sterling Settles Lawsuit Against NBA
Donald Sterling sought more than $1 billion in damages.

Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Blake Griffin Exhibiting No Signs Of Interest In Playing For Hometown Thunder
Blake Griffin has an early termination option in his deal with the Clippers this summer.

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Chris Paul Underwent LASIK Eye Surgery In Offseason
Chris Paul is shooting a career high 47.3 percent on his three-point attempts over the first 11 games of the season.

Dan Woike/Orange County Register

Blake Griffin Remains Focused On Season, Not Free Agency
Blake Griffin dismissed the notion that those close to him may recruit him to play for his hometown Thunder when he becomes a free agent this offseason.

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