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Thunder Hope To Pair Blake Griffin With Russell Westbrook In 2017

Jul 19, 2016 11:32 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in regular contact with Russell Westbrook and his agent Thad Foucher since the departure of Kevin Durant.

Westbrook has yet to make a commitment to renegotiate and extend his contract with the Thunder. Westbrook is scheduled to be a free agent in 2017.

Westbrook is a proponent of the Oklahoma City roster and is eager to lead the team this coming season.

The Thunder would like to pursue Blake Griffin in 2017 free agency to partner with Westbrook. Griffin is a native of Oklahoma.

The Los Angeles Clippers will have to contend with the free agencies of both Griffin and Chris Paul in 2017.

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Tags: Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Waive Branden Dawson

Jul 17, 2016 6:15 PM

The L.A. Clippers have waived Branden Dawson.

Dawson, 23, was selected with the 56th overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans and acquired by the Clippers in a draft night trade in exchange for cash considerations.

Dawson appeared in six games with the Clippers in 2015-16, averaging 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds in 4.8 minutes.

Dawson was arrested in March on a domestic violence charge but was not charged.

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Brandon Bass Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Clippers

Jul 16, 2016 9:20 PM

Brandon Bass has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bass spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game.

Bass previously played for Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics.

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Clippers Waive Devyn Marble

Jul 15, 2016 8:27 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Devyn Marble.

Marble was acquired in a trade earlier in the day from the Orlando Magic along with a 2020 second round pick in exchange for guard CJ Wilcox.

Selected with the 56th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Marble averaged 2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists last season with Orlando. In 44 games played (seven starts) Marble holds career averages of 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 10.4 minutes in two years in the NBA.

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Clippers Close To C.J. Wilcox For Devyn Marble Trade With Magic

Jul 14, 2016 8:40 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are finalizing a trade to acquire Devyn Marble and a 2020 second round pick from the Orlando Magic for C.J. Wilcox and cash.

The Magic were going to waive Marble, who was a second round pick in 2014.

Wilcox was the Clippers' first round pick in 2014.

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Tags: Devyn Marble, C.J. Wilcox, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raymond Felton, Clippers Agree Upon Deal

Jul 14, 2016 5:35 PM

Raymond Felton has agreed upon a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Felton spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 27.4 minutes per game in 15-16.

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Paul Pierce Expects To Play Next Season

Jul 9, 2016 1:10 PM

While Paul Pierce has yet to make it official, a person close to him says he intends to play next season. Pierce has been considering retirement and had a successful run with ESPN during the playoffs.

Pierce signed a three-year, $10.6 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason.

After a productive season with the Washington Wizards, Pierce struggled for large parts of his first season with the Clippers.

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Marreese Speights Agrees To One-Year Deal With Clippers

Jul 8, 2016 11:40 AM

Marreese Speights has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers for the veteran's minimum.

Speights spent the last three seasons with the Golden State Warriors as a rotation center with his most meaningful contributions coming on offense as a floor spacer.

According to Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News, the Warriors didn't offer Speights a new contract.

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Ray Allen Considering NBA Return, Reaches Out To Cavs, Warriors

Jul 6, 2016 10:35 AM

Ray Allen is considering a return to the NBA.

Allen's representatives have reached out to both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors are unsure whether Allen would fit into their plans.

Allen turns 41 on July 20th and isn't yet absolutely sure he would like to play after sitting out the past two seasons.

Allen would also consider playing for the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers.

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Clippers Agree To Two-Year, $4.5M Deal With Luc Mbah A Moute

Jul 4, 2016 4:44 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed upon a two-year, $4.5 million deal with Luc Mbah a Moute.

The Clippers will use their bi-annual exception to re-sign Mbah a Moute.

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Kevin Durant Announces He'll Sign With Warriors
Kevin Durant took meetings with the Thunder, Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics and Heat.

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Kevin Durant Informing Teams He Met With, Will Announce On Players' Tribune
Kevin Durant is planning to inform all teams he met with about his decision on Monday morning.

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Jamal Crawford, Clippers Agree To Three-Year, $42M Deal
Jamal Crawford strongly considered offers from multiple other teams.

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Kevin Durant To Make Decision On Monday
Kevin Durant's decision is believed to be down to the Thunder and Warriors.

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Cole Aldrich, Wolves Agree Upon Three-Year, $22M Deal
Cole Aldrich had a breakout season with the Clippers in 15-16.

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Wesley Johnson, Clippers Agree Upon Three-Year, $18M Deal
Wesley Johnson was on a one-year deal with the Clippers last season.

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Kevin Durant Expects To Make Decision Sunday Evening Or Monday Morning
Kevin Durant is considering the Thunder, Warriors, Spurs, Celtics, Clippers and Heat.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Austin Rivers Agrees To Three-Year $35M Deal With Clippers
Austin Rivers has agreed to re-sign with the Clippers on a three-year deal with a player option for Year 3.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Kevin Durant 'Blown Away' By Clippers' Presentation
Kevin Durant met with the Clippers for four hours.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Jeff Green Agrees Upon One-Year, $15M Deal With Magic
The Clippers traded for Jeff Green from the Grizzlies at last year's deadline while giving up a future first round pick.

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Luol Deng Receiving Interest From Jazz, Wolves, Clippers
Luol Deng would give the Jazz a versatile forward that allows them to play either big or small.

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Clippers, Knicks, Blazers Interested In Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers has emerged as a solid rotation guard during his time with the Clippers.

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Kevin Durant's Meeting With Thunder 'Further Solidified His Belief' He'll Re-Sign
Kevin Durant met with the Thunder for several hours on Thursday ahead of the start of free agency.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Longtime Friend: Kevin Durant's Decision '90 Percent Made'
Kevin Durant is widely expected to re-sign with the Thunder for at least one more season.

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Clippers Want Blake, Paul, DeAndre In On Durant Meeting To Pitch Big 4
The Clippers hope to pitch Kevin Durant on forming a Big 4.

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Cole Aldrich Receiving Interest From Clippers, Suns, Magic
Cole Aldrich turns 28 in October and has played for five teams since becoming a lottery pick in 2010.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Clippers Promote Lawrence Frank To Run Front Office
Dave Wohl remains on the job as general manager but he'll report to Lawrence Frank and Doc Rivers.

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Jamal Crawford To Meet With Clippers, Magic, Heat, Mavs, Knicks
Jamal Crawford has said this offseason that his preference is to re-sign the Clippers.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Lakers, Warriors, Heat, Knicks, Magic, Clippers Interested In DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan would prefer to re-sign with the Raptors in free agency, but he'll have a number of other opportunities available should they be unable to quickly agree upon a contract.

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Some Teams View Kevin Durant Meetings As Chance To Lay 2017 Groundwork
Kevin Durant is expected to ultimately re-sign with the Thunder on a one-plus-one contract and become a free agent again in 2017.

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