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Corey Brewer Placed On Trade Block Again By Wolves

Corey Brewer has been placed back on the trading block by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers, sources said, remain the most interested suitors for Brewer, but have also been joined by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Flip Saunders, after calling Brewer "too valuable to trade" on Nov. 20, publicly acknowledged last week that the Wolves' many injuries and subsequent struggles to compete in the difficult West have forced Minnesota to concede that the team is shifting from a "retool" mode to a "rebuild."

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Pacers, Nets, Clippers Show Interest In Lance Stephenson

The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers have held preliminary trade talks on Lance Stephenson, according to sources. A deal is not imminent at this point.

The Hornets have been unwilling to attach a draft pick to Stephenson, which would have helped talks with the Pacers.

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers have also researched Stephenson's time with the Hornets, but aren't serious at this point.

The Hornets signed Stephenson in the offseason.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Matt Barnes Fined $25K By NBA

Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language at fans, the NBA announced.

The invident took place during the Los Angeles Clippers' game on Friday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jermaine O'Neal To Decide On Playing Future In January; Cavs, Clippers, Mavs, Warriors Interested

Jermaine O'Neal said he expects to make a definitive decision on his playing future early in 2015.

"I'm going to make a clear-cut decision after the holidays," O'Neal said.

O'Neal admitted he knows there are teams that are interested in a possible deal and he has not ruled out returning for what would be his 19th NBA season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors are among the teams that covet O'Neal should he play again.

O'Neal played for the Warriors last season.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

DeAndre Jordan's Possible Max Deal To Be First Financial Test Of Steve Ballmer

DeAndre Jordan has continued to emerge as one of the best defensive big men in the NBA.

He could command nine-figure rich next summer in free agency, while presenting the first significant financial test of Steve Ballmer's ownership.

A maximum five-year contract for Jordan projected at $103.5 million would probably nudge the Clippers over the luxury tax threshold for a third consecutive season in 2015-16, triggering the dreaded repeater tax the following season.

Ballmer has intimated he would make whatever financial commitment was necessary to preserve the core of his team.

"I want the Clippers to be better than they've ever been and better than anybody else has ever been," Ballmer said.

Via Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

LeBron, Griffin Named NBA Players Of The Week

LeBron James and Blake Griffin have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Nov. 24 and Nov. 30.

James won the award two weeks ago, while Griffin last won it on Mar. 17, 2014.

James led the Cavaliers to the East's only perfect record on the week at 3-0. He averaged 25.7 points (second in the conference), 8.7 assists (tied-fourth in the conference), 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals (tied-third in the conference). 

Griffin helped the Clippers to a 4-0 week behind averages of 23.8 points (fourth in the conference), 9.8 rebounds (seventh in the conference), and 5.0 assists. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Chris Douglas-Roberts Has Partially Torn Achilles

Chris Douglas-Roberts has a partially torn Achilles, according to a source.

Douglas-Roberts has dealt with pain in his Achilles since training camp.

Via Fred Katz/Bleacher Report

Blake Griffin Charged With Misdemeanor Battery From Vegas Incident

Blake Griffin has been charged with battery for allegedly slapping a man outside a Las Vegas nightclub in October.

According to the alleged victim, Daniel Schuman, Griffin was upset by camera flashes and grabbed his phone and neck.

The Clark County D.A. has now charged Griffin with one count of misdemeanor battery. He faces six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. A jail sentence is highly unlikely as Griffin has no prior convictions of violent crimes.

Via TMZ

Draymond Green Wasn't Sticking Tongue Out At Griffin

Draymond Green went viral when he stuck his tongue out after making a first half three-pointer in the Golden State Warriors' nationally televised win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Green appeared to be sticking out his tongue at Blake Griffin, who was defending him on the play. Green was actually making the face at Jermaine O'Neal, who was sitting courtside. 

“Man, that was all over my Instagram, my Twitter,” Green said, smiling. “I wasn’t even looking at him. JO was giving me the (scrunched) face like that, and if you watch the video, I’m already looking that way. And then Blake came running into the screen, and the closer we got to each other, it looked like I was doing that to him. But I wasn’t doing that to him. That’s why he never looked at it because he knew…It’s funny.”  

 

 

Via Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Rivers: Clippers Would Be Destroyed By Warriors In Playoff Series

The Los Angeles Clippers were blown out by the Golden State Warriors in a nationally televised game on Wednesday by a final score of 121-104.

The Warriors scored 65 points in the first half alone.

"They're way better than us right now. It’s not even…if this was a playoff series, we’d lose in four games. It would be a destruction," said Doc Rivers.

Via Dan Woike/Orange County Register

Los Angeles Clippers Archives

Clippers Tried To Sneak Joe Ingles Through Waivers

The Clippers cut Joe Ingles during the preseason as part of a roster crunch, but quickly found a home with Jazz.

Bullock Sees 14-15 As 'Do-Over' From Rookie Season

Reggie Bullock made four of six three-pointers in his season debut on Monday.

DeAndre Jordan Not Focused On Contract, Considered 'Key To Championship'

Clippers' players and coaches believe the X-factor toward an NBA championship is DeAndre Jordan.

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

Ballmer Wants To Turn Clippers Into 'America's Team'

Steve Ballmer expects to own the Clippers for the remainder of his life.

DeAndre Jordan Looks For New Deal Next Summer, Not Extension Now

The Clippers understand DeAndre Jordan will be looking for a new deal next summer versus signing a contract extension before the start of the regular season.

Lawrence Frank To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff

Lawrence Frank was previously a member of Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Celtics.

Ray Allen Still Undecided On Playing Future; Wizards Among Teams 'Periodically' Reaching Out

The Wizards are "periodically" checking in on Ray Allen.

Blake Griffin Surprised Clippers Sold For $2 Billion

Blake Griffin also discussed how Donald Sterling used to bring women inside the Clippers' locker room after games.

RealGM Radio: On The Pacific Division With Winter And Partnow

The three review the summer moves for all five teams including the ownership change for the Clippers and new coaches for the Warriors and Lakers.

Joe Ingles Signs One-Year Deal With Clippers

Joe Ingles has signed a guaranteed minimum one-year deal with the Clippers.

Hedo Turkoglu Re-Signs With Clippers

The Clippers have re-signed Hedo Turkoglu.

Charlie Villanueva To Sign With Mavericks After Deciding Between Dallas, Clippers

Charlie Villanueva is nearing a decision on a veteran's minimum deal with either the Mavericks or Clippers, a league source tells RealGM.

Julyan Stone Visiting Lakers For Second Time; Workouts Scheduled With Cavs, Clippers, Heat

Julyan Stone also has scheduled workouts with the Clippers, Cavaliers and Heat, sources said.

Ekpe Udoh To Sign Guaranteed One-Year Deal With Clippers

Ekpe Udoh has reached an agreement on a fully guaranteed veteran-minimum contract with the Clippers for one season, a league source told RealGM.

DeAndre Liggins To Sign Deal With Clippers

DeAndre Liggins has reached agreement with the Clippers on a deal to go to training camp, a league source told RealGM.

Courtney Witte Leaving 76ers To Join Clippers As Scout

Courtney Witte has been the 76ers' director of player personnel for more than a decade and under Sam Hinkie over the past season.

Chris Douglas-Roberts Near Deal With Clippers

Chris Douglas-Roberts had a strong season with Charlotte in 13-14, averaging 6.9 points in 20.7 minutes per game over 49 appearances.

Hedo Turkoglu Close To One-Year Deal With Clippers

Hedo Turkoglu is close to a one-year, $1.4 million deal to re-sign with the Clippers.

Clippers, Spurs Enter Picture For Ray Allen

The Spurs and Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen.
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