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RealGM Radio: Mega NBA Playoffs Preview

In this episode of RealGM Radio, host Daniel Leroux previews the NBA Playoffs with four different guests. 

Beckley Mason (@BeckleyMason) of the New York Times and ESPN joins the show to work through the bracket and provide his take from the first round to the finals.

After that, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) of Basketball Insiders comes on to provide his insight on the various matchups he is looking forward to in the next few weeks.

Following him, Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) of RealGM projects how the various first round series will shake out and what he is looking forward to the most.

Finally, Arturo Galletti (@ArturoGalletti) of BoxScoreGeeks.com shares his playoff predictions and discusses the playoff prediction contest his site is running with Wages of Wins.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

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Via RealGM Staff Report

Nets Offered Vince Carter To Clippers For Shaun Livingston Before Injury

Shaun Livingston has had an outstanding season with the Brooklyn Nets, finally fulfilling upon the promise he showed before suffering a devastating injury.

“When you look at the entire picture, Shaun is a better player now than when he hurt his knee in ’07,” Reggie Livingston said.

The Nets liked Livingston back when Rod Thorn was general manager. The Nets liked him so much that Rod Thorn offered Vince Carter in a trade that Elgin Baylor declined. 

Livingston's presence allowed the Nets to move Deron Williams to the 2, Joe Johnson to the 3 and Paul Pierce to the 4.

“I like where I’m at, let’s put it that way,” Shaun Livingston said. “This year’s been everything I could have asked for.” 

Via Dave D'Alessandro/Star-Ledger

Jamal Crawford, Danny Granger Likely Out Until Postseason

Jamal Crawford and Danny Granger will likely be out of the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup until the playoffs.

Crawford is dealing with a sore left Achillies while Granger is suffering from a strained left hamstring.

"Jamal is out for a while, and I think Danny is out for a while," Doc Rivers said. "I'd be surprised if we saw either one of them before the playoffs maybe.

"That's a concern and that's where we're at right now."

Via Arash Markazi/ESPN

Al Jefferson, Blake Griffin Named NBA Players Of The Week

Al Jefferson and Blake Griffin have been named the NBA Players of the Week for games played Monday, March 10, through Sunday, March 16.

Jefferson led the Bobcats to a 4-0 week behind averages of 24.3 points (second in the conference) and 11.5 rebounds (fourth in the conference). He logged 37.7 mpg (tied-eighth in the East) and posted point-rebound double-doubles in three-of-four contests. 

Griffin helped the Clippers to a 4-0 week with averages of 27.0 points (third in the conference), 9.3 rebounds (ninth in the conference), 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals. He logged 36.9 mpg (eighth in the conference). 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jermaine O'Neal Confronts Blake Griffin In Postgame Hallway

Jermaine O'Neal confronted Blake Griffin after the Los Angeles Clippers' win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

Griffin was talking to friends and taking pictures when O'Neal approached him in the postgame hallway.

“Why you going to walk up on me like that?” Griffin asked O’Neal. “Leave that ... on the court. Leave that ... on the court.”

O’Neal snarled, shook Griffin’s hand and walked away.

“Man, I’m a monster off the court,” O’Neal said, turning away.

Before Griffin walked into the postgame interview room, he responded.

“Man, get out of here with that,” Griffin said.

The two had gotten into an altercation in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.

Via Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Clippers Interested In Bobby Brown

The Los Angeles Clippers are interested in signing Bobby Brown.

Brown cannot sign an NBA deal until his team in China is eliminated from the playoffs.

Brown is averaging 30.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game for Dongguan.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

LeBron, Griffin Named NBA Players Of The Month For February

LeBron James and Blake Griffin have been named the NBA Players of the Month for February.

James averaged 30.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game with a PER of 33.6 in February.

Griffin averaged 30.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game with a PER of 29.7 in the month. Griffin PER in February was the highest of any month of his career.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Clippers Still Don't Have Timetable On J.J. Redick's Return

J.J. Redick is out with a bulging disk in his lower back. He has missed the last 11 games for the Los Angeles Clippers, including Tuesday's game at Phoenix.

There's no timetable for Redick's return, which could be put back to the playoffs.

"He's doing a lot better," Doc Rivers said. "He's shooting a little bit. I don't know what that means, but at least he's moving around shooting. But there's been no update. I don't think he's improved to the point we thought he would, so far. We had anticipated him being back almost [by now]."

Via Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Danny Granger Agrees To Sign With Clippers

Danny Granger has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Granger reached agreement on a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers earlier in the week.

Granger also considered the San Antonio Spurs, among other clubs.

Via Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Stars

Los Angeles Clippers Archives

Ben Gordon, Bobcats Continue Buyout Talks; Bulls, Clippers, Rockets Interested

Ben Gordon and the Bobcats continue dialogue on a buyout.

Granger Having Thursday Calls With Spurs, Clippers, Heat, Rockets, Bulls

Danny Granger is expected to sign with the Clippers or Spurs.

Danny Granger Agrees To Buyout, Clippers Appear To Be Favorites

Danny Granger and the 76ers agreed to a buyout on Wednesday.

Paul, Rivers Improving Communication

Chris Paul and Doc Rivers automatically share a kinship with their point guard mentalities.

Granger Buyout Expected Wednesday, Clippers, Bulls, Heat, Rockets, Spurs Interested

The 76ers and Danny Granger are expected to finish their buyout agreement on Wednesday.

Sources: Knicks Rejected Thunder's Offer Of First Round Pick For Iman Shumpert

The Knicks deemed Iman Shumpert more valuable than the late first round choice that the Thunder offered.

Lester Hudson Receives Inquiries From Grizzlies, Knicks, Clippers As Chinese Season Nears End

Lester Hudson has received inquiries from the Grizzlies, Knicks and Clippers, looking into the guard’s availability, league sources told RealGM.

Clippers, Nets Remain Possibilities For Ivan Johnson, Others In Mix

The Clippers and Nets remain realistic suitors for Ivan Johnson, league sources told RealGM.

Glen Davis To Sign With Clippers For Rest Of Season

Glen Davis will sign with the Clippers for the remainder of the season.

Sources: Danny Granger To Decide Between Heat, Clippers, Bulls, Mavs If Bought Out

Danny Granger and the 76ers have been in discussions on a contract buyout and sources tells RealGM that management has given their complete cooperation.

Knicks Thought Shumpert For Collison Trade Was Done

Sources believe the Clippers may have been posturing to keep the Knicks from dealing Iman Shumpert from being traded to the Thunder.

Nets, Clippers Interested In Jason Collins

Jason Collins worked out for the Nets during the All-Star break.

Glen Davis, Magic Agree On Buyout; Clippers, Nets To Pursue

The Clippers are expected to have interest in Glen Davis if he clears waivers.

Ivan Johnson Could Sign 10-Day Deal With Clippers

Ivan Johnson recently finished a 24-game stint in China in which he averaged 26.0 points per game.

76ers Acquire Byron Mullens From Clippers

The 76ers have acquired Byron Mullens from the Clippers.

Clippers Trade Antawn Jamison To Hawks

The Clippers have traded Antawn Jamison to the Hawks.

Iman Shumpert Has 'Very Mild' MCL Sprain, No Deal At Deadline

Iman Shumpert could miss a few weeks with the injury, sustained on Wednesday.

Clippers, Cavaliers Discuss Reggie Bullock For Tyler Zeller Trade

The Clippers and Cavaliers have held trade discussions involving Reggie Bullock for Tyler Zeller.

Knicks, Clippers Discuss Shumpert, Felton For Collison Trade

The Knicks have been strongly pushing trading Iman Shumpert in their hopes of upgrading the point guard position.

Matt Barnes Hopes To Remain With Clippers

Matt Barnes admitted Tuesday that he's heard speculation about potentially being traded.
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