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Paul Pierce Could Opt Out Of Wizards' Deal, Sign With Clippers

May 25, 2015 1:46 PM

Paul Pierce can opt out of his contract with the Washington Wizards this offseason.

Many around the league expect Pierce to opt out and finish his career with the Los Angeles Clippers. Pierce would have the opportunity to reunite with Doc Rivers while also playing in his hometown.

Pierce was pursued by the Clippers last offseason.

The Wizards thrived with Pierce as a small ball power forward.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Tags: Paul Pierce, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Royce White Receives Summer League Offer From Clippers

May 22, 2015 7:18 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers offered a Summer League contract to Royce White.

White has dealt with anxiety issues throughout his life.

The Houston Rockets selected White in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Iowa State and never appeared in a game with the franchise. White played three games in 13-14 with the Sacramento Kings and was out of basketball this season.

Darren Wolfson/KSTP

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Lester Hudson Offered $2M Contract To Return To China

May 21, 2015 1:01 PM

The Liaoning Leopards have offered Lester Hudson a $2 million contract to return to the club next season, according to the Shenyang Daily.

Hudson led Lianing to second place in the regular season and lost to the Beijing Ducks in the CBA finals.

Hudson played for the Los Angeles Clippers after the CBA season finished.

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Tags: Lester Hudson, Los Angeles Clippers, Liaoning, Chinese CBA, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Kawhi, Draymond, Tony Allen, Jordan, Paul Headline All-Defensive Team

May 20, 2015 2:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, Tony Allen, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul have been named to the 14-15 NBA All-Defensive First Team.

Leonard, Green and Jordan are all on the First Team for the first time in their career.

On the All-Defensive Second Team are Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Bogut, John Wall and Tim Duncan.

Rudy Gobert headlined the list of players also receiving votes along with LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley.

Leonard received 116 of 129 first team votes, followed by Green with 107 and Tony Allen with 88.

Bogut receives a $1.945 million bonus for being included on the Second Team.

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Clippers Want To Re-Sign Austin Rivers

May 18, 2015 12:11 PM

Doc Rivers appears to want the Los Angeles Clippers to re-sign Austin Rivers.

Austin Rivers is a former lottery pick that had struggled in his first two and a half seasons in the NBA, but showed some glimpses of potential in the playoffs.

"You've got to give (Paul) just some more support, you know?" Rivers told USA TODAY Sports. "I think bringing (his son) Austin (Rivers) here (in mid-January) helped us. We've got a 22-year-old (in Austin), and now to me we've got to get another guard who's in the middle age group. So now you're growing with Austin and CJ (Wilcox), and we need another defensive guy too."

Doc Rivers had additional comments on Austin Rivers' free agency on Monday.

"He's young and clearly helped us, we all have to agree with that. I think he loved it here. He even liked the coach at times."

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Austin Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Interested In Wesley Johnson

May 18, 2015 11:36 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have interest in Wesley Johnson in free agency, according to sources.

Johnson has spent the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and is a former lottery pick.

The Clippers lacked depth on the wing and their trade of Jared Dudley to create space to sign Spencer Hawes appeared to backfire.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Wesley Johnson, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rivers: DeAndre Jordan Loves Being A Clipper

May 18, 2015 11:31 AM

DeAndre Jordan will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and figures to draw considerable interest.

"You can't take anything for granted, but DJ loves being a Clipper," Doc Rivers told Yahoo. "DJ loves being here. We have an amazing relationship."

The Los Angeles Clippers will almost certainly need to offer Jordan a five-year, $100 million deal to retain him.

Assuming Jordan re-signs, the Clippers will have three players on max contracts, making their ability to add a significant piece considerably difficult.

Bill Reiter of Fox Sports reports that Jordan and Chris Paul had a falling out throughout the 14-15 season that could factor into Jordan's free agency decision.

On Monday, Rivers confirmed they will offer Jordan a max contract.

"Yeah, I think I can say that."

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

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Clippers Plan To Improve Supporting Cast With Minimum Salary Players

May 18, 2015 1:21 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers will not have significant salary cap space, as the team plans to re-sign DeAndre Jordan.

If the Clippers sign Jordan to a five-year maximum deal, they will only have the so-called mini-mid-level exception of $3.37 million per year for up to three years plus a slew of veteran's minimum contracts.

"We have to get this team more support," Rivers said. "With the contracts we're hamstrung with, it's going to be minimum deals for the most part. There are no big deals out there that we're going to make, most likely."

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-6)

May 16, 2015 4:21 PM

All four Conference Semifinals have played six games with the Warriors, Cavaliers and Hawks eliminating the Grizzlies, Bulls and Wizards, while the Clippers and Rockets will meet in Game 7.

Points Per 100 Possessions (Game 1/Game 2/Game 3/Game 4/Game 5/Game 6)

Cavaliers: 109.0 / 122.4 / 109.1 / 95.9 / 119.4 / 118.7

Bulls117.3 / 105.1 / 112.5 / 93.7 / 113.8 / 92.2

Hawks: 106.1 / 113.4 / 108.7 / 111.7 / 84.7 / 100.8

Wizards112.6 / 96.3 / 110.8 / 106.4 / 83.6 / 97.5

Warriors112.6 / 94.7 / 96.9 / 107.1 / 113.2 / 118.3 

Grizzlies: 95.9 / 102.1 / 107.8 / 89.0 / 90.1 / 104.0

Rockets: 93.9 / 110.8 / 110.7 / 91.4 / 128.4 / 115.2

Clippers108.8 / 105.0 / 126.1 / 123.2 / 106.6  / 103.6

Series Points Per 100 Possessions (Offense/Defense)

Cavaliers: 110.5 / 104.2

Bulls: 104.2 / 110.5

Hawks: 103.3 / 100.3

Wizards: 100.3 / 103.3

Warriors: 106.6 / 97.8

Grizzlies: 97.8 / 106.6

Rockets: 105.8 / 111.5

Clippers: 111.5 / 105.8

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1-5)

May 14, 2015 1:39 AM

All four Conference Semifinals have played five games with the Warriors, Cavaliers, Clippers and Hawks holding three games to two series leads over the Grizzlies, Bulls, Rockets and Wizards respectively.

Points Per 100 Possessions (Game 1/Game 2/Game 3/Game 4/Game 5)

Cavaliers: 109.0 / 122.4 / 109.1 / 95.9 / 119.4

Bulls117.3 / 105.1 / 112.5 / 93.7 / 113.8

Hawks: 106.1 / 113.4 / 108.7 / 111.7 / 84.7

Wizards112.6 / 96.3 / 110.8 / 106.4 / 83.6

Warriors112.6 / 94.7 / 96.9 / 107.1 / 113.2

Grizzlies: 95.9 / 102.1 / 107.8 / 89.0 / 90.1

Rockets: 93.9 / 110.8 / 110.7 / 91.4 / 128.4

Clippers108.8 / 105.0 / 126.1 / 123.2 / 106.6

Series Points Per 100 Possessions (Offense/Defense)

Cavaliers: 109.4 / 106.7

Bulls: 106.7 / 109.4

Hawks: 103.9 / 101.0

Wizards: 101.0 / 103.9

Warriors: 104.9 / 97.0

Grizzlies: 97.0 / 104.9

Rockets: 104.0 / 113.1

Clippers: 113.1 / 104.0

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All four Conference Semifinals have played four games with the Cavaliers/Bulls, Hawks/Wizards and Warriors/Grizzlies tied at 2-2, and the Clippers holding a 3-1 series lead over the Rockets.

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James Harden Doesn't Like Hack-A-DJ Strategy
DeAndre Jordan attempted 28 free throws in the first half, which broke up the rhythm of the game.

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Glen Davis Fined $5K By NBA For Anti-Flopping Violation
Glen Davis was fined $5,000 by the NBA for his anti-flopping violation on Friday.

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Spears: Aldridge For Griffin Sign-And-Trade Has Been Rumored
Blake Griffin was drafted by former Clippers' GM Neil Olshey, who is now with the Blazers.

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Matt Barnes Fined $50,000 For Comments To Harden's Mom
Matt Barnes reportedly made the comments to James Harden.

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Chris Paul Starts Game 3
Doc Rivers confirmed that Chris Paul will start, but he'll be under a minutes restriction.

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Team-By-Team Points Per 100 Possessions (Games 1, 2)
All four Conference Semifinals series are tied at 1-1 after the first two games.

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Chris Paul Out For Game 2
The Clippers won Game 1 on Monday without Chris Paul.

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Chris Paul Given 50-50 Odds Of Playing In Game 2
The Clippers plan on playing Chris Paul in Game 2 if he's healthy enough to go.

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Chris Paul Sits Out Game 1 With Injured Hamstring
Chris Paul had less than 48 hours of rest following Game 7 on Saturday.

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Chris Paul Questionable For Game 1 With Hamstring Strain
Chris Paul suffered a left hamstring strain in Game 7 against the Spurs on Saturday.

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Doc Rivers Calls Clippers-Spurs His Hardest Playoff Series 'By Far'
Doc Rivers has faced the Cavaliers and Heat with LeBron James as a head coach, as well as twice meeting Kobe Bryant in the NBA Finals.

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Doc Rivers Fined $25K By NBA For Public Criticism Of Officiating
Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing the officiating in the Clippers' loss to the Spurs in Game 5.

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Sources: DeAndre Jordan Interested In Playing For Mavs
Signing DeAndre Jordan would mean letting Tyson Chandler leave again after another one-season stint with the Mavs.

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NBA To Hold Serious Talks On Eliminating Hack-A-Shaq
Adam Silver acknowledged that changing rules is difficult, but that the league must consider whether the Hack-a-Shaq detracts from the game's entertainment value.

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Kawhi Leonard Wins Defensive Player Of The Year
Kawhi Leonard has been named the 2015 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, beating out Draymond Green and DeAndre Jordan.

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Doc Rivers: Players Want To Be Like Mike, Coaches Want To Be Like Pop
Doc Rivers nearly replaced Gregg Popovich as head coach of the Spurs in 1999.

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Clippers' New Rumored Logo Leaked (Pictures)
Steve Ballmer purchased the franchise a year ago and the Clippers' logo has remained largely unchanged throughout their history.

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Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers Named Coaches Of The Month For April
Brad Stevens helped lead the Celtics to a playoff berth in what was considered a probable rebuilding year.

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups
Anthony Davis will be making his first appearance in the playoffs.

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