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Matt Barnes Fined $25k For Incident Involving Sarver

Jan 27, 2015 5:26 PM

Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate language toward a fan.

Barnes said on Twitter that he was responding to Phoenix Suns' owner Robert Sarver, who allegedly instigated the incident.

Barnes said Sarver cussed at him first.

Andrew Joseph/Arizona Republic

Tags: Matt Barnes, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Fines

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Clippers Remain Interested In Nate Robinson, Pursuing Other Deals First

Jan 26, 2015 1:30 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers remain interested in Nate Robinson, who was recently bought out by the Boston Celtics following a trade from the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers are exploring other deals first before addresssing Robinson.

Robinson previously played for Doc Rivers when both were with the Celtics.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Nate Robinson, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Sign Dahntay Jones To Second 10-Day Contract

Jan 23, 2015 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have decided to sign Dahntay Jones to a second 10-day contract, according to Doc Rivers.

Jones has appeared in four games this season.

Brad Turner/Los Angeles Times

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Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters

Jan 22, 2015 7:05 PM

Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

Western Conference Starters
Stephen Curry, Warriors
Kobe Bryant, Lakers
Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
Blake Griffin, Clippers

Eastern Conference Starters
John Wall, Wizards
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
LeBron James, Cavaliers
Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Pau Gasol, Bulls

Voting Results

Western Conference Frontcourt

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, 1,369,911
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, 795,121
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 700,615
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 546,817
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, 545,226
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers, 498,131
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, 465,334
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, 348,275
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 292,557
Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings, 144,702
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, 132,150
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, 117,816
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder, 107,223
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, 99,039
Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks, 98,654

Western Conference Backcourt

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 1,513,324
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 1,152,402
James Harden, Houston Rockets, 1,069,368
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 551,167
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, 365,417
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, 314,254
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 248,758
Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks, 219,506
Jeremy Lin, Los Angeles Lakers, 216,246
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, 103,015

Eastern Conference Frontcourt

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 1,470,483
Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls, 974,177
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, 647,005
Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards, 570,005
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, 542,006
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, 386,208
Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors, 231,741
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls, 203,718
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, 129,293
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, 121,938
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, 114,955
Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets, 110,980
Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, 106,820
Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls, 103,645
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, 86,717

Eastern Conference Backcourt

John Wall, Washington Wizards, 886,368
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, 805,290
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, 789,839
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, 535,873
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, 455,756
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 379,994
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, 159,123
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, 83,900
Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors, 82,135
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 55,014

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James

Jan 18, 2015 1:35 PM

Increasing teams have emerged for the possible call up of veteran forward Damion James in the NBA D-League, including the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

James and his representatives have met with or spoken to each of the teams – which included a meeting with the Clippers on Thursday.

James, a six-foot-seven forward, has spent the entire season with the Texas Legends in the D-League, averaging 18.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He went to training camp with the Wizards in October and was a final cut.

James has played in 39 NBA games over parts of four seasons with New Jersey/Brooklyn and San Antonio.

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Tags: Damion James, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Misc Rumor

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Austin Rivers Doesn't Currently Have An Agent

Jan 18, 2015 12:30 PM

Austin Rivers does not currently have an agent, according to the National Basketball Players Association.

Rivers came into the NBA represented by David Falk.

Rivers will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and presumably will be negotiating his next contract with his father, Doc Rivers.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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Clippers Interested In Signing Tayshaun Prince

Jan 18, 2015 11:34 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have interest in signing Tayshaun Prince if he agrees to a buyout with the Boston Celtics.

Prince was acquired by the Celtics from the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the Jeff Green trade.

The Celtics will attempt to trade Prince first, but he is on a $7.7 million expiring contract that will be hard to find matching salaries.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

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Nate Robinson Bought Out, Clippers, Heat, Cavs, Wizards Interested

Jan 15, 2015 5:13 PM

The Boston Celtics and Nate Robinson have formally agreed upon a buyout, sources tell RealGM.

Robinson will weigh offers from teams once he clears waivers.

Marc J. Spears reports that the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards have expressed interest.

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Jordan Farmar To Be Waived By Clippers

Jan 15, 2015 4:17 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers will waive Jordan Farmar.

Farmar hasn't been fully healthy this season and has a PER of 9.9, which is the lowest of his career.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Clippers, Celtics, Suns Agree Upon Three-Team Trade
Austin Rivers has been dealt to the Clippers with Reggie Bullock going to the Suns and Shavlik Randolph being sent to the Celtics.

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Austin Rivers' Trade To Be Finalized Thursday
A source tells RealGM's Shams Charania that Austin Rivers has been informed his trade to the Clippers will be finalized Thursday.

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Suns Interested In Reggie Bullock
The Suns have been increasingly mentioned as a likely third-team participant to help the Clippers acquire Austin Rivers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Clippers, Kings Discuss Jordan Farmar For Ramon Sessions Trade
Ramon Sessions has missed the last 10 games because of a low back strain.

Jason Jones/Sacramento Bee

Celtics To Acquire Two Expiring Contracts, 2nd Round Pick For Austin Rivers
The Celtics must wait to complete the Austin Rivers trade until they clear roster space for two expiring contracts.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Nate Robinson Agrees To Buyout With Celtics
Nate Robinson could sign with the Clippers for the remainder of the season.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Clippers To Sign Dahntay Jones Instead Of Darius Miller To 10-Day Contract
Dahntay Jones, 34, had been playing in the D-League for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers To Sign Darius Miller To 10-Day Contract
Darius Miller was waived by the Pelicans in November.

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Heat, Clippers, Hornets Calling Nuggets On Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets acquired Arron Afflalo last offseason from the Magic and is on an expiring contract.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Austin Rivers To Clippers Trade Could Take Few More Days
The Celtics are being patient in attempting to find the best possible deal to send Austin Rivers to the clippers

Mark Murphy/Boston Herald

Jeff Green To Grizzlies Trade Finalized
A three-team trade involving the Celtics, Grizzlies and Pelicans involving Jeff Green has finally been fully agreed upon.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers Trying To Find Third Team To Help With Austin Rivers' Trade
The Clippers are searching for a third team to help facilitate their trade for Austin Rivers to give the Celtics an expiring deal along with a second round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Details Of Celtics, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Clippers Deal Involving Jeff Green
The long awaited Jeff Green trade is close to being finalized with Austin Rivers likely being routed to the Clippers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Clippers To Trade Jared Cunningham To 76ers
The Clippers are trading Jared Cunningham to the 76ers, according to sources.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Blazers Interested In Jermaine O'Neal
Jermaine O'Neal was drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Blazers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Clippers Telling Teams They Won't Trade Jamal Crawford
Doc Rivers has a limited set of assets to try to improve the Clippers' roster.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Source: Clippers 'Don't Like Each Other'
The Clippers are 20-11 this season, good for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Josh Smith Agrees To Sign With Rockets
Josh Smith has been promised a spot in the starting lineup and now has the opportunity to play beside former AAU teammate Dwight Howard.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets Emerge As Favorites To Sign Josh Smith
Beyond Josh Smith's close friend Dwight Howard, there's confidence among Rockets' players that they'll be able to sign him.

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Kings, Clippers, Mavs, Rockets, Heat Interested In Josh Smith
The Clippers and Mavericks can only offer Josh Smith the minimum.

Marc Stein/ESPN