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Clippers, Thunder Continue To Express Interest In Wilson Chandler

Feb 22, 2017 4:20 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder continue to pursue Wilson Chandler.

Chandler requested a trade from the Denver Nuggets in early February.

Chandler is signed through 2019, though he has a player option in which he can opt for free agency in 2018.

Chandler is averaging 15.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 30.9 minutes per game this season.

Update: Amick later reported the Thunder are no longer interested in Chandler.

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Tags: Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Paul Could Return This Week From Thumb Surgery

Feb 22, 2017 4:15 PM

Chris Paul could return from his surgically repaired thumb injury as soon as Thursday.

Paul tore a ligament in his left thumb on Jan. 16 and underwent surgery two days later. Paul was initially expected to miss six to eight weeks.

"He looked great. He went through the whole practice [on Tuesday]. You know, so it was good. Really good," Doc Rivers said before practice on Wednesday. "He could play tomorrow. I mean, I can't tell you if he will or not, but he's been cleared medically. But we just want to make sure that he's comfortable playing."

Paul has missed 13 games so far as a result of the thumb injury. He also missed seven games earlier in the season due to a strained left hamstring. 

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Tags: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Celtics, Clippers Have 'Intermittently' Held Blake Griffin Talks

Feb 20, 2017 9:13 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have intermittently discussed a Blake Griffin trade with the Boston Celtics this season though a deal is unlikely at this point.

Griffin will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Celtics would likely seek official permission to talk to Griffin about his future before executing a trade.

The Clippers would seek Jae Crowder, either Avery Bradley or Marcus Smart and multiple picks in exchange for Griffin.

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Tags: Blake Griffin, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls Aggressively Shopping Nikola Mirotic

Feb 20, 2017 8:37 PM

The Chicago Bulls are aggressively shopping Nikola Mirotic ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

Mirotic will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

The Los Angeles Clippers are one possible destination for Mirotic.

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Tags: Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Teams Interested In Carmelo Anthony Expect Him To Remain With Knicks

Feb 19, 2017 2:34 PM

Most teams who have had interest in Carmelo Anthony are looking in other directions and expect him to remain with the New York Knicks for the rest of the season.

Anthony doesn't have a strong interest in changing teams during the middle of the season and hasn't been approached by the Knicks on any trade scenarios.

Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers expect to revisit the possibility of acquiring Anthony around the draft or during the free agency period beginning July 1st.

The Clippers have a number of pending free agents, most notably Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers, Thunder Interested In Wilson Chandler

Feb 19, 2017 2:13 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder both have interest in trading for Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets.

Both the Clippers and Thunder have limited assets to offer though they'd like to be buyers at the deadline.

The Thunder had interest previously in trading for Rudy Gay before his season-ending injury.

Chandler is a versatile veteran player that can play either forward position.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blake Griffin, LeBron James Named Players Of The Week

Feb 13, 2017 4:27 PM

Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 6, through Sunday, Feb. 12. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the Eastern Conference winner.

Griffin won his sixth career Player of the Week award by helping the Clippers to a 2-1 week behind averages of 26.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 35.7 minutes. He posted his fifth career triple-double on Feb. 6 at Toronto and scored a team season-high 32 points in New York on Feb. 8. Griffin shot 49.2 percent from the field for the week, including 4-of-8 from three-point range, and totaled 24 assists and only three turnovers.

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Award

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Raptors, Clippers Interested In Trading For Danilo Gallinari

Feb 12, 2017 6:33 PM

There is a growing belief the Denver Nuggets are prepared trade Danilo Gallinari before the deadline.

Gallinari will bypass the final season of his current contract to become a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams monitoring Gallinari's availability. 

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Doc Rivers Talked To Clippers About Carmelo Anthony Rumors

Feb 7, 2017 8:03 PM

Carmelo Anthony was previously linked to a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, but more recent rumors have centered on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The New York Knicks would be unable to acquire one of the Clippers' Big 3 in return for Anthony.

Doc Rivers has had conversations with his team about the rumors involving Anthony.

“We’ve talked about it as a group already,” Rivers said. “They know what’s going on, and there’s nothing going on.”

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

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Knicks Continue To Pursue Trade For Kevin Love

Feb 1, 2017 3:59 PM

The New York Knicks continue to pursue a trade of Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love.

The Cavaliers maintain an interest in Anthony but only if a deal can be reached without including Love.

The Knicks have also continued to engage the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics.

Many of the Knicks' recent discussions with both the Cavaliers and the Clippers, sources say, have featured theoretical three- or four-team trade constructions because of the complexities involved in trading Anthony with two seasons and $54.2 million left on his contract after this season.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks, Clippers Seek Third Team To Facilitate Carmelo Anthony Trade
New York is reluctant to absorb the three years and $42 million left on Jamal Crawford's contract after this season.

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Knicks Open To Dealing Carmelo Anthony To Clippers Without One Of Big 3 In Return
The Knicks technically cannot trade for Blake Griffin because a team cannot have two Designated Rookie Max extensions on a roster acquired via a trade at any time.

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Phil Jackson Determined To Trade Carmelo Anthony, Reaches Out To Celtics, Clippers
Phil Jackson wants to begin rebuilding around Kristaps Porzingis.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Chris Mannix/The Vertical

Blake Griffin Expected To Return From Injury Tuesday
The Clippers have compiled a 10-8 record while Blake Griffin has been sidelined.

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Chris Paul Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Surgery
Chris Paul will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

RealGM Staff Report

Chris Paul Sprains Left Thumb, X-Rays Negative
The last time Chris Paul sprained his left thumb in season was during the first round of the 2014 playoffs.

Andrew Han/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Would Only Approve Trade To Cavs, Clippers
Carmelo Anthony has an early termination option after the 17-18 season.

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Blake Griffin On Track To Return During Last Week Of January
Blake Griffin is on target to return from his routine arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies from his right knee on Dec. 20.

Kevin Arnovitz/ESPN

Kevin Garnett Hired By Clippers As Consultant
Kevin Garnett played for Doc Rivers in Boston for six seasons

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Matt Barnes Thought Return To Clippers In 2016 Was 'Done Deal'
Matt Barnes signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal with the Kings.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Chris Paul Day-To-Day With Strained Left Hamstring
Chris Paul had 19 points and six assists in 23 minutes before pulling up on defense in the third quarter.

NBA.com

Blake Griffin Out 3-6 Weeks With Surgery On Right Knee
The surgery will clean up loose bodies in Blake Griffin's knee.

RealGM Staff Report

Blake Griffin To Undergo Minor Surgery On Right Knee
Blake Griffin will undergo the procedure early this week.

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Hassan Whiteside Clarifies Comments About DeAndre Jordan
Hassan Whiteside insisted he was comparing his situation to DeAndre Jordan playing with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Clippers Pursued Sign-And-Trade For Gordon Hayward In 2014
Doc Rivers is an admirer of Gordon Hayward's game and the Clippers have long had a hole at small forward.

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David Stern: There Was Never A Chris Paul To Lakers Trade To 'Void'
David Stern was asked about the proposed trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers that was canceled by him when the NBA were assuming control of New Orleans.

Sports Business Radio (via Ben Golliver/Sports Illustrated)

Doc Rivers Fined $15,000 For Ejection During Nets' Loss
Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for directing verbal abuse towards a game official and not leaving the court in a timely manner after his ejection.

RealGM Staff Report

Blake Griffin: Our Spirit As A Team Is Great Now
Everyone around the Clippers swears the vibe around the team is the best it has been since Chris Paul arrived via trade in December of 2011.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Clippers Expect Chris Paul To Seek Full Five-Year Max Contract
Chris Paul turns 32 in May and his new five-year deal would take him well past 35.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Blake Griffin: You Cherish Being A Good Team
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick will all be free agents this offseason and part of the Clippers' early success has been not taking what they have now for granted.

Sam Amick/USA Today