Dec 31, 2005 2:53 PM EST
Trading for Indiana Pacer forward Ron Artest would either be a smart move or huge mistake for the Clippers.
The Pacers would want Maggette, whom the Clippers have declined to include in trade proposals.
Dunleavy and General Manager Elgin Baylor are fond of hard-working Maggette, whose scoring average increased his first six seasons in the NBA. Dunleavy and Baylor declined to comment on trade talks, but they have rejected offers for Maggette and second-year point guard Shaun Livingston, Clipper sources said.
"With nine out of 11 at home, we're at the stretch of the schedule we were pointing to all year long," Dunleavy said. "You never want to have injuries, and we hoped we would be totally healthy now, but everybody has injuries.
"If you make a move now, that you make because of injuries, you're making it out of desperation or panic. In my opinion, the only move we make has to be a move that we'd make without the injuries, because we have a lot of guys with a lot of upside."
Dec 27, 2005 1:22 PM EST
The Clippers aren't expected to be finalists in the Ron Artest derby. A source says the team isn't offering Corey Maggette. Indiana reportedly has some interest in Chris Wilcox but wants more.
Dec 23, 2005 11:11 PM EST
The Charlotte Bobcats were extremely thin upfront Friday night and the Clippers bigman took advantage in historic fashion.
For only the 5th time in NBA History, two teammates Elton Brand and Chris Kaman had 30/20 and 20/20 (pts/rebs) in the same game.
"I was trying to get to 25 but Elton kept taking them all," Kaman said. "Elton started going crazy and blocking shots and taking my rebounds. So I was a little bit upset with him. We're not on good terms."
The Bobcats were without forwards Emeka Okafor, Sean May and Jake Voskuhl, who were all nursing injuries.
The last time two teammates accomplished the 30/20 and 20/20 was back in 1970 when Willis Reed and Dave DeBusschere did it in a game for the New York Knicks.
Dec 23, 2005 4:33 PM EST
Clippers forward Corey Maggette will be out at least four more weeks because of an injured left foot.
The 26-year-old Maggette, the Clippers' second-leading scorer, hasn't played since a 99-89 victory over the Miami Heat on Dec. 5. He scored 13 points in that game before landing on another player's foot at the end of the third quarter.
It was thought Maggette had a sprained left foot, and he was listed as day-do-day. But he returned to Los Angeles on Thursday, a day after the Clippers lost at Indiana 97-75, and a CT scan revealed a small separation of the ligament between the bones in the foot, team physician Dr. Tony Daly said.
Maggette is averaging 21.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 34.1 minutes in 13 games this season -- his sixth with the Clippers and seventh in the NBA. He averaged 20.7 points in the 2003-04 season and a career-high 22.2 points in 66 games last season.
The Clippers entered Friday night's game at Charlotte having lost five of six games to fall out of first place in the Pacific Division.
Dec 21, 2005 1:19 PM EST
The Nets, armed with two first-round picks, have been calling around the league for big men, and the Clippers' Chris Wilcox, Philadelphia's Steven Hunter and Portland's Theo Ratliff are possibilities. But the value of the Clippers' pick has plummeted. The Nets were able to halt that for at least one night.
"Sorry, we will not be in the lottery," Cassell said of the Clippers, who were without Corey Maggette (sprained left foot). "If this team doesn't have injuries, we will not be in the lottery - by far."
Dec 18, 2005 11:19 AM EST
One scenario from within the league involves Denver sending Earl Watson and Nene to Atlanta, the Hawks sending Al Harrington to the Pacers and Indiana shipping Artest to the Nuggets.
Another scenario substitutes the Los Angeles Clippers' Corey Maggette for Watson and Nene. Lower-salaried Pacers like guard Anthony Johnson or former Colorado center David Harrison could also be involved to fit league
Atlanta general manager Billy Knight would not comment on the rumors when approached by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Vandeweghe would not discuss specifics, either.
"There's always been speculation on all our players," he said. "All that says is they are valuable and people like them. That's what I tell our players. ... To me most of the time speculation is OK because of the interest from fans, but not when it affects players and the way they are playing. Hopefully, it doesn't do that."
At least so far, Vandeweghe does not have to worry about Watson's feelings.
The guard, who has been the subject of trade rumors almost from the day he signed with Denver, has averaged 15 points in his past three games with fellow point guard Earl Boykins sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Dec 13, 2005 8:21 PM EST
The Los Angeles Clippers will hold training camp in Moscow next fall before playing exhibition games against two of Russia's top teams.
The NBA announced Tuesday that the Clippers will join the San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers in NBA Europe Live 2006, a series of exhibition games in seven European cities.
The Clippers will train at the Universal Sports Hall CSKA before playing CSKA Moscow and Unics Kazan in exhibition games Oct. 6 and 8.
This will be the second time an NBA team has played in Russia. The Atlanta Hawks played in the former Soviet Union in 1988 when they toured Russia, Lithuania and Georgia.
"We are honored to open training camp and represent the NBA by playing two exhibition games in Moscow next year," Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said.
Dec 12, 2005 7:10 PM EST
Another scoring barrage by Allen Iverson resulted in the All-Star guard being named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Iverson received the honor Monday after averaging 36 points, 8.0 assists and 2.3 steals in leading the 76ers to two wins in three games. Iverson scored over 40 points in back-to-back victories, increasing his total to six 40-point games this season.
After scoring 23 points in a loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday, Iverson scored 43 in Friday's 119-115 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. The following night in New Jersey, Iverson scored 42 points and added 12 assists in a 107-95 triumph over the Nets.
Forward Elton Brand of the Los Angeles Clippers received Western Conference honors for the second time this season after averaging 31 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 3.8 assists in four games. Brand recorded a season-high 37 points and 12 rebounds in a 99-89 win over Miami on Monday.
Brand had a double-double in all four games during the week, leading the surprising Clippers to three victories.
Dec 11, 2005 12:31 AM EST
After being sidelined all season with a stress reaction in his lower back, Los Angeles Clippers' guard Shaun Livingston took a big step toward his return Friday, participating in contact drills, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"It felt good," Livingston told the paper after a pain-free workout.
Livingston is not expected to play Saturday against the Phoenix Suns or Sunday against the Detroit Pistons but may be used next week against San Antonio or New Orleans.
"We're still keeping it open, based on how I feel each day, so we'll see how it goes," he told the Times.
Livingston, 20, who practiced running both the half-court and full-court offense, told the paper he had not held back. "It's hard for me to play that way," he said. "If my body's feeling good, then I just go out and play."
Dec 10, 2005 12:18 AM EST
Shaun Livingston, who has been sidelined all season because of a stress reaction in his lower back, participated in contact drills on Friday for the first time since last season and afterward said he was pain-free.
"It felt good," said the 6-foot-7 point guard, who played in only 30 games because of other injuries in 2004-05, his rookie season with the Clippers.
He is not expected to play tonight against the Phoenix Suns or Sunday against the Detroit Pistons but may be used next week against San Antonio or New Orleans.
"We're still keeping it open, based on how I feel each day, so we'll see how it goes," he said.
Livingston practiced running both the half-court and full-court offense and said he had not held back. "It's hard for me to play that way," he said. "If my body's feeling good, then I just go out and play."
Asked if he expects to be rusty when he's put in the lineup, he answered, "I don't think it'll take that long to get back into the flow, because my job is to deliver the ball and run the team. That could come a little more natural than trying to put the ball in the hole."
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