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Clippers Sign Tyrone Wallace

Aug 16, 2017 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Tyrone Wallace.

Wallace played for the Utah Jazz in Summer League in each of the past two seasons.

In 38 games in the G-League last season, Wallace averaged 14.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

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Willie Reed Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

Aug 6, 2017 12:00 PM

Willie Reed has been arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a domestic violence incident.

Reed was booked on Sunday at 3:06 AM in Miami.

Reed signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers last week.


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Clippers Revoke Front Office Role From Doc Rivers

Aug 4, 2017 2:16 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers will remove the title of president of basketball operations from Doc Rivers.

Rivers will be freed from his front office responsibilities to return his focus on coaching.

Lawrence Frank will oversee basketball operations, including the general manager.

"I've owned the team for three years now, and I really better understand what an owner's responsibility is -- and it turns out that running a franchise and coaching are two enormous and different jobs," Steve Ballmer told ESPN. "The notion that one person can fairly focus on them and give them all the attention they need isn't the case. To be as good as we can be, to be a championship franchise, we need two functioning strong people building teams out beneath them. There needs to be a healthy discussion and debate with two strong, independent minded people.

"There are different relationships that a player needs to have with the coach and the front office," Ballmer said. "Doc put Lawrence in charge of the non-coaching aspects of the front office last year, and he's done a fantastic job. I want each of them to dig in and do what they do best. Lawrence has come on so strong in that role, and that has helped us go down this path."

Rivers will still earn his fully $10 million-plus salary per season, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

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Danilo Gallinari Suffers Broken Right Thumb

Jul 30, 2017 6:44 PM

Danilo Gallinari has suffered a broken right thumb.

Gallinari was injured when trying to punch Jito Kok of the Dutch national team during a friendly on Sunday. Gallinari took exception to Kok aggressively trying to get position for a rebound.

Gallinari will miss this summer's Eurobasket but is expected to be ready for training camp with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gallinair won't need surgery on the injury.

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Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Wolves, Knicks, Heat Make Offers For Kyrie Irving

Jul 28, 2017 8:53 AM

There were approximately 20 teams who made inquiries to the Cleveland Cavaliers upon learning of Kyrie Irving's trade requests but far fewer have delivered legitimate proposals.

The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and Miami Heat have made offers to the Cavaliers for Irving.

The Cavaliers are seeking a package similar to what the Denver Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011. Denver acquired a combination of young players, win-now veterans and draft picks. Rival teams are instead looking at what the Wolves gave up for Jimmy Butler.

Koby Altman is taking a measured approach to negotiations.

"I'll say this about [Altman]," one rival GM interested in Irving told ESPN. "He isn't overwhelmed. He's showing real poise."

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Cavaliers Believe They Could Have Turned Irving, Love Into Chris Paul, Paul George

Jul 21, 2017 6:55 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers believe they could have turned Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love into Chris Paul and Paul George in June.

Cleveland kept both Irving and Love in June as they were unaware Irving would soon be requesting a trade before the end of July.

Paul orchestrated an opt-in and trade from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets before the start of free agency.

George was traded on June 30th by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Rockets Offered J.J. Redick More Money Than 76ers

Jul 21, 2017 10:44 AM

Before the start of free agency, J.J. Redick was recruited by Chris Paul to join him with the Houston Rockets.

“Five days before free agency, I didn’t think Houston was even a possibility,” Redick said on his new podcast on Uninterrupted. “Then, the night before free agency started, I’m getting a call from CP [Chris Paul] telling me how much I need to go there.”

Redick claims the Rockets offered him more money in total than the one-year, $23 million deal he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.

“Houston offered me more total money than Philly,” he said. “I knew in Houston I was going to come off the bench. Me and Eric Gordon do a lot of the same things. We were going to play some minutes together. He would get to finish some games; maybe I would get to. But it wasn’t necessarily going to be what I wanted in this point in my career for the court part of it. Now certainly, it was a contender and all that stuff, so that’s probably the main reason I wanted to do it.”

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Clippers Expecting More Ball Movement Without Chris Paul

Jul 19, 2017 11:46 AM

With the Los Angeles Clippers moving out of the Chris Paul era, Doc Rivers expects their offense to feature more ball movement.

“Well, we’ll have ball movement,” Rivers said. “That’s one of the things, for the most part, that I’ve always preached. With Chris’ skill, you wanted to take advantage of what he could do, and he was a guy that needed the ball to make plays and he did it so well. You kind of changed to do that. If you look at my work historically, it’s been more of a ball-movement, cut basketball team, and that’s what we’re going to get back to doing.”

The Clippers ran their offense primarily through Paul and they were routinely near the top of offensive efficiency.

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Luc Mbah A Moute Agrees To One-Year Deal With Rockets

Jul 16, 2017 6:06 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed upon a one-year deal with Luc Mbah a Moute for the veteran's minimum.

Mbah a Moute declined a $2.3 million player option with the Los Angeles Clippers.

For Mbah a Moute's career, he averages 6.3 points and 4.2 rebounds.

Mbah a Moute is one of the NBA's better small forward defenders.

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Clippers Waive Kyle Wiltjer

Jul 15, 2017 7:51 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have waived Kyle Wiltjer.

Wiltjer was acquired by the Clippers from the Houston Rockets in the Chris Paul trade.

Wiltjer's $1.3 million deal would have become guaranteed if not waived by August 1st.

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Chris Paul Suggests Clippers Also Were Ready For Change
Chris Paul spent six seasons with the Clippers.

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Austin Rivers, Chris Paul Cleared Air Following Nepotism Report
Chris Paul refuted a report that suggested the way Doc Rivers treated Austin Rivers contributed to his departure from the Clippers.

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Thunder Agree To One-Year Deal With Raymond Felton
The Thunder had a severe deficiency at backup point guard last season.

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Milos Teodosic Agrees To Two-Year, $12.3M Deal With Clippers
Milos Teodosic has been considered one of the best point guards not in the NBA.

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Clippers Interested In Tony Allen
Tony Allen played for Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics before he signed with the Grizzlies.

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JaVale McGee To Meet With Clippers
JaVale McGee also remains engaged with the Warriors on re-signing with them.

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Clippers Agree To Danilo Gallinari Sign-And-Trade On Three-Year, $65M Deal
The Clippers have agreed to trade Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and Houston's 2018 first round pick to Atlanta in sign-and-trade for Danilo Gallinari.

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Derrick Rose To Meet With Clippers
Derrick Rose will meet with the Clippers on Wednesday.

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Jamal Crawford Prefers To Sign With Lakers
The Lakers have interest in signing Jamal Crawford on a one-year deal at a significant salary.

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Warriors Likely To Sign Either Jamal Crawford Or Nick Young

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Gary Sacks Leaves Clippers' Front Office
Gary Sacks' contract with the Clippers expired on June 30th.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Danilo Gallinari Likely To Join Clippers In Sign-And-Trade With Nuggets, Hawks
The Hawks will receive Jamal Crawford and likely Houston's 2018 first round pick from the Clippers.

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Jonathon Simmons Receiving Interest From Kings, Clippers, Wolves
Jonathon Simmons is limited due to the Gilbert Arenas provision on what he can sign for in restricted free agency.

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Clippers Focused On Danilo Gallinari, Joe Ingles In Free Agency
The Clippers are seeking more shooting and playmaking around Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

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J.J. Redick Rules Out Re-Signing With Clippers
J.J. Redick is receiving interest from the 76ers, Wolves and Nets in free agency.

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Blake Griffin To Agree Upon Five-Year, $173M Contract With Clippers
Blake Griffin plans on signing a five-year, $173 million contract with the Clippers.

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Blake Griffin Cancels Meetings With Suns, Nuggets As Clippers Improve Position
Unless there is a wildcard team that enters the picture, there is a sense that Blake Griffin will re-sign with the Clippers.

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Danilo Gallinari, Rudy Gay, Joe Ingles Headline Clippers' Free Agent Wish List
The Clippers have interest in Jonathon Simmons, Rudy Gay, Danilo Gallinari, P.J. Tucker, James Johnson, Joe Ingles and Andre Iguodala in free agency.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Blake Griffin To Meet With Suns On Saturday
The Suns can offer Blake Griffin a four-year, $130 million contract.

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Luc Mbah A Moute Declines $2.3M Player Option With Clippers
Luc Mbah a Moute signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal with the Clippers last offseason.

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