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Kawhi Leonard Joined Clippers In Orlando On Friday

Jul 11, 2020 6:06 PM

Kawhi Leonard joined his Los Angeles Clippers teammates in Orlando on Friday, sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Leonard missed the team flight on Wednesday due to a personal matter.

Leonard will quarantine for the next two days.

The Clippers closed their practice facility on July 2nd following a positive COVID-19 test. 

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Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Playoffs

Paul George Says Shoulder Is Fully Healed, Is 'Feeling Back To Myself Again'

Jul 11, 2020 12:29 PM

Paul George said that the time off from the season allowed his shoulder to completely heal, adding that he feels "great again."

"Really, I had some insecurities to start the season off. I had insecurities throughout the season just because I wasn't all the way 100 [percent]. Shoulder didn't feel back to 100.

"Everything was kind of waiting and hoping, believing in the doctors that everything they were telling me was going to come into this moment now where I feel great, no shoulder issues ... Now I feel great again ... feeling back to myself again," said George.

George also added that the return of NBA games were an opportunity to continue to highlight important social issues across the country. 

"I think ultimately as young African Americans we have an unbelievable opportunity to use our voices. I don't necessarily think it's taking away by starting the league. I don't think it's taking away of what's the important issues in our world. We can still address those more so than we've done before with our platforms."

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Tags: Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Travel With Clippers To Orlando, Will Arrive In A Few Days

Jul 8, 2020 10:02 PM

Kawhi Leonard did not travel with the Los Angeles Clippers to Orlando for the resumption of the season.

Leonard was given permission by the Clippers to tend to a family matter and he's expected to join the team on campus in a few days.

The Clippers are 5.5 games behind the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers.

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Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

Landry Shamet Tests Positive For COVID-19, Unlikely To Travel To Orlando This Week

Jul 4, 2020 1:24 PM

Landry Shamet tested positive for COVID-19 and is unlikely to travel to Orlando with the Los Angeles Clippers this week, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Teams will begin arriving in Orlando on July 7th. 

Shamet is averaging 9.7 points and 1.9 rebounds on the season.

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Tags: Landry Shamet, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

Clippers Close Practice Facility Following Positive COVID-19 Test

Jul 2, 2020 8:58 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have closed its practice facility to players and staff following a positive COVID-19 test within their traveling party.

The Clippers will travel to Orlando next week.

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Doc Rivers Says He Expects Lou Williams 'To Be With Us' In Orlando

Jul 2, 2020 1:28 AM

Doc Rivers said that he expects Lou Williams to join the Los Angeles Clippers in Orlando.

Williams previously said he was "50-50" on resuming his season because he did not want basketball games to distract people from the Black Lives Matter movement. 

"As far as Lou, all indications [are] that yes, he is [playing]. Obviously, up until we get on the plane, anything can happen. But I do expect Lou to be with us. I would be very surprised if he's not," said Rivers.

Rivers added that he doesn't think any Clippers will opt out of the bubble.

"It is their choice and we support that. There are so many reasons for everybody to play but there are also very valid reasons for guys to opt out. I don't think many will. I think they are all invested in what we are trying to do. But again you don't hold it against anyone on any team. This is extraordinary times and we just have to support each other."

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Tags: Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Playoffs

Clippers Sign Joakim Noah For Rest Of This Season

Jun 28, 2020 1:12 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Joakim Noah for the rest of this season.

The deal includes a non-guaranteed deal for the 2020-21 season.

Noah originally signed a 10-day deal with the Clippers on March 9th.

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Jazz-Pelicans, Lakers-Clippers To Re-Open NBA Season On July 30th

Jun 27, 2020 12:42 AM

The NBA released its schedule for the rest of the 2020 regular season starting on July 30th in Orlando.

The season will resume with a Friday doubleheader featuring the Jazz vs. the Pelicans and Lakers vs. the Clippers. 

All regular season games will take place between July 30th and August 14th.

The remaining schedule is below (in Eastern time):

Thursday, July 30
Utah vs. New Orleans, 6:30 p.m.
LA Clippers vs. L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.

Friday, July 31
Orlando vs. Brooklyn, 2:30 p.m.
Memphis vs. Portland, 4 p.m.
Phoenix vs. Washington, 4 p.m.
Boston vs. Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento vs. San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Houston vs. Dallas, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 1
Miami vs. Denver, 1 p.m.
Utah vs. Oklahoma City, 3:30 p.m.
New Orleans vs. LA Clippers, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers vs. Toronto, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 2
Washington vs. Brooklyn, 2 p.m.
Portland vs. Boston, 3:30 p.m.
San Antonio vs. Memphis, 4 p.m.
Sacramento vs. Orlando, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas vs. Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 3
Toronto vs. Miami, 1:30 p.m.
Denver vs. Oklahoma City, 4 p.m.
Indiana vs. Washington, 4 p.m.
Memphis vs. New Orleans, 6:30 p.m.
San Antonio vs. Philadelphia, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers vs. Utah, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
Brooklyn vs. Milwaukee, 1:30 p.m.
Dallas vs. Sacramento, 2:30 p.m.
Phoenix vs. LA Clippers, 4 p.m.
Orlando vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.
Boston vs. Miami, 6:30 p.m.
Houston vs. Portland, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 5
Memphis vs. Utah, 2:30 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Washington, 4 p.m.
Denver vs. San Antonio, 4 p.m.
Oklahoma City vs. L.A. Lakers, 6:30 p.m.
Toronto vs. Orlando, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn vs. Boston, 9 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 6
New Orleans vs. Sacramento, 1:30 p.m.
Miami vs. Milwaukee, 4 p.m.
Indiana vs. Phoenix, 4 p.m.
LA Clippers vs. Dallas, 6:30 p.m.
Portland vs. Denver, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers vs. Houston, 9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 7
Utah vs. San Antonio, 1 p.m.
Oklahoma City vs. Memphis, 4 p.m.
Sacramento vs. Brooklyn, 5 p.m.
Orlando vs. Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Washington vs. New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Boston vs. Toronto, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 8
LA Clippers vs. Portland, 1 p.m.
Utah vs. Denver, 3:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.
Phoenix vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 9
Washington vs. Oklahoma City, 12:30 p.m.
Memphis vs. Toronto, 2 p.m.
San Antonio vs. New Orleans, 3 p.m.
Orlando vs. Boston, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Portland, 6:30 p.m.
Houston vs. Sacramento, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn vs. LA Clippers, 9 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 10
Oklahoma City vs. Phoenix, 2:30 p.m.
Dallas vs. Utah, 3 p.m.
Toronto vs. Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana vs. Miami, 8 p.m.
Denver vs. L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 11
Brooklyn vs. Orlando, 1 p.m.
Houston vs. San Antonio, 2 p.m.
Phoenix vs. Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m.
Portland vs. Dallas, 5 p.m.
Boston vs. Memphis, 6:30 p.m.
New Orleans vs. Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Washington, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 12
Indiana vs. Houston, 4 p.m.
Toronto vs. Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Miami vs. Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
LA Clippers vs. Denver, 9 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 13
Washington vs. Boston, TBA
Portland vs. Brooklyn, TBA
Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers, TBA
Milwaukee vs. Memphis, TBA
New Orleans vs. Orlando, TBA
Dallas vs. Phoenix, TBA
San Antonio vs. Utah, TBA

Friday, Aug. 14
Philadelphia vs. Houston, TBA
Miami vs. Indiana, TBA
Oklahoma City vs. LA Clippers, TBA
Denver vs. Toronto, TBA

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Clippers Pushing Hardest To Allow More Family, Friends Into Bubble

Jun 24, 2020 1:29 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have been the team who has been most vocal about pushing for more family and friends to be allowed into the NBA's bubble in Orlando earlier in the timeline, according to sources that spoke with Sam Amick of The Athletic.

The Clippers hope the league will eventually allow at least one family member or friend to join players at the start of the first round.

“They’re fighting for that,” a rival GM said.

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Paul George Explains Reason He Requested Trade From Pacers

Jun 23, 2020 12:39 PM

Paul George explained why he left the Indiana Pacers in a Knuckleheads podcast with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles.

George suggests the best power forward in the NBA in 2017 wanted to join the Pacers to play with George.

“I ain’t gon’ say the names, because I’m going to keep their business private, I’ma just say it like this," said George. "I had at the time, the best power forward saying he wanted to come to Indy and team up with me.

“They’re like, ‘we’re a mid-major, we’re a small market, like, we can’t do it, we’re a small market, we can’t afford that.’ I’m like the best power forward wants to come play here, like, y’all can’t make that work? They didn’t want to do it.”

George was disappointed that the Pacers didn't want to make the move that he thought would improve their team.

“So I’m like, now I’m pissed, because it’s like, what am I doing here? You know what I mean? They don’t want to win. I’ve got the best power forward that wants to come play here. Not everybody chooses Indy to come play here.”

George is possibly referring to Blake Griffin or Paul Millsap.

George said he contacted his agent about requesting a trade after that conversation he had with the Indiana front office.

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Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Clippers Plan To Sign Joakim Noah For Rest Of Season

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Lou Williams Says He's '50-50' On Whether NBA Should Resume Season

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Pistons Narrow GM Candidates To Troy Weaver, Mark Hughes, Jeff Peterson

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Doc Rivers On Ongoing Protests: 'Silence And Inactivity Are Not Acceptable Anymore'

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Clippers To Reopen Practice Facilities On Monday

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Steve Ballmer Completes $400M Purchase Of The Forum From MSG

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Jerry West: Lakers-Clippers Conference Finals Would Draw 'Record Numbers On TNT'

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Kawhi Leonard Loses Lawsuit Against Nike Over 'Klaw' Logo

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Tyronn Lue Interested In Becoming Head Coach Of Nets

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Lou Williams On Finishing Career With Clippers: 'I'm Not Playing For Anybody Else After This'

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Doc Rivers Channels Dr. Seuss On NBA Return: I Will Play Anywhere, I Will Play In A House

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Clippers Believe Break Will Help Kawhi Leonard Get Into 'Phenomenal Shape'

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Steve Ballmer Buys The Forum From MSG For $400M In Cash

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Terance Mann Undergoes Surgery To Repair Ligament In Right Hand

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Bulls, Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets Among Teams To Provide Financial Support For Event Employees

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Clippers Sign Joakim Noah

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Joakim Noah Agrees To Sign With Clippers

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Clippers Expected To Pursue Kris Dunn In Free Agency

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Unnamed GM: Kawhi Leonard Scared The Living Hell Out Of Everyone To Take Player-Centric Approach

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Steve Ballmer In 'Advanced Negotiations' To Purchase The Forum

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