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Tyronn Lue Agrees To Become Top Assistant Coach With Clippers

Aug 20, 2019 10:33 PM

Tyronn Lue has agreed to become the top assistant coach on the staff of Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Lue very nearly became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason.

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Lue early in the 18-19 season.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Aug 20, 2019 1:16 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Suns (3:53), Grizzlies (13:19), Thunder (21:40), Kings (30:17), Timberwolves (35:46), Mavericks (44:24), Pelicans (53:39), Spurs (1:04:32), Trail Blazers (1:09:07), Warriors (1:14:56), Lakers (1:23:39), Jazz (1:28:59) Nuggets (1:35:12), Rockets (1:39:14) and Clippers (1:45:23).


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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, RealGM Radio

Patrick Patterson Agrees To One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Clippers

Aug 15, 2019 5:26 PM

Patrick Patterson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Patterson agreed to a buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason.

Patterson gives the Clippers depth in the frontcourt.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Patrick Patterson, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Tyronn Lue Likely To Become Top Assistant Coach For Clippers

Aug 14, 2019 3:45 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers will likely hire Tyronn Lue as the top assistant coach of Doc Rivers.

Lue was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers early last season.

Lue and the Los Angeles Lakers were widely expected to come to agreement on a contract for him to become head coach before talks broke down.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Clippers To Hire Jeremy Castleberry As Assistant Coach

Aug 9, 2019 9:54 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers will hire Jeremy Castleberry as an assistant coach.

Castleberry is a close friend to Kawhi Leonard.

Castleberry followed Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors last season.

Jabari Young/The Athletic

Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Wizards Hire Mark Simpson As VP Of Player Performance

Aug 6, 2019 9:19 PM

The Washington Wizards have hired Mark Simpson as vice president of player performance.

“Mark brings over 25 years of sports science experience to Monumental Basketball,” said Tommy Sheppard. “His vast global knowledge will be a great asset for us as we expand and strengthen our athlete care and player performance across all of our teams.”

Simpson comes to Washington after spending the last three seasons as director of performance for the Los Angeles Clippers. In Los Angeles, Simpson oversaw the team’s player load management strategies, including the production of individualized off-season, pre-season, and in-season load-management plans that incorporated game minute management, practice and workout recommendations. Prior to working for the Clippers, Simpson spent five seasons as the director of performance science with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Doc Rivers On Recruiting Kawhi Leonard: 'I Talked About Winning, And Basketball'

Aug 4, 2019 6:25 PM

Doc Rivers discussed how the lessons he learned as coach of the Orlando Magic informed how he recruited Kawhi Leonard, saying that he cut straight to basketball when talking to Leonard.

"All the other stuff that people think matters in the recruitment, I don’t think Kawhi wanted to talk about that, and so I didn’t. I talked about winning, and basketball...I think he felt the seriousness of me and how serious I am about winning," Rivers told Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times.

Rivers also emphasized that the Clippers needed to remain competitive as they pursued marquee free agents, as he thought that superstars would rather join a team that was already competitive than a rebuilding squad.

Paul George, who was handpicked by Leonard to join him with the Clippers, noticed the Clippers' competitiveness.

“Everybody pulling for one another, everybody elevated their games to be part of that camaraderie. That’s what made it such an attractive spot," George told the L.A. Times. 

Andrew Greif/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Patrick Patterson Gave Up $3.5M To Secure Buyout From Thunder

Aug 4, 2019 2:09 PM

Patrick Patterson gave up $3.5 million of his $5.7 million salary to secure a buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Patterson is widely expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Patterson signed a three-year, $16.4 million deal with the Thunder in 2017.

Michael Scotto, Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Patrick Patterson, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers vs. Clippers, Raptors vs. Pelicans Planned For Opening Night On October 22nd

Aug 3, 2019 12:57 PM

October 22nd is the expected date of NBA opening night, league sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Opening night fixtures include the Lakers vs. the Clippers, and the Raptors vs. the Pelicans. 

Shams Charania/The Athletic

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Landry Shamet Withdraws From Team USA Select Team Camp

Aug 3, 2019 1:09 AM

Landry Shamet has withdrawn from Team USA's Select Team camp, reported Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

“He was appreciative of the opportunity and hopes to be part of USAB again in future,” added his agent.

Landry declined the invitation to prepare for the upcoming NBA season.

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Christmas Day Schedule Includes Lakers vs. Clippers, Rockets vs. Warriors
Other Christmas Day games include the Rockets vs. the Warriors, Pelicans vs. the Nuggets, Celtics vs. the Raptors, and Bucks vs. the 76ers.


Patrick Patterson Agrees To Buyout With Thunder, Expected To Sign With Clippers
Patrick Patterson appeared in 63 games with the Thunder last season.

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Steve Ballmer Not Ruling Out Changing Clippers Logo, Colors, Or Team Name
The Clippers plan to open a new arena in 2024.

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Clippers Sign Derrick Walton, Johnathan Motley
Jonathan Motley averaged 24.5 points and 9.9 rebounds in the G League last season.

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Bucks, Clippers Top Regular Season-Win Totals At Caesars Sportsbook
The Lakers are the most popular bet to win the NBA title at Caesars.

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Sam Presti Disagrees With Paul George On Trade Being 'Mutual' Decision
Paul George requested a trade from the Thunder to the Clippers.

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Steve Ballmer On Proposed Clippers Arena In Inglewood: I Want It To Be About Basketball
The proposed arena would be built on 26 acres in Inglewood and seat 18,500 fans.

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Doc Rivers: 'Lob City' Era Never Understood Urgency To Win
Doc Rivers added that he feels like a college coach trying to win with new recruits.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Kawhi Leonard: I Was Very Close To Committing To Lakers Or Raptors
Kawhi Leonard said the decision became easy when the Clippers lined up their deal for Paul George.

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Paul George: Seems Like Destiny To Play With Kawhi Leonard
Paul George was on the Pacers when they drafted Kawhi Leonard in 2011.

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NBA Investigating Whether Cap Circumventing Inducements Were Offered In Offseason
There were also multiple reports this month suggesting that Kawhi Leonard's representatives asked for impermissible perks.

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Kawhi Leonard Didn't Recruit Paul George To Demand Trade To Clippers
Paul George sensed joining Kawhi Leonard with the Clippers was a special opportunity.

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Russell Westbrook, Paul George Approached Thunder Around Draft About Discontent
Both Russell Westbrook and Paul George expressed interest in the Thunder making significant changes following another first round exit.

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Clippers Reached Out To Rockets On James Harden Trade
The Rockets told the Clippers they wouldn't consider trading James Harden.

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Clippers Offered Marcus Morris Three-Year, $41M Deal At Start Of Free Agency
Marcus Morris sought a two-year, $40 million deal but the Clippers couldn't offer that deal while preserving enough cap space to sign Kawhi Leonard.

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Nike Files Countersuit Against Kawhi Leonard On 'Klaw' Logo
Nike claims Kawhi Leonard only provided the initial rough draft of the design.

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Adam Silver Tried To Broker Deal Between James Dolan, Steve Ballmer On Inglewood Arena
Adam Silver publicly supported the efforts to build a new arena and proposed a compromise that included The Forum receiving a fee for any concerts booked at the new arena.

Stefan Bondy, Nancy Dillon/New York Daily News

Rockets, Clippers Attempting To Trade For Andre Iguodala
The Grizzlies are motivated to trade Andre Iguodala and have so far been resistant to a buyout.

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Kawhi Leonard Signs Two-Plus-One $103M Max Contract With Clippers
Kawhi Leonard will be able to sign a max contract at 35 percent of the cap in 2021.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Wolves Claim Tyrone Wallace Off Waivers
Tyrone Wallace began his career in the G League and was signed to a Two-Way contract with the Clippers.

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