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Marc Stein, Ralph Lawler To Receive Basketball Hall of Fame's 2019 Curt Gowdy Media Award

Feb 15, 2019 5:52 PM

Marc Stein and Ralph Lawler have been named the recipients of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Curt Gowdy Media Award.

Stein currently writes for the New York Times and was previously a longtime reporter for ESPN.

Lawler has been the play-by-play man for the Los Angeles Clippers for more than 30 years.

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Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors On Trade Wish List

Feb 13, 2019 9:33 AM

Kristaps Porzingis had a wish list of four teams for a potential trade with the Dallas Mavericks omitted. 

Porzingis had the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors on his list, according to two people with knowledge of the list.

The initial reporting following the trade indicated that Porzingis planned to sign the qualifying offer with the Mavericks as a restricted free agent. Comments made since then have suggested a long-term deal between the Mavericks and Porzingis now has a better probability. 

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Michael Beasley Waived By The Clippers

Feb 9, 2019 5:32 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Michael Beasley. 

Beasley was acquired by the Clippers from the Lakers in a deal that also included Mike Muscala and Ivica Zubac.

Beasley averaged 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds with the Lakers this season.

The Clippers now have an open roster spot.

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Clippers Don't Consider Jimmy Butler One Of Their Top Free Agent Targets

Feb 8, 2019 3:18 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are not expected to have Jimmy Butler as one of their top-tier targets in free agency. Butler may not even be pursued at all by the Clippers.

The Clippers are known to prefer Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant for their 2019 free agency.

Butler was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Philadelphia 76ers in November. With the cost to acquire Butler and the ability to offer him an extra season, the 76ers are widely considered the frontrunners to re-sign him.

Butler has had strong ties to Los Angeles over the years.

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Clippers To Waive Milos Teodosic

Feb 7, 2019 2:50 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers will waive Milos Teodosic.

Teodosic has been expected to return to Europe once his contract with the Clippers expired.

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Lakers Acquire Mike Muscala From Clippers For Michael Beasley, Ivica Zubac

Feb 7, 2019 2:31 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac to the Los Angeles Clippers for Mike Muscala.

Muscala gives the Lakers a floor spacing big.

The move opens up a roster spot for the Lakers.

The Clippers will likely waive Beasley.

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Clippers Waive Marcin Gortat

Feb 7, 2019 2:21 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have waived Marcin Gortat.

The Clippers acquired Gortat from the Washington Wizards last offseason.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports Gortat has interest in joining the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors will wait to make a decision on who to sign on the buyout market.

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Clippers Didn't Acquire FRPs From 76ers Specifically For Anthony Davis Trade

Feb 6, 2019 8:41 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers acquired two future first round picks from the Philadelphia 76ers in their trade of Tobias Harris.

The Clippers are on the list of teams Anthony Davis would be willing to commit to long-term if traded, but the team didn't execute the Harris trade specifically to pursue Davis.

The Pelicans could have interest in receiving the two new picks as part of a Davis trade with the Clippers either before Thursday's deadline or in the offseason.

The Clippers considered Harris a max level player on the open market and that would interfere with their pursuit of several All-NBA-caliber players.

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Sixers Trade For Tobias Harris, Plan To Re-Sign Harris And Jimmy Butler To Create Big 4

Feb 6, 2019 2:49 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to trade Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Sixers are sending back Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, a 2020 1st-round pick, an unprotected 1st-round pick in 2021 via Miami, and 2nd-round picks in 2021 and 2023.

The Sixers are also planning to re-sign both Harris and Jimmy Butler this summer to create a long-term Big 4 with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. 

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Tags: Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, Mike Scott, Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Official Trade

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Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers On Trade List But Not Mavericks

Feb 5, 2019 3:24 PM

The New York Knicks were provided a list of four teams Kristaps Porzingis deemed acceptable as trade partners. The list was provided by Porzingis' agent and brother, Janis Porzingis.

The Dallas Mavericks weren't on the list, though the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers were included.

The Knicks called the Mavericks shortly after receiving the list that they were prepared to do the deal.

Porzingis said on Monday that “there might be a time when I go into more detail” about the depths of his discontent as a Knick and the reasons that led him to push for his departure. 

The Knicks were convinced no team beyond the Mavericks was willing to offer cap space, a young player with upside and future first round picks. The Knicks also were concerned that letting the offer from the Mavericks linger would have enabled Porzingis to scare them off.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Anthony Davis Has Lakers, Knicks, Bucks, Clippers On List
Anthony Davis has a list of four teams he's willing to sign with long-term.

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DeAndre Jordan Would Like Return To Los Angeles
DeAndre Jordan is still close with Doc Rivers.

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Times

Doc Rivers: Clippers Will Be 'Careful' During Trade Deadline
Rivers said that the Clippers are not looking to add money unless it's for a long-term piece.

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Kawhi Leonard Has Been Focused On 'Home And L.A.'
Kawhi Leonard previously sought a trade from the Spurs to one of the two Los Angeles teams.

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Clippers Have Master Plan To Add Both Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant
The Clippers have the cap space to offer two max contracts this offseason.

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Lou Williams Out For Estimated Two Weeks With Hamstring Injury
Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 assists on the season.

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Patrick Beverley Fined $25,000 For Throwing Ball At Heckler
Patrick Beverley was assessed a technical foul and ejected.

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Doc Rivers, Nick Nurse Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month For Oct, Nov
Nick Nurse led Toronto to an NBA-best 19-4 record.

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Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Players Of The Month For Oct, Nov
Tobias Harris helped lead the Clippers to a 15-6 record over the first two months of the season, behind averages of 21.7 points and 8.7 rebounds.

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Tobias Harris, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Tobias Harris averaged 24.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game as the Clippers went 3-1.

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Blake Griffin Nearly Had 'Breakdown' After Injuring Toe In 2017 Playoffs
This past offseason, Blake Griffin was finally focused on improvement instead of rehabbing an injury.

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Times

Milos Teodosic Expects To Return To Europe By 19-20 Season
Milos Teodosic has seen his role reduced this season with the Clippers.

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Jimmy Butler Deflects Question On Possible Los Angeles Future
Both the Clippers and Lakers project to have enough cap space to sign Jimmy Butler as a free agent.

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Clippers Using Augmented Graphics To Enhance Broadcast
CourtVision uses machine learning, data visualization, and augmented reality to enhance the broadcast.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Woj: Clippers Have Strong Chance Of Signing Kawhi Leonard
The Clippers project to have two max contract slots.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Clippers' Front Office To Attend High Number Of Kevin Durant Games
Kevin Durant took a meeting with the Clippers as a free agent in 2016.

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Clippers Waive Jawun Evans
Jawun Evans appeared in 48 games in his rookie season with the Clippers.

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Clippers Trade Wesley Johnson To Pelicans For Alexis Ajinca
Wesley Johnson and Alexis Ajinca are each in the expiring season of their current contracts.

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Clippers Waive Desi Rodriguez
Desi Rodriguez appeared in two preseason games for the Clippers.

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Clippers Haven't Offered Tobias Harris To Wolves For Jimmy Butler
There are not currently any active talks between the Clippers and Wolves.

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