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Clippers Planning To Pursue Trade For Kawhi Leonard

Apr 15, 2018 6:25 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers are preparing to pursue a trade for Kawhi Leonard this offseason.

The San Antonio Spurs can offer Leonard a supermax contract extension, but many teams are expected to inquire about his availability in a trade.

It is not clear what the Clippers could offer that would trump probable offers from rival teams.

The Clippers traded away Blake Griffin this season and DeAndre Jordan is expected to become a free agent.

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Tags: Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Paul Revealed To Steve Ballmer That Doc Rivers Was Contributor To Exit

Apr 11, 2018 1:09 PM

Following Chris Paul's exit from the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason, Steve Ballmer asked to meet with him.

Ballmer wanted to gain insight from Paul on why he left and also to share his thoughts on the state of the franchise.

Sources say Paul told Ballmer that Doc Rivers was one of the contributing factors on why he left.

Many of the longtime Clippers from that era noticed how Rivers grew frustrated with his inability to manage the locker room and began to act out himself. Some of the Clippers also noticed how Rivers takes on a salesmanship personality but could also fudge the truth.

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Tags: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Finalizing Three-Year Deal With C.J. Williams

Apr 9, 2018 1:50 PM

C.J. Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers are finalizing a three-year deal.

Williams has been on a two-way deal this season for the Clippers.

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Knicks Expected To Target Doc Rivers, Mark Jackson

Mar 27, 2018 3:57 PM

Many around the NBA do not expect the New York Knicks to retain Jeff Hornacek this offseason.

Hornacek was hired by Phil Jackson while the Knicks are now run by Steve Mills and Scott Perry.

Doc Rivers and Mark Jackson are expected to be targeted by the Knicks. Jackson was fired by the Warriors in 2014 and has since worked in broadcasting.

There have also been reports that David Blatt could be a candidate as he has a close relationship with Mills.

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Clippers Sign Sean Kilpatrick To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 14, 2018 2:51 PM

The L.A. Clippers have signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a second 10-day contract.

Kilpatrick, 28, has appeared in 41 games this season for the Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.8 minutes.

RealGM Staff Report

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Avery Bradley Out 6-8 Weeks With Adductor, Abdominal Surgery

Mar 13, 2018 6:29 PM

Avery Bradley has undergone surgery and will miss the remainder of the regular season.

The surgery repaired his adductor and rectus abdominis muscles.

The typical recovery time is six to eight weeks.

Bradley will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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LeBron James: DeAndre Jordan Would Have Given Boost To Cavs

Mar 10, 2018 11:58 AM

DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 23 rebounds in the Clippers' 116-102 win over the Cavaliers on Friday.

LeBron James was asked about the possible trade Cleveland could have made for Jordan at the deadline.

"I don't play fantasy basketball," James said. "I knew the conversations were going on from the outside. I seen it. If it would have happened it would have gave us a boost but it didn't happen so you move on."

Jordan can become a free agent in the offseason.

The Cavaliers instead made a pair of moves that netted Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood and George Hill.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Agree To Jersey Sponsorship With Bumble

Mar 6, 2018 11:09 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a jersey sponsorship deal with Bumble.

Bumble is a dating app geared for women that also has functionality for friendship and business conversations. Bumble requires women to message first.

The Clippers are calling the Bumble logo on the uniform an "empowerment badge," pledging to invest in promoting gender equality.

"We wanted to do something where we could really stand out and do something meaningful," Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said. "The way it is positioned it becomes part of the game, so it's an opportunity to have more meaning for everybody."

The Clippers' deal with Bumble marks the 20th jersey patch alliance struck for this season, the first year of a three-year pilot program by the NBA.

The 10 teams that have yet to sign deals are the Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.

Bloomberg reports it will be worth $20 million over three years.

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Clippers Sign Sean Kilpatrick To 10-Day Contract

Mar 5, 2018 8:04 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract.

Kilpatrick, 28, has appeared in 39 games this season for the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 4.4 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.9 minutes.

The 6’4”, 210-pound guard has appeared in 144 career games (24 starts) across four NBA seasons with Minnesota, Denver, Brooklyn, and Milwaukee, holding averages of 10.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.7 minutes. A four-year player out of Cincinnati, Kilpatrick was named to the AP All-American First Team in his senior season.

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Derrick Rose Has Only Received 10-Day Contract Interest

Mar 1, 2018 10:37 AM

Derrick Rose has yet to receive a significant offer since becoming a free agent. Rose has received several 10-day contracts, according to sources.

Rose was waived by the Jazz following his trade from the Cavaliers.

Rose signed a veteran's minimum contract in the offseason with Cleveland.

"The injuries and lack of enthusiasm to play hurts him," a Western Conference executive told B/R.

Rose has interest in an opportunity that could be a longer term fit.

"He's not trying to go into a developing situation or trying to find out who is he is," a person close to Rose told B/R. "He knows who he is as a player."

Rose's camp hopes the Thunder could have interest in him. Some rival general managers speculate that the Clippers are interested.

There has been no communication between Rose and the Wolves.

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DeAndre Jordan Lists Malibu Home For Sale At $6.5M
DeAndre Jordan can become a free agent this offseason.

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Clippers May Soon Need To Decide Between Tyrone Wallace, C.J. Williams
The Clippers are running out of days for Tyrone Wallace and C.J. Williams on their two-way contracts.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Clippers' Refusal To Take Iman Shumpert Was Sticking Point In DeAndre Jordan Trade
The Clippers were willing to accept that trade if the Cavaliers found a third team for Iman Shumpert.

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Clippers Sought First Round Pick For Avery Bradley
Second round picks were difficult to acquire at the deadline, let alone first rounders.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Cavs, Clippers Held Advanced Trade Talks On DeAndre Jordan
The Cavaliers and Clippers engaged third teams on a potential DeAndre Jordan trade.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Raptors, Clippers Discuss DeAndre Jordan Trade
Any trade presumably would include Jonas Valanciunas.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Cavaliers, Clippers Seek Third Team For DeAndre Jordan Trade
The Cavaliers and Clippers continue to engage in DeAndre Jordan trade talks heading to the deadline.

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Spurs Discuss Danny Green, FRP For Avery Bradley Trade
The Clippers are seeking a first round pick for Avery Bradley.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Thunder Have Strong Interest In Avery Bradley
The Thunder have a need on the wing following the season-ending injury to Andre Roberson.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

DeAndre Jordan Remains Cavs' No. 1 Trade Target
The Cavaliers would trade one of their bad contracts and their own first round pick for DeAndre Jordan.

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Lou Williams Agrees To Three-Year, $24M Extension With Clippers
Lou Williams has had a career season.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

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Clippers Unable To Gain Traction On DeAndre Jordan Trade
There is a real possibility of the Clippers keeping DeAndre Jordan past the trade deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Lou Williams, Clippers Make Progress On Extension
Lou Williams is averaging a career best 23.3 points per game at the age of 31.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Celtics Seek FRP For Marcus Smart To Flip For Lou Williams Or Tyreke Evans
The Celtics rank 19th in the NBA in offensive efficiency.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Wizards Have Pursued Trade For DeAndre Jordan
The Wizards could build a package for DeAndre Jordan centered upon Marcin Gortat, Kelly Oubre and a first round pick.

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Blazers, Clippers Discuss DeAndre Jordan Trade
The Clippers have been seeking a first round draft pick and financial flexibility for DeAndre Jordan.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Thunder Interested In Trading For Avery Bradley
The Thunder are looking for an injury replacement for Andre Roberson.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Warriors, Spurs, Heat Atop LeBron James' List, Won't Rule Out Lakers, Rockets, Cavs
LeBron James reportedly has the most respect for the Warriors, Spurs and Heat.

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Clippers Concede Two-Way Players Have Saved Season
Tyrone Wallace and C.J. Williams have been key to the Clippers while on two-way contracts.

Ben Golliver/Sports Illustrated