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DeAndre Jordan, Lou Williams Receiving Trade Interest From Cavaliers

Jan 19, 2018 7:32 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in both DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Both Jordan and Williams will be free agents in 2018.

The Cavaliers have also registered interest in George Hill.

The Cavaliers own the 2018 first round pick of the Brooklyn Nets but they've been reluctant to include it in any trade proposals. The Cavaliers are shopping Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith in trade talks.

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

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Steve Ballmer Was Eager To Evaluate Doc Rivers As Head Coach

Jan 18, 2018 9:48 AM

Steve Ballmer has been eager to evaluate the job Doc Rivers does this season merely serving as head coach of the Los Angeles instead of his dual role as team president, especially with more limited talent.

In the offseason, the Clippers elevated Lawrence Frank while also bringing in the likes of Jerry West and Michael Winger to improve their front office.

After dealing with a number of injuries, the Clippers have been playing well with a makeshift set of rotations. The Clippers haven't seriously entertained thoughts of making a major midseason change of their roster.

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green Receive Two-Game Suspensions

Jan 17, 2018 6:41 PM

Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green will receive two-game suspensions from the NBA for their role in Monday's confrontation with the Clippers.

Chris Paul and James Harden will not receive a suspension for their role as the NBA determined they acted as peacemakers. 

Blake Griffin also won't be penalized by the NBA.

The NBA interviewed approximately 20 people as part of their investigation into the incident.

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Tags: Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Fines

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Trevor Ariza Emerges As Instigator Into Clippers' Locker Room

Jan 17, 2018 10:02 AM

Trevor Ariza has emerged as the focus of the NBA's probe into Monday's incident between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers.

League sources have described Chris Paul and James Harden as working to slow down Ariza's anger at Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin.

Some on the Clippers, however, insist Paul eagerly entered their locker room through a backdoor entrance with Ariza, Harden and Gerald Green.

The NBA interviewed multiple executives, coaches, players and security personnel Tuesday and plan further conversations Wednesday.

The Rockets felt Austin Rivers had been especially belligerent from the bench.

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Tags: Trevor Ariza, Chris Paul, James Harden, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Fines

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Chris Paul Praises Lou Williams With Perceived Shade Towards Blake Griffin

Jan 16, 2018 3:00 PM

Chris Paul appeared to dismiss Blake Griffin following their heated game on Monday by praising the play of Lou Williams.

“They’ve got Lou Will. Lou Will is the guy,” Paul said.

“That’s the go-to guy, the guy they should play through and stuff like that.

“He’s having a great year, and he’s tough, man. He’s tough.”

Williams was named Western Conference Player of the Week last week.

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Mike D'Antoni Claims Blake Griffin Made Intentional Contact With Him

Jan 16, 2018 2:48 PM

Mike D'Antoni accused Blake Griffin of intentionally making contract with him in the fourth quarter of Monday's game.

D'Antoni was arguing with a referee about a goaltending no-call on the previous possession when Griffin veered toward him and made contact. After getting fouled seconds later, Griffin made a beeline for D'Antoni and exchanged expletives with the Rockets coach.

"Well, after he said what he said, I said the same thing back," Griffin said.

D'Antoni declined to elaborate on the contact made by Griffin.

"I'm not going to get into it," D'Antoni said after twice mentioning that Griffin hit him. "It's no big deal. Really, it's no big deal. We just didn't play well tonight."

Chris Paul confronted Griffin immediately after his shouting match with D'Antoni.

"Coach told me he elbowed him," Paul said. "Then I seen him talking crazy to Coach, so I'm always going to have Coach's back."

Asked what he told Griffin, Paul said, "Whatever it was, I'm sure my mama is going to tell me to watch my mouth."

Doc Rivers said he had seen a similar coach-player incident.

"Yeah, I have," Rivers said. "I've been part of that. It happens, you know. Mike's probably fighting for his guys, and you know. ... I don't think a coach should ever get engaged with a player, personally. But I've been guilty of it before. You know, it's an emotional game."

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Tags: Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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CP3, Ariza, Harden Enter Clippers' Locker Room Seeking Confrontation

Jan 16, 2018 9:39 AM

Following their loss on Monday, Trevor Ariza, Chris Paul and James Harden entered the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room through a backdoor seeking to confront Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin.

The Clippers suddenly leaped to their feet when stunned to see those three Rockets plus Gerald Green calling for them.

Several Clippers dared the Rockets to come further into the room but security and team officials pushed the Rockets out the door and back towards their own locker room.

Ariza was the first one through the door with Paul lingering back, according to witnesses.

"It was classic NBA," one Clipper witness told ESPN. "None of these guys were going to fight."

The NBA will investigate the incident.

"We were where we were supposed to be," Griffin said. "We were in our locker room. So whatever happens over there, I mean, we can't control what anybody else does. We control what we did. Everybody was in our seats. That's it. You should ask them."

Austin Rivers was out for the game due to injury but he reportedly became especially belligerent towards Houston as the Clippers began to pull away behind an excellent performance from Griffin.

Griffin unleashed on the Rockets in the final minutes of the game, brushing past Mike D'Antoni and inspiring the Rockets coach to scream "F--- you," at him.

The Clippers traded Paul to the Rockets last June after six seasons with the team and this was his first game back to play his former team. Following his exit, there were numerous reports of strain between Paul and Austin Rivers.

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Tags: Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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Goran Dragic, Lou Williams Named Players Of The Week

Jan 15, 2018 3:04 PM

Goran Dragic and Lou Williams have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Dragic averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game to lead Miami to an undefeated week.

Williams averaged 35.0 points and 4.8 assists per game last week as the Clippers went 4-0.

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Lou Williams, Clippers Have Held Extension Talks

Jan 11, 2018 10:13 AM

Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers have recently held talks on a contract extension.

Both sides are evaluating their positions and no deal has materialized.

Williams was included in Houston's trade last June for Chris Paul.

Williams is in the final season of a three-year, $21 million contract he signed with the Lakers in 2015.

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Tags: Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blake Griffin: DeAndre Jordan Knows I Want Him To Be A Clipper For Life

Jan 10, 2018 3:33 PM

Blake Griffin was asked how he's taking DeAndre Jordan's pending free agency. Jordan will be a free agent for the third time in his career this summer. Jordan signed an offer sheet with the Warriors in 2011 and backed out of an agreement with the Mavericks in 2015.

"This is his second time being in this situation," said Griffin. "Before that he was a restricted free agent. Each time I’ve told him the same thing. He knows and he’ll know the exact same thing about how I feel about him and how much we want him to be here, to be a Clipper for life.

"But at the end of the day, he has a family and he has to make the decision that is best for him. Whatever that is, I’ll support him. He’ll know how much we want him here."

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Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Waive Jamil Wilson From Two-Way, Sign Tyrone Wallace
Tyrone Wallace is averaging 22.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33.2 minutes.

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Austin Rivers Out At Least Two Weeks With Right Ankle Impingement
Austin Rivers injured his right Achilles on Dec. 29.

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Bradley Beal, Lou Williams Named Players Of The Week
Bradley Beal averaged 26.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals.

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Austin Rivers Day-To-Day With Achilles Tendon Strain
Austin Rivers left Friday's game on crutches.

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Blake Griffin Expected To Return From Injury This Week
Blake Griffin was initially expected to miss up to eight weeks when he suffered the injury on Nov. 27.

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Doc Rivers On CP3/Blake/DJ Era: Maybe We Weren't Good Enough
The Clippers had title aspirations once they acquired Chris Paul from New Orleans in December of 2011

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Danilo Gallinari Out Indefinitely With Partial Tear Of Left Glute
Danilo Gallinari suffered a contusion to the left glute muscle, and subsequent imaging revealed a partial tear.

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Danilo Gallinari Out With Another Glute Injury
Danilo Gallinari just returned to the Clippers after 13 games out with a glute injury.

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DeAndre Jordan Chose Jeff Schwartz Over Rich Paul As Agent
The Bucks have several ties to Jeff Schwartz, which could make dealing for DeAndre Jordan an easier proposition.

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Jerry West Earning $4M-$5M Per Year With Clippers
Jerry West previously had a similar role with the Warriors while drawing one of the NBA's highest salaries for an executive.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Clippers' Price For DeAndre Jordan In Trade Talks Remains High
The Clippers continue to have interest in extending DeAndre Jordan or re-signing him in the offseason.

Sam Amick/USA Tribune

Doc Rivers Unlikely To Be Fired By Clippers During Season
Doc Rivers' job will likely be evaluated in the offseason before a decision is made.

Sam Amick/USA Today

DeAndre Jordan Hires Jeff Schwartz As Agent
DeAndre Jordan had been operating without an agent for the past two years.

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Austin Rivers Fined $25,000 For Verbal Outburst Towards Fan
Austin Rivers says he was coming to the defense of DeAndre Jordan, who was being heckled.

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Raptors, Wizards, Wolves, Bucks Interested In Trading For DeAndre Jordan
The Clippers are widely expected to fall out of playoff contention following the injury to Blake Griffin.

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Blake Griffin Diagnosed With Sprained MCL
The Clippers are internally relieved Blake Griffin didn't suffer a more serious injury.

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Clippers Fear Extent Of Blake Griffin's Knee Injury
Blake Griffin became tangled with Lonzo Ball and Austin Rivers on a loose ball.

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Clippers Discuss DeAndre Jordan In Trade Talks
DeAndre Jordan can become a free agent this offseason and has been in extension talks with the Clippers.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Clippers Transfer C.J. Williams Back From G League
C.J. Williams has appeared in five games for the AC Clippers, averaging 13.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

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Patrick Beverley Undergoes Surgical Procedure On Knee
Patrick Beverley is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

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