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Clippers Waive Jay Scrubb

Jul 27, 2022 1:33 PM

TheLos Angeles Clippers have waived Jay Scrubb.

Scrubb was a second round pick in 2020. 

Scrubb appeared in 18 games last season, averaging 2.7 points in 6.7 minutes.

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Clippers Sign Moussa Diabate To Two-Way Contract

Jul 23, 2022 1:30 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Moussa Diabaté to a two-way deal, sources told Law Murray of The Athletic.

The Clippers drafted Diabaté with the 43rd pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. 

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Clippers Sign Moses Brown, Xavier Moon, Jay Scrubb To Training Camp Deals

Jul 10, 2022 8:53 AM

The LA Clippers have signed center Moses Brown and guards Xavier Moon and Jay Scrubb. The trio of players were signed to non-guaranteed training camp contracts.

Brown split last season between the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers. Brown finished the season with the Cavs after Jarrett Allen was injured. He averaged 6.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game with Cleveland.

Moon finished the season on a Two-Way contract with the Clippers. He was initially with the team's G League affiliate before being a COVID-19 callup mid-season. Moon appeared in 10 NBA games last season. In 21 G League games, he averaged 18.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists.

Scrubb played the last two seasons with the Clippers on a Two-Way deal. He missed the majority of his rookie year due to injury, but appeared in 18 NBA games last season. In limited G League time, Scrubb averaged 24 points per game.

All three players are expected to compete for the Clippers final standard roster spot and the team's two open Two-Way spots.

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Clippers Extend Contract Offer To Moses Brown

Jul 9, 2022 3:04 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers extended a contract offer to Moses Brown, sources told Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

Brown averaged 4.3 points and 3.4 rebounds for the Mavs and Cavs last season. 

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John Wall, Clippers Agree To Two-Year, $13.2M Deal

Jul 1, 2022 12:40 PM

John Wall and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a two-year, $13.2 million contract.

Wall cleared waivers following his buyout with the Houston Rockets.

Wall sat out the entire 21-22 season as he and the Rockets discussed a buyout. 

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Amir Coffey, Clippers Agree To Three-Year, $11M Deal

Jun 30, 2022 6:17 PM

Amir Coffey has agreed to a three-year, $11 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Coffey is represented by Marlon Harrison and Bill Duffy.

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Nicolas Batum, Clippers Agree To Two-Year, $22M Deal

Jun 30, 2022 6:14 PM

Nicolas Batum has agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Batum spent the past two seasons with the Clippers as he has become one of the league's better veteran role players. 

Batum is represented by Bouna Ndiaye

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NBA Free Agency Odds & Betting Guide - Are There Value Bets?

Jun 29, 2022 10:21 AM

We say it every summer, but this year’s NBA free agency has the potential to be one of the wildest in recent memory. Though Kyrie Irving’s decision to opt into the final year of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets — taking him off the board as the league’s most coveted free agent — there’s still a chance he could be on the move if GM Sean Marks wants to cut his losses. In typical NBA fashion, a trade could dictate how everything else plays out.

For instance, what happens if Jaylen Brown get dealt? Or Kevin  Durant?

 

There’s plenty of intrigue with this year’s free agency, which begins on Thursday, June 30, at 6 p.m. ET. We’ve already heard rumors of the first domino falling, with John Wall expected to be bought out by the Houston Rockets and then sign with the LA Clippers.

Sports betting apps see Wall’s addition — and the impending return of a healthy Kawhi Leonard — as big enough news to vault the Clippers near the top of the NBA title odds list. With Wall’s signing and the expectation that Irving stays, here’s where oddsmakers have pegged title favorites:

2023 NBA Title Odds

Team Odds
Warriors +500
Clippers +600
Celtics +650
Bucks +700
Nets +850
Suns +1000
Mavs +1400
Lakers +1400
Grizzlies +1400
Heat +1400
76ers +1400

Odds via BetMGM; check out the BetMGM bonus code REALGM for a $1,000 risk-free bet

 

Which NBA Free Agency Moves Could Move Odds

Though we don’t expect Irving, Kevin Durant or James Harden to be swapping uniforms on Thursday, there are some big names who should make headlines shortly after the clock strikes 6 p.m.

We expect that the Bulls (+2500 title odds) will retain Zach LaVine with a five-year maximum deal, but the Phoenix Suns (+1000) seem reluctant to pay former top pick Deandre Ayton. Jalen Brunson may have priced himself out of Dallas (+1400) with a strong postseason, while the Hornets (+10000) will need to decide what Miles Bridges is worth as they rebuild around LaMelo Ball.

In terms of what moves could swing title odds most, the Suns would likely see a dip if Ayton leaves — but one would expect GM James Jones to have a backup plan to replace his 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. Arizona sports betting apps might see a spike in activity, depending on how things play out.

 

It would sting for the Mavericks to lose Brunson after he played alongside Luka Doncic to get Dallas to the Western Conference Finals, but they also traded for Christian Wood and drafted Jaden Hardy a week ago. They aren’t going anywhere as long as No. 77 is upright.

The Warriors are the defending champs and seem intent on running it back. Both Kevon Looney and Gary Payton II are expected to re-sign with Golden State when free agency begins, meaning Steve Kerr’s group will return seven of its top eight rotation players from last year’s title squad.

Other contenders could make giant splashes that we’re not sure exist right now, but it’ll be tough for any group to surpass the Warriors as title favorites.

Spurs-Hawks Swap could Shake Up East

More trade rumors abound as we near the start of free agency, and the latest involves one of the top young guards in the league. Dejounte Murray could be heading to Atlanta, where he’d form an intriguing — and stellar — backcourt duo with Trae Young.

The Hawks (+6600) struggled last season, but adding Murray, who finished second in the Most Improved Players voting behind Ja Morant, would give them the potential to earn a top-4 seed in the East. The Spurs feel content to rebuild, and it could be the Hawks who wind up as big winners because of it.

 

Stick a Fork In the Lakers?

The Lakers are just +1400 to win next year’s NBA title, an almost unthinkable set of odds considering they’ll once again be led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But last year’s injury-riddled, Russ Westbrook-tanking season didn’t leave oddsmakers any choice. T

here was a thought that Irving would sign for the Mid-Level Exception in LA, but that’s no longer an option. Instead, the Lakers will need to get creative to fill some serious holes — and decide what to do with Westbrook — without much cap flexibility.

Rob Pelinka has built a title roster before, but this might be asking a lot.

 

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Ivica Zubac, Clippers Agree To Three-Year, $33M Extension

Jun 28, 2022 5:15 PM

Ivica Zubac and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a three-year, $33 million extension.

The Clippers declined their $7.5 million team option for 22-23 on Zubac in order to sign him to an extension.

The Clippers traded for Zubac in 2019.

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John Wall Agrees To Buyout With Rockets, Plans To Sign With Clippers

Jun 27, 2022 9:59 PM

John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed to a contract buyout and he plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers.

Wall gave back $6.5 million of his $47.4 million salary with the Rockets, which is the same amount of the taxpayer mid-level exception.

Wall sat out the 21-22 season while awaiting a resolution to his contract with the Rockets.

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Kyrie Irving Has Lakers, Clippers, Heat, Mavs, Knicks, 76ers On List If Deal With Nets Can't Be Reached

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Nic Batum To Receive Interest From Clippers, Lakers, Bulls, Celtics, Suns, Jazz

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Nic Batum To Decline Player Option, Become Free Agent

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Kyrie Irving, Nets Impasse In Contract Talks Could Lead To Trade

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Robert Covington, Clippers Agree To Two-Year, $24M Extension

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Clippers, Heat Interested In John Wall If Bought Out By Rockets

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Play-In Results Shuffled Draft Board In Significant Ways

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Paul George Enters COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Play-In

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Some Execs Believe Chasing Superstars Has Become Less Appealing Strategy Since 2019

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NBA Play-In Tournament Field Set

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Kawhi Leonard Hasn't Progressed Beyond Individual Work

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Norman Powell To Return From Broken Foot

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FX Orders Limited Series Based On 'The Sterling Affairs' Podcast

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Bucks, Clippers To Collectively Sit Eight Starters On Back-To-Back

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Paul George Participates In Five-On-Five Practice, Upgraded To Questionable For Tuesday

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Clippers Convert Amir Coffey, Waive Semi Ojeleye, Sign Xavier Moon

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Paul George Returns To Practice As Elbow Rehab Continues

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Jamal Crawford Announces Basketball Retirement

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Clippers Would Hold Out Paul George, Kawhi Leonard Of Playoffs If They Can't Return For Regular Season

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Reggie Jackson: We Have The Best Coach In The League

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