June 24, 2010 |
Rebounding, presumably, will not be an issue for the Clippers next season. Al-Farouq Aminu, the 6-foot-9 forward from Wake Forest blessed with a 7-3 wingspan, will join Blake Griffin in the Clippers' frontcourt, giving them a formidable one-two punch. Not only could the Clippers have two first-round selections debuting in the starting lineup, but there could be three first-rounders from the last two drafts on the court next season. That intriguing scenario became possible not long after they, as expected, took Aminu with the No. 8 pick in the first round in the NBA Draft on Thursday.
November 14, 2010 |
Eric Bledsoe played on a team that lost three games last season. Blake Griffin ? All of six losses during his final collegiate season. Well, kids, we aren't in Kentucky or Oklahoma anymore. The NBA season is in its infancy, not even four weeks old, and the Clippers have lost nine games, two shy of the 11 losses suffered by rookie Al-Farouq Aminu last season at Wake Forest. (It should be noted the Clippers have played 10 games.) "It's totally different than college, a lot more games and lot less practice time," Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said.
March 26, 2012 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 27-21, Hornets 12-36. Record vs. Hornets : 0-1. Update: Chris Paul returned last week to New Orleans to face the team he played with for six seasons. The Clippers lost that game. This time, Chris Kaman and Al-Farouq Aminu, who were traded for Paul in December, return for the first time to L.A. Eric Gordon, also part of the trade, is out with a right knee injury.
December 16, 2010 |
Reporting from Philadelphia ? The usual suspects took down the Clippers ? turnovers and lack of defensive stops, among other things ? and their bench didn't lend much of a hand in the team's loss against the 76ers on Wednesday. Reserve forward Thaddeus Young had 12 points for Philadelphia, just two points shy of the entire Clippers bench. Clippers rookie forward Al-Farouq Aminu had two points in 15-plus minutes and veteran forward Rasual Butler , who played college ball locally at La Salle University, went scoreless in nearly 17 minutes, taking just two shots.
April 1, 2011 |
A shortage of small forwards. Oh, that … again. It really never goes away for the Clippers. It was a lingering concern during the exhibition season. In November. And in March. April too? You get the idea. Coach Vinny Del Negro sighed when the subject was broached once again Thursday after practice. The Clippers, who play at the Phoenix Suns on Friday, have seven games remaining, five on the road. One thing Del Negro is considering: shutting small down forward Ryan Gomes for the rest of the season.
December 11, 2011 |
The Clippers and the New Orleans Hornets were working vigorously Sunday night to consummate a blockbuster deal that would send All-Star point guard Chris Paul to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers' cross-town rivals, said two people with knowledge of the situation who were not authorized to speak on the matter. The deal hasn't been completed, but both sides were in the closing stages of the negotiations. The Clippers would send the Hornets center Chris Kaman, backup second-year guard Eric Bledsoe, second-year forward Al-Farouq Aminu and the No. 1 draft pick they got from the Minnesota Timberwolves that is unprotected in the 2012 draft, considered to be one of the best in recent years.