March 22, 2010 |
Believe it or not, there are remaining, lingering points of interest in the final three-and-a-half weeks of the Clippers' season. Starting with second-year center DeAndre Jordan . If anything, Jordan's progress and playing time has been one of the more debated issues among the fans. Many wonder and question why he isn't playing more. Jordan is averaging 14:41 minutes per game and played 24 minutes in Sunday's 102-89 loss to the Kings, scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds.
January 18, 2011 |
Wally Pipp was lost on 22-year-old DeAndre Jordan. Frankly, the old-school reference might have been lost on Jordan's parents. But then the Clippers' locker room skews quite young. Blake Griffin, 21, was educating some of his youthful teammates on a road trip about semi-recent NBA draft history and the career of Patrick Ewing. "I'm too young" to know about Ewing, Jordan said to a couple of reporters. Reporter: "I'm too young to know Wally Pipp. But I know about Wally Pipp.
November 3, 2013 |
They are close friends, but Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will be foes Monday night. They both faced adverse circumstances last season, but Jordan and Howard are in better situations now. Jordan does say it will be a bigger "challenge" for him to deal with the dominating Howard when the Clippers play the Rockets at Staples Center. When Jordan was asked about his issues last season with former Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro , Jordan paused and chuckled before answering.
October 17, 2013 |
Two rare or unprecedented sights to look for during the Clippers' upcoming season: • DeAndre Jordan's image on the cover of the team's media guide with franchise players and acknowledged leaders Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, a statement about what will be expected of the 25-year-old center in his sixth season. • DeAndre Jordan, in person, on the court during the fourth quarter of tight games. New Coach Doc Rivers' imprint is on both moves. On the first point, Rivers made it known he wants to promote a "big three" concept rather than focusing on All-Stars Griffin and Paul.
December 1, 2012 |
His teammates constantly encourage him, doing all they can to keep Clippers center DeAndre Jordan engaged. They have all seen Jordan's development on offense, so now the idea is to get him the ball more than the Clippers did last season. "I know that he worked a lot on his offense all summer," said Clippers guard Chauncey Billups. "You've got to throw DJ a bone or two. You've got to make him feel like he's involved. And if you do that, he's going to play extremely hard on the other end. I know that about him. " That was the case Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
September 24, 2013 |
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves. Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts. It's tough to earn your eight-figure salary when you're confined to the bench for four of six fourth quarters, as Jordan was during the Clippers' first-round loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. "There's always some frustration," Jordan said of not playing late in games.
May 19, 2012 |
Here's one for you: What would you do? I've grown to like the Clippers, love what Chris Paul has brought to them and appreciate what Blake Griffin has to offer. It's a fun group, Randy Foye and Caron Butler solid as individuals and Eric Bledsoe and Nick Young out of control but always in the cause of making something happen. Mo Williams is sour, but there's always one, or two, if you want to count Kenyon Martin . But who needs them if DeAndre Jordan is in the room?
March 7, 2011 |
Technical fouls were flying in the third quarter, one going to a rare Clippers recipient ( Ryan Gomes ) and a not-so-rare offender ( DeAndre Jordan .) "That was my second one ever," Gomes said, "ever since I've been in the NBA. When [the official] made the call, I kept talking about it instead of leaving it alone. I brought it upon myself, got caught up in the moment. "I won't get another. I guess every 2 1/2 years I'll get one. " Said Jordan: "It seems like you can't say anything now. I'm not going to say anything that's going to get me in trouble.
February 16, 2013 |
The Clippers say they are not calling around the NBA shopping point guard Eric Bledsoe and center DeAndre Jordan. But for the second time this month reports have circulated connecting the two Clippers with speculation about a trade involving Boston star Kevin Garnett. Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, didn't mention any names, but said "every team has called me" and that "it's my job to call them back and to listen. " "I haven't called anybody to say, 'Hey, we have Eric Bledsoe and would you like him?
April 14, 2012 |
The Clippers' offense rolled along smoothly in the first quarter Saturday against Golden State, as if it were on a freshly paved, wide-open freeway. They made 10 of their first 11 shots and their offense looked unstoppable. But one reason it did was because DeAndre Jordan got involved early. Usually, all it takes for that to happen is a quick first-quarter basket for him. In the Clippers' 112-104 win at Staples Center, Jordan had a few shortly after tipoff. He made his first five shots and scored 12 points in the first 8 minutes 40 seconds.