July 2, 2013 |
The Clippers are reshaping their roster in a busy off-season. After acquiring a new coach in Doc Rivers and securing Chris Paul, the Pacific Division champions were able to land shooting guard J.J. Redick by agreeing to part with backup point guard Eric Bledsoe in a three-team, multi-player trade Tuesday. The Clippers will trade Bledsoe and small forward Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns for small forward Jared Dudley. To complete the deal, which can't be announced until July 10, the Clippers and Suns will each send the Milwaukee Bucks a second-round draft pick.
March 14, 2012 |
For as much as the Clippers have played inconsistent basketball over the last 1 1/2 months, for as much as they have struggled on the road and at home, they still had not lost three consecutive games all season. That still is something the Clippers can hang on to after a 96-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Staples Center. The Clippers had lost four of their last five and the first two of a six-game homestand, leading to concern about how they would break free of the doldrums.
November 14, 2012 |
It would be easy to say Clippers point guards Chris Paul and Eric Bledsoe were the showstoppers during L.A.'s 107-100 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at Staples Center. And that wouldn't be wrong, because they both came on strong in the second half, leaving Paul with a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists and Bledsoe with 12 points. But it was also about the Clippers' adding to their collection of impressive victories over some of the NBA's elite teams. They defeated the defending NBA champions with relative ease, building a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter.
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.
December 9, 2012 |
Lob City gave way to Reserve City. Twice. Two games in two days at Staples Center unfolded in wildly similar fashion for the surging Clippers as the reserves provided a much-needed jolt of fourth-quarter energy and verve. It seemed as though the only real difference was the opponent and the final score as the Clippers beat the Toronto Raptors, 102-83, on Sunday afternoon, finishing with a 21-4 run. It was the Clippers' sixth straight victory and the 10th consecutive road loss for the struggling Raptors.
March 16, 2012 |
The Clippers now have a crowded backcourt again after they acquired Nick Young from the Washington Wizards Thursday in a three-team deal. Young eventually will be the starter at shooting guard besides Chris Paul . That means that Randy Foye , who has been the starter since Chauncey Billups went down because of a season-ending left Achilles' tendon injury, will go back to the bench. The Clippers also have top reserve guard Mo Williams and energizer Eric Bledsoe . Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro had a difficult time trying to rotate four players into his lineup.
December 12, 2010 |
The Clippers have been beyond charitable lately, giving opponents 47 extra possessions in recent one-point losses to the Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. But Coach Vinny Del Negro is tired of the turnovers, partly a side effect of the Clippers' youthful core, so for Sunday's game against the Orlando Magic, he started veterans Baron Davis and Ryan Gomes over rookies Eric Bledsoe and Al-Farouq Aminu . "It's nothing against the rookies," Del Negro said. "It's just the right time to do it. " Del Negro praised his young players, given the situation they're in, but said, "They have to learn and try not to make the same mistake twice, try not to compound mistakes.
February 23, 2013
There was a time when the Clippers' second unit overwhelmed teams with its play. But then injuries began to hit some of the Clippers starters, forcing some reserves to become starters. And because of that, it seemed to knock the bench off kilter a little, and now the reserves are trying to get their groove all the way back. It all started when backup point guard Eric Bledsoe had to start after Chris Paul went down for 12 games with a bruised right kneecap. With no backup for Bledsoe, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro was forced to use backup shooting guard Jamal Crawford as the next point guard in line.
September 29, 2010 |
Little wonder the kid was looking weary in Las Vegas during summer league. After all, leaving the hotel late at night and getting back after 1 a.m. can take its toll. Only small forward Al-Farouq Aminu, the Clippers' first-round draft choice in June, was shooting a thousand or so jumpers with veteran Pistons guard Ben Gordon at the gym, not posting up around blackjack tables. "I wasn't happy with his energy at times during summer league," said Neil Olshey , the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations.
February 6, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - On a night when Jamal Crawford became yet another of the Clippers unable to play because of an injury, L.A. took what was left of its nine-man healthy crew and went to work. The Clippers defeated the Orlando Magic, 86-76, Wednesday night at the Amway Center and broke a three-game losing streak in the process. There was a big void for the Clippers to fill with Crawford (sore right shoulder) being the latest to go down, joining Blake Griffin (strained left hamstring)