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July 19, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers and free-agent center Ryan Hollins agreed to a one-year deal on Thursday. Hollins is expected to sign a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.065 million. “Ryan is happy to be a Clipper,” Hollins' agent, Todd Ramasar, said. “He's happy to be back in L.A. and he's looking forward to helping the Clippers.” Hollins, a seven-foot center who attended UCLA, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics last season. He averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.4 minutes.
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April 20, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Here are five takeaways from the Golden State Warriors' 109-105 victory over the Clippers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Saturday at Staples Center: 1. Andrew Bogut's absence won't doom the Warriors. All this talk about how Bogut's rib injury would be a punch to the gut of Golden State was little more than wasted breath. Jermaine O'Neal and David Lee manned the middle just fine in Bogut's absence, with Lee collecting 20 points and 13 rebounds and O'Neal resembling his old All-Star form (and to think he somehow couldn't impress the Lakers during a summer workout in 2012)
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July 18, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers are not the only team pursuing free-agent center Darko Milicic. Apparently the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets all have interest too. Milicic's agent, Marc Cornstein, said Wednesday that the Clippers “are a team we have spoken to.” Cornstein knows that the Clippers only have the veteran minimum of about $1.229 million to offer Milicic. But Cornstein said that money would be somewhat less of a factor in Milicic's decision on where he will play next because he still will be paid for the last two years of his contract -- worth a total of $10.898 million --  after the Minnesota Timberwolves used the amnesty provision on the 7-footer.
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March 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Chatter about the NCAA men's basketball tournament has slowed considerably in the Clippers' locker room heading into the regional semifinals. “We're the only ones left,” forward Matt Barnes said Monday of his UCLA Bruins, who face Florida on Thursday. “I think Blake [Griffin] has the [Oklahoma] women's team left, so he's out of it.” Actually, Barnes forgot about Jamal Crawford's Michigan Wolverines, who will play Tennessee on Friday. But given the lack of other Clippers' alma maters left in the bracket, Barnes can be forgiven.
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March 11, 2010
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Ryan Hollins was suspended Wednesday for two games after separate run-ins with the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki and DeShawn Stevenson in their game Monday night. Hollins punched Stevenson while boxing him out on a free throw in the second quarter. He then struck Nowitzki in the head with his left forearm late in the fourth quarter, drawing a Flagrant-2 foul and an ejection. After the game, Nowitzki called Hollins "a little out of control, but that's part of the game."
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October 19, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Matt Barnes missed a three-point shot with 14.9 seconds left and the Clippers holding a one-point lead, but Ryan Hollins hustled for the offensive rebound, leading to two free throws by Jamal Crawford during Wednesday night's exhibition game against the Utah Jazz. Crawford made one of two free throws, then Hollins blocked a shot by Randy Foye with 5.2 seconds left, helping to preserve the Clippers' 96-94 victory. It's that kind of activity the Clippers have come to expect from Hollins, their 7-foot backup center.
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October 28, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
They have developed a bond for the Clippers, two players willing to do all of the little things. Ronny Turiaf and Ryan Hollins have thrived in their roles during the exhibition season as the reserve big men for the Clippers. They work well together, both bringing energy when they're on the court. "We have a nice little relationship going on," said Turiaf, a seven-year veteran. "It's like I tell him what I'm going to do and what to expect from me. He tells me what to expect from him. He likes me talking to him. Defensively, we're both active.
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July 11, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul and five other Clippers attended a news conference Wednesday at the team's practice facility, all of them neatly dressed in suits and ties and all of them excited about what the future might bring. Paul said he signed a five-year contract extension, worth $107.3 million, because the Clippers offered him "the best opportunity to win. " He paused and looked at the other players sitting with him, all of them nodding in agreement as if they had come to the same conclusion.
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June 29, 2006 | Steve Springer
Ryan Hollins, UCLA's 7-0 1/2 , 230-pound senior center, was taken by the Charlotte Bobcats in the second round of Wednesday's NBA draft, the 50th selection overall. Hollins finished his career at Westwood with a peak performance in the second half of last season after returning from a groin injury. He was named most valuable player of the Oakland Regional tournament and was part of UCLA's run to the NCAA championship game where the Bruins lost to Florida. And his future?
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February 18, 2003 | Steve Henson
Freshman Ryan Hollins is getting valuable on-the-job training at center, averaging 25 minutes the last seven games. But Michael Fey, another freshman expected to become a solid post presence in the future, is languishing on the bench. Fey is averaging only 5.8 minutes in Pacific 10 Conference games, and has gotten most of his playing time late in blowouts. He has made five of his last six shots but appears lost much of the time, especially on defense.
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February 20, 2014 | By Broderick Turner and Ben Bolch
The Clippers made a pair of minor trades shortly before Thursday's deadline, dealing veteran forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks and reserve center Byron Mullens to the Philadelphia 76ers in moves that brought them closer to the luxury tax threshold while opening up a pair of roster spots. The Clippers traded Jamison,  and an undisclosed sum of cash to Atlanta for the rights to Cenk Akyol, a 6-foot-7 forward who was the Hawks' second-round draft pick in 2005 but has never appeared in the NBA and now plays in the Turkish Basketball League.
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February 20, 2014 | By Ben Bolch and Broderick Turner
The Clippers made a pair of minor trades shortly before Thursday's deadline, dealing veteran forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks and reserve center Byron Mullens to the Philadelphia 76ers in moves that brought them closer to the luxury tax threshold while opening a pair of roster spots. They traded Jamison and an undisclosed sum of cash to Atlanta for the rights to Cenk Akyol, a 6-foot-7 forward who was the Hawks' second-round draft pick in 2005 but has never appeared in the NBA and now plays in Turkey.
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December 28, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers were going to have to find the energy from somewhere after they used so much of it in their previous two games, emotional losses at Golden State and Portland. And the Clippers were going to have to summon all they had while playing against a team, the Utah Jazz, with one of the worst records in the NBA. Blake Griffin had the energy and the right game to power the Clippers to a 98-90 victory Saturday night at Staples Center. Griffin scored a season-high 40 points on 13-for-20 shooting, overpowering Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Marvin Williams.
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December 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
CLEVELAND - There are signs of improved play from the Clippers' reserve unit. That was evident Thursday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, when the Clippers' bench players combined for 50 of Los Angeles' 101 points. Three of the substitutes scored in double figures and another was one point shy against the Grizzlies. In their last six games, the Clippers' reserves have outscored their counterparts, 246-126, an average of 20 points per game. "I just think they're starting to find their way," said Clippers Coach Doc Rivers . "They're getting used to it, especially the defensive coverages.
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November 27, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers won their first Pacific Division championship last season. They won a franchise-best 17 consecutive games and had a franchise-best 56-26 record. But the Clippers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Memphis Grizzlies, ending the season in failure. Doc Rivers, who was coaching the Boston Celtics last season, said the Clippers learned that falling short of goals can be a difficult thing to deal with. "They had all the highlights and all the attention," Rivers said.
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November 26, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers' bench was so good last season, there were times when you almost didn't want them to bring back in the starters. It was such a rush to watch Eric Bledsoe accelerate and Jamal Crawford discombobulate and Matt Barnes infuriate and Lamar Odom orchestrate. The collection of reserves, known as "A Tribe Called Bench," often extended leads and occasionally played entire fourth quarters. "We would come out of the game maybe up eight," forward Blake Griffin recalled Tuesday, referring to the starters, "and then we would come back into the game being up 18 or 20, something like that.
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July 20, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers and free-agent center Byron Mullens reached agreement on a two-year contract Saturday, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Mullens' deal is worth about $1 million per season. He can opt out of the contract after one season. Mullens is expected to sign his contract with the Clippers on Monday or Tuesday. The 7-foot Mullens averaged 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season with Charlotte. He shot 38.5% from the field, 31.7% from three-point range.
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November 21, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Clippers announced that small forward Matt Barnes had successful surgery Thursday night to repair a torn retina in his left eye. The Clippers said Barnes will be out a minimum of two weeks following the procedure. Barnes was injured during Monday night's game against the Grizzlies, when Memphis forward Zach Randolph hit Barnes with an inadvertent elbow. Barnes had played in eight games this season and was averaging 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 20.0 minutes.
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November 4, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers' reserve unit remains a work in progress. But despite the bench's uneven play in the first three games, Coach Doc Rivers says he'll be patient. "We just need time together on the court," said forward Matt Barnes , one of the Clippers' primary reserves. "It's always hard to simulate a game situation when it's anything but a game. I think Doc will do a good job of kind of stealing minutes or a little extra time for all us bench guys to be together to try to get our chemistry down.
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