January 25, 2011 |
Reporting from Dallas ? Their leading scorer will probably be out until after the All-Star break, The Franchise hurt his elbow in the second half and their fiery point guard got into an expletive laced back-and-forth with the opposing coach. Other than that ? just another boring day for the Clippers. On a night when they learned they may be without star shooting guard Eric Gordon for possibly as much as a month, the Clippers blew a 15-point lead against Dallas at American Airlines Center.
February 11, 2010 |
This was supposed to be the weekend that Los Angeles solidified its status as a hoops haven, with Kobe Bryant leading the West All-Stars to victory, and Blake Griffin dunking on somebody in the rookie game. What's that? Bryant will miss the main event and Griffin isn't even playing? Well, there's always Lakers forward Pau Gasol playing as a reserve in Sunday's All-Star game, plus his teammate, Shannon Brown, competing in the dunk contest Saturday night. And Clippers fans can root for first-time All-Star center Chris Kaman, and for shooting guard Eric Gordon, who will play for the sophomore team in the rookie challenge game Friday and compete in a halftime dunk contest against Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.
March 13, 2012 |
Neil Olshey has listened to everyone clamoring for the Clippers to make a move before Thursday's noon (PST) trade deadline in an attempt to stop the team's current slide. The Clippers' vice president of basketball operations has heard from his coaching staff, the team's fans and media, all of them stressing the need to acquire a player in the wake of Chauncey Billups' season-ending Achilles' tendon injury that appears to have shaken the team. Olshey is making and taking phone calls from other general managers.
March 1, 2011 |
Who needs practice anyway? It's not as though one of the newest Clippers will have a choice. Point guard Mo Williams will end up playing two games for the Clippers without completing a full official practice. The delay in making his trade official allowed him to participate only in Monday's shoot-around in Sacramento. And his sprained ankle from the Kings game kept him out of Tuesday's practice at the Clippers' training facility. Nevertheless, Williams will play Wednesday night against Houston and it looks as though it will be alongside shooting guard Eric Gordon.
January 23, 2010 |
Attempting to fill a sudden, and big, void in the backcourt, the Clippers went to Springfield (Mass.) of the D-League, signing guard JamesOn Curry on Friday to a 10-day contract. To accommodate that roster move, the Clippers waived the injured Kareem Rush , who suffered a season-ending torn knee ligament on Nov. 17 and required surgery. They needed to make a quick decision -- coming after the first game of a seven-game trip -- because of injuries to shooting guard Eric Gordon (sprained big toe on his left foot)
July 5, 2012 |
This all started back in April, when LaMarcus Aldridge's right hip stopped cooperating. It was a non-issue for USA Basketball, which wanted the All-Star power forward for the Olympics in London but still had numerous post players on its list. That list, which once had 16 centers and power forwards, is now down to four. Maybe five. The Olympics are three weeks away. How'd it happen? Lots of injuries and some rushed choices in order to beat roster deadlines. Aldridge, Dwight Howard (back)
December 2, 2008 |
Caution was the mode of operation Monday at practice, and if history is a proper guide, that's the way it should be around Clippers headquarters. Rookie shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has started to emerge in a big way since Cuttino Mobley was traded to the New York Knicks, came out of the Miami game late in the third quarter Saturday and did not return. A day later, he thought his sore right hamstring was better, but Gordon asked to come out of practice Monday after playing half-court.
February 26, 2011 |
They came home from that long-and-winding journey through the wilderness and made a discovery, peeling away a layer or two: The road had followed the Clippers home. The Celtics grabbed Staples Center and claimed it as their own, boosted by a loud, pro-Boston crowd. Then they seized the Clippers, shook them around and rattled them in the third quarter and went on to win, 99-92, on Saturday night. Blake Griffin had 21 points and 11 rebounds for his 50th double-double of the season, guard Randy Foye scored 32 and Chris Kaman had his best offensive output since returning from his lingering ankle injury, playing nearly 27 minutes.
June 15, 2011 |
Twelve men in search of a basketball court. Or something along those lines. With an expected NBA lockout looming, Clippers point guard Mo Williams was already planning for the future the other day, suggesting a solution for the (potentially) homeless NBAers He teased Neil Olshey, the Clippers' vice president of basketball operations, saying that they should just leave the door unlocked at the team's fancy Playa Vista headquarters. The players could sneak in under the cover of night, do their work and leave.
February 4, 2012 |
Another Cuban crisis Mark Cuban is back. The Dallas Mavericks owner who had been strangely restrained with his comments going back to last season's championship run lashed out at officials Wednesday for what he considered a rash of bad calls in the lockout-shortened season. "These were officials that have been part of the league for years, and it was just off-the-charts bad," Cuban told ESPNDallas.com after Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle had been ejected following a pair of fourth-quarter technical fouls in a loss to Oklahoma City.