12-7-13: The Clippers made it look easy on Thursday in Memphis as they won 101-81 against the Grizzlies to make Doc Rivers the third active head coach with 600 wins. Although Chris Paul only had eight assists in that contest, it still led all players in that game. In addition, Paul leads all players in assists in 2013-14 by a large margin. However, a hamstring injury forced him to sit out against the Kings on the previous Friday. The Clippers still won that game, but they lost J.J. Redick for six to eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his right elbow. Los Angeles then lost to the Pacers on Sunday and in Atlanta on Wednesday.
11-28-13: The 11-5 Los Angeles Clippers took care of business this week, winning all three of their games – each against a struggling team. The wins over the Kings, Rose-less Bulls and New York Knicks are all important in the competitive Western Conference – especially after a tough early season schedule (5th toughest so far). Chris Paul strained his right hamstring on Wednesday night, but he expects to play Friday night against the Sacramento Kings.
11-22-13: The 8-5 Clippers are coming off a road loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, after the typically strong Clippers offense couldn’t get into a rhythm. Despite playing the third toughest schedule in the NBA so far, Lob City is still meshing well and improving Doc Rivers’ defense each and every game and Chris Paul has had double digit assists in all 13 games this season. As the team flow improves and the schedule balances back out, the wins will continue to come for the Clippers.
11-15-13: L.A. has been executing perfectly lately, as they’ve ascended to 6-3 thanks to a 3-0 record in week three. Wins over tough opponents like the Rockets, T’Wolves and Thunder have the Clippers looking like one of the toughest teams out west, while they currently hold a tie for first place in the Pacific Division with the Golden State Warriors.
11-8-13: Lob City got started off right in 2013, as new additions J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley fit like gloves in the offense, and Chris Paul has been a man possessed through the first six games. Paul hasn’t been quite enough to eliminate concerns over L.A.s’ porous defense, however, as the Clips dropped three straight after opening the season with a 3-0 start.
11-1-13: Doc Rivers comes to town with the high expectations of bringing an NBA championship to the Clippers faithful. This team has made the playoffs in two consecutive seasons, but has not gotten past the Western Conference semifinals. Los Angeles made some offseason changes in order to buck that trend. The Clippers acquired Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick in addition to signing Darren Collison, Antawn Jamison and Byron Mullins. Collison, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan all performed well in the preseason, and Clippers fans would like to see that continue because all three players are key to the team’s success in 2013-14.
10-18-13: The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-1 in their first four games of the preseason, with the only loss coming at Sacramento. Jamal Crawford was Los Angeles’ leading scorer with 25 points coming off the bench in the loss. During the Clipper’s 106-74 blowout of the Utah Jazz in the second preseason game, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocks. The Clippers still have four preseason games remaining:
- Oct 18 vs Portland
- Oct 19 vs Denver
- Oct 23 vs Utah
- Oct 25 vs Sacramento
10-17-13: Maalik Wayns will miss six weeks because of knee surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee. Wayns was injured in the Clippers' preseason game on Monday against the Kings.
8-26-13: The Clippers have agreed to sign free agent forward Antawn Jamison.
8-23-13: Any fear of a Lob City breakup was premature, as Chris Paul took little time in recommitting to the Los Angeles Clippers after signing his 5-year, $107M contract. Apparently throwing lobs to Blake Griffin, in Southern California, isn’t such a bad gig. The Clippers also landed free agent SG J.J. Redick whom they acquired in a three team sign and trade. The Clippers also acquired Jared Dudley in the deal in which they sent out promising young PG Eric Bledsoe along with Caron Butler. The team didn’t waste much time in replacing Bledsoe with Darren Collison, on a steal of a deal at 2-years, $3.9M. The Clippers also re-signed Matt Barnes and Ryan Hollins and brought in big man Byron Mullens for depth.
The Los Angeles Clippers open their home season schedule on Thursday, October 31st against the Golden State Warriors. They will face off against the Los Angeles Lakers, in the home locker room, on Friday, January 10th and again on Sunday, April 6th. The Oklahoma City Thunder visit on Wednesday, November 13th as well as on Wednesday, April 9th. LeBron James and the Miami Heat will face off against the Clippers on Wednesday, February 5th.
Key Home Games:
- October 31st – Golden State Warriors
- November 4th – Houston Rockets
- November 16th – Brooklyn Nets
- November 24th – Chicago Bulls
- February 5th – Miami Heat
8-21-13: After serving as vice president,
Chris Paul will replace Derek Fisher as president of the National Basketball Players Association. Chris Paul has been voted president of the National Basketball Players Association. Roger Mason will serve as first vice president. Steve Blake and Anthony Tolliver will also serve as vice presidents.
8-16-13: The Clippers appear poised to sign Lamar Odom. New head coach Doc Rivers has recently received rave reviews from former coach Vinny Del Negro. There were earlier reports that they were close to signed Antawn Jamison, but he believes they will sign Odom.
7-20-13: The Clippers have signed free agent center Byron Mullens to a two-year, $2 million deal.
7-7-13: The Clippers signed Darren Collison to a two-year deal worth $1.9 million.
7-4-13: The Clippers, Bucks and Suns have agreed on a 3-way trade that would send Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Suns, Jared Dudley and JJ Redick to the Clippers and two 2nd-round picks to Bucks.
7-1-13: Chris Paul has resigned with the Clippers on a 5-year $107.3 million deal. In the first year of the deal he’ll earn $18.8 million.
6-28-13: Doc Rivers will be the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers for the next three seasons thanks to a trade with the Celtics that brought Rivers to LA in exchange for an unprotected 2015 first-round draft pick. He will make $21 million.
2013 Clippers Draft Summary:
Round 1, Pick 25: SF Reggie Bullock, North Carolina.
6-12-13: The Clippers have started to build a reputation around the league as being a regular season geared team. Their playoff performances have done nothing to offset this trend. This year ended in a first round exit at the hands of the Memphis Grizzles. In the playoffs the Clippers were outclassed and out-witted yet again. With the future of Chris Paul in the air, no one knows what lies ahead. The Clippers also refused to commit to head coach Vinny Del Negro for next season too. Recent there was slight controversy regarding the firing of Del Negro. Sources insinuated that the Clippers fired him in order to please Chris Paul. Paul refuted these allegations vehemently, denying any such thing was even remotely true.
11-26-12 - The Clippers have been impressive at home but have struggled a bit on the road. At 8-5 overall they are the Pacific division leaders through November. A recent three game losing streak is the cause for the slight dip in their record. This coming after two impressive wins against the Spurs and an opening night victory against Memphis.