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Clippers are healthy, but coach Doc Rivers still curious about his team

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Clippers were finally intact for practice after an injury-ravaged training camp. On Thursday, the Clippers will take their healed group to Staples Center to play the Lakers in the season opener for both teams. No one is more curious to see what this team has than Clippers...

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  • Clippers are closer to a full team picture after victory over Kings 104-87

    Clippers are closer to a full team picture after victory over Kings 104-87

    At some point soon, Clippers coach Doc Rivers and his staff anticipate this team will be unencumbered from the injuries that have wrecked them during training camp. The Clippers are eyeing Sunday as that day when they might almost be whole again, when they might get almost all of their injured...

  • Lonzo Ball returns to practice for his most extensive workout since spraining his left ankle

    Lonzo Ball returns to practice for his most extensive workout since spraining his left ankle

    When the injury first happened, Lonzo Ball assumed his sprained left ankle was no big deal. But on Oct. 3, he awoke to swelling that told him otherwise. “It got fat and that is what set me back a little bit,” Ball said. Ball is questionable for the Lakers’ preseason finale against the Clippers...

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    Clippers fan? Sign up for our new newsletter

    Do you need more information on the Clippers? We’ve got the answer for you. Starting Oct. 19, the season opener for the Clippers, The Times will be producing a free email newsletter on the team that will be sent to your inbox approximately twice a week. The newsletter, written by Times Clippers...

  • Injuries put Clippers in a guard shortage as beginning of season nears

    Injuries put Clippers in a guard shortage as beginning of season nears

    The gamble the Clippers took over the summer of having fewer veteran guards on the roster has turned into a risky proposition because of mounting injuries to their backcourt. They began training camp with a healthy Patrick Beverley, Austin Rivers, Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams, all of them seasoned...

  • Clippers see some improvements from mounting injuries

    Clippers see some improvements from mounting injuries

    Danilo Gallinari was on the court shooting stand-still jumpers before the Clippers practiced Wednesday, but his return to play in one of the two remaining exhibition games remains uncertain as he recovers from a strained left foot. He still hasn’t been able to run on the court. Sam Dekker also...

  • Rookie Sindarius Thornwell looks to find his spots with Clippers

    Rookie Sindarius Thornwell looks to find his spots with Clippers

    DeAndre Jordan hammed it up for news cameras Monday by greeting Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell during the rookie’s interview session with reporters. “You remember how I told you to move yesterday?” Jordan asked the 22-year-old second-round pick from South Carolina. When Jordan left the scene,...

  • For now, Clippers must 'make do' without Gallinari, Rivers

    For now, Clippers must 'make do' without Gallinari, Rivers

    The loss of Danilo Gallinari and Austin Rivers to injuries is what’s most unsettling for the Clippers. Gallinari’s sprained left foot (which forced him to miss an exhibition game Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers) and Rivers’ strained right glute (which forced him to miss his second game)...

  • Clippers seek to keep improving their defense

    Clippers seek to keep improving their defense

    On the first day of practice in Hawaii, Clippers assistant coach Brendan O’Connor, who has the task of establishing the team’s defensive identity, explained their philosophy. “We want to be a team that doesn’t give up layups and corner threes,” O’Connor said. Achieving a strong defensive presence...

  • Blake Griffin's feeling good, but Clippers still struggling with injuries with season opener growing closer

    Blake Griffin's feeling good, but Clippers still struggling with injuries with season opener growing closer

    On their first day back at their practice facility in Playa Vista after nine days in Hawaii for training camp, the Clippers are dealing with a rash of injuries. The latest injury was to starting forward Danilo Gallinari, who suffered a sprained left foot during the second exhibition game Tuesday...

  • Danilo Gallinari is the latest Clippers player to suffer an injury

    Danilo Gallinari is the latest Clippers player to suffer an injury

    Returning to their facility Friday for practice after nine days in Hawaii for training camp, the Clippers found out that injuries are starting to take a toll on them. The latest was starting forward Danilo Gallinari, who suffered a sprained left foot during the second of two exhibition games against...

  • Clippers glad that Patrick Beverley has brought his intensity to their side

    Clippers glad that Patrick Beverley has brought his intensity to their side

    Patrick Beverley crouched in a defensive posture, his eyes focused on Toronto guard Delon Wright in front of him, his legs and arms churning. With one flick of his right hand, Beverley tapped the ball off Wright’s leg for a turnover. He looked at the Clippers’ bench and raised an index finger. ...

  • Clippers leave Hawaii believing they've grown together as a team

    Clippers leave Hawaii believing they've grown together as a team

    At the end of nine days of training camp with a slew of new faces, the Clippers departed Hawaii Wednesday morning with a sense of purpose. They were motivated by the slights that they won’t be the same team without star ke Chris Paul and key figures J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford. But a team bond...

  • Competing arenas leave Inglewood mayor playing from two different decks

    Competing arenas leave Inglewood mayor playing from two different decks

    Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. made a prediction on the eve of the Forum’s reopening almost four years ago. The Madison Square Garden Co. and Executive Chairman James L. Dolan had invested $100 million into transforming the arena into a world-class concert venue. Butts believed the overhauled...

  • Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan to lead the Clippers into the post-Chris Paul era

    Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan to lead the Clippers into the post-Chris Paul era

    They are the longest tenured Clippers remaining from this summer’s purge, so it’ll be up to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan to steer this team towards a new frontier. Griffin is entering his eighth season with the Clippers and Jordan his 10th, and as the Clippers’ veteran stars they must help...

  • Times Q&A: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer shares his thoughts on Chris Paul, the Inglewood arena and more

    Times Q&A: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer shares his thoughts on Chris Paul, the Inglewood arena and more

    Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is a visible presence at most of the team’s home games. He’s animated, vocal and seems to take every point personally. He doesn’t speak to the media very often, but here, in a wide-ranging interview with The Times, he addresses many of the topics that Clippers fans...

  • Dream comes true for newest Clipper

    Dream comes true for newest Clipper

    The goal for so long had been for Milos Teodosic to take his immense talents to the NBA after years of being called the best player in Europe not to play in the association. Ten years of Teodosic throwing beautiful and amazing passes overseas went by before he decided to bring those skills to the...

  • Lou Williams steps in as Clippers' new sixth man

    It would not be a stretch to say the most seamless change during a sea of changes the Clippers made during the offseason was in the sixth-man role. Lou Williams has carved out a successful 12-year NBA career being one of the best sixth men in the league. It’s a good thing for the Clippers that...

  • Mark Hughes leaves Knicks to be assistant GM with Clippers

    Mark Hughes leaves Knicks to be assistant GM with Clippers

    The Clippers have hired Mark Hughes as an assistant general manager, said an NBA executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Hughes had been the director of player personnel with the New York Knicks. He becomes the third executive added to the Clippers’ front office this week,...

  • Michael Winger to be new Clippers' general manager

    Michael Winger to be new Clippers' general manager

    The Clippers have reached an agreement with Michael Winger to become their general manager, according to an NBA executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Winger replaces Dave Wohl, who remains part of the Clippers’ leadership team as special advisor. Winger, who had been...

  • Clippers hire Trent Redden to be assistant GM

    Clippers hire Trent Redden to be assistant GM

    Continuing to reshape their front office, the Clippers have hired Trent Redden as an assistant general manager, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Redden had been the senior vice president of basketball operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers before...

  • Clippers offer GM job to Thunder executive Michael Winger, NBA official says

    Clippers offer GM job to Thunder executive Michael Winger, NBA official says

    The Clippers, continuing to revamp their front office, have offered the general manager’s job to Michael Winger from Oklahoma City, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Winger previously was an assistant general manager and team counsel for the Thunder...

  • Inglewood residents, church won't be displaced under new agreement between City Council and Clippers on potential arena

    Inglewood residents, church won't be displaced under new agreement between City Council and Clippers on potential arena

    Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.'s voice rose as three big-screen televisions played slow-motion drone footage of the desolate blocks along West Century Boulevard where the Clippers want to explore building an arena. “That we're even discussing this is like being in the twilight zone,” Butts said...

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