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Clippers' DeAndre Jordan hopes Kevin Garnett keeps coaching

There was a glow in DeAndre Jordan’s eyes when the Clippers center began talking about Kevin Garnett’s presence at the Clippers’ training camp for the second straight day at UC Irvine. There was excitement in Jordan’s voice when he talked about collecting information during his drills with Garnett....

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  • Clippers reach new TV deal with Fox Sports Prime Ticket

    Clippers reach new TV deal with Fox Sports Prime Ticket

    With the start of the NBA season on the horizon, the Clippers and Fox Sports Prime Ticket announced Wednesday that they had  finally reached an agreement to extend their exclusive television deal. The deal will earn the Clippers around $50 million to $55 million per season — which just about doubles...

  • Likeability aside, Jeff Fisher has to prove to Rams fans that he's a keeper

    Likeability aside, Jeff Fisher has to prove to Rams fans that he's a keeper

    Jeff Fisher would be a cool uncle. With shorts, flip-flops, and funky glasses hanging from his neck on a string, his presence is chill. Yet with a bit of gravel in the voice and salt in the pepper hair, his aura is wise. Fisher is the older relative you hang with at the family picnic, the one who...

  • Paul Pierce plans on returning to the Clippers next season

    Paul Pierce plans on returning to the Clippers next season

    Paul Pierce, anguished at having gone back and forth most of the summer over which direction his basketball career should go, is “leaning heavily towards returning” to the court to play for the Clippers during the 2016-17 season. Pierce, who turns 39 on Oct. 13, will be entering his 19th season...

  • Baron Davis dreams of an NBA comeback

    Baron Davis dreams of an NBA comeback

    Outside of the high school gym, after signing autographs, taking selfies and laughing through some conversations, Baron Davis sat down and took a deep breath. It was a recent afternoon at the Drew League in South Central Los Angeles, where Davis has spent hundreds of summer days just like this...

  • Clippers, free agent Alan Anderson agree to a deal

    Clippers, free agent Alan Anderson agree to a deal

    The Clippers agreed to a one-year deal Tuesday with free agent Alan Anderson, said NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter because the contract was still being finalized. Anderson, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward, will earn the veteran’s minimum of $1.5 million. He played...

  • Clippers staffer who was punched by Blake Griffin leaves team

    Clippers staffer who was punched by Blake Griffin leaves team

    Matias Testi, who was punched in the face by Clippers forward Blake Griffin in January, is no longer the team’s assistant equipment manager, the team confirmed Wednesday. A team spokesman said the Clippers would have no further comments on why Testi doesn’t work there anymore. Testi was seen at...

  • Brandon Bass and the Clippers agree to a one-year deal

    Brandon Bass and the Clippers agree to a one-year deal

    Brandon Bass has agreed to a one-year deal with the Clippers for the veteran’s minimum of $1.55 million, The Times has confirmed. Bass played for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers for two seasons when they both were in Boston. Bass, a 6-8 power forward, played for the Lakers last season and averaged 7.2...

  • Clippers finalizing deal to acquire Orlando's Devyn Marble for guard C.J. Wilcox

    Clippers finalizing deal to acquire Orlando's Devyn Marble for guard C.J. Wilcox

    The Clippers are finalizing a deal to acquire small forward Devyn Marble from the Orlando Magic, along with a 2020 second-round pick, for guard C.J. Wilcox and cash, an NBA official not authorized to speak publicly on the matter confirmed to The Times on Thursday. Marble has been in the NBA for...

  • Clippers, free agent Raymond Felton agree to a deal

    Clippers, free agent Raymond Felton agree to a deal

    The Clippers agreed to a deal with free-agent point guard Raymond Felton for the veteran’s minimum Thursday, said an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The one-year deal will be for $1.5 million. Felton, who spent the last two seasons with Dallas, averaged 9.5...

  • Clippers sign rookie Diamond Stone to a contract

    Clippers sign rookie Diamond Stone to a contract

    The Clippers announced Thursday that they have signed rookie Diamond Stone to a contract. Stone has a two-year deal that’s guaranteed, with a starting salary of about $543,000. Stone, selected in the second round (40th overall) by the Clippers, averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in five games...

  • Clippers introduce their draft picks

    Clippers introduce their draft picks

    The Clippers’ three rookies got a taste of what life might be like in the NBA when they played in the Orlando Summer League this month. The experiences from those five games taught Brice Johnson, Diamond Stone and David Michineau that this is a grown-man’s league and that they all must get stronger...

  • Clippers sign big man Marreese Speights to one-year deal

    Clippers sign big man Marreese Speights to one-year deal

    The Clippers added some championship pedigree to their bench Friday, agreeing with free agent Marreese Speights on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum. The move considerably softens the departure of center Cole Aldrich and serves as a bargain find amid the more than $3 billion that has been...

  • Attorneys sue Donald Sterling for fees from legal fight over sale of Clippers

    Attorneys sue Donald Sterling for fees from legal fight over sale of Clippers

    Two law firms sued Donald Sterling in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, alleging that the former Clippers owner owes them more than $271,000 for representing him during the legal fight over the franchise in 2014. “Plaintiffs attempted to resolve this fee dispute with defendant outside of...

  • Clippers reportedly agree to a two-year contract with forward Luc Mbah a Moute

    Clippers reportedly agree to a two-year contract with forward Luc Mbah a Moute

    The Clippers found a rare bargain amid the free-agency spending frenzy, reportedly agreeing Monday to a two-year, $4.5-million contract with veteran forward Luc Mbah a Moute. The deal first reported by the Vertical was for the Clippers’ biannual exception and includes a $2.3-million player option...

  • Clippers up the ante; Jamal Crawford is all in

    Clippers up the ante; Jamal Crawford is all in

    If at first you don’t succeed, make a better offer. The Clippers retained the heart of their second unit on Sunday after vastly improving their proposal to Jamal Crawford.  The star sixth man agreed to a three-year, $42-million contract after an initial smaller offer had left him hesitant about...

  • Clippers lose another free agent as Cole Aldrich agrees to sign with Minnesota

    Clippers lose another free agent as Cole Aldrich agrees to sign with Minnesota

    The Clippers lost another free agent they wanted to keep on Sunday when backup center Cole Aldrich agreed to a three-year, $22-million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Keeping Aldrich was considered something of an uphill climb for the Clippers because they did not own his so-called Bird...

  • Wesley Johnson, Austin Rivers are in; Durant is out for Clippers

    Wesley Johnson, Austin Rivers are in; Durant is out for Clippers

    The Clippers received some disappointing, albeit not surprising, news Saturday: Kevin Durant will not join them. The team learned that the superstar free agent had eliminated it from consideration as he continued to meet with suitors and narrowed his choices. Durant informing the Clippers they...

  • Clippers' meeting with Kevin Durant 'went very well'

    Clippers' meeting with Kevin Durant 'went very well'

    The Clippers have made their pitch to Kevin Durant. Now the waiting begins. They unveiled a four-hour presentation to the former NBA most valuable player on Friday evening in the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y., in hopes of landing what would be the most prized free agent in their history. One person...

  • Clippers lose Jeff Green, who agrees to one-year, $15-million deal with Orlando Magic

    Clippers lose Jeff Green, who agrees to one-year, $15-million deal with Orlando Magic

    The Clippers lost one of their top free agents Friday afternoon when veteran forward Jeff Green agreed to a one-year, $15-million contract with the Orlando Magic, a person close to the situation confirmed. Green was the Clippers’ biggest in-season addition last season, joining the team in February...

  • Jamal Crawford a bundle of nerves during free agency

    Jamal Crawford a bundle of nerves during free agency

    Sixteen years in the NBA still hasn’t stopped Jamal Crawford from trying to settle his emotions while he traverses through this free-agency period. Crawford has dealt with his nerves making him “anxious” and “nervous” and “excited” about what the future holds for the only player in NBA history...

  • Clippers will do what it takes to get Kevin Durant

    Clippers will do what it takes to get Kevin Durant

    The Clippers have started their wooing of free agents. Now comes the biggest pursuit. They will be among the first teams to make their pitch to Kevin Durant, meeting with the superstar free agent Friday in the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y. Durant is scheduled to convene with a contingent of Clippers...

  • Clippers will be among the first teams to meet with free agent Kevin Durant

    Clippers will be among the first teams to meet with free agent Kevin Durant

    The Clippers’ pitch to Kevin Durant will be among the first the superstar forward hears in free agency. Durant is scheduled to meet with a contingent of Clippers officials in the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y., on Friday, the same day he is expected to meet with representatives of the Golden State...

  • Clippers prepare for pursuit of Kevin Durant in free agency

    Clippers prepare for pursuit of Kevin Durant in free agency

    The Clippers wouldn’t mind if their roster looked radically different in the coming weeks. They also would be just fine with it remaining essentially the same. The drastic change would involve landing Kevin Durant, the prize of this summer’s free agency.  Staying intact would mean retaining most...

  • Clippers' summer league team includes draft picks and youngest players

    Clippers' summer league team includes draft picks and youngest players

    The Clippers announced Tuesday that their summer league team in Orlando, Fla., would include second-year guard C.J. Wilcox and rookie forward Brandon Dawson in addition to recent draft picks Brice Johnson, David Michineau and Diamond Stone. The weeklong league that starts Saturday at the Orlando...

  • Clippers land pitch meeting with superstar free agent Kevin Durant

    Clippers land pitch meeting with superstar free agent Kevin Durant

    A Los Angeles team has landed a pitch meeting with Kevin Durant, but it’s not the one that desperately needs help and is flush with financial resources. The Clippers, not the Lakers, are among the handful of teams that will get a chance to try and lure the summer’s top NBA free agent, according...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Special guests Mason and Ireland discuss Kershaw, Puig and the team’s playoff chances

    Dodgers Dugout: Special guests Mason and Ireland discuss Kershaw, Puig and the team’s playoff chances

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I know that when I think about Las Vegas, the first thing I think about is hockey. Before we get to my special guests for today’s newsletter, let me say this: The three-game sweep of Washington serves as a reminder...

  • Clippers think Brice Johnson might fit into rotation

    Clippers think Brice Johnson might fit into rotation

    The NBA draft began to turn topsy-turvy after the top two picks Thursday, leaving the Clippers in good position to find a quality player who might just be able to step in and play right away. That turned out to be the case when Brice Johnson remained available late into the first round, allowing...

  • Clippers' DeAndre Jordan to represent USA in Summer Olympics

    Clippers' DeAndre Jordan to represent USA in Summer Olympics

    The longshot came in. DeAndre Jordan is an Olympian. Considered the least likely of the three Clippers who were finalists for Team USA to play in the Olympics, Jordan has earned a spot on the team that will compete in August in Rio de Janeiro, according to a person close to the situation not authorized...

  • How the Clippers are preparing for the NBA draft

    How the Clippers are preparing for the NBA draft

    As draft positioning goes for the Clippers, Doc Rivers doesn’t expect it to be the roaring 20s. There have been more misses than hits in those spots recently, though some impact players have emerged. Kenneth Faried went No. 22 to the Denver Nuggets in 2011. Taj Gibson was selected No. 26 by the...

  • Clippers have several holes that could be filled with draft picks

    Clippers have several holes that could be filled with draft picks

    The Clippers need a starting small forward. They need a backup point guard. They need … well, practically an entire bench. They will fill most of their needs in free agency in the coming months, but they also have two draft picks for the first time since Coach Doc Rivers joined the team in the...

  • Los Angeles Clippers look at more draft candidates

    Los Angeles Clippers look at more draft candidates

    They have traveled all over the country to work out for different NBA teams, hoping their bodies hold up under tense moments and that their skills remain sharp throughout the process. Six more players labored through a pre-draft work out with the Clippers on Thursday, all of them knowing these...

  • Clippers look at more draft candidates

    Clippers look at more draft candidates

    They have traveled all over the country to work out for different NBA teams, all of them hoping their bodies hold up under these tense moments and that their skills remain sharp throughout the process. Six more players labored through a pre-draft workout with the Clippers on Thursday, all of them...

  • Clippers looking for a new TV deal

    Clippers looking for a new TV deal

    About the only certainty involving Clippers games next season is that their telecasts will be shown somewhere. The team is mulling not only who will be its broadcast partner but also a variety of technological enhancements that could revolutionize the NBA viewing experience. The Clippers are considering...

  • Clippers assistant coach Kevin Eastman retires

    Clippers assistant coach Kevin Eastman retires

    The Clippers announced the retirement of assistant coach Kevin Eastman, a longtime lieutenant of Coach Doc Rivers who had also spent one season as vice president of basketball operations with the Clippers. Eastman, 61, had previously served as an assistant on Rivers’ staff with the Boston Celtics...

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