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Clippers' Doc Rivers wants to retain core of team

Clippers' Doc Rivers wants to retain core of team

The Clippers may not need a new motto for next season. "Together We Will" would work again, provided they can stay together.

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who will largely decide the fate of his roster as the team's president of basketball operations, said Monday he wanted as many of the team's free agents back as possible. He also did not sound like someone on the verge of trading stars Blake Griffin, Chris Paul or DeAndre Jordan.

"How many teams are in the top five or top six in scoring and defense?" Rivers said to reporters at the team's practice facility, three days after the Clippers' season ended in the first round of the playoffs. "Three, and we...

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