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  1. Report: Chris Paul will accept Clippers five-year, $107 million offer

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:37 AM EST

    Chris Paul

    There isn’t a lot of negotiating to do here: Chris Paul is a clear max contract player, the Clippers wanted to keep him and he wanted to stay with the Clippers. So while nothing is formal an official yet, we have confirmation of what we already knew — Chris Paul and the Clippers will aggree…

  2. Report: Raptors also talking to Clippers about Eric Bledsoe

    Jun 29, 2013, 6:32 PM EST

    DeMar DeRozan

    Once Chris Paul formally signs on the dotted line, it will not be long before Eric Bledsoe is moved. While Doc Rivers may wonder what a CP3/Bledsoe backcourt looks like, there are other holes on this roster and Bledsoe is a key trade piece to fill one. We know the Clippers are talking to the…

  3. Doc Rivers said he didn’t plan to leave Boston; doesn’t shy away from Clipper title talk

    Jun 26, 2013, 3:28 PM EST

    Boston Celtics head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers gestures to his team during their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series against the New York Knicks in Boston

    Doc Rivers said he wanted to stay focused on the Clippers in his introductory press conference (which was shown live on NBA TV), but you knew there were going to be a lot of Boston questions. Rivers admitted he didn’t plan to leave Boston — he said he went so far to say he wanted…

  4. Doc Rivers may run basketball operations for Clippers in addition to becoming team’s head coach

    Jun 24, 2013, 6:46 PM EST

    Doc Rivers

    Monday was supposed to be the day that the NBA approved the deal between the Celtics and Clippers that would allow Doc Rivers to coach in Los Angeles next season. It hasn’t happened yet, but it isn’t because of a holdup on the league’s part. The deal has yet to be finalized and sent for…

  5. Lakers unlikely to sign and trade Dwight Howard to the Clippers, Rockets, or anyone else

    Jun 16, 2013, 12:31 PM EST

    Dwight Howard

    When the reports started flying of a possible deal that would net the Clippers Kevin Garnett and head coach Doc Rivers from the Celtics, Dwight Howard‘s name got thrown in the mix at some point as someone that L.A.’s historically junior team would then like to pursue. Talks have stalled between the Celtics and Clippers…

  6. Report: Clippers, Celtics talks to send Garnett, Rivers to L.A. stalled

    Jun 15, 2013, 8:18 PM EST

    Celtics forward Garnett and head coach Rivers react to a foul called on Garnett in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.

    UPDATE 8:18 pm: The talks have apparently stalled out. Which shouldn’t be shocking. But things are stalled out, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports as well as others. The Celtics want DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe and two first round picks for Kevin Garnett and the right to talk to and sign Doc Rivers. The Clippers reportedly…

  7. Report: Doc Rivers, Clippers have mutual interest

    Jun 13, 2013, 5:55 PM EST

    Doc Rivers, Ronny Turiaf

    Two years ago, Doc Rivers signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Celtics. Even for a coach like Rivers, $7 million is on the high end, but so is a five-year contract. The Celtics, in effect, were paying extra for the stability of keeping a good coach around for so long – even…

  8. Report: Nuggets coaching search focused on Shaw, Hollins

    Jun 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    George Karl went from NBA Coach of the Year to unemployed in 29 days. So, who wants to fill those shoes? It appears the search is down to former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, reports Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports. The Denver Nuggets have focused their search for a head…

  9. NBA players, personalities read mean tweets about themselves (VIDEO)

    Jun 11, 2013, 2:11 AM EST

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      Jimmy Kimmel Live does a clever little skit now and again — famous celebrities read mean tweets about themselves. Actual tweets sent their way, because on twitter (and the Web in general) people use anonymity to be complete jerks. This week he did an NBA version with Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Andre Iguodala, Blake Griffin,…

  10. Teammate of the Year Chauncey Billups says teammate Blake Griffin needs more toughness

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:01 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers - Game One

    Fresh off winning an award for being the NBA’s best teammate, Chauncey Billups said publically Blake Griffin needs more toughness. Billups, via ESPN: “I don’t agree that Blake Griffin is soft. But what I will say about Blake is that he’s maybe too nice of a guy,” Billups said. “Because there’s been times in games…

  11. 22 teams confirmed for NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    May 29, 2013, 9:40 PM EST

    Damian Lillard, Brian Roberts

    Summer League is a chance to check out both young players and those on the fringe who are trying to make a name for themselves and earn a job on an NBA roster. Besides, it’s not like you’re doing anything else related to professional basketball from July 12th through the 22nd. Even though we still…

  12. Mike Conley on verge of stardom as Grizzlies on verge of elimination

    May 26, 2013, 1:39 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Three

    Where is the line between the NBA’s stars and the league’s merely good players? Star is such a loaded term – full of reputation and production and marketing and talent and style – that, occasionally, it can be useful to sort through all the distractions and look at objective measures. Let’s examine players in order…

  13. Report: Clippers to consider Alvin Gentry for head coaching job

    May 24, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

    Alvin Gentry

    The Clippers’ head coaching job is undoubtedly the most intriguing out of all of the ones that are currently open for next season. Assuming Chris Paul re-signs with the team in free agency, L.A. will return the core of a team that was talented enough to win 56 regular season games and two in the…

  14. LeBron, Durant, Kobe headline All NBA First Team

    May 23, 2013, 1:27 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Lakers

    Even before the season tipped off you had a pretty good sense that LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul would be All-NBA First Team — they are dominant players at or entering their peak. But Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan continue to defy father time. The two veterans round out the All NBA Team…

  15. Clippers’ owner basically admits Del Negro let go to keep Chris Paul happy

    May 22, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Denver Nuggets

    We said as much in our story telling you Vinny Del Negro was not coming back to the Clippers — this was what Chris Paul wanted. Clippers owner Donald Sterling personally liked Del Negro a lot and was his biggest supporter in the organization, so something had to override that. It was free agent to…

  16. Clippers let go of Vinny Del Negro as coach

    May 21, 2013, 3:07 PM EST

    Vinny Del Negro

    Clippers owner Donald Sterling created a little stir when he was near the court watching Game 1 between the Spurs and Grizzlies Sunday — he didn’t bother to attend all of his own team’s playoff games, why was he suddenly at this one? Was he scouting potential coaches such as the Grizzlies Lionel Hollins or…

  17. Report: Clippers (read: Chris Paul) have eyes on free agent David West

    May 21, 2013, 11:43 AM EST

    David West

    Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and… David West? What could go wrong? David West has been a rock-solid veteran big man for the Pacers this season and has talked repeatedly about how much he loved playing there this year. But the NBA is a business and West is an unrestricted free agent this summer. Teams are…

  18. Shabazz Muhammad: I’m the best player in the NBA Draft

    May 20, 2013, 4:07 PM EST

    Minnesota v UCLA

    In the last three years and five of the last six, the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft has been a player who declared after only one year of college basketball (Blake Griffin being the exception). At one point, Shabazz Muhammad was rated as the the No. 1 incoming freshman, so it’s reasonable he…

  19. Report: Dwight Howard not going to Clippers… did we need a report for that?

    May 20, 2013, 1:25 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    It’s Dwight Howard silly rumor season. Everyone knows the Lakers are still the front-runners in this race but the latest reports have the Rockets and Mavericks at least in a good stalking position to make a move once this race moves into the home stretch. Other teams may try to get into the mix as…

  20. Report: Clippers consider keeping Vinny Del Negro

    May 16, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Denver Nuggets

    Vinny Del Negro always had one big advantage in keeping the Clippers head coaching job. And no, it wasn’t that the team won a club record 56 games this season. It’s that owner Donald Sterling likes him. A lot. That open secret is worth noting as the fate of Del Negro’s contract is in Sterling’s…

  21. PBT Extra: Talking healthy Bulls, bright future in Memphis

    May 14, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 5

    Monday night’s Heat win in Chicago wasn’t fun for anyone. Not Bulls fans, obviously, who really had nothing to cheer for after the team opened the game 1-of-12 shooting. Heat fans will take the win but it wasn’t pretty, and for those of us who are just fans of the game that wasn’t enjoyable to…

  22. Andrew Wiggins would be the No. 1 pick this year. Kansas lucks out.

    May 14, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

    0515_wiggins_0

    The NBA’s much-ridiculed one-and-done rule was not meant for guys like Andrew Wiggins. It was meant to protect owners from themselves and draft picks like Leon Smith or Darius Miles (and a host of others). We can make the a good argument that even with an extra year NBA teams still make some pretty bad…

  23. Clippers confident Chris Paul will stay with team this summer. They should be.

    May 7, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    Chris Paul and his agent are going to get calls — he is the best point guard in the NBA and he is an unrestricted free agent. He can go anywhere he wants this summer. Teams are going to take a shot. But they all know it’s a long shot. At best. The Clippers are…

  24. Monday And-1 links: Cavaliers to target Tony Allen this summer

    May 6, 2013, 7:02 PM EST

    Tony Allen

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like Mario Batali loves orange clogs. • The Cavaliers need to improve their defense…

  25. Doc, Garnett, Pierce to Clippers for Griffin is your idiotic trade rumor of the day

    May 6, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers

    Already we have reached the point where ridiculous trade proposals get put out there and need to be shot down…. I never watch First Take on ESPN, but according to the way people reacted on twitter apparently we need to talk about a trade Stephen A. Smith threw out there: The proposal allegedly being discussed…

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