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  1. Clippers’ J.J. Redick out about 10 days with a bruised thigh

    Oct 10, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

    J.J. Redick

    When the pulled muscles, sprained ankles and other assorted injuries that are just part of the NBA grind hit this season, few teams will be as deep and prepared as the Clippers. They are as deep a team as there is in the league (at least in the backcourt, up front… not so much). For…

  2. Watch some Clippers play a little flag football (VIDEO)

    Sep 3, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    Blake Griffin

    We’re all ready for some football (remember the NFL season kicks off right here on NBC Thursday night). Blake Griffin and some other Clippers were ready as well and they took part in a flag football game for charity hosted by Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg. Among the celebrities taking part are Griffin, DeAndre Jordan,…

  3. Report: Antawn Jamison agrees to one-year deal with Clippers

    Aug 26, 2013, 5:55 PM EST

    Antawn Jamison

    UPDATE: 5:49 p.m.: It’s official now, as multiple reports confirm that Jamison has agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum salary (around $1.4 million) to play for the Clippers. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Memphis and Chicago were also interested in adding Jamison, but that his preference all along was to…

  4. Matt Barnes tells Lakers fans to stop living in the past, that the Clippers are L.A.’s best team

    Aug 23, 2013, 8:26 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    Matt Barnes has never been shy about voicing his opinions, even when they’re unsolicited. But diving head first into the comments on a photo posted to Nick Young‘s Instagram for no apparent reason sure seems like an odd decision. Then again, Barnes is no stranger to those, either. The story goes like this: Young posted a…

  5. Thursday And-1 Links: Dion Waiters party angers neighbors

    Aug 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Dion Waiters

    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. • Dion Waters was part of the attraction at an evening pool party outside…

  6. Matt Barnes returns to Bay Area for pro-am action (VIDEO)

    Aug 9, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    I like Matt Barnes. Off the court he’s calm and at times thoughtful. On the court he’s the kind of guy you love to have on your team and hate if he is on the opposing team. The Clippers did well to keep him around for next season. This is him returning to the Bay…

  7. Matt Barnes says Shabazz Muhammad getting sent home from NBA’s Rookie Transition Program is ‘BS’

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:02 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammad was sent home early from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program for a blatant violation of the event’s rules. The infraction itself wasn’t at all that serious; Muhammad apparently had a female guest in his room hours after being informed that it wasn’t allowed. But rules are rules, and as a rookie…

  8. Matt Barnes says the NBA has gotten soft

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:01 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    During the offseason NBA TV will reshow some classic games and when you look back at older eras a few things jump out at you. For one, the game was played much faster in the 1980s — the Dallas Mavericks were the slowest paced team in 1985 at 98.8 possessions a game, the Rockets were…

  9. Report: Lakers not all that sold on Lamar Odom

    Jul 26, 2013, 8:59 PM EST

    Lamar Odom

    For a while it seemed likely that the Lamar Odom would find his way back to Los Angeles with either the Clippers or Lakers. The Clippers have seemed to move on — they have Blake Griffin, Jared Dudley, Matt Barnes, Byron Mullens and Ryan Hollins who can play the forward spot. Interest there appears dead.…

  10. Thursday And-1 links: List of deals that have become official

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:29 PM 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

    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 they love going to Vegas for Summer League… • Since the calendar flipped…

  11. Winners and losers to this point in NBA free agency

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Chris Paul

    Teams began entering into agreements with free agent players shortly after midnight Eastern on July 1, but due to a league-imposed moratorium on activity, no deals can be officially signed until July 10. We’re almost there, and plenty of the top names available have indeed been swooped up by teams looking to make a splash…

  12. Clippers agree to one-year deal with Ryan Hollins

    Jul 7, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have had a very successful offseason. They’ve signed Chris Paul to a max contract, re-signed Matt Barnes, traded for Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick to get help on the wing and some solid perimeter shooting, and replaced Eric Bledsoe with Darren Collison as a backup to Paul at a very reasonable price. They can’t…

  13. Report: Matt Barnes agrees to three-year deal to stay with Clippers

    Jul 5, 2013, 4:48 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    The Clippers look like a deep team that just keeps getting deeper. You know that puts a smile on Doc Rivers face. Matt Barnes is going to return to the Clippers with a three-year, $11-12 million deal (total), reports Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports. Barnes averaged 10.6 points a game in just less than 26…

  14. Knicks pursuing Francisco Garcia and Matt Barnes

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony, Francisco Garcia

    The Knicks need another small forward. Chris Copeland is a free agent and could join the Pacers soon. Steve Novak was included in the original Andrea Bargnani trade, and Quentin Richardson was added to the revised version. James White was nearly waived during the season, and he’s probably headed to China. Iman Shumpert might play…

  15. While the Lakers wait on Dwight Howard, they’re pursuing outside shooters for Mike D’Antoni’s system

    Jul 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls

    Dwight Howard is the Lakers’ first (and second and third) priority in free agency. They’ll meet with the big man on Tuesday with the hope that their pitch seals the deal on his return to Los Angeles where he will anchor their franchise and lead them into the post Kobe Bryant era. However, as the…

  16. Matt Barnes looking for a payday in free agency after career-best season with the Clippers

    May 9, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six

    Throughout his 10-year NBA career, Matt Barnes has always been more of an agitator than an asset. There’s a reason Barnes has played for nine different teams during that span, and had never been able to secure a long-term deal at any time when given multiple chances at free agency. Besides his underwhelming numbers, Barnes…

  17. Four Game 6s, who is most likely to force Game 7?

    May 3, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks Smith reacts as the Indiana Pacers West walks across the court in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    This is going to be one wild night in the NBA — four first-round Game 6 showdowns. Four games where a team’s season hangs in the balance, and another has the chance to close out and advance to the second round. Who is most likely to force a Game 7? Let’s break it on down,…

  18. Matt Barnes flagrantly fouls Zach Randolph, and Randolph loves it (VIDEO)

    Apr 26, 2013, 8:43 AM EST

    Zach Randolph, Lamar Odom

    Any time two of the game’s more physical players are involved in a hard foul situation, there’s always the possibility that either could explode. Thankfully, after Matt Barnes committed a flagrant foul on Zach Randolph during the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies’ Game 3 win over the Clippers, we saw exactly the opposite. Barnes caught…

  19. Chris Paul’s game-winner at the buzzer sends Clippers to Memphis with a 2-0 series lead

    Apr 23, 2013, 3:38 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul scores the game-winning basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES — The Grizzlies may have given their best shot to the Clippers in Monday’s Game 2, correcting virtually all of the mistakes they made in the first game of the series. Thanks to the buzzer-beating heroics of Chris Paul, however, everything Memphis had wasn’t good enough. L.A. pulled out the thrilling 93-91 victory…

  20. Do Clippers have chemistry issues? Depends who you ask.

    Apr 5, 2013, 7:29 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Clippers

    We need to acknowledge that this is a historic season for the Los Angeles Clippers — it is the franchise’s first time ever to 50 wins and first time ever it will win the Pacific Division. Some luck in the draft, some aggressive moves by management and owner Donald Sterling writing bigger checks has changed…

  21. Wild end to regulation in Mavericks win over Clippers (VIDEO)

    Mar 27, 2013, 8:44 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul drives on Dallas Mavericks Nowitzki during their NBA game in Dallas, Texas

    These were the final three plays of regulation from a dramatic game: First Chris Paul drives around 6’7″ Shawn Marion then elevating and going over 6’8″ Elton Brand, off the glass and in for a bucket that put the Clippers up two. Paul scored the last 10 points for the Clippers in regulation, he was…

  22. Mavericks beat Clippers, move close to playoffs… and a shave

    Mar 27, 2013, 3:01 AM EST

    Dirk Nowitzki, Matt Barnes

    One more win and the Dallas Mavericks will reach .500 — and they can shave their beards. You remember, the ones they were going to grow until they got their record even, a process that has taken so long the team starting to look like a young ZZ Top? It’s almost time for razors soon, they…

  23. Chris Paul, Tyreke Evans get flopping warnings from league

    Mar 21, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

    Chris Paul

    Since the calender turned to 2013, the NBA had issued only four flopping warnings, something pointed out by Beckley Mason at TrueHoop. You’d like to say that the league early season push to reform behavior had an impact on the incidents of flopping (I’m sure it did have some), but often when the league pushes…

  24. Wednesday And-1 links: Do the Hawks, Lakers struggles with playoff teams matter?

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Steve Nash of Canada intervenes as Kobe Bryant berates Metta World Peace for committing a foul during their NBA game in Los Angeles

    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 Jack Bauer loves danger (sorry, got sucked into a “24” rerun the other…

  25. Clippers’ Caron Butler out a week with elbow strain

    Mar 11, 2013, 5:46 PM EST

    Caron Butler

    Caron Butler is not a guy to oversell injuries. So when he was grabbing his left elbow Sunday night and went straight to the locker room, then when teammates seemed concerned after the game, there was reason for Clippers fans to be a little worried. X-rays on Sunday night were negative but the MRI was…

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