Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

Lance Stephenson said he believes that the Clippers have all the right pieces to win a title.

Stephenson is probably referring to himself here, but all joking aside, it's nice to see that he is excited to have a fresh start in Los Angeles. "I’m very excited," Stephenson said. "I think we’ve got the pieces that can get us our ring. You’ve got coach [Doc] Rivers behind us. I think the sky’s the limit for us. We’ve got the talent, we’ve got the vets." Stephenson is expected to come off the bench for the Clippers, but after his disastrous 2014-15 campaign with the Hornets, he will be too risky to target in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 3:22 PM

Jamal Crawford is reportedly unhappy with his situation on the Clippers.

Crawford has sent some cryptic tweets as of late and the general thought is that he's unhappy with the absence of a contract extension. Asked on Twitter if he'd like to remain with the Clippers next season, Crawford responded, "I’m not a [free agent], wish, but I’m not ... So, [you] gotta ask Doc." Crawford has also been the subject of trade rumors so we may see him switch teams over the next few months, but for now, he'll be limited to providing fantasy owners with late-round value as he'll be part of a crowded Clippers rotation.
Jul 28 - 11:52 AM

Ekpe Udo has signed with Fenerbache of Turkey.

Udoh played just 3.9 minutes per game with the Clippers last season, so he'll likely see a big minutes boost overseas. While there's also a chance that Udoh could end up in the NBA again, fantasy owners can move on from him for now.
Source: Sportando
Jul 28 - 9:43 AM

Blake Griffin will attend Team USA's minicamp in August in the hopes of playing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Griffin was unable to play at the FIBA World Cup last year due to a back injury and missed the 2012 Summer Olympics in London because of his knee, so it's great that we will have the chance to watch him in Brazil next summer. Griffin really took a step forward in the playoffs last season with averages of 25.5 points, 12.7 boards, 6.1 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game, so his owners will have plenty to be excited about heading into the new season.
Source: ESPN
Jul 26 - 10:06 AM

Smush Parker is still looking to land another job playing basketball.

He has also been shooting cellphone commercials in Mongolia while also playing basketball there. The 34-year-old guard was in Las Vegas to tryout for the Korean Basketball League. Parker also said playing in Mongolia was "the worst basketball experience ever." Well, apparently playing with Kobe Bryant isn't so bad after all.
Jul 24 - 4:10 PM

Chris Paul will be the Team World captain for the NBA's Africa game on Aug. 1.

The other players on the Team World roster are: Bradley Beal, Kenneth Faried, Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Jeff Green, Evan Turner, Trey Burke and Nikola Vucevic. The roster is subject to change, of course. As for Paul, this will be the first chance we get to see him in the national spotlight since he tweeted "🍌🚤" on NBA emoji day.
Jul 24 - 3:23 PM

Ekpe Udoh is reportedly a target of Fenerbahce in Turkey.

Udoh is expected to give an answer after he meets with a couple of unnamed NBA teams next week, so we will be watching this story closely. He saw just 3.9 minutes of action in 33 appearances for the Clippers last season, and he likely wouldn't have more than a limited role if he does stick around the NBA.
Source: Sportando
Jul 24 - 1:24 PM

Wes Johnson said that he decided to sign with the Clippers this offseason, so he could join a winning team.

"I want a chance to win," Johnson said. "My track record through my career is I've been on teams, unfortunately, that have been bad. So, fortunately, I'm on the other side." Johnson will serve as one of Paul Pierce's backups with the Clippers, competing for reserve minutes with guys like Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford. He won't be worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 4:38 PM

Lance Stephenson said his 2014-15 season with the Hornets was worse than his rookie season.

As fantasy owners who drafted him last season can attest, Stephenson's 2014-15 season was a major step backwards for the 24-year-old. "I'm telling you, this was worse than my rookie year when I didn't even play," Stephenson said of his time in Charlotte. "I was really mentally down. I was trying everything to try to figure out what I can do to help this squad." It won't be hard for Stephenson to improve on last season, but he's still not worth a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues as a utility player for the Clippers.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 23 - 1:07 PM

Josh Smith said he's excited to be a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.

While saying that his free agency decision focused more on finding a good situation than being wined and dined, Smith said he's excited to join the Clippers. "We have an opportunity to be able to do something special," he said, "and right now this is what I want to focus on." Even though he has the potential for a big game now and then, Smith is likely to see enough minutes to warrant more than a late-round draft pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 9:45 AM

Stephen Jackson officially retired from professional basketball.

He was one of the best for quotes. Whether it was dissing coach Scott Skiles, being fined $25K for "issuing a hostile statement directed to Serge Ibaka in a Twitter message," or saying things like "I make love to pressure." S-Jax played 14 seasons in the NBA and averaged 15.1 points per game.
Jul 22 - 11:02 PM

The Clippers and Pablo Prigioni have agreed to terms on a deal.

The Clippers continue to pick up free agents and they get some needed depth behind Chris Paul. Before last season, CP3 couldn't stay healthy, but he was able to play in all 82 games last season. Prigioni is likely just going to be there for emergency depth.
Jul 22 - 6:32 PM

Pablo Prigioni cleared waivers on Wednesday.

It's not a surprise and he is now an unrestricted free agent. Prigioni is 38 years old, but he should still get some interest to be a No. 2 or 3 point guard.
Jul 22 - 6:11 PM

The Clippers still have "high interest" in re-signing Glen Davis.

The Bucks also have some interest in adding Big Baby. The Clippers had a host of players for a press conference on Tuesday and they clearly don't need the depth. Baby would only be looking at minutes in the low teens.
Jul 22 - 3:42 PM

The Nets and Knicks reportedly have no interest in signed unrestricted free agent Pablo Prigioni.

The 38-year-old may head overseas if he's unable to secure an NBA contract after being traded to Denver in the Ty Lawson deal and then subsequently waived. However, even if he is able to snag a minimum-level deal with another NBA squad, he won't have any fantasy value.
Jul 22 - 9:46 AM


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