Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

Chuck Hayes will sign with the Clippers.

He only played 8.8 minutes per game with the Raptors last season and he's almost certainly not going to be in the rotation. Hayes is a good locker room guy and the Clippers are already really deep, so it's easy to like this small pickup.
Aug 31 - 5:42 PM

Chuck Hayes will not be joining the Houston Rockets, according to his agent.

While Hayes had reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockets, his agent said that his client will not sign with the team due to salary cap issues. The Rockets want Hayes to join their coaching staff, but the 32-year-old still wants to play. We'll keep an eye on Hayes' situation, but fantasy can feel free to ignore the Chuck Wagon as doesn't provide any fantasy value.
Aug 27 - 12:04 PM

The Clippers are reportedly "confident" that Glen Davis will re-sign this summer, though the Mavericks have also contacted the free-agent PF/C.

Davis might play in Europe or China if no suitable contract materializes in the NBA, and it's almost certain that the Mavs and Clips are offering him the veteran's minimum. It would be bitterly ironic if Dallas manages to poach Davis from the Clippers, having failed to land DeAndre Jordan, but Big Baby is irrelevant in fantasy leagues no matter where he's playing.
Aug 26 - 9:18 PM

Steve Ballmer issued a statement regarding the $250,000 fine the Clippers received for violating the league's anti-circumvention rules.

"As I shared with everyone on day one of purchasing the Team, being part of the Clippers family means operating with the highest integrity," wrote Ballmer in his statement. "We believed we were doing this the right way, and any circumvention was inadvertent. In our effort to support our players in every way possible, we as an organization must be diligent in complying with the CBA." The league determined that the third-party endorsement opportunity (reportedly Lexus) had no bearing on Jordan's decision to re-sign with the Clippers, though it was still a violation the anti-circumvention rules.
Aug 26 - 1:03 PM

The NBA has fined the Clippers $250,000 for violating the league's anti-circumvention rules when making their pitch to DeAndre Jordan during free agency.

The Clippers pitch to Jordan reportedly included a third-party endorsement opportunity for him if he were to return to Los Angeles, which is a direct violation of the league's anti-circumvention rules. The rules prohibit teams from providing a player with any source of outside compensation, unless the compensation is included in the player's contract or otherwise expressly permitted under the CBA. However, this offer came before Jordan had verbally committed to Dallas, and he ultimately did not sign with the third-party company.
Aug 25 - 2:31 PM

Blake Griffin is excited about getting a little more rest during the upcoming season.

"My third season in the league when we had that unbelievable bench, I think I dropped to like 32 minutes a game in the regular season...You definitely feel fresher toward the end," Griffin said. After averaging above 35 minutes per game in each of the last two seasons, Griffin could drop down to the 32.5 he played during the 2012-13 season.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 24 - 10:47 AM

Carlos Delfino (foot) will not play for the Argentinian national team this summer.

Injuries have kept Delfino sidelined for the past two seasons, and he's currently an unrestricted free agent. There are no guarantees he finds himself a roster spot this offseason, and he can be ignored in all leagues on draft day.
Aug 23 - 7:27 PM

Jordan Hamilton has officially signed with Krasny Oktyabr in Russia.

Hamilton has spent time with the Nuggets, Rockets and Clippers during his brief NBA career, but he is going to need to develop his game overseas for the time being. Hamilton boasts career averages of 5.5 points, 2.6 boards and 0.9 3-pointers on 40.5 percent shooting from the field, so he wouldn't have been an option in fantasy leagues if he stayed in the NBA.
Source: Sportando
Aug 22 - 9:19 AM

Dan Woike of the Orange County Register said that the Clippers won't just give Jamal Crawford away without getting something useful in return.

Crawford has been linked in countless trade rumors over the past few months, but it wouldn't make sense for them just to give him away considering how crucial his role is off the bench. The Clippers shouldn't feel too confident about Austin Rivers or Lance Stephenson making a significant impact based on what we saw last season, so there's no reason to think that a deal involving Crawford is imminent.
Aug 21 - 1:49 PM

Blake Griffin said taking 3-pointers "blew up" on him and he's not expecting to take more next season.

He made a very respectable 10-of-25 (40 percent) last season, so it's not like it was a complete nightmare. Griffin said he is working on his shooting, which is nice to see after he improved his free throw shooting to 72.8 percent last year. He was actually 76.7 percent from the line after the break last season, so there's a decent chance he clears 75 percent in 2015-16. He's a rock-solid pick in the second round.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 20 - 9:33 PM

Lance Stephenson has been doing three-a-day workouts to prepare for his first season with the Clippers, and said he's "on a mission to prove everybody wrong."

"A lot of people are doubting me and saying I'm a bad locker-room guy and all of those rumors, but there's no facts that I'm a bad locker-room guy," Stephenson said. He feels that he and Jamal Crawford will "learn to work together" in the second unit, but they may not have to develop chemistry if recent trade rumors pan out -- J-Craw is reportedly unhappy in L.A. and he's been connected to the Cavaliers, Knicks and Heat.
Source: L.A. Times
Aug 18 - 9:26 PM

Free agent Glen Davis said on Tuesday that he weighs "about...310 pounds" and suggested that he'd "love" to re-sign with the Clippers.

Big Baby only wants to play for a contender and he said that he might play overseas if he doesn't find an appropriate deal in the NBA. "Doc [Rivers] in his system, works for me," Davis said. "He needs a guy to set picks and do the dirty work ... I feel at home there." Davis, who averaged 4.0 points in 12.2 minutes per game last season, won't be a viable fantasy option in L.A. or anywhere else.
Aug 18 - 8:58 PM

The Knicks and Cavaliers are both reportedly interested in acquiring Jamal Crawford.

The Clippers could gain some salary relief if they trade Crawford and any deal with open up some fantasy value for Austin Rivers and Lance Stephenson. We'll keep an eye on this situation as more news becomes available, but Crawford will remain a late-round target in standard fantasy leagues no matter where he's playing.
Aug 18 - 1:01 PM

Glen Davis is expected to decide on his next team by the end of August.

While playing overseas is still an option for Big Baby, he's hoping to stay in the NBA. "I want to go on a team that’s competing for a championship," Davis said. The 29-year-old has received interest from several teams and could return to the Clippers, but he won't have much fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues no matter where he lands.
Aug 18 - 10:20 AM

Lance Stephenson thinks he and Jamal Crawford can coexist on the Clippers second unit.

Stephenson said he hasn't talked to Crawford since signing with the Clippers, but doesn't think the two will have any trouble playing alongside each other. "I think we’re going to learn to work together and try to win games," Stephenson said. While Born Ready is confident about the upcoming season, he should be more of a late-round flier for fantasy owners after a disappointing 2014-15 season.
Aug 18 - 9:38 AM


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