Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

Blake Griffin (back) said he has been working on corner 3-pointers this summer.

Surprisingly, Blake was very good at corner treys last season, making 8-of-18 (44.4 percent). Griffin's offensive game really came on last season and he was still able to take 48 percent of his shots at the rim, which explains his 52.8 percent from the field. On top of that, he shot 74 percent from the line after the break. He is over his back injury and is worth a look at the end of the first round.
Sep 30 - 8:55 PM

Blake Griffin said after Tuesday's practice, "It felt great to be out there, my legs feel 100 percent and I'm good to go."

This is noteworthy since Blake skipped Team USA this summer due to a very minor back injury, but he enters the preseason without any health concerns. He's a borderline first-round pick this season, and is even more valuable if you're not bothered by his sub-par (but improved) FT percentages.
Sep 30 - 6:26 PM

C.J. Wilcox said he is 100 percent healthy heading into training camp.

He missed summer league due to a right shoulder injury and will likely get some minutes in the pre-season. However, the Clippers are somewhat loaded at shooting guard, so Wilcox is not going to start the year in the rotation. While coach Doc Rivers was excited to draft him as the best player on their draft board, he's not going to be on the fantasy radar for a while.
Sep 30 - 1:29 AM

Reggie Bullock said he's 100 percent healthy heading into training camp.

He did not play in 2014 summer league due to a knee injury, which is too bad because he was awesome in 2013 summer league. Bullock probably won't be in the rotation to start the season.
Sep 30 - 1:27 AM

Matt Barnes said he's at his lightest playing weight of his career.

He's been doing yoga and has changed his diet to drop about 20 pounds this offseason. Barnes was fantastic after the break and turned in top-50 value in fantasy leagues during that span. The Clippers hope to have J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford stay healthy, so Barnes probably won't be as great as he was down the stretch. However, he's still a nice option late in most drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 29 - 7:27 PM

The Nets reached a buyout agreement with assistant coach Lawrence Frank and he joined Doc Rivers' staff in Los Angeles.

He was the highest-paid assistant coach in NBA history last year to help out Jason Kidd, but that didn't work out very well for the Nets. Frank served as an assistant under Rivers in Boston and he also has some head-coaching experience.
Source: ESPN NY
Sep 27 - 10:13 AM

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is hoping to eliminate the use of Apple products from his team.

"Most of the Clippers on are Windows, some of the players and coaches are not," Ballmer said. "And Doc [Rivers] kind of knows that’s a project. It’s one of the first things he said to me: ‘We are probably going to get rid of these iPads, aren’t we?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, we probably are.’ But I promised we would do it during the off season." The former Microsoft CEO wasn't going to think different here, and there was no doubt he was going to be pro-Microsoft after spending $2 billion on the team.
Source: Reuters
Sep 25 - 7:23 PM

The Clippers are set to announce the addition of Sam Cassell to their coaching staff.

Cassell, Mike Woodson, and Lawrence Frank are expected to be announced within a few days as new additions to and will replace Ty Lue and Alvin Gentry on Doc Rivers' staff. Both Cassell and Frank have a previous ties to Rivers, so the transition in Los Angeles should be close to seamless.
Sep 25 - 10:45 AM

Blake Griffin said he knew about Donald Sterling's racism before being selected by the Clippers, but he and the owner had little interaction.

Griffin discussed how he googled Sterling after the Clippers won the NBA Draft Lottery and "Donald Sterling racist" popped up first. He then read a bunch about Sterling, which wasn't exactly a secret in the NBA world. As for Griffin on the basketball court, he had his best season as a pro in 2013-14 and could flirt with first-round value if he's able to continue to improve at the free throw line.
Source: GQ
Sep 22 - 11:48 AM

The Clippers invited Jared Cunningham to training camp.

He was with the Kings last season and on their championship Las Vegas Summer League roster, averaging 6.8 points, 1.2 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.4 steals. He'll have a tough time making the LAC roster.
Sep 20 - 1:18 PM

DeAndre Liggins will not be with the Clippers for training camp.

He played one minute with the Heat last season, but it was quite a minute. Liggins made his only shot and grabbed an offensive rebound, which explains his NBA-leading 233.3 offensive rating (no minimum). Obviously, teams are not sold on that sample size.
Sep 20 - 1:15 PM

Miroslav Raduljica is signing to play in China with Shandong this season.

He was in the news this week for saying he has a better beard than James Harden, but we won't be seeing it in the NBA this season. Raduljica had a strong FIBA World Cup with Serbia and will probably be one of the better big men in the Chinese league.
Sep 19 - 9:10 AM

Clippers sign F Joe Ingles.

Ingles' deal is a guaranteed minimum deal worth $507,336 and he will join a crowded Clippers' rotation after enjoying a successful FIBA World Cup of Basketball. While Ingles is worth a look in extremely deep dynasty leagues, fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave Ingles off their 2014-15 draft boards.
Sep 16 - 1:36 PM

Australian G/F Joe Ingles is set to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Ingles drew interest from several NBA teams after averaging 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists during five games at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball and will now land with Doc Rivers' Clippers. The 26-year-old had a moderately successful 2013-14 season with Maccabi Tel Aviv, but will be hard-pressed to find enough minutes on the Clippers to be relevant in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 16 - 9:27 AM

Miroslav Raduljica said his beard is better than James Harden's after Serbia's loss to Team USA on Sunday.

He played very well in the World Cup with 13 points per game, but he's expected to sign overseas. The Clippers waived Raduljica last month after being acquired from the Bucks in the Jared Dudley trade.
Sep 15 - 10:31 AM


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