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CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Already short-handed with Blake Griffin out of the lineup, the Los Angeles Clippers will reportedly be without Austin Rivers for between four-to-six weeks as he recovers from a broken hand of his own. Clippers' Austin Rivers has been diagnosed with broken left hand, sources say. Likely out 4-6 weeks. — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 7, 2016 Adding insult to injury...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Left Hand

Austin Rivers will likely miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand. The Los Angeles Clippers are already without Blake Griffin due to a broken hand.
Via RealGM
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers, Nuggets have discussed Blake Griffin trade

Blake Griffin’s off-court fight that resulted in a broken hand sparked rumors the Los Angeles Clippers might consider trading the power forward, and it appears the franchise truly is exploring the option. According to Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News, the Clippers and Denver Nuggests have discussed a trade for the 26-year-old Griffin. The Clippers have talked to the Nuggets...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photos of Blake Griffin’s broken hand show it’s extremely swollen

The first photos of Blake Griffin’s broken right hand have surfaced, and it’s swollen and scarred. The photos, obtained by TMZ, depict rather significant swelling and the scar from the required surgery that Griffin underwent. BLAKE GRIFFIN's HAND — 1st look, post fight… & it's f'ed up. Swollen, scarred… https://t.co/fHcZDJSwFx pic.twitter.com/kNNDQ3SI3e — mike babcock...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers stunned by 'Wolves at home, ends 4-game streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stung by a four-point loss to the Lakers a night earlier and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a team they had lost to 14 straight times on the road, the Minnesota Timberwolves might have doubted themselves.Instead, they came out sharp and never let up, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 108-102 on Wednesday night to snap skids of five games overall...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

At 23-25, the Charlotte Hornets are currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race. No matter how this season turns out for the Hornets-- be it a lottery trip or postseason appearance -- the team will still be firmly considered second-class citizens in the East as the summer approaches. That's what happens for a team with no superstar, no prized prospect and a few...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Clippers trade Blake Griffin?

The Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin was injured on Christmas in a victory over the LA Lakers. He suffered a partially torn left quadriceps tendon and was expected to miss two or three weeks. In addition to his leg injury, he broke his right hand in an altercation with a friend and assistant equipment manager for the Clippers. Griffin was supposed to return around...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers waiting on results of NBA's Griffin inquiry

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers will decide whether Blake Griffin joins them for the team's upcoming road trip after the NBA announces the results of its investigation of the star forward's punching of an assistant equipment manager. Griffin broke his shooting hand in the Jan. 23 incident in Toronto between him and Matias Testi. Both men were sent back to Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers won’t hesitate to replace Blake Griffin with Kevin Durant

The Los Angeles Clippers are determined to make a bid for impending free agent Kevin Durant, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Durant will be the hottest free agent this summer not named LeBron James, and you can be sure any team with sizable cap space is going to make a run at him. However, if the opportunity comes to move Blake Griffin and replace him with...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers’ bench depth

The Los Angeles Clippers have found a method of going from being a good team, to a great one. And it does not have to do with the first five players in the game. What truly makes any basketball team great, is it’s depth when it comes to the bench players. And with a key young player developing, old players staying in great shape and working hard, and everyone in between pushing...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trades that will push Clippers, Raptors into contention

With the Feb. 18 trade deadline approaching fast, NBA fans can only pray that this year's deadline is just as impactful and entertaining as last year, where big name players, such as Michael Crater-Williams, Goran Dragic, Enes Kanter, Reggie Jackson, and Brandon Knight were all dealt. This season, there are multiple teams that are looking to add talent to their existing rosters...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers has great quote about forgiving Blake Griffin

Clippers coach Doc Rivers says that he’s forgiven Blake Griffin, even comparing it to a certain former President. Griffin broke his hand while punching equipment staffer Matias Testi in an altercation in Toronto. Rivers said that Griffin has expressed remorse over the incident and had resumed speaking to Testi, and then he dropped the rather hilarious comparison. “He feels...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Clippers Forgive or Move on from Blake Griffin?

The Los Angeles Clippers face a tough situation with power forward Blake Griffin. The team can forgive Griffin for his actions with the team equipment manager and play through Griffin’s injury, which could sideline him two months. The other option is to look to trade Griffin and reap the assets he could return in the deal. Blake Griffin is one of the biggest assets for the Clippers...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers: Griffin 'feels awful' about punching incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers consider their investigation of Blake Griffin's punch-out of a team staff member to be closed, and coach Doc Rivers says Griffin ''feels awful'' for the incident that happened on the team's recent road trip. The club is awaiting the outcome of the NBA's investigation into the Jan. 23 altercation in Toronto between Griffin and assistant...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers suspect Blake Griffin could miss two months

After originally suggesting that Blake Griffin would only miss 4-6 weeks as a result of suffering a hand injury in an altercation with a team staffer, the Los Angeles Clippers believe their superstar player could miss upwards of two months. ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported the news of a lengthier recovery period in a wider discussion of whether or not the Clippers should trade Griffin...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clipper’s Hack-A-Jordan solution

Many teams in the NBA now have taken a liking to a certain familiar strategy to anyone that has been following basketball for a long time. When a team wants to stop the clock, and get more scoring opportunities, simply foul the worst free throw shooter on the team. Although the term for this play is commonly referred to as the “Hack-a-Shaq” technique (named after the great Shaquille...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Griffin injured hand punching a team staffer

The emerging reports concerning how Blake Griffin injured his right hand are downright troubling, as the Los Angeles Clippers superstar allegedly suffered the injury during an altercation with a member of the team’s equipment staff, according to ESPN’s Michael Eaves. #Clippers forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand after hitting a member of the team's equipment staff...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas And Chris Paul: A Deeper Look Into ESPN's PG Rankings

Comparing current and former players is something we love to do as sports fans. After ESPN recently released their all-time rankings of greatest point guards (with the other positions to follow), a lot of debate surrounded a few players in particular. Some argued that Isiah was ranked too low at number 5, while others complained that a guy like Steph Curry, albeit great, shouldn’t...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Clippers are great but will never win

The Clippers are rolling. They've pulled out of their early struggles and won nine straight games, mostly without Blake Griffin, who's on the sidelines with a quad injury. Chris Paul is doing Chris Paul things, averaging 21.1 points, 10.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds over his last ten games, and J.J. Redick is going bananas. Let's talk about what they're doing right. Before anyone...
Via The Sports Quotient
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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