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Clips Nation Jun 23, 2016

NBA Draft 2016: Clippers Select Brice Johnson

The UNC power forward is the newest Los Angeles Clipper. With the 25th/33rd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers have selected Brice Johnson, a 6'9" PF from UNC. In his senior year at UNC, Johnson averaged 17 points and 10.4 rebounds. Johnson will help the Clippers down low, as they search for both a reliable third big to take over where Cole Aldrich left off, and for a decent depth big to develop.  Last year, they filled the third-string spot with NBA D-League big men, but now it's a not-so-bad worst-case landing spot for Johnson, where he'll get to grow and provide...
Blazersedge Jun 17, 2016

Would Cole Aldrich Provide an Upgrade for the Blazers Frontcourt?

The Clippers reserve does many things better than Portland's current centers. High recommendation or faint praise? Today's Blazer's Edge Mailbag deals with presumed Clippers free agent Cole Aldrich. How much of an upgrade would he become in the Portland Trail Blazers lineup? Hello, I don't know if this is how you get a question to you for "Mailbag" but... Cole Aldrich of the Clippers is now a free agent. In just 13 minutes a game backing up Jordan he averaged more blocked shots per game than ANY Blazer player. He is bigger than any Blazer except maybe Leonard - 250 pounds, 6:11 with a 7"5...
Clips Nation Jun 9, 2016

NBA Draft 2016: International Centers in the Clippers' Range

The Clippers own picks 25 and 33, and there are three intriguing international centers projected in range of those picks. In the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, we'll be looking at tons of possible selections.  Today, we're going to look at three international centers who should be available at least into the mid-20s.  Even if one goes early, whichever two are leftover will almost definitely be available to the Clippers at 25, and have a shot of being on the board when they pick again at 33.  If Cole Aldrich leaves this summer, the Clippers could really use help down low, as they'll...
Clips Nation Jun 2, 2016

Should the Los Angeles Clippers re-sign Cole Aldrich?

The Clippers got a bargain when they inked Cole Aldrich to a minimum contract last summer, but he'll almost surely opt out in search of a more lucrative deal next month. Should the Clips be the team that pays him? Robert Flom (@RichHomieFlom): The Clips should absolutely try to re-sign Cole Aldrich. He was one of the biggest bright spots in this fairly miserable 2015-16 season, proving himself to be one of the best backup centers in the NBA. Still youngish, Cole is going to be a big commodity, and for good reason. He can score in the paint, protect the basket and rebound the ball. If the...
Clips Nation Jun 2, 2016

NBA Draft 2016: NCAA Wings For the Clippers to Target (Part 2)

Here are some long-shot prospects at the Clippers' biggest position of need. In the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, we're going to look at a ton of possible selections for the Clippers.  This time around, we're checking out some potential selections on the wing--where the Clippers have their most dire need roster-wise.  Not all of these players are natural fits at SF, but they're all intriguing prospects, even if they would be best at the SG or PF positions.  Please note that analysis of these players is largely secondhand after reading and watching scout video from a variety of...
Clips Nation Jun 1, 2016

Cole Aldrich and the Center Market for Summer 2016

The Clippers would love to bring back Cole Aldrich. But will they be able to? Well, it all depends on how the rest of the market shakes out. This is what that market looks like. Cole Aldrich was one of the bright spots for the Clippers in the 2015-2016 season. Sadly, he is an unrestricted free agent. Even worse, his stellar play has probably priced him out of the Clippers' range. But Cole's worth largely depends on what the market value is for a center, or more specifically, a center with his type of production. So let's take a look at what exactly the market for centers is this...
Clips Nation May 31, 2016

NBA Draft 2016: NCAA Big Men Targets for the Clippers to Consider (Part 2)

The Clippers' range of the draft is full of centers who could be possible depth selections with either pick 25 or 33. In the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, we're going to look at a ton of possible selections.  We already looked at Damian Jones, Cheick Diallo, and Brice Johnson, and today, we're going to look at more big men from the NCAA that should be options for the Clippers. With Cole Aldrich prone to leave in free agency, and the Clippers lacking center depth aside from D-League call-ups, this could be a great opportunity for them to find a short-term band-aid or long-term project...
Clips Nation May 25, 2016

NBA Draft 2016: NCAA Big Men Targets for the Clippers to Consider (Part 1)

The Clippers' range of the draft is full of centers who could be possible depth selections with either pick 25 or 33. In the weeks leading up to the draft, we're going to look at a ton of possible selections.  Today: the first of three groupings of NCAA big men.  With Cole Aldrich prone to leave in free agency, and the Clippers lacking center depth aside from D-League call-ups, this could be a great opportunity for them to find a short-term band-aid or long-term project at backup C.  Please note that analysis of these players is largely secondhand after reading and watching scout video...

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