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May 23, 2018

Doc Rivers, Clippers agree to a contract extension

Doc Rivers and the Clippers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him as head coach beyond next season, the team announced Wednesday. Rivers had one year left on his deal, which pays him about $11 million. The Clippers didn’t announce the length of Rivers’ extension or how much he’s...
May 18, 2018

Clippers value the 30 minutes they get with each prospect at NBA draft combine

The face-to-face meetings with prospects at the NBA draft combine this week was the most significant part for the Clippers. They had already seen somewhere between 40 to 160 games on tape and in person on many of these players. When the Clippers try to make sense of all the information before they...
May 17, 2018

Clippers get a closer look at two point guards and a forward at NBA combine

As the end of a long Thursday at the NBA combine was reaching its conclusion and three of the players the Clippers have interest in drafting made their way to be interviewed by the media, owner Steve Ballmer eased his way into that room with a knowing look. He spoke to the media, but politely declined...
May 16, 2018

Clippers' staff combines efforts to examine best NBA prospects for draft

With the NBA lottery drawing behind them, the Clippers will turn their attention to the league combine and what knowledge they can gain about potential draft picks. The Clippers have the 12th and 13th picks in the June 21 NBA draft, but preparation starts much earlier as they interview prospects...
May 15, 2018

Clippers land the 12th and 13th picks in the 2018 NBA draft lottery; Suns will pick No. 1

It came as no surprise that the Clippers got the 13th pick in the NBA draft during Tuesday’s lottery drawing in Chicago. The Clippers also got the 12th pick in the June 21st draft from the Detroit Pistons as part of the Blake Griffin trade. Detroit would have kept that pick had it landed in the...
May 14, 2018

2018 NBA draft could mark the return of dominant big men

It appears the big man will be back in vogue in the 2018 NBA draft. This is not to say there won’t be a wealth of wing players and point guards selected during the June 21 draft.But the forecast is that 10 of the 30 picks in the first round could be centers or power forwards, with as many as five...
May 7, 2018

Lakers work out six draft prospects with focus on defense

By the end of last season, the young Lakers had improved dramatically on defense. They were 12th in the league in defensive rating (105.6) and held teams to 45.6% shooting, including 34.6% on threes — both of which ranked in the top 10. At the start of the team’s pre-draft workouts Monday, the...

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