4:34 PM EDT, Thu June 22, 2017
19 hours ago

Clippers consider buying way into NBA draft

The Clippers are not in a position to participate in Thursday night’s NBA draft because they don’t have a selection in the first or second rounds. But before the day is over, the Clippers could partake in the festivities if they make good on their plan to buy a second-round draft pick from another...
21 hours ago

The Times' NBA mock draft: Look for Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball to go first and second

A Paul George mega-deal could turn the NBA draft upside down if the Indiana Pacers trade him before or during Thursday night’s proceedings. They’ve had discussions with multiple teams, including the Lakers, who feel as if they are in prime position to acquire George. The four-time All-Star will...
Jun 19, 2017

Clippers introduce Jerry West as team consultant

Doc Rivers shared a stage with Jerry West to his left and Lawrence Frank to his right, the three forming a partnership they hope will someday deliver the Clippers an NBA championship. They officially joined forces Monday when Rivers introduced West as a consultant to the Clippers and a voice to...
Jun 17, 2017

The top five picks in the NBA draft are already a certainty

The consensus from many NBA executives is that the players who’ll be taken with the top five picks in Thursday’s NBA draft are a foregone conclusion. It’s the order in which these one-and-done collegiate players will be selected that remains open for debate. Except that all the executives, who...
Jun 15, 2017

Jerry West explains his move to the Clippers

Jerry West is leaving the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to join forces with the Clippers, and the natural question is why. He provided an answer in an interview Thursday morning: the people. The allure of working with Clippers owners Steve Ballmer and Dennis Wong, as well as coach Doc Rivers,...
Jun 15, 2017

Looking for a new challenge, iconic executive Jerry West will join Clippers

Jerry West, one of the NBA’s most distinguished executives who once presided over making the Lakers a powerhouse, is finalizing a deal to join the Clippers as a consultant, said several league officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. West, who spent the last six seasons...
Jun 15, 2017

Jerry West to join Clippers as consultant

The Clippers have finalized a deal with NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West to fill a similar capacity to the role he has had with the Golden State Warriors where he was a front office consultant as an executive board member. The Warriors have won two of the last three NBA championships.
Jun 14, 2017

Lakers, still undecided on pick, host second workout for Josh Jackson, plan one for Lonzo Ball

It was not possible to draw a definitive conclusion from Kansas forward Josh Jackson’s second pre-draft workout with the Lakers on Tuesday because the team plans on bringing in UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball for another workout. Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox had worked out for the Lakers earlier...
Jun 13, 2017

De'Aaron Fox gets his moment to shine for Lakers in pre-draft workout

This was De’Aaron Fox’s moment to shine, his time to showcase his skills to the Lakers during Tuesday’s pre-draft workout, his time to give the team a reason to use its No. 2 pick in the NBA draft on the Kentucky point guard. Fox knows the competition at his position is Washington point guard Markelle...
Jun 12, 2017

Kentucky's Isaac Humphries works out for Lakers, speaks highly of former teammate De'Aaron Fox

The day before the Lakers have their workout with Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox, one of his former teammates spoke glowingly about the point guard many view as being a top-five NBA draft pick. Kentucky forward Isaac Humphries had his workout for the Lakers on Monday, and it was his chance to display...
Jun 11, 2017

Lakers' workouts continue

His name hasn’t drawn the same attention as Washington’s Markelle Fultz or UCLA’s Lonzo Ball or Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox, all point guards who are expected to go in the top five of the NBA draft. That is not an issue for North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr. The idea of trying to compare himself...
Jun 9, 2017

Lakers have less hype for Friday's pre-draft workouts

The commotion and hype surrounding the Lakers’ pre-draft workout with Lonzo Ball on Wednesday far outweighed the commotion and hype for the team’s workouts Friday. Some 50 media members were at the Lakers’ training facility when Ball was on display for his solo workout. The former UCLA guard is,...
May 31, 2017

Jerry West, Clippers have mutual interest

Jerry West, one of the NBA’s foremost executives, is “very intrigued” about joining forces with the Clippers, said two league executives who were not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing talks. West, an executive board member with the Golden State Warriors who consults with the team’s...
May 23, 2017

Marreese Speights opts out of his contract with Clippers; others may soon do the same

It comes as no surprise that forward/center Marreese Speights opted out of his contract for the 2017-18 season with the Clippers, making him an unrestricted free agent. The agency that represents Speights, AMS Sports, made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. Speights, who had until June 22 to...

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