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Gerald Madkins, who spent the last five seasons working as an executive in the Clippers’ front office, has taken a job with the New York Knicks to become the team’s assistant general manager, said NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
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Former Clippers look to make an impact as Chicago welcomes Ice Cube’s BIG3 league.
The BIG3 arrives in Chicago as 10 former Clippers hope to help lead their teams to a victory. Trilogy remains undefeated heading into the week, as four teams seek just their second win of the season. Availability and injuries could be a factor for a few matchups, and we may not know who will not be present until right before the games begin. For the Clippers-faithful, here are your Week 5 game previews.
Game 1: Ball Hogs (1-3) vs. Power (3-1)
Cuttino Mobley led Power to their third win of the season in Week 4 against Ghost Ballers behind his 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, and he now has a chance to go 4-1 against a Ball Hogs team that needs to get out of a 1-3 hole. Rasual Butler, who put up 22 points in Week 1 and 19 points in Weeks 2 and 3, fell into a bit of a slump last week for Ball Hogs. Only scoring 5 points, 2 assists, and 1 board in a loss against Trilogy, look for him to have a bounce back week, whether or not it amounts to a win for Ball Hogs.
Game 2: Tri-State (1-3) vs. Trilogy (4-0)
Last week, Tri-State finally notched the first win of the season against 3’s Company, but they have their work cut out for them this week. They’ll be facing undefeated Trilogy, who might still be without the lone Clipper in this matchup, Kenyon Martin. Martin has been out since his lowly 2 points in Week 1, but Trilogy seem to have been just fine in his absence. There have been no formal announcements regarding his availability, but look for Trilogy to have the advantage this week.
Game 3: 3’s Company (1-3) vs. 3-Headed Monsters (3-1)
Despite Al Thornton’s 20 points and 5 rebounds last week against Tri-State, it just wasn’t enough to carry 3’s Company to a win. In the Week 4 loss, 3’s Company didn’t receive double-digit scoring from anyone outside of Thornton. 3’s Company will need more from everyone else if they hope to beat 3-Headed Monsters this week, who were lead by Rashard Lewis and his 30 points, a BIG3 single game scoring record. It also remains to be seen whether or not Ruben Patterson will suit up for 3’s Company, after an absence during Week 4.
Game 4: Killer 3s (1-3) vs. Ghost Ballers (2-2)
Five Clippers will likely be suiting up to finish off the Week 5 matchups, featuring some of the very best in the BIG3. Last week, Killer 3s lost against 3-Headed Monsters despite 24 points and 3 rebounds from Stephen Jackson, 10 points and 9 rebounds from Reggie Evans, and 8 points, 6 rebounds from Brian Cook. There have been no formal announcements regarding the availability of Chauncey Billups, but just as they needed his extra boost in Week 3, Killer 3s could certainly use the help of Mr. Big Shot to get out of a 1-3 hole. Ricky Davis managed to score 23 points and 9 rebounds in both Week 1 and Week 3, pitching in a modest 12 points and 3 rebounds for Ghost Ballers in last week's loss against Power. Since he seems to score well in odd weeks, look for Davis to give Ghost Ballers a solid chance against a Killer 3s team that can’t get much help outside of its former Clippers.
Game 1 will tip off at 2:00pm (CST) at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. For those who cannot watch in-person, follow updates from the BIG3 here.
All BIG3 games will be broadcast tomorrow night on Fox Sports 1 starting at 8:00pm (EST).
The Clippers have 11 former players in Ice Cube’s BIG3, and Clips Nation is going to rank them week to week. Check out our Power Rankings for Week 4:
1. Cuttino Mobley (Power)
20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 8-19 FG, 2-6 3PT - Win
Mobley has been the leading scorer for Power for three straight weeks, and he is clearly the team’s leader in every regard. His post-up abilities have been tough for opposing defenses, and he should continue to make an impact for his squad, who is now 3-1 on the season.
2. Stephen Jackson (Killer 3s)
24 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 5-8 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-1 4PT - Loss
Jackson has been the engine for a Killer 3s team that has had some tough breaks, especially with Chauncey Billups in and out of the lineup. This week, behind a massive first half scoring burst (17) and a comeback threat, the Killer 3s were still outmatched against 3-Headed Monsters.
3. Al Thornton (3’s Company)
20 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 8-16 FG - Loss
After playing well in Weeks 1 and 2, Thornton slumped in Week 3 and was due for bounceback game. Thornton certainly delivered for 3’s Company in Week 4, but despite scoring nearly half the team’s total points it wouldn’t be enough. Nobody else on 3’s Company reached double-digit scoring, so it’s hard to blame Thornton for the loss.
4. Reggie Evans (Killer 3s)
10 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3-7 FG - Loss
Coming off of a Week 3 matchup where he scored 12 points and pulled down a whopping 18 boards, it seemed natural that Evans might come down to earth a bit. But Evans was still quite impactful for Killer 3s despite the loss, and he’s averaging 12 points and 11.3 rebounds for the season.
5. Ricky Davis (Ghost Ballers)
12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 6-10 FG - Loss
Davis led Ghost Ballers with his 23 points and 9 rebounds in both Weeks 1 and 3, with a huge dip in Week 2 (4 points), so there was some anticipation for what he might be able to do in Philly. He underwhelmed a bit despite his efficiency from the field, and will need a greater contribution if he’s hoping for a win in Week 5.
6. Brian Cook (Killer 3s)
8 points, 6 rebounds, 1-4 FG - Loss
Cook has not been a major offensive factor in any game so far, but he’s at least been a capable rebounder in fairly limited minutes. The absence of Chauncey Billups might have hurt Killer 3’s the most in Week 4, but Cook will have to improve his efficiency and continue his efforts on the glass going forward.
7. Rasual Butler (Ball Hogs)
5 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 2-7 FG, 1-5 3PT - Loss
Scoring 22 points in Week 1, and 19 points in Weeks 2 and 3, Butler seemed like a steady offensive force heading into the week. But undefeated Trilogy were solid both offensively and defensively, as Butler and Ball Hogs struggled to match up. Hopefully, Butler can return to form in Week 5.
8. Kenyon Martin (Trilogy)
Did not play in Week 4.
9. Chauncey Billups (Killer 3s)
Did not play in Week 4.
10. Ruben Patterson (3’s Company)
Did not play in Week 4.
11. Corey Maggette (Power)
Did not play in Week 4, out for the remainder of the season due to injury.
The two biggest stars of the night, A.I. and Dr. J, didn’t suit up, but there was plenty to enjoy.
The BIG3’s first appearance in Philadelphia generated a whole lot of buzz and excitement, thanks in large part to the return of hometown legends Allen Iverson and Julius Erving. Though Iverson, player coach and captain of 3’s Company, and Erving, coach of Tri-State, were only present from the sidelines, their Game 4 matchup kept people in anticipation until the very end.
There were some notable performances by Rashard Lewis (30 points, single game record), Rashad McCants (20 points, 8-9 shooting), and Lee Nailon (18 points, plus a first win for Tri-State), but we know you came here for the former-Clippers scoop. So let’s take a Clippers-centric look at each of the week’s four matchups.
Game 1: Power 51, Ghost Ballers 44
Both teams came into the week seeking their 3rd win of the season, pretty evenly matched. Power came away handily with a win, mostly thanks to a stellar performance from Cuttino Mobley. Mobley finished the game with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, shooting 8-of-19 from the field and 2-of-6 from behind the arc.
Ricky Davis led the Ghost Ballers in scoring and rebounding, but his 12 points and 3 boards were simply not enough to help carry his team to a win.
Game 2: Trilogy 50, Ball Hogs 43
The only former Clipper featured in Game 2 was Rasual Butler, who underwhelmed with only 5 points, 2 assists, and 1 rebound, shooting just 2-of-7 from the field and 1-of-5 from beyond the arc in a loss for the Ball Hogs. The hot shooting of undefeated Trilogy (62.5% from the field, 54.5% from behind the arc, and 1-1 4pt FG) was just too much to overcome.
Game 3: 3-Headed Monsters 51, Killer 3s 46
Once again, Stephen Jackson led the way for Killer 3s, this time with 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists, shooting 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-3 from behind the arc, along with 1 4-point field goal. Jackson accounted for more than half of Killer 3s’ total points, getting 10 points and 9 rebounds from teammate Reggie Evans, along with 8 points and 6 boards from Brian Cook. Despite the aggressive play of Killer 3s, they could not keep up with the higher-volume shooting of 3-Headed Monsters (+12 shots attempted).
Game 4: Tri-State 51, 3’s Company 44
This was the long-awaited matchup of the night, with 3’s Company entering the week as the favorites against then-winless Tri-State. Al Thornton led the way for 3’s Company with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist, shooting 8-of-16 from the field. Despite heroics of Thornton, however, Tri-State would prevail behind a balanced scoring effort, superior rebounding (+8), and solid ball movement (8 assists on 21 made field goals), and most importantly, giving them their first win of the season.
Week 5’s games will take place at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL on Sunday July, 23rd. Game 1 will tip off at 2:00pm (EST). For those who cannot watch in-person, follow real-time updates from the BIG3 here.
All BIG3 games will be broadcast the following night on Fox Sports 1 starting at 8:00pm (EST).
Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.
Cleveland's All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the star's demands.
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