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ClipperSisyphus » 07/17/18 » 11:21am
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07/18/18 » 5:33pm
Milos Teidosic gone.
angelfan1958 » 06/18/18 » 11:17am (Page: 1, 2)
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07/18/18 » 3:57pm
Kawhi wants to come to LA.
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07/18/18 » 3:53pm
KD
V-Ice » 07/13/18 » 8:56am
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07/18/18 » 3:47pm
Free Agency Stories.
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Los Angeles Clippers should take a chance on Jahlil Okafor

Although the Los Angeles Clippers added Marcin Gortat, the team is still going to be weaker at center without DeAndre Jordan. A free agent surprise may be the answer. The Los Angeles Clippers do not look terrible at the center position but the team is definitely not great, either. With DeAndre Jordan opting out of […]

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Clippers Take on Hawks in Last Game in Vegas Summer League

The Clippers are playing a consolation game tonight against the Hawks.

The Clippers were eliminated from the Vegas Summer League tournament yesterday in an ugly 82-69 loss to the Lakers. Rookies Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson sat yesterday, as did standout Vince Hunter, so it wouldn’t be shocking if they sat out this consolation game as well.

Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans have had very inconsistent Summer Leagues, which is not what you want to see from second year players who received fairly significant minutes their rookie seasons. The Clippers could want to play them to hopefully see some improvement, or could just sit them to save any chance of injury.

The Hawks have already announced they are sitting all their roster players, making this a presumably boring affair from their side. The players of interest for the Clippers are probably going to be David Michineau, Desi Rodriguez (who has played the best of the non-roster wings), Vince Hunter (if he plays), Reggie Upshaw Jr. (been solid), and Thomas Wimbush (showed some NBA-level athleticism). While all those guys have provided some decent moments, none of them are going to make the Clippers’ roster next season, and it’s unlikely any of them are on an NBA roster at all, so this should not be the most eventful of games.

On the other hand, these are all players who are trying to impress precisely because they don’t have NBA roster spots locked up, so we might see some competitive action tonight. The game starts at 7:30 on NBATV, and will be the last Clippers’ basketball we see until July, so tune in!

Editor’s Note: Clippers are starting Jawun, Jordan Matthews, Desi, Reggie, and Grant Jerrett, so Shai, Jerome, Vince, and Sindarius are all apparently out tonight.

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Lakers defeat Clippers to advance to quarterfinals of Summer League tournament

Josh Hart and Svi Mykhailiuk led the Lakers to an 82-69 victory over the Clippers on Thursday night in Las Vegas to advance to the quarterfinals of the NBA Summer League tournament.

Hart scored 20 points on seven-of-16 shooting from the field, including two of six from three-point range, and made...

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Summer League Q & A with Sindarius Thornwell
Last year at this time, Sindarius Thornwell was going through his first NBA Summer League and making an immediate impact.
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Clippers Beat Wizards 89-74, Advance to Round-of-16 Against Lakers

I combined a game recap, game preview, and game thread all into one post. Peak summer league.

In what was the team’s best-played game of the Las Vegas Summer League, the Clippers bested the Washington Wizards 89-74 in yesterday afternoon’s opening-round playoff game. Each team went 1-2 in preliminary play and were the 16th and 17th-seeded teams, with the Wizards being ahead on tiebreaker.

The Clippers were once again led by standout rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who was more selective with his shot attempts in this game but put more of his passing and vision on display, finishing with 17 points on 8-16 shooting, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block while going +23 in his 29 minutes. Thirteenth overall pick Jerome Robinson had his best offensive outing of the Summer League despite still looking a little shaky at times, contributing 15 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds. Robinson has been banged up throughout the off-season and may be best served waiting to prove himself in training camp.

L.A. was also lifted by a couple of stellar performances elsewhere on the roster: Reggie Upshaw, Jr. and Angel Delgado both provided the kind of role player performances seldom seen in Summer League, where everyone is looking to stand out rather than fit in. Upshaw has been the Clippers’ best non-roster player all tournament, playing as many minutes as Shai and Sindarius Thornwell while averaging 10.8 points and 8 rebounds per game. He’s been incredibly solid and put in work defensively and on the glass while playing within himself offensively, and Clippers coach Casey Hill is rewarding him with starts and minutes. He absolutely broke out against the Wizards, scoring 24 points on 9-15 shooting and 3-6 from deep, and adding 9 rebounds.

Delgado, who has struggled to adjust defensively to the level of play in Summer League, has fought fringe NBA players Grant Jerrett and Vince Hunter for minutes all week. Today, though, he had his best overall performance, showing how his relentless activity propelled him to success at Seton Hall and landed him a two-way contract with the Clippers this summer as an undrafted free agent. He finished with a tidy 14 points (7-9 shooting), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 5(!) steals in 23 minutes while matching up against Thomas Bryant, who played 15 games in the NBA last season. When Delgado went to the bench, he was replaced by Jaylen Johnson, who had his most notable performance of the week as well, picking up where Delgado left off and contributing 6 points and 4 rebounds in 16 minutes.

Fortunately, those contributions from outside the NBA roster made up for a lack of production from second-year players Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans. Thornwell performed well offensively earlier in the tournament, but has dropped off in the last couple of games. Sindarius, however, impacts the game in a variety of ways due to his defensive prowess and vocal leadership. Despite having a frustrating offensive outing, he made his presence known on the court, setting the tone defensively and diving for loose balls. He finished with 4 turnovers and only 2 points, but also added 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and a block. Evans, on the other hand, didn’t seem to do much to redeem his poor offensive output. He didn’t score on 0-2 shooting, had no assists, steals, or blocks, and had 3 fouls and 3 turnovers in just 10 minutes of play.

The Clippers’ win over the Wizards means that they will advance to the round of 16 against the Lakers tonight. The game is at 5:30 Pacific time, and will be broadcast on ESPN2. The loser of this game will play a single consolation game tomorrow at 7:30 PM, while the winner will advance through to the quarterfinals on Sunday.

On the Clippers’ side, I expect that Shai and Sindarius will play again tonight on the second night of a back-to-back. If the Clippers lose, I think the team will sit both on Friday in what would be their third game in three nights. Jerome, who has been banged up throughout summer league and exited the Clippers’ game against the Wizards early with an apparent minor ankle injury, could be more likely to sit tonight against the Lakers. He only played one game of the Clippers’ previous SL back-to-back. Additionally, Vince Hunter, who has impressed this summer as a modern, switchy, athletic undersized 4/5, left yesterday’s game with a bruised left knee following having his legs taken out from under him during a dirty play by Washington first-round pick Troy Brown, Jr. We don’t yet know if he’s good to go today against the Lakers.

Everyone else—including Jawun Evans—should be able to continue to play, regardless of tonight’s result.

On the Lakers’ side, first-round pick Moritz Wagner will reportedly sit out tonight. He’s been the Lakers’ fourth-leading scorer and leading rebounder in Las Vegas, and will likely be replaced by former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams or NBA journeyman and former Clipper Jeff Ayres, who has 237 career NBA games across six seasons.

There is no word yet on the status of Josh Hart, who was a solid rotation contributor for the Lakers last season and is clearly too good for Summer League. He’s averaging 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists while thoroughly dominating the competition. A match-up against Hart would certainly be the fiercest challenge Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has faced this week. Speculation has been rampant all week that the Lakers should shut Hart down, but there’s no indication that they plan to do so.

The Lakers have also gotten solid contributions from Svi Mykhailiuk, a high-volume Ukranian sharpshooter who played four years at Kansas and has already signed an NBA deal after being taken by the Lakers in the second round of the 2018 Draft.

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Clippers: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be a Rookie of the Year finalist

The Los Angeles Clippers have two first-round picks on the roster in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson. One of which will thrive in year one. The Los Angeles Clippers made some interesting moves in the 2018 NBA Draft. The one move that we can wholeheartedly agree with is moving up one spot to make sure […]

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There are Conflicting Reports on Milos Teodosic’s Future With the Clippers

Are the Clippers keeping Milos? Are they cutting him or trading him? Well, there are differing reports on the matter

In June, there was a report from Sportando (a reasonably reputable international basketball site) that the Clippers weren’t going to keep Milos Teodosic. The sense was that the Clippers were going to either trade him or waive him after he opted into his player deal for 2018-2019. The thought that Milos wouldn’t be on the Clippers next year only gained momentum when the Clips drafted two guards - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson - in the NBA draft just a week later. On top of that, Avery Bradley was re-signed by the Clippers last week, bringing yet another guard back to the roster. With so many guards on the roster who need minutes, Milos’ tenure with the Clippers appeared to be at an end.

But maybe not! Today, a report from Euro Hoops (another semi-reputable site) said that the Clippers are now planning on keeping Milos, as they aren’t near the salary hard cap. The writer cites the Clippers’ record with vs. without Milos last year as a reason for the Clippers to keep them. This much is true: everything the Clippers have done this summer suggests they are hellbent on making the playoffs next year, and retaining Milos does make the Clippers a better team. A Pat Beverley-Avery Bradley-Lou Williams-Milos Teodosic guard rotation is quite good, if a bit light on star power, and would keep the Clippers from relying too heavily on the rookies next year.

On the other hand, while the Clippers are trying to win, they’ve also invested a lot in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jerome Robinson, and it would be odd for them to completely bury them on the bench their rookie seasons. There’s also the issue of who else would leave if Milos is kept. CJ Williams’ non-guaranteed contract seems a surety to be cut, but after that, guaranteed money would be lost. Would the Clippers not re-sign Montrezl Harrell? Do they have to outright cut Jawun Evans, a guy they just bought the draft rights to for several million dollars last summer? Those are all possibilities, sure, but trading Milos to a team like the Suns still seems like the easier move.

Anyway, Milos’ deal becomes guaranteed on July 15, so if the Clippers are moving on, we will likely see a move of some kind in the next couple days. Stay tuned.

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Clippers beat Wizards to advance to Summer League showdown with Lakers

Reggie Upshaw had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Clippers to an 89-74 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas to advance in the single-elimination NBA Summer League tournament.

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Game Thread: Clippers Tip Off Summer League Playoffs Against Washington Wizards

Playoffs? In this economy?

The L.A. Clippers and Washington Wizards will face off this afternoon in the opening game of the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League playoffs. The Clippers are the 17th-seeded team, and the Wizards are the 16th-seeded team. Both finished 1-2 in the preliminary round, but the Wizards were ahead of the Clippers on “Quarter Points” (the amount of individual quarters won during the preliminary round).

Today’s game against the Wizards will be at 1:00 PM Pacific time, broadcast on ESPNU.

The winner of this game will play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night at 5:30 PM in the first round-of-16 game. The winner of that game will advance to the quarterfinals on Sunday.

If the Clippers lose to the Wizards, they’ll play the loser of Chicago vs Dallas on Friday at 3:00 PM. If the Clippers lose to the Lakers, they’ll play the loser of Portland and either Atlanta or Indiana on Friday at 7:30 PM. Either Friday game would be their Summer League finale, while continued winning could carry them through next Tuesday and a total of 8 games played.

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TLTJTP: Summer League, Offseason Pickups, and DJ

Rob and Shap catch us up on offseason moves, DJ’s depature, and the fun Vegas Summer League.

July and Vegas The Clippers are featured this Summer League with a couple of lottery picks, and so far, things are looking promising. While Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been phenomenal, a gimpy Jerome Robinson has also shown flashes of his microwave-type potential. Sindarius Thornwell has also shown improvement in his game, particularly his jumper. Does anyone else standout from this roster? How do the promising Clipper kids figure into next year’s rotation? The crew also recaps some offseason moves, and take a moment to look back on DeAndre Jordan and his career with the Clippers. Rob and Shapan are back on the latest episode of the Lob, the Jam, the Podcast!