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Friday's Clippers News: Blake Griffin plans to shoot more 3-pointers this season

Kevin Garnett becomes 'teacher' for Blake Griffin, L.A. big men: After Thursday’s practice at UC Irvine’s Bren Events Center, assistant Armond Hill and assistant video coordinator Natalie Nakase played a little one-on-one. While the two laughed as Hill drove to the basket, another "coach" on the other side of the court would have beaten anyone brave to challenge him, and he probably wouldn’t have been chuckling. That man was Kevin Garnett, the future Hall of Famer and 22-season veteran who retired last week. He was working with the LA Clippers on Thursday, helping Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and the rest of the team’s big men. -- The Orange County Register

Blake Griffin ready to extend range, shoot more 3-pointers: It’s only a few steps but it represents a huge leap in Blake Griffin’s game. As people around the Clippers have hoped over the past three seasons, Griffin seems ready to take his game beyond the 3-point line. Now, it’s on him to take the shots when they present themselves. -- The Orange County Register

When Kevin Garnett mentors Clippers players, everyone pays close attention: The tall, lanky man had a towel draped over his head after practice, at which he demonstrated that Kevin Garnett can still command attention on the court, as he did while coaching at Clippers training camp Thursday. Garnett was asked by Clippers Coach Doc Rivers to come to practice to work with big men Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and rookies Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone. -- Los Angeles Times