The LA Clippers have offered Oklahoma City Thunder executive Michael Winger their general manager job, league sources told ESPN.
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Our panel doesn't predict a huge dropoff in the start of the post-Chris Paul era in L.A., as the Clippers should still be able to compete for a playoff spot.
Clippers sign former Cal G Tyrone Wallace
Wallace, the 60th pick of the 2016 draft by the Utah Jazz, has signed with the LA Clippers, according to Real GM's Keith Smith. He will likely be on a training camp deal, which could lead to him being an affiliate player for the new Agua Caliente NBAGL team, Smith notes.
The Brooklyn Nets still have the financial flexibility to make a quality offer to unrestricted free-agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Is there any way the Clippers can land Kyrie? Plus, Ramona Shelburne talks about the possibility of LeBron James coming to L.A. and which two players could join him in 2018.
If you are starting an NBA franchise with one player, is it Kobe or LeBron? Could Lonzo Ball be the first ever Lakers Rookie Of The Year? Plus, the Battle of L.A. is on opening night at Staples Center and Allen Sliwa has a preview.
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January 15 will be the first time Clippers fans get to see Chris Paul since his departure. During his time in LA, Paul led the Clippers to five 50-win seasons, but failed to reach the Conference Finals. The Rockets return to Los Angeles to face the Clippers again on February 28 at 10:30 ET on ESPN.
The Clippers will open as the visitors at Staples Center on Thursday, Oct. 19 against the Lakers. They'll see Chris Paul for the first time on Friday, Dec. 22 in Houston.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Chris Paul will face his former Clippers teammates for the first time on Dec. 22 in Houston. His first road game vs. Clips is Jan. 15.
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
With Kyrie Irving still on the Cavs as we wait to see if his trade request is fulfilled, here are the key dates CLE will play some of his potential suitors for the first time: Oct. 17 vs. BOS (opening night); Oct. 29 vs NYK; Nov. 17 vs. LAC; Nov. 28 vs. MIA; Jan. 8 at MIN; Jan. 23 at SAS; March 13 at PHX.
Jovan Buha ESPN Editor
DeAndre Jordan knows it's impossible for the Clippers to replace Chris Paul's playmaking, but he believes Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic will help the Clippers remain a great team: "Those guys are going to come in and play their style of basketball, and it's going to be fun."
Jovan Buha ESPN Editor
DeAndre Jordan, speaking at the 6th Annual SHOREbar+Wanu Beach Vball Classic, on what Blake Griffin re-signing with the Clippers meant to him: "We definitely have each other's backs. We've done a lot of great things together as teammates."
In the post-CP3 era, it seems unlikely that the Blake Griffin-led Clippers will be able to compete in the stacked Western Conference.
Can Gallinari stay on the court? The Clippers gave $65 million to a player who has played in more than 65 games just twice in his nine seasons.
The wife of Los Angeles Clippers center Willie Reed said Wednesday she does not wish to press battery charges against her husband after an argument between the couple led to his weekend arrest.
Clips announce preseason schedule
Opponents and dates for the Clippers' preseason games were unveiled Tuesday. They'll begin with two games in Honolulu, Hawaii against the Raptors (Oct. 1-3), before concluding with three games at the Staples Center against the Kings (Oct. 8), Trail Blazers (Oct. 12) and Lakers (Oct. 13).
Clippers center Willie Reed has been jailed in Miami on a misdemeanor battery charge in a domestic violence incident.
Doc Rivers remains an elite coach, but the setup in L.A. that had him working two jobs was too much for one man, as has been proved time and time again in the NBA.
Kevin Pelton answers your questions on Chris Paul's lack of postseason success, supplemental draft picks and more.
Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer
Today's announcement that the Clippers are taking Doc River's front office duties from him and empowering Lawrence Frank doesn't really change much day to day. What it does is far more symbolic. Steve Ballmer made this move. And he didn't say was anything about opening talks with Rivers on an extension beyond the two years remaining on his deal. So essentially Doc just lost power (even if that's more symbolic), has to endure a day of tough headlines, and got nothing in return. No promise for a new deal, as he coaches a team that just lost its best player. That puts Doc in a make-good situation this year, where he's got to prove himself worthy of a new contract or face going into the final year of his deal with a rebuilding team. Similarly, the Clippers have to prove to him it's worth sticking around for. Should be a lot of intrigue this year in Clipperland, to say the least.
Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer
When Doc Rivers promoted Lawrence Frank to the front office last year the hope was they'd grow into a Pop-RC type front office. Of course, that's what every coach who has ever passed through San Antonio hopes they can find one day. The truth is the working relationship Pop and RC have built is incredibly hard/virtually impossible to replicate. I don't think today's announcement, that the Clippers are taking Doc's front office duties from him and empowering Frank to do more really changes much day to day. What it does is far more symbolic. Steve Ballmer made this move. His quotes are in the story and press release. And it's the first time we've really seen him make a big move like this since he's owned the team. What Ballmer didn't say in any of his statements though, was that he was opening talks with Rivers on an extension beyond the two years remaining on his deal. So essentially Doc just lost some power (even if that's more symbolic), has to endure a day of tough headlines, and got nothing in return. No promise for a new deal, as he coaches a team that just lost its best player. That puts Doc in a make-good situation this year, where he's got to prove himself worthy of a new contract as just the head coach, or face going into the final year of his deal with a rebuilding team.
ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski joins John Ireland & Ramona Shelburne to discuss Clippers' owner Steve Ballmer removing front office duties from the plate of head coach Doc Rivers.