2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Pacific
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1dKevin Pelton

Rating the best and worst NBA moves so far

Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal. Who improved? And what is still to come?

Bobby Marks ESPN 

A fair contract for both the Clippers and Montrezl Harrell on the two year, $12 million contract. The forward was staring down the $1.8 million qualifying offer and will now see that number triple. The short-term contract also allows Harrell to enter free agency in 2020 when the salary cap is expected to rise to $116 million. The Clippers also stay below the projected luxury tax by $500K but now have a decision when it comes to the roster. Los Angeles now has 16 guaranteed contracts, not including the non-guaranteed salary of Patrick Beverley and CJ Williams.

DeAndre Jordan posterizes Knight with monster slam (0:45)
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3d

Clippers sign Mbah a Moute for second stint

Luc Mbah a Moute, who started 137 games for the Clippers from 2015-17, is back for a second stint in Los Angeles, with league sources telling ESPN he signed a one-year deal worth $4.3 million.

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5dAdrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes

Sources: Raptors, Spurs finalizing Kawhi trade

The Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire Spurs All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes All-Star DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The signing of Luc Mbah a Moute now has the Clippers with 14 guaranteed contracts and 3 players, Milos Teodosic, Patrick Beverley and CJ Williams that are partially/non-guaranteed. The $6.3M ($2.1M guaranteed) Teodosic contract becomes guaranteed if the guard is not waived by July 15. Los Angeles now has $118M in salary, $5.7M below the tax with restricted free agent Montrezl Harrell unsigned. The Clippers are also $11.8M below the hard cap.

Why wouldn't Kawhi want to play with LeBron? (1:37)
Beadle: Kawhi is coming off as an 'obnoxious diva' (1:48)
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20d

Sources: Scott reaches 1-year deal with Clippers

Free-agent forward Mike Scott, who played last season with the Wizards, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Clippers, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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22dTim MacMahon

Source: Mavs, Jordan agree to 1-year, $24.1M deal

DeAndre Jordan has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Mavericks worth close to the $24.1 million player option he declined to exercise with the Clippers, league sources confirmed to ESPN.

Woj: Jordan 'clearly headed to Dallas' (0:41)
23d

The day before 2018 NBA free agency

Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Andrew Han and Tim MacMahon read the tea leaves about LeBron's options (3:30), the shifting leverage in Kawhi trade scenarios (8:00), the Cavs' conundrum (25:30), Paul George (34:00) and other free agents (42:15).

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Even with DeAndre Jordan opting out of his $24.1M contract for 2018-19, the Clippers are right the salary cap. The max amount of room Los Angeles could get to is $13.6M (including the $1.8M Montrezl Harrell FA hold) but that would take waiving Milos Teodosic and Patrick Beverley. The available cap space is comparable to the Clippers staying over the cap and having the $8.6M midlevel and $3.4M bi-annual exception to use. Los Angeles now has 7 players on expiring contracts.

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23dAdrian Wojnarowski

Jordan eyes Mavs after opting out, sources say

DeAndre Jordan opted out of the $24.1 million player option in his Clippers contract, clearing the way for him to likely join the Mavericks when free agency begins, sources said.

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24dTim MacMahon

Sources: Mavericks targeting Jordan again

DeAndre Jordan spurned the Mavericks once, but that isn't deterring them from making the Clippers center their primary target should he decide to opt out of his contract with LA and become a free agent.

Stephen A.: Clippers believe they have a shot at Kawhi (0:30)
Drama in DC leads to Rivers/Gortat trade (1:55)
Clippers send Rivers to Wizards for Gortat (0:56)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz will play games against Australian NBL teams this preseason. The Adelaide 36ers, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats and Sydney Kings will play a total of seven games against NBA teams from Sept. 28 to Oct. 5. "My history in Australia and my history especially with Australian basketball has helped shape my current status as an NBA head coach," said Sixers coach Brett Brown, who currently coaches Australian product Ben Simmons and used to coach the Australian men's national team. "The basketball scene is extremely well organized, extremely well coached, and the growth of the game is not to be disputed. The wonderful Australian culture only adds to the rise of the game. Australia has been good to me and I am thrilled to be able to give back in some small way"

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.09th
Rebounds Per Game43.915th
Assists Per Game22.322nd
Points Allowed109.024th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184240.512
2016-175131.622
2015-165329.646
2014-155626.683