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2017 Schedule
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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Diamond Stone working on his midrange game with Clippers player development coach John Welsh.

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Expert picks: Who will win the West?

Our NBA writers make their season predictions. Will the Warriors win the West for the third season in a row?

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Can Clippers get over the Hump?

Los Angeles seemingly has all the ingredients of a championship team, but the franchise is still searching for its first appearance in a Western Conference Final. Is this the season when the Clippers finally rewrite the script? Preseason Power Rankings

Sedano names CP3 as his MVP favorite (1:55)

How many games will the Clippers win?

Kevin Pelton takes a look at the win projections for all 30 NBA teams using ESPN's real plus-minus (RPM). The Clippers were predicted 52 wins in ESPN's Summer Forecast, but the latest projections have that number lower. Final predictions (Insider)

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Doc Rivers said Paul Pierce won't practice today and will miss the season opener in Portland.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Chris Paul believes the Clippers need to start the season better than they have in recent years, which starts with protecting home court: "We've talked about it a lot. The very first day of camp, our team meetings, we talked about getting off to a good start. One of the biggest things for us is our home court hasn't really been a home court. I don't know -- for some reason we haven't made it a tough place to play."

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Does Luc Mbah a Moute think it's important to win the starting SF for the Clippers: "I've been in different positions on this team. So, to me, I'm not going at it as 'I'm the starter' or whatever. I think we have a lot of guys that can play, that can fill in that position as well... For me, sometimes I started and I only played 5-10 minutes. Sometimes I didn't start and I played 25 minutes. Coach (Doc Rivers) knows what he's doing and for us, me especially, is just be ready."

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Finally, a Finals appearance for Clips?

Zach Lowe presents his annual preseason tiers of all NBA teams. He sees the Clippers owning the best chance of breaking through the recent Warriors-Cavaliers stronghold on Finals berths. Lowe's NBA tiers

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NBA credits MJ with assist in labor talks

The NBA is making "tremendous progress" toward avoiding any possibility of a work stoppage -- with an assist from Michael Jordan.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Doc Rivers said he won't limit Blake Griffin's minutes during the regular season, despite fearing he would have to heading into training camp.

Blake Griffin feels good physically (0:34)

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Blake Griffin says he feels as good as he has physically in "several years":

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Blake Griffin on Austin Rivers' ability to verbally jab with him and DeAndre Jordan: "He's not great at it, but he tries. Bless his heart."


Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Chris Paul and Paul Pierce shooting with rookie Diamond Stone before Clippers practice:

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Sources: Amnesty clause on CBA chopping block

The NBA and the players' union met Wednesday in New York and continued to make progress toward a new labor contract, though an agreement is not expected this week.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.57th
Rebounds Per Game42.025th
Assists Per Game22.811th
Points Allowed100.27th

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