2014 Archive Stories Clippers

Farmar brings his own style to Clippers

Wed Oct 01, 2014

LAS VEGAS – It might be semantics to some, but to Doc Rivers and Jordan Farmar, it’s an important distinction. The Clippers didn’t sign Farmar to replace Darren Collison. The Clippers simply want Farmar to be Farmar. Collison parlayed an impressive season with the Clippers into a three-year, $15 million deal wit

No break for Clippers' Griffin: His hard work continues

Tue Sep 30, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Doc Rivers has played against great players. He’s played with great players. He’s coached against stars and had some on his teams. Despite such a deep pool of basketball experience, Rivers is still impressed by how hard forward Blake Griffin manages to work. So it shouldn’t be surprising to know

Miller: Clippers have everyone excited now, but how about in six months?

Tue Sep 30, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the Clippers. You’d think all that money would have bought him a chance, too. Sorry, but as much fun as they are to watch, the Clippers remain a player short. When you have a “Big Three” that includes someone known only for defense, dunking and shooting free

No distractions for Clippers as training camp opens

Mon Sep 29, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Doc Rivers values the solitude of training camp. He values the forced bonding a team goes through, particularly away from home in the early parts of training camp. It forces cohesion. It’s conducive to work. It’s free of distraction. So, logically, the Clippers will start their journey for their fi

Woike: Clips, Lakers wanting more since they've traded places

Sun Sep 28, 2014

Steve Ballmer wants “Larry,” a familiarity only someone who’s tight with the Larry O’Brien trophy would normally have. The Clippers want title expectations, something normally reserved for teams that have made it out of the second round. Down the hall at Staples Center, the Lakers sit, wanting their aging

Clippers 2.0 to be big on 'fan experience,' Ballmer says

Wed Sep 24, 2014

PLAYA VISTA – Wednesday, less than a week before his Clippers open training camp, Steve Ballmer made his way from interview to interview, talking at least in part about his latest product launch. Call it Clippers 2.0. And details on the product are scarce. Sure, we know the players, the coach, the name and the unifo

Clippers sign Australian Joe Ingles

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Clippers have landed one of the top international free agents, agreeing to sign Australian national Joe Ingles to a one-year, non-guarenteed contract. Ingles, a 26-year-old swingman, averaged 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists for Australia in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Ingles played for Maccabi Tel Aviv last seaso

Woike: Clippers players racking up assists

Sun Sep 07, 2014

GRANADA HILLS – They didn’t have to be there, but family always comes through. With Snoop Dogg as a co-host, there always was going to be a fair amount of star power. But when Matt Barnes or any other Clippers send up the Bat-Signal, teammates come running. For the second year in a row, Barnes played host to a

Clippers sign a pair to bolser their bench

Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Clippers signed big man Ekpe Udoh and wing Chris Douglas-Roberts on Wednesday. With flexibility gained after trading Jared Dudley and a future first-round pick to Milwaukee, Doc Rivers bolstered the team’s bench with the moves. “Chris and Ekpe are two versatile players who bring depth and a strong presence to our

Clippers waive two players acquired in Dudley trade

Fri Aug 29, 2014

What is your favorite memory from the Carlos Delfino/Miroslav Raduljica era with the Clippers? Is it the time we weren’t sure whether Delfino would be healthy enough to play this season? Was it when we learned how to spell “Raduljica?” These are the questions Clippers fans now must ask themselves after the team Friday w

Ballmer, Clippers reward Rivers with $50 million extension

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Doc Rivers moved to the front. His players were thrust into a dizzying situation during the playoffs last spring, deciding between boycotting and playing, protesting or proceeding as nothing happened. There was confusion. There was conflict. There was exhaustion. And, luckily for the Clippers, there was Rivers. Coaches, p

Clippers sign Rivers to coach through 2019

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Owner Steve Ballmer didn't waste time. Wednesday, Ballmer got Doc Rivers to sign a new contract, keeping him as the Clippers' head coach through the 2019 season. “This is an important day for this organization,” Ballmer said in a statement. "I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship cult

Clippers trade Jared Dudley to Milwaukee

Tue Aug 26, 2014

When the Clippers acquired Jared Dudley last summer, they thought they were getting the perfect piece. Tuesday when they traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks, they had to give up a first-round draft pick just to get out of his contract. The Clippers sent Dudley to the Bucks, along with the draft pick, getting veteran Carlos Delfino, 7-foote

Miller: Ballmer is over the top, claims Clippers will be too

Mon Aug 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – There’s only one place to correctly start this column and that’s with the scene because it was, honestly, something to be seen. Steve Ballmer officially arrived here Monday – showing up several weeks after his reputation did, Ballmer’s reputation being that, as a public speaker, he’s pass

Energetic Ballmer makes bold promises in his pep-rally debut as Clippers owner

Mon Aug 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – New owner Steve Ballmer said Monday the Clippers will be NBA champions. And it won’t be just one title, but many. “I will boldly say the Clippers will win many, many more Larrys in the next 26 (years) than the last 26,” Ballmer excitedly shouted to fans inside Staples Center, referring to the Larry O

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