John Wall and Rockets to agree to buyout

After trading for him and then sitting him, because you can’t let good players play when team tank is the club’s mantra, the short and confusing marriage between John Wall and the Houston Rockets. Wall appeared in only 40 games in space city and in those games he averaged 20.6 points , 6.9 assists ( a career low) and 3.2 rebounds ( also a career-low) on .404/.317/.749 splits. In that small sample size, the jury is still out on precisely where Wall’s game is post Achilles. He looked fine in…

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Blazers send Powell and Covington to Clippers in trade

We have our first notable trade of the pre-deadline frenzy in the NBA. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers have engaged in swap in which LA is sending Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future second rounder in exchange for Norman Powell and Robert Covington. The move seems to be more financially driven rather than focused on performance, as according to Bobby Marks, the trade puts the Blazers under the luxury tax. This is a move that could be a setup…

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Kawhi staying with Clippers

When Los Angeles Clippers not only declined his player option speculation began to swirl that his time in Clipperland was coming to an end. It was also listed in addition to opting out when he would also take meetings with other teams. All the speculation, rumors ( and in some cases, wishful thinking) can now be shut down. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Leonard is going to re-sign with the Clippers and terms are being worked out. Now while this is certainly great news for the Clippers organization and…

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June 30, 2021 NBA Playoff Recap: CP3’s 41 help Suns finally return to NBA Finals

Who Got It Done Chris Paul’s 41 points helps close out the Clippers pt rb ast Chris PaulPHO @ LAC 41 4 8   7-8 3-pt Marcus MorrisLAC vs. PHO 26 9 1 Deandre AytonPHO @ LAC 16 17 1   2 blk Jae CrowderPHO @ LAC 19 5 1   5-9 3-pt Reggie JacksonLAC vs. PHO 13 4 8   2 stl Paul GeorgeLAC vs. PHO 21 9 2 Devin BookerPHO @ LAC 22 7 4 D. CousinsLAC vs. PHO 12 1 1 P. BeverleyLAC vs. PHO 11 1 3 Nicolas BatumLAC vs.…

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Knee injury has Kawhi out indefinitely

From nba.com news services: All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard has a right knee injury that will keep him out of the LA Clippers’ lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, the team announced. Leonard was not listed on the injury report that the Clippers filed with the league Tuesday night, but an update on Wednesday listed Leonard as out indefinitely. ESPN first reported that Leonard is dealing with the knee injury. Leonard, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, is averaging 30.4 points on 57% shooting in the…

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Clippers stay alive in series with 132-106 Game 3 win

from Joe Reedy , AP Sports Wrier Leonard, George help Clippers beat Jazz, cut deficit to 2-1 LOS ANGELES (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 12 rebounds, Paul George added 31 points and the Los Angeles Clippers got back into their second-round series against the Utah Jazz with a 132-106 victory in Game 3 on Saturday night. Leonard and George each scored at least 30 in the same playoff game for the second time to help the Clippers cut Utah’s series lead to 2-1. George shot only 34.3% from…

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Clippers to sign DeMarcus Cousins to 10-day deal

from Joseph Rucker of B/R: Veteran center DeMarcus Cousins is signing a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.  Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN noted Cousins needs to test negative for COVID-19 six times before he’ll be cleared to exit the NBA‘s health and safety protocols. The four-time All-Star should be cleared by Monday barring any setbacks. ESPN’s Bobby Marks noted how the timing would benefit the Clippers: Cousins averaged 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 appearances for the Houston Rockets. He struggled offensively, though, shooting 37.6 percent…

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Clippers send Lou Williams and picks to Hawks for Rajon Rondo

Lou Williams will be even closer to those awesome and beloved Magic City chicken wings. That is because the guard , along with two future second-round draft picks, was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Rajon Rondo. Williams has been renowned sixth man for several seasons, winning the Sixth Man of the Year award three times ( 2014-15, 2017-18 and 2018-19) , but has seen his production drop this season. His 12.1 ppg is down from the 18.2 ppg from last season. The 21.9 minutes per game is…

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A 51-point donkey kicking could only happen to the Clippers

Extremely lopsided defeats are often seen in high school basketball and even college basketball but it is rare to see an nba game where the preseason broadcast lasts longer than the competitive portion of the game itself. Unfortunately for basketball and/or Clippers fans, this was the for their game , and I use that term very loosely. The Clippers were absolutely laid waste to by the Dallas Mavericks 124-73 in a matchup that was settled pretty early on. The Clippers never lead in the ball game and the 4-2 deficit…

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NBA Opening Night 2021 takeaways

After a mere 72-day offseason the 2020-21 NBA season tipped off Tuesday night. Considering the lack of an actual combine, summer league, and a very truncated training camp, my expectations for the early to mid portion of this season are very low. Nonetheless, here are may takeaways from Tuesday’s on court action. Game 1, Brooklyn Nets 125, Golden State Warriors 99 With the unfortunate injury to Klay Thompson the Warriors went from a potential contender to a playoff question make. Thrown in the absence of Draymond Green , who not…

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