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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Serge Ibaka agrees to deal with Clippers

From Joseph Rucker of B/R: Veteran big man Serge Ibaka has agreed to join the Los Angeles Clippers, Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic reported Saturday night. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Ibaka enjoyed a bit of a renaissance one season ago as the Toronto Raptors won an NBAchampionship. He averaged 15.0 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor. Head coach Nick Nurse decreased his role a bit in the playoffs, when teams are often relying on smaller lineups. Ibaka remained effective, though. He averaged 16.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per…

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Montrezl Harrrell agrees to 2-year, $19 Million deal with Lakers

from Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report: The Los Angeles Lakers and forward Montrezl Harrell reportedly agreed to a deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the terms of the deal to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski: two years and $19 million with an option for the second season. The Lakers used the mid-level exception on the deal. Harrell spent the last three seasons with the Clippers, emerging as one of the NBA‘s best bench players. He averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds last season while providing energy off the bench for an L.A. Clippers team that reached…

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Denver sends the Clippers packing 104-89

It has been said that the NBA is a make-or-miss league, and Tuesday night that was amongst many lessons the Los Angeles Clippers learned the hard way. Once again their second half offence let them down, as the scored just 33 points over the final 24 minutes, including missing their first ten field goal attempts of the fourth quarter. The offensive aided a Denver Nuggets team, that frankly didn’t need much help, in defeating them 104-89. The Nuggets’ victory completed an improbable comeback from down 3-1. As the first half…

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Clips Lou Williams seen in Magic City after leaving NBA campus

When Clippers sixth man left the NBA campus Friday for personal reasons ,while newsworthy, we ultimately hoped that whatever issue was deemed by Williams as serious enough to necessitate his departure would work itself out. However the plot has thickened. Lou Williams apparently subscribes to the PacMan Jones axion of “ain’t nothin wrong with goin to the skrip club.” That’s right, the Clippers star went to the shake joint. While this was have a degree of hilarity under normal circumstances, as we are still in the throes of a global…

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Lou Williams leaves NBA campus

According to The Los Angeles Times’ Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Clippers sixth man Lou Williams has left the NBA campus on Friday. Multiple reports have cited personal reasons as the cause of the sudden departure , but Greif adds that Williams is expected to return to campus soon. Williams is not the only Clipper player absent from the NBA campus. Montrezl Harrell left last week to deal with an emergency family matter, starting lead guard Patrick Beverly left Orlando Tuesday due to a personal matter. The Clippers will play their…

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Turner to work out for Los Angeles Clippers in lieu of buyout

Evan Turner is going to workout for the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, according to a report for from Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. Though Turner is still under contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the club gave him its blessing, as a buyout is in the works. Since being taken with the number two overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, Turner has played with the 76ers, Pacers, Celtics, Trail Blazers and Hawks and has career averages of 9.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

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