The Clippers put themselves back on the map, completing their rebuild in silence
June 22, 2019, 4:49 pmNigel HayesG, Los Angeles Clippers
Nigel Hayes will be spending his Summer League with the Clippers.
Hayes last appeared with the Lakers in 2017-18, though he also had short stints with the Kings and Raptors. He’s coming off a season overseas and has signed with Zalgiris of the EuroLeague, though he’ll exercise his out clause if a path to the NBA opens up.
Source: Jonathan Givony on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 4:55 pmPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley acknowledged that he's heard the rumblings that the Lakers have interest in him by replying to a comment on twitter with, "That's what I heard. Shit real huh."
In another tidbit from silly season, we have confirmation of a player showing he's listening to the rumblings out there as well. Beverley would make perfect sense for the Lakers especially if they landed a Jimmy Butler or Kyrie Irving in free agency. PBev will have quite a few suitors this summer and it will be interesting to see what he ultimately decides on doing.
Source: Patrick Beverley on Twitter
June 17, 2019, 9:53 pmPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
According to Sean Deveney, Patrick Beverley will be taking as many as five free agent meetings prior to meeting with the Clippers.
The Clippers have bigger fish to fry, and Beverley might not want to wait around for them. He will rightfully be getting a lot of attention during free agency. While Beverley is not a great offensive player, he could fit in a variety of places with his defensive intensity and leadership. Anywhere from a rebuilding team like in his hometown of Chicago where they could use some veteran tenacity to a potential contending team like Lakers who just need a lockdown defender, Beverley would be a nice addition that shouldn't break the bank. No matter where he goes, he should continue to get enough minutes (he hasn't played less than 27 mpg since his rookies season) to be relevant in shallow leagues.
Source: Sean Deveney on Twitter
June 14, 2019, 8:44 pmPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, while Patrick Beverley is keeping his options open in free agency, he would be excited to play for his hometown team, the Bulls.
The Clippers have made no secret that signing a top-tier free agent in the likes of Kevin Durant or Kawhi Leonard is their priority this off-season. They also have a young and talented option in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who can soon take over Bev's job. That said, teams looking for some veteran leadership at the point guard position, like the Suns and Bulls appear to be logical destinations for Beverley. At this point, it's really too early to tell where the 30-year-old journeyman will be hanging his jersey in 2019-20, but at least his roots in the Windy City are well-established and clearly would be a welcome landing spot for him.
Source: Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2019, 5:03 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderG, Los Angeles Clippers
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the one player that the Clippers are not willing to move in a potential trade for Anthony Davis, per Bobby Marks of ESPN.
Gilgeous-Alexander was excellent in his rookie year and is going to be a building block for the Clippers, no matter who else they acquire this summer. Considering the team's unwillingness to include him in a trade for the best player available, we'd imagine that the Clippers' biggest additions will come via free agency. SGA floated around late-round fantasy value as he learned the ropes and figures to be a popular upside pick next year.
Source: Bobby Marks on The Sedano Show
June 4, 2019, 11:39 amPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports is reporting that the Suns are not shopping the No. 6 pick for a veteran point guard and that a few names to keep an eye on in free agency are Cory Joseph, Patrick Beverley, Darren Collison and TJ McConnell.
The Suns have not had a viable point guard on the roster for almost two years, something that has not only made winning nearly impossible, but made the professional lives of the influx of young players on the roster much more difficult. Gambo is known to be close to owner Robert Sarver and this list includes guys who will likely be affordable for the Suns.
Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter
May 21, 2019, 2:22 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderG, Los Angeles Clippers
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who led the way in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team with 40 first team votes and 138 points overall, was joined by Collin Sexton, Landry Shamet, Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Huerter.
SGA showed plenty of promise, especially in the playoffs, in helping the Clippers take a few games from the Warriors along with the historic 31 point comeback on the road. Robinson, who received the second-fewest points of the selections, showed tremendous potential in limited playing time and had the look of becoming a force in the paint.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 17, 2019, 8:46 pmLou WilliamsG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Domantas Sabonis have been named the finalists for this year’s NBA Sixth Man award.
Harrell and Sabonis really stepped up their impact off the bench this season but considering WIlliams passed Jamal Crawford for most bench points in NBA history this season, he seems to have the narrative on his side. A win would be Williams’ third (and would tie him with Crawford for the most won by one player).
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
April 27, 2019, 1:10 amDanilo GallinariF, Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari scored a team-high 29 points in Friday's 110-129 loss to the Warriors, going 11-of-24 from the field with five rebounds, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.
Gallinari got his points but didn't do much to impact the game in other ways tonight. He was largely allowed to get his shots up with the Warriors deciding to divert most of their attention to Lou Williams. Gallo was able to stay healthy this season and deserves some Comeback Player love, but with LA entering free agency with deep pockets and big goals, we wonder just what his role will look like a few months from now.
April 27, 2019, 1:05 amLou WilliamsG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams ended his season on a sour note on Friday, going 3-of-21 from the field for just eight points and seven assists in 27 minutes of action in Game 6.
Williams had been electrifying up to this point but ran out of juice as the Warriors had Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala draped all over him tonight. Sweet Lou also finished an atrocious minus-28 tonight and couldn't get in any sort of rhythm. It's a disappointing end to a fantastic campaign, but Williams and the Clippers should be proud of the work they put in this year.
April 27, 2019, 1:02 amPatrick BeverleyG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley finished Friday's Game 6 with 11 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Beverley tied the career-high in rebounds he set on Wednesday in Game 5. He didn't start the night on Kevin Durant, which was pretty much how the series was ended, though he did do a decent job cooling KD off in the second half when the opportunity was presented. Beverley's tenacity and hustle was notable from the jump in this series and he'll be looking at a hot market this summer after a fantastic run, albeit in a losing effort.
April 27, 2019, 12:59 amShai Gilgeous-AlexanderG, Los Angeles Clippers
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander closed the books on a sublime rookie season with 22 points, five rebounds, six assists, two threes and a block in Friday's Game 6 loss to the Warriors.
Gilgeous-Alexander became one of the Clippers' top scoring options in the postseason after providing more subtle, two-way output during the regular season. Whether that was by design or not, the Clippers have to be thrilled with how their rookie responded in his first taste of the postseason. SGA is already a high-caliber player and the ceiling still isn't in sight.
April 27, 2019, 12:46 amMontrezl HarrellF/C, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell had a tough time on Friday night, scoring 10 points while adding six rebounds and picking up five fouls in 17 minutes of action.
The Warriors barely messed around with their non-versatile bigs tonight and Harrell ended up picking up three fouls in his first nine minutes of action, so he just never found his footing. Tonight's loss caps a truly excellent campaign from Harrell, however, and he figures to be a popular fantasy target next season. His bargain bin days are very much over.
April 27, 2019, 12:44 amJaMychal GreenF, Los Angeles Clippers
JaMychal Green managed only seven points, eight rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes in Friday's Game 6 loss to the Warriors.
Green was the unfortunate soul who started this game out guarding Kevin Durant. His inclusion in the starting five gave LA a jolt but ultimately they just didn't have the firepower to hang with the reigning champs. Green showed some solid 3-point capabilities this season, and we'll see if he can keep expanding his game moving forward.