Monday 18th December 2017,
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Clippers Aren’t Actively Shopping DeAndre Jordan, But They’re ‘Listening to All Incoming’ Trade Offers

Clippers Aren’t Actively Shopping DeAndre Jordan, But They’re ‘Listening to All Incoming’ Trade Offers

It feels increasingly unlikely that DeAndre Jordan will finish this season with the Los Angeles Clippers. He turns 30 in July, at which time he’ll be up for a new contract (player option). Injuries have essentially torpedoed the Clippers’ playoff hopes this season. People are merely waiting for them to stage a miniature teardown that [...]

December 6, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Doc Rivers’ Job with Los Angeles Clippers ‘Likely Safe’ for the Rest of 2017-18

Doc Rivers’ Job with Los Angeles Clippers ‘Likely Safe’ for the Rest of 2017-18

No coaching seat in the NBA seems hotter than the one on which Doc Rivers is sitting. Not only are the Los Angeles Clippers 4-14 over their past 18 games, but the team stripped Rivers of his official front-office powers over the summer, turning instead to Lawrence Frank as vice president of basketball operations and [...]

December 6, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Stephen Curry Has No Structural Damage in Ankle, But Warriors Don’t Have Timetable for His Return

Stephen Curry Has No Structural Damage in Ankle, But Warriors Don’t Have Timetable for His Return

Stephen Curry is going to miss time with a right ankle injury. The Golden State Warriors just aren’t totally sure how long he’ll be out. The two-time MVP rolled his right ankle late in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ Monday night victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Neither X-rays nor an MRI revealed anything [...]

December 6, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Knicks Owner James Dolan Initially Wanted to Replace Phil Jackson with Consultant Jerry West

Knicks Owner James Dolan Initially Wanted to Replace Phil Jackson with Consultant Jerry West

Before the New York Knicks appointed Steve Mills and hired general manager Scott Pretty to replace jilted team president Phil Jackson, their owner, James Dolan, tried to poach Jerry West. And, obviously, he failed. Mitch Lawrence has the details over at the Sporting News: They’ve done it with a new administration led by president Steve [...]

December 6, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

DeAndre Jordan Hiring Agent Could Lead to Trade from Los Angeles Clippers

DeAndre Jordan Hiring Agent Could Lead to Trade from Los Angeles Clippers

For the first time in the past couples years, DeAndre Jordan has an agent—a change that could spell the end to his time with the Los Angeles Clippers. According to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Jordan has hired Jeff Schwartz to represent him, a move that comes in advance of his free agency (player option), but also [...]

December 5, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Memphis Grizzlies’ Ownership Battle Is Expected to ‘Drag Out’

Memphis Grizzlies’ Ownership Battle Is Expected to ‘Drag Out’

Sometime in the near future, the Memphis Grizzlies won’t be pumping the rumor mill full of details regarding the relationship between Marc Gasol and recently fired head coach David Fizdale. But don’t take this to mean they’ll be out of the rumor mill altogether. They have an ongoing ownership battle currently playing out, one that’s [...]

December 5, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

Clippers Have ‘Targeted’ Malcolm Brogdon, John Henson, Khris Middleton in DeAndre Jordan Trade

Clippers Have ‘Targeted’ Malcolm Brogdon, John Henson, Khris Middleton in DeAndre Jordan Trade

If the Milwaukee Bucks want to trade for DeAndre Jordan, it will cost them. According to the Racine Journal Times‘ Gery Woelfel, the Los Angeles Clippers have their eyes fixated on Malcolm Brogdon, John Henson and Khris Middleton in any deal they they strike with an apparently interested Milwaukee team: Sources said Clipper officials have targeted [...]

December 4, 2017 dfavale Rumors 0

George Hill Is Maybe, Possibly, Potentially Unhappy with the Sacrament Kings

George Hill Is Maybe, Possibly, Potentially Unhappy with the Sacrament Kings

Who had the “Beginning of December” in the pool for when George Hill would turn on the Sacramento Kings? Well, congratulations to anyone who did, and still does. You might be on the verge of winning said contest. Few expected the Kings to be good this year. Signing Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and Hill always [...]

December 4, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Bucks, Raptors, Timberwolves and Wizards Have All Shown Interest in DeAndre Jordan Trade

Bucks, Raptors, Timberwolves and Wizards Have All Shown Interest in DeAndre Jordan Trade

As the Los Angeles Clippers’ season continues to slip away, so, too, does the hope that they’ll finish the year with DeAndre Jordan on the roster. Perhaps that isn’t the prevailing sentiment within the organization, but rival squads definitely smell blood in the water, and they’re coming for the 29-year-old shot-blocker and rim-runner—four to be [...]

December 4, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1

Marc Gasol Thought Former Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale Was a ‘Phony’

Marc Gasol Thought Former Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach David Fizdale Was a ‘Phony’

Who ordered yet another Marc Gasol-David Fizdale update, with extra salt? Details surrounding the relationship between the All-Star center and the Memphis Grizzlies’ former head coach continue to trickle out in the aftermath of the latter’s firing. We know Gasol complained about being benched during the second half of Memphis’ Sunday loss to the Brooklyn [...]

December 1, 2017 dfavale Rumors 1