Howard Samuel Thompkins III, better know as “Trey” (a nickname given to Thompkins as the third Howard in his family’s lineage), is one of the most versatile, talented and polished offensive big men in the 2011 NBA Draft Class. Thompkins has good footwork in the post, the canny ability to score on ei[...]
For second-round draft picks there are no guarantees. No guaranteed money. No guarantees you’ll ever find yourself on an opening night roster. No guarantees you’ll ever see a minute of NBA playing time. For a second-rounder to defy the odds and stick with the club that selected him, he must have an [...]
Two second round picks in a draft projected to be the weakest draft since 2000 make Draft Day unusually insignificant for the Clippers. Most years, the Clippers have a high pick, with hopes that whomever they select will provide an answer for the team’s future. Although, considering the Clippers dra[...]
Heading into the draft, the Clippers’ main need is, shocker, small forward. They probably don’t need another guard with Gordon, Williams, Bledsoe, Warren and Foye under contract. At this point, much is out of the Clippers’ control (as far as who drops to 37th and 47th), and all they can do is strate[...]
The Clippers need better performance from the small forward position. Ryan Gomes woefully underwhelmed in his first year with the Clippers. Rumors have spread about the possibility of the Clippers trading Chris Kaman for Andre Iguodala, in attempt to balance the starting five. But barring that trade[...]
Donald Sterling’s plan to skip paying ex-GM and coach Mike Dunleavy has apparently backfired. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, the arbitrators of the case awarded Dunleavy $13,517,000 to be paid right away. While the Clipper Organization disagreed with the ruling (of course), and pla[...]
As if an entertaining Finals series, Shaquille O’Neal’s grandiose retirement, and the looming lockout weren’t enough, the NBA can now add enticing trade rumors to its list of factors drawing in quite possibly it’s largest global audience ever. Yesterday, a trade rumor surfaced that was centere[...]
Maybe not the biggest noise today, but there was a well done interview about the Rhino and his L.A. roots, courtesy of Andy Kamenetzky of ESPN.com. As part of a continuing series, NBA players share the various ways growing up in L.A. shaped their game. Los Angeles Clippers forward Craig Smith moved [...]
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