From a personnel standpoint, the Clippers had a solid draft on Thursday. Al-Farouq Aminu can’t shoot from the perimeter, nor can he put the ball on the deck, but he addresses a number of needs on the wing — specifically rebounding and defense. He’s also a mere 19 years old and inor[...]
Projected as a lottery pick as a freshman teammate of Blake Griffin at Oklahoma in 2008-09, Willie Warren saw his fortunes turn this season after Griffin’s departure, an ankle injury and some attitudinal issues with head coach Jeff Capel. The Clippers capitalized on Warren’s free-fall by[...]
From Adrian Wojnarowski’s Twitter feed: Eric Bledsoe is headed to the Clippers in a trade, league source says. The rookie salary scale in 2009-10 for the No. 18 pick was $1,198,000. Bledsoe talks about his workout for the Clippers: More to come.[...]
The script plays out as we expected, as the Clippers select Wake Forest forward Al-Farouq Aminu with the No. 8 pick. D.J. Foster has watched every offensive possession of Aminu’s college career and has written about Aminu’s game comprehensively: Best Case Scenario: Josh Smith Josh Smith [...]
From Lisa Dillman at the Los Angeles Times: According to league sources who were not authorized to speak publicly, the Clippers are interested in Dallas assistant coach Dwane Casey, former Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, former Atlanta coach Mike Woodson, former Minnesota executive and Hall of Famer Ke[...]
From Chris Broussard at TrueHoop: “As we close in on the draft, lots of stuff is being floated, some of it real, some of it fake. Here are a few things I’ve heard that make sense. I’ve been told that the Los Angeles Clippers could trade their No. 8 pick to Chicago for Luol Deng and[...]
Clippers Draft Day Needs With only five players under contract for the Clippers, General Manager Neil Olshey is going to be a very busy man this summer. Fortunately, the NBA Draft provides a wonderful opportunity that the free agency period simply can’t offer. The Clippers have two chances, first wi[...]
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