The Los Angeles Clippers season, just like last season, ended in the first-round. Many believe that the Clips need to make some moves in the offseason to get over the hump. Suns F Jared Dudley agrees. “Keep Doc (Rivers) one more year. No GM, maybe coach. Trade one of the big three, and you good,” Dudley told TMZ Sports. When asked which one he would trade, Dudley said “Trade Blake.”
Dudley is familiar with the Clippers. He played with the Clippers in 2014.
We’ll see what Doc Rivers has in store for the Clippers.
Should Knicks’ fans be worried about losing their young stud Kristaps Porzingis? Yesterday, there was a report that teams have inquired about Porzingis after he skipped exit meetings. Today, Porzingis tweeted out something very interesting.
Here is the tweet below:
Porzingis would later delete the tweet. Was it a mistake? Was it something done on purpose? Did he get hacked? Who knows, but Steve Ballmer, Doc Rivers, and Clipper Darrell might be dancing in the streets tonight!
Paul Pierce calls it quits after 19 years in the NBA. Pierce will be a Hall of Famer when his time comes. Here is how social media saw the end of Pierce’s great career:
The Clippers bow out again in the first-round of the NBA Playoffs. Losing a game seven to the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles 104-91. The Jazz move on to face the Warriors, while the Clippers deal with an uncertain future. Both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul can opt out of their contracts. After the game, Paul was asked what the Clippers need to do to get over the hump. “Luckily, that’s not my job. My job is to come in try to make sure I’m in the best shape possible. Try to lead our team, and stuff like that,” Paul said. “That’s not may job to maneuver whose here or whose there.” When asked about what he might do in the off-season, Paul said he has not thought about it.
Paul has played the most playoff games(76) in NBA history without going to a conference final. Paul finished game 7 against Utah with 13 points and 9 asts.
Should be an interesting next few months for the Clippers!
It’s the playoffs, so that means another Clippers’ injury. Blake Griffin left in the first half against the Jazz with a bruised right big toe, and never returned. According to the Clippers, X-rays were negative. Griffin will be further evaluated on Saturday. The Clips did manage to win game three in Utah 111-106.
Griffin might come back and be effective, but this a big reason why you have to break up the Clippers. Can you really trust that Blake Griffin will stay healthy? Furthermore, it boggles my mind that the Clippers did not try to get Carmelo Anthony. According to reports, the Clippers did not have to give up any of their “Big 3″(Jordan, Paul, and Griffin) to get Melo. Even if the Clippers were to get out of the first round, they are not beating GSW.
Griffin can and probably will opt out of his contract this summer. Chris Paul can do the same. With all that money out there, CP3 and BG are opting out. Decisions, decisions! This is the perfect time to rebuild or retool, but you have to do something.
Doc Rivers you have a busy summer my friend!
UPDATE: Clippers’ announced that Blake Griffin is out for the playoffs with a toe injury!
Lamar Odom opened up about his drug addiction, reality TV, and so much more to US Weekly. Odom, 37, talked about his cocaine addiction and how his former wife Khloe Kardashian found out about his cocaine habit:
“I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me. She was disappointed. So was I. The sad thing about it is, I don’t know if I was disappointed because I was actually doing the drug or because she caught me. She knew I was doing cocaine the whole time after that. It was my drug of choice.”
According to Odom, he is sober. Hopefully, he can continue to stay sober.
The Utah Jazz have been struggling this past week (losing 2 out of 3 games this week), and that struggle continued in a 108-95 loss to the Clippers on Saturday night. After the loss, center Rudy Gobert was not happy with some of his teammates efforts. Gobert gave ESPN his thoughts after the loss to the Clippers:
“We’ve got guys that compete, but some of us don’t compete. Some of us just think about scoring. That’s what it is. Coach keeps repeating it. We’ve just got to compete. We’re too nice. Those guys, we know they’re going to get calls. We’ve just got to come out aggressive and ready to fight.”
The Jazz are going to be a tough out in the playoffs. Maybe this late season swoon will get them back on track.