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Fragile sports seasons continue, despite Los Angeles’ tightening coronavirus restrictions

As Los Angeles County attempts to get a handle on growing coronavirus cases, new restrictions go into effect on Monday. Los Angeles residents are directed not to gather with others outside their household, but retail shopping remains permissible, and fragile sports seasons continue, despite increasing positive tests and ongoing uncertainty about scheduling. We look at the NFL teams, USC, UCLA and the upcoming NBA season and where the Los Angeles teams stand in their efforts to both remain safe a...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Nba, Chargers, Buffalo Bills, College sports, Espn, Buffalo


Lakers, Clippers preseason games set, including two against each other

The Lakers and Clippers will face each other twice before the reduced NBA regular season tips off Dec. 22, starting with both teams’ preseason opener on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m and then again on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The Lakers also have two 7 p.m. preseason contests scheduled on the road against the Phoenix Suns, on Dec. 16 and Dec. 18. The Clippers play just once more in the preseason, on Dec. 17 against Utah at 7 p.m. All three of their preseason games will be at home. For the immediate future, no fa...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Staples Center, Lakers, Phoenix, Eastern Conference, The Lakers, Clippers, Golden State, Serge Ibaka


Clippers agree to deal with point guard Ky Bowman

Former Golden State Warriors point guard Ky Bowman has agreed to a deal with the Clippers, according to a league source who confirmed the initial report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Bowman, a 6-foot-1 former Boston College standout, has received a camp invite to compete for a roster spot with the team. With Bowman’s addition, the Clippers’s roster projects to hold 14 players (Joakim Noah is on non-guaranteed contract and could yet be waived ahead of the Dec. 22 opener). In Bowman, the Cli...
Tags: Instagram, Washington, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Green, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Detroit, Los Angeles Clippers, Robinson, Clippers, Boston College, Golden State, Serge Ibaka


Do the Clippers have another big move up their sleeve?

What are the Clippers doing? It’s the question that’s keeping their fans up at night, or sleeping with one eye open, cell phones at the ready in case a late-night Woj bomb lights up their screens with news of a big deal. The Clippers’ recent history of bold, unexpected moves makes it easy to imagine that the team’s front office is cooking up another surprise. Think of the seismic trade that brought aboard Paul George from Oklahoma City and paired him with Kawhi Leonard, or before that, the deal ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Noah, Soccer, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Reggie Jackson, Detroit, Rajon Rondo, Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, George, The Lakers


Lakers’ offseason roster reshuffling: 5 key takeaways

A day after warning that complacency could be the Lakers’ greatest threat, General Manager Rob Pelinka showed how committed he was to shaking things up for the defending champions. The stars are the same, but much of the cast is profoundly different. In the first few days of free agency, the Lakers added Wesley Matthews, Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell, adding that trio to the trade for Dennis Schröder. They retained Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Markieff Morris but Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo an...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Green, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Bradley, Howard, The Lakers, Clippers, Rondo


Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley’s reactions to Montrezl Harrell leaving Clippers

Montrezl Harrell surprised the basketball world on opening night of free agency by agreeing to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. In...
Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Montrezl Harrell, Lou Williams Patrick Beverley


Montrezl Harrell explains decision to leave Clippers for Lakers

On the first day of free agency, Montrezl Harrell found himself on the phone with two key members of the defending NBA champions. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and coach Frank Vogel buzzed with excitement about the prospect of him joining their organization. The 26-year-old didn’t paint as vivid a picture of any dealings with the Clippers, the crosstown rival he played for the last three seasons. When asked by a reporter on Monday if the Clippers had wanted him back at all, he demurred. “Ap...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, James, Lakers, Disney World, LA Clippers, Chris Paul, The Lakers, Clippers, JaVale McGee, Beverley


Markieff Morris will run it back with the Lakers on 1-year deal

Last month on his way out of AdventHealth Arena, Markieff Morris paused near a group of reporters, cradling the Larry O’Brien Trophy under his arm. “She look good, don’t she?” he asked with a beaming grin. “She look great.” Now the man who carried the championship trophy out of the building looks to bring it back to Staples Center next year. On Monday morning, Morris posted a picture of himself in celebration with the trophy, with the caption: “Run it back!” The 31-year-old has signed a one-year...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Staples Center, Detroit Pistons, Lakers, Morris, The Lakers, Clippers, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee


It’s Kawhi Leonard’s turn to help Serge Ibaka feel at home in L.A.

The good-natured banter between then-Toronto Raptors teammates Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard in an April 2019 episode of “How Hungry Are You?,” Ibaka’s one-of-a-kind cooking show on YouTube, is both amusing and revealing, considering how rarely Leonard lets the world enjoy his sense of humor. In it, Ibaka asks his guest the question everyone in Canada wanted to know at the time: “Are you coming back?” “I don’t know yet,” Leonard says. “You better, brother.” “What type of question is that, though...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Nba, Kansas, Rockets, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Lakers, Marcus


Biggest Losers of NBA Free Agency: Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers have had a pretty bad offseason. Check out what the Clippers have done so far in the 2020 NBA Free Agency.
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The Five Biggest Takeaways From Day 2 of NBA Free Agency

Gordon Hayward cashed in, the Clippers bested the Lakers in the big-man market, and more of the best and most befuddling moves from the...
Tags: Lakers, Gordon Hayward, Clippers, NBA Free Agency


2020 NBA free agency takeaways, Day 2: Ibaka a game-changer for Clippers, another side to the Hayward story

After another full day of deals, thoughts on Serge Ibaka joining the Clippers and Gordon Hayward the Hornet, among other subjects
Tags: Nba, Gordon Hayward, Hayward, Clippers, Serge Ibaka


2020 NBA free agent tracker: Day 2 concludes with Serge Ibaka agreeing with Clippers

After free agency opened Friday, things were busy again Saturday. Rajon Rondo joined the Hawks, and Serge Ibaka agreed with the Clippers.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Source - Serge Ibaka plans to sign 2-year, $19M deal with LA Clippers

Free agent Serge Ibaka plans to sign a two-year, $19 million deal with the Clippers, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo leaving Lakers in free agency

The Lakers have turned over nearly their entire backcourt one day into free agency as two more key players announced they won’t return. Avery Bradley signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat, which the Associated Press reported would have a second-year team option. Rajon Rondo announced on his Instagram account he would be going elsewhere after two seasons with the Lakers, although that destination was not settled as of midday Saturday. Bradley was the only Laker who didn’t travel to Disney Wo...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, Miami, Associated Press, Houston, Rajon Rondo, Miami Heat, Lakers, Instragram, Disney World, Bradley


Sources: Clippers Players Shocked at Montrezl Harrell Signing with Lakers

Montrezl Harrell shocked the Clippers by signing with the Lakers
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Reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell signing two-year deal with Lakers

Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending the prior three seasons with the rival Clippers.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Montrezl Harrell leaves Clippers for Lakers, agreeing to two-year deal

In a stunner, Montrezl Harrell – one of the most productive players and biggest personalities from the last few Clippers teams – is headed across the Staples Center hallway. The Lakers have agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with Harrell, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and until recently, one of the team’s most vocal rivals. The deal was first reported by ESPN. Arguably the biggest splash of the Lakers’ offseason so far, Harrell averaged a career-best 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Davis, Nba, Philadelphia, Espn, Lebron James, North Carolina, Denver, Staples Center, Philadelphia 76ers, Lakers


Lakers GM Rob Pelinka: Defending champs ready to be aggressive in free agency

Who has time for a victory lap? Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka got back from a 95-day stint in the bubble and soon after was back at work with his front office, tinkering away at draft preparation, free agent strategy and trying to stay on his toes for when the next season would hit. It’s sooner than many thought, but at least in their administration, the Lakers haven’t been hit with a championship hangover. Starting with an aggressive trade for Dennis Schröder that became official late Wedn...
Tags: California, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, Orlando, James, Lakers, Dennis, Yahoo Sports


Clippers have big decisions looming on eve of free agency

Ready or not, here it comes: With the NBA’s hurry-up offseason in full swing, free agency will open officially on Friday at 3 p.m. PT. In win-now mode, the Clippers are willing to make moves – as evidenced by their coaching change last month and three draft-night trades Wednesday – ahead of the Dec. 22 start of the season. After giving up three first-round picks, two pick swaps, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari to bring aboard Paul George – and, with him, Kawhi Leonard – a season ago...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Green, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Espn, Detroit, Rajon Rondo, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Orlando, Lakers, Oklahoma City


2020 NBA Draft: Which players ended up where?

ROUND 1 1. Minnesota: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) 2. Golden State: James Wiseman, C, Memphis (7-1, 240) 3. Charlotte: LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks/Australia, (6-7, 190) 4. Chicago: Patrick Williams, SF, Florida State (6-8, 225) 5. Cleveland: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn (6-6, 225) 6. Atlanta: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC (6-9, 245) 7. Detroit: Killian Hayes, PG, France (6-4, 216) 8. New York: Obi Toppin, F, Dayton (6-9, 220) 9. Washington: Denny Advija, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv/Isr...
Tags: Utah, New York, Minnesota, Washington, Kentucky, France, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, Alabama, Sacramento, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Indiana, Chicago


Lakers have low-key draft night after trading first-round pick

The NBA Draft, in more ways than one, is a young man’s game. Focused fully on the present, the Lakers had a quiet Wednesday evening as much of the league tried to pick and maneuver their way closer to the heels of the defending champions. Technically, the Lakers used their first-round pick, selecting Jaden McDaniels, a 20-year-old forward out of Washington. But the No. 28 overall selection had already passed through two cities before McDaniels even put on his draft cap to compliment his bowtie t...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Espn, Anthony Davis, Lakers, Southern California


Whicker: Onyeka Okongwu brings a familiar game to the Atlanta Hawks

When someone begins to describe a basketball player as “The next …”, it’s time for the mute button. Adam Morrison wasn’t the next Larry Bird. Eddy Curry wasn’t Baby Shaq. Brandon Ingram, certainly a notable player, won’t ever be Kevin Durant. And if you never heard of Johnny Neumann, you missed his failure to become Pete Maravich. The “comps” are shorthand. They usually deal in appearance, rather than essence. They also irritate the heck out of those who are being compared. But when Onyeka Okong...
Tags: Kentucky, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Miami, College sports, Oklahoma, Memphis, Houston Rockets, Young, Usc, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Kevin Durant


Clippers deal for Luke Kennard, trading away Landry Shamet and Rodney McGruder

The Clippers didn’t wait for their 57th pick to make a move on Wednesday, reportedly partaking in a three-way deal in which Landry Shamet will wind up in Brooklyn for the 19th pick in the draft and fourth-year shooting guard Luke Kennard comes to L.A. from Detroit, according to multiple reports. Clippers reserve guard Rodney McGruder also was a part of the deal, bound for Detroit, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Kennard, a 6-foot-5 left-hander who starred at Duke, is a 40.2 percent career 3-point...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Espn, Detroit, Duke, Golden State Warriors, Clippers, Kennard, NBA Draft, Bobby Marks, Atlanta NBA, Luke Kennard, McGruder


NBA Draft 2020: Live updates

Live updates from the 2020 NBA Draft, Wednesday, Nov. 18, held virtually. A Twitter List by InsideSoCalSpts Related Articles NBA announces 2-part schedule release, season structure, play-in tournament The NBA Draft is fraught with more unknowns than usual What will the Clippers do with the 57th pick in the NBA Draft? LaMelo Ball taking it all in stride as NBA Draft approaches Wednesday ...
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NBA Draft 2020: Live updates – LaMelo Ball taken No. 3 by Charlotte, Onyeka Okongwu No. 6 to Atlanta

Live updates from the 2020 NBA Draft, Wednesday, Nov. 18, held virtually. LaMelo Ball’s unusual journey to one of the top picks | USC’s Okongwu confident in ability to fit in modern NBA A Twitter List by InsideSoCalSpts Related Articles NBA announces 2-part schedule release, season structure, play-in tournament The NBA Draft is fraught with more unknowns than usual What will the Clippers do with the 57th pick in the NB...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Usc, Lakers, Clippers, NBA Draft, Onyeka Okongwu, Okongwu, InsideSoCalSpts Related Articles NBA, Charlotte Onyeka Okongwu


NBA announces 2-part schedule release, season structure, play-in tournament

The NBA doesn’t plan to release the first half of the 2020-21 schedule until around the start of training camp on Dec. 1, but with each passing day, additional details emerge about how the fast-approaching season will work when the league returns to action outside of a bubble on Dec. 22. On Tuesday, the NBA announced information about the season’s structure and format, confirming that each team will play 72 regular-season games, with each team playing three games against each opponent in their c...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Tokyo, Associated Press, Northwest, Lakers, Southwest, Phoenix, Eastern Conference, Clippers, OKC


The NBA Draft is fraught with more unknowns than usual

There’s never been a class like the one up for grabs in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night: Teams have never had more time to prepare, but they’ve never had less to work with. Workouts and interviews have largely been conducted through Zoom instead of gyms. March Madness was canceled, denying scouts and executives one of the most critical evaluation periods for incoming talent. With conditions for next season in flux – most teams playing without fans and the likelihood of atypical travel sche...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Australia, Sports, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Portland, Nba, Ncaa, Espn, Anthony Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis, Houston Rockets


What will the Clippers do with the 57th pick in the NBA Draft?

It’s not such a bad thing if you’re a fan of a team for whom Wednesday’s NBA Draft (probably) isn’t going to be compelling, must-see TV. It means that team likely was competent the previous season, or in the Clippers’ case, pretty good. Like, second-in-the-Western Conference standings good. Or perhaps that it traded away its picks, as the Clippers have been keen to do recently. That included last February, when they sent this draft’s first-round pick (No. 27, it turns out) to New York as part of...
Tags: Florida, New York, Kentucky, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Nba, Espn, Sports Illustrated, Detroit, UConn, San Antonio, Rajon Rondo, Atlanta Hawks, Nbc Sports


AP Source: Bucks getting Jrue Holiday to play with Antetokounmpo

By TIM REYNOLDS Point guard Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee, which is aiming to give two-time reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the improved roster that he seeks with the decision on his supermax contract extension looming, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of ano...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento, Holiday, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, New Orleans, Associated Press, Espn, Anthony Davis, Miami Heat, Lakers