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Press Clippings: 10/31/09

  1. A bad quarter denies Clippers a chance for change – L.A. Times
  2. Clippers out of sorts mentally and physically – L.A. Times
  3. Up next for the Clippers: Saturday vs. Dallas – L.A. Times
  4. Clippers again not worth their Salt – L.A. Daily News
  5. Utah 111 – Clippers 98 – That Seemed Eerily Familiar –
  6. Utah 111, Clippers 98 –
  7. Millsap in tune – Salt Lake Tribune
  8. It would be insane to expect change – Salt Lake Tribune
  9. Nothing too convincing in this Jazz win over Clippers – Deseret News
  10. Dallas Mavericks put clamps on Lakers at Staples Center – Dallas Morning News
  11. Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers preview – Dallas Morning News

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Press Clippings: 10/30/09

  1. Clippers focus on free throws – LA Times
  2. Utah Jazz: Okur’s status uncertain for Friday – Deseret News
  3. Utah Jazz: Boozer looks to get going – Deseret News
  4. Utah Jazz notebook: Maynor gets early schooling – Deseret News
  5. LA-LA not likely to be sweet music for Dallas Mavericks – Dallas Morning News

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Press Clippings: 10/29/09

  1. Clippers can’t finish it – L.A. Times
  2. Blake Griffin has empathy from his brother on the rehab process – L.A. Times
  3. Clippers can’t contain Nash – L.A. Daily News
  4. Is Griffin a victim of the “Clipper Curse?” – L.A. Daily News
  5. Nash scores 15 in fourth as Suns rally to beat Clippers – Associated Press
  6. Clippers – Suns, the Morning After, With the Aid of Digital Technology –
  7. Suns 109 – Clippers 107 –
  8. Suns rally to win over Clippers – Arizona Republic
  9. Rookie Watch: Who’s No. 1? –

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Press Clippings: 10/28/09

  1. Injury sidelines Blake Griffin – L.A. Times
  2. Lakers’ Lamar Odom puts his blood into season-opening win – L.A. Times
  3. Kobe Bryant leads Lakers in opener – L.A. Times
  4. Griffin injury won’t keep Clippers down – L.A. Daily News
  5. Dunleavy after the game – L.A. Daily News
  6. Journey begins: Lakers set sights on another title quest – L.A. Daily News
  7. Lakers ring in new season – Riverside Press Enterprise
  8. Some things never change – Riverside Press Enterprise
  9. Lakers get championship rings then beat Clippers behind Bryant, Bynum –
  10. Beating the Curse –
  11. Griffin Injury Latest Clue the Clippers Are Haunted – N.Y. Times
  12. Griffin plans to be patient with knee –
  13. Suns-Clippers Preview –
  14. Suns look for restart in familiar place – Arizona Republic
  15. New center ready to meet Clippers – Arizona Republic

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Griffin Suffers Stress Fracture of Patella


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Los Angeles Clippers’ rookie forward Blake Griffin suffered a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella during the Clippers’ last preseason game vs. the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, October 23rd.
Griffin, who underwent an MRI yesterday which confirmed the diagnosis, was examined by both team physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama as well as specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Based on communication between the two physicians, it has been determined that Griffin will be sidelined for approximately six weeks.

During this time Griffin will receive bone stimulation and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment.

Griffin originally suffered a bruised left patella during practice on Thursday, September 24th and was eventually cleared to resume full basketball activity.

Griffin, the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, averaged 13.7 points, 8.10 rebounds and 28.0 minutes in seven preseason games played.

10/27/2009 Posted by | Press Release | Comments Off on Griffin Suffers Stress Fracture of Patella

Press Clippings: 10/27/09

  1. Clippers’ Blake Griffin has stress fracture in kneecap – L.A. Times
  2. Lakers , Clippers open season on Tuesday night – L.A. Times
  3. Clippers lose Griffin to broken kneecap –
  4. Griffin injury brings more misery to Clippers –
  5. Instant gratification delayed for Blake Griffin and the Clippers –
  6. Clippers’ Griffin, Top NBA Draft Pick, Out With Broken Kneecap –
  7. Clippers Club Optimism Special Report –
  8. Injury Bug Bites Clipper’s On Opening Night –
  9. Clippers look to be part of great 8 – L.A. Daily News
  10. Clippers-Lakers Preview –
  11. Lakers want to ring in new season carefully – L.A. Times

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Press Clippings: 10/26/09

  1. Clippers star-studded, but are they still star-crossed? – L.A. Times
  2. A Good Problem to Have – Who Starts for the Clippers? Part 2 –
  3. TrueHoop Network 2009-10 Season Preview: Clippers –
  4. Clippers take part in South L.A. food giveaway – L.A. Times
  5. Pacific preview: Lakers can look down on division from on high –
  6. Power Rankings: Lakers, Celts open season 1-2 –

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Press Clippings: 10/23/09

  1. Clippers’ Blake Griffin is learning his place – L.A. Times
  2. Hopes & Fears, Part 4: Chris Kaman –
  3. New Orleans Hornets rookie Marcus Thornton’s dream realization celebrated by those who nurtured him – New Orleans Times Picayune
  4. Israeli team loses $22,000 to Staples Center thief – Associated Press
  5. Team Loses $22K in Staples Center Theft –
  6. Los Angeles Clippers –
  7. ’09-10 Predictions: Rookie of the Year –
  8. ’09-10 Predictions: Coach of the Year –

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Clippers Waive McNeal and Roberson

Los Angeles Clippers today waived guards Jerel McNeal and Anthony Roberson.

In two preseason games played with the Clippers, McNeal averaged 3.5 points in 4.5 minutes per game. Roberson tallied 1.3 points and 5.3 minutes in three preseason games played.

The Clippers’ training camp roster currently stands at 15 players.

10/19/2009 Posted by | Press Release | Comments Off on Clippers Waive McNeal and Roberson

Clippers Exercise Options on Gordon and Thornton


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The Los Angeles Clippers today exercised the club’s third-year contract option on guard Eric Gordon and the fourth-year contract option on forward Al Thornton.

Gordon, who was selected by the Clippers as the seventh overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, begins his second NBA season and is now signed through the 2010-11 campaign. Under the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Clippers had the right to exercise this contract option.

Gordon turned in a stellar rookie campaign, averaging 16.1 points in 78 games played last season, earning him a spot on the All-Rookie Second Team as well as seeing him finish fifth in Rookie of the Year voting.

Thornton, the 14th overall selection by the Clippers in the 2007 NBA Draft is now also signed through the 2010-11 season, with the Clippers holding the right of first refusal. In two seasons with the Clippers, Thornton has tallied 15.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

10/13/2009 Posted by | Press Release | Comments Off on Clippers Exercise Options on Gordon and Thornton