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March 1, 2015 Updates

"According to Franks and Miller, Chris Paul is the best perimeter defender in the NBA," Goldsberry wrote. "They have empirical evidence that the Clippers point guard suppresses and disrupts shot activity as much or more than any other guard in the league." To their point, Goldsberry and Co. indicate that Paul led all backcourt players last season by allowing just 10.8 points per game. So not only is Paul a pickpocket of the highest order, but his general approach lends itself to bothersome tendencies that drive opponents mad. His performance as the closest defender against some of the game's best one-on-one scorers underscores just how effective he's been in isolation situations. Bleacher Report

"#35 @TobiOye…" Jordan's tribute continues when he arrives at the arena. He writes the name Tobi Oyedeji on the court with his finger and speaks to his friend before every game when he says his prayer. "I feel like he would have been in the NBA somehow," Jordan said, "so he's on every court." Oyedeji also remains in the hearts of those who knew the 17-year-old power forward from Jordan's hometown of Houston. The teenager intended to follow his friend's path to the NBA by playing at Texas A&M before it veered in tragic fashion. Los Angeles Times

Mason played five seasons with the New York Knicks. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was Mason’s teammate for two-plus of those seasons. “The passing of Anthony Mason is so sad,” Rivers said in a statement. “He was a true warrior and a great teammate. He embodied what it meant to be a Knick. I loved him and my prayers go out to his family.” Los Angeles Daily News

February 28, 2015 Updates
February 27, 2015 Updates
February 26, 2015 Updates

“I think, God willing, if I have no major injuries or anything, I want to keep playing for five more years,” Crawford said. “It’s weird because I’ve said ‘five more years’ for two years now, but I still feel like I can do that. So yeah, I think five more seasons. I still want to be playing at a high level, though. But honestly, it’s crazy, I still feel like I’m getting better and finding ways to keep learning about the game and continuing to challenge myself with things to get better at. I don’t know, but hopefully five more years. I’ve said that for two years now, so we’ll see.” Basketball Insiders

They reached out to Josh Smith after the Detroit Pistons waived him, but he opted to sign with the Houston Rockets. They recruited Kendrick Perkins hard after the Utah Jazz bought him out and before he decided to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. They had their sights set on Kevin Garnett and Tayshaun Prince before both were traded back to their original teams at the deadline. They still have an open invitation out to Ray Allen, but he appears content to stay retired. ESPN.com

"We like our team," Rivers said Wednesday. "We actually like our basketball team, and if we could add something that can help that, we will. What people don't understand is chemistry is so freaking important. Unless it's somebody you think is going to really change your team, this team was a couple bad plays in Game 6 away from the Western Conference finals last year. We lost some guys and added some guys, but we like our team." ESPN.com

Rondo’s first coach in Boston, Doc Rivers, echoed similar sentiments about the incident. “It happens more, hopefully, in the locker room, but it happens,” Rivers, who now coaches the Los Angeles Clippers, told reporters on Wednesday. “They’re both winners. They’ll figure it out, I really believe that. Rick Carlisle has proven he’s a championship coach. Rondo has proven he’s a championship point guard. You have two champions. You just figure at some point, they’ll figure it out. The fact it was out in the open gives us all something to talk about.” CSNNE.com

February 25, 2015 Updates
February 24, 2015 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers announced today they have signed free agent forward Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract. Hamilton, 24, comes to the Clippers from the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. He averaged 18.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists for Reno in 27 games (22 starts) and is the 40th GATORADE call-up of the 2014-15 season. NBA.com

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