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On the season, he's averaging 14.7 minutes per game, averaging 4.3 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds. Each statistic represents a career low for the 28-year-old point guard. "When you don't play a lot, yeah," Farmar said when asked about the difficulty in adjusting to playing with the Clippers. "You don't take more than two shots, and if they go in, you had a good night, and if they don't, you struggled. It's tough. There's no substitute for the game. Even if you go in [and practice] and play one-on-one or two-on-two or three-on-three. You just have to stick with it. Things happen. It's a long season. ESPN.com

While Darren Collison was able to play with Chris Paul last season and was used a defensive weapon, that's simply not an option with Farmar, who isn't on Collison's level as a defender. Paul and Collison averaged 11.6 minutes together on the court last season, but Paul and Farmar are averaging just 2.4 minutes together. And while Collison was able to be a true point guard last season for the second unit, Jamal Crawford is often the one bringing up the ball for the second unit. "I just need to find a way to get more comfortable and get them more comfortable with me and build as we go," Farmar said. "It's a long season and I've been trying to fit in, and sometimes you just got to make a statement and that's all I was trying to do, just really be aggressive." ESPN.com

December 15, 2014 Updates

The Clippers have emerged from the Donald Sterling horror show reasonably intact, with an owner who'll spend anything on anything if it will make the product just a little better. But the most important pieces were already in place. Griffin begat Paul, and Paul begat Rivers. L.A. will go as far as their All-Stars take them. "They're two of the best players in the world, and they make things easier for us," Redick said. "When they run that screen and roll with pace, they're tough to guard. It's like pick your poison. Those are our two best offensive players, the guys we're going to go to down the stretch. They're essential to what we're trying to do offensively." NBA.com

December 14, 2014 Updates

The Clippers could shake up their second unit by adding veteran free agent Ray Allen. Allen, who played for the Miami Heat last season, hasn’t officially retired. A report Saturday had him considering joining five teams – none of which was the Clippers. Still, Rivers said he’s interested. “I think in two or three weeks, he’ll start thinking about teams. I don’t think right know he is. I think he wants to get through the holidays,” he said of Allen’s process. “…I think he’s doing the right thing, honestly. He’s earned this right, to look at the teams and say, ‘I fit here,’ and jump if he wants to do that.” Orange County Register

Rivers said the Clippers would be among the teams with an interest in signing Ray Allen if the veteran guard decides to return to the NBA this season. Rivers said he talks to Allen frequently. "He wants to wait and see if he wants to play, and I think he is doing the right thing and has earned that right," Rivers said. NBA.com

Former Bucks guard J.J. Redick has settled in with the Clippers since signing as a free agent (eventually a sign-and-trade deal) in the summer of 2013, after an ill-fated 28 games with Milwaukee. The Bucks traded promising forward TobiasHarris to Orlando in a deadline deal for Redick, but then guards MontaEllis and BrandonJennings never meshed with the former Duke star. "There weren't a lot of basketballs when he was here," Rivers said with a laugh. "And he had a tough go. "J.J. is a byproduct of ball movement and teams that are unselfish. That's why you kind of felt like here he would fit, because we have that type of group. "He would struggle on a team that doesn't move the ball. He lived in Orlando and I got to see him a lot, so I probably had inside intel on him. I think you need guys like J.J. on your team. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The league’s official release: Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language at fans, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 2:09 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 104-96 loss to the Washington Wizards on Dec. 12, at Verizon Center. NBCSports.com

Head coach Doc Rivers said Hawes “can play,” but he was held out Saturday. Hawes had his leg elevated in the locker room prior to the game and said there’s no specific timetable for his recovery. “I think it’s still early,” Hawes said. “We want to figure out exactly what the issue is and try to go forward from there.” NBA.com

Hawes has hurt his meniscus before and said he hopes that’s not impacted. There was obvious pain when Hawes came down on a foot going for a rebound and hurt his knee, but it wasn’t as bad as the uncertainty of what the injury was. “The pain’s one thing,” Hawes said. “That’s kind of like the initial thing. But then you just start thinking, ‘How did I land? What is this? Have I felt this before?’ You start going through your head and thinking eight months down the road what it could mean if it’s one thing, if it’s another. There’s a lot of emotions going through your head when you land awkwardly like that.” NBA.com

December 13, 2014 Updates


Modern-day Clippers like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are among the all-time best players in franchise history.


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