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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

The Los Angeles Clippers plan to sign forward Jordan Hamilton of the Reno Bighorns to a 10-day contract Tuesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers have been examining the buyout market, free agency and the NBA Development League for small forward depth and settled on Hamilton. Yahoo! Sports

Griffin had the stitches removed Monday from his right elbow, two weeks after surgery Feb. 9 to remove a staph infection from that area. His clunky brace has now been replaced by a nondescript black sleeve. The Clippers said there is no updated timetable for Griffin's return, but that he's expected to be out at least another week. Los Angeles Times

February 23, 2015 Updates

Garnett is expected to immediately become Cultural Minister of the Wolves. He's unofficially in charge of changing the attitude, the habits, the expectations of the young team. The locker room will become something like Father Flanagan's Boys Town -- home for wayward boys -- with Garnett starring in the title role. "He changed their culture," Saunders said of Garnett's time with the Boston Celtics. "Doc (Rivers) told me that. They had veteran players and everything else, but when he went in the locker room, the music was cut off and everything." St. Paul Pioneer Press

February 22, 2015 Updates
February 21, 2015 Updates

The loss of Blake Griffin (elbow) hasn't hurt Paul's fantasy value at all. CP3 has recorded four double-doubles in a row, including a robust 22 points and 16 assists on Thursday. Sacramento has struggled to defend point guards the last 10 games. Paul could match the 48.4 FantasyScore points he has averaged the last five games. - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/blogs/ryan-dodson/daily-fantasy-basketball-double-dip-on-clippers-with-chris-paul-deandre-jordan#sthash.tY2cqE3X.dpuf HoopsHype

February 20, 2015 Updates

The Clippers announced Friday that they have partnered with American Airlines in a multiyear agreement, the team's first new significant corporate partner since Steve Ballmer purchased the team for a record $2 billion. Los Angeles Times

Davis didn't finish with the most points (10) or rebounds (6), but his team said he made all of the difference. "Without Baby, we don't win tonight," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. "Forget the points, it was his defense and his rebounding and his toughness and his energy. He was huge, and I don't mean that [like that]." Los Angeles Times

While many prognosticators pegged the Bulls and Cavaliers to meet in the Eastern Conference finals, that may not be their only competition. Both teams will aggressively pursue center Kendrick Perkins when his buyout from the Jazz becomes official, a league source said. In fact, a separate league source said while Clippers coach and basketball operations head Doc Rivers will reach out to the center who started on Rivers' champion Celtics team, Perkins is leaning towards signing with the Bulls or Cavaliers. Chicago Tribune

Memphis has expressed interest in the best free-agent shooter languishing on a couch and remains interested in veteran Ray Allen. The veteran sharpshooter is expected to make a decision soon about whether he’ll return to the NBA this season. Allen has long spurned Memphis’ overtures. He isn’t short on options. Cleveland, the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State, San Antonio, Chicago, Washington and Atlanta are among the contenders that have expressed interest in Allen. Memphis Commercial Appeal

Dan Woike: Austin Rivers sore left foot is same injury he suffered in TOR. Doc said team might need to sign another guy Twitter @DanWoikeSports

The Clippers explored ways to get better on the wing, sniffing around on players such as Phoenix’s Gerald Green and Oklahoma City’s Perry Jones III, but no deal was close. “We were as active as everybody else. We just didn’t do anything,” Rivers said. “There was nothing for us. We don’t have a lot of assets we could turn around, and we kind of knew that going into it.” Orange County Register

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