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Of course, the one main difference from the start of Stephenson’s workouts to now is the team he’s getting ready to play for when the 2015-16 season begins. “I’m very excited,” Stephenson said. “I think we’ve got the pieces that can get us our ring. You’ve got coach (Doc) Rivers behind us. I think the sky’s the limit for us. We’ve got the talent, we’ve got the vets.”
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will participate in next month’s USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas and hopes to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a league source told ESPN. Griffin was forced to withdraw from last year’s Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a back injury more time to heal.
Fenerbahce is looking for a big-man and one of their targets is Ekpe Udoh, who played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, as reported by Ismail Senol. Udoh will likely give an answer to Fenerbahce next week after a couple of meetings with NBA teams. Udoh has played 270 NBA games averaging 4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 16.54 minutes of action per contest.
It’s time to pass the hat, please, for Josh Smith. At an introductory press conference with the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, he pointed out how the next year is going to be a financial challenge. “At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family,” he said. “So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I’m going to push through it, you know.”
Why do you think you got traded? Lance Stephenson: It just didn’t work. I felt like me and Kemba [Walker] do the same type of stuff, and it just didn’t click. Kemba is like a smaller me. He dominates the ball and he’s a playmaker. And then my jump shot wasn’t falling, so it was a tough season. I had toe and groin injuries. I’m telling you, this was worse than my rookie year when I didn’t even play. I was really mentally down. I was trying everything to try to figure out what I can do to help this squad.