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December 14, 2014 Updates

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
December 12, 2014 Updates

Doc Rivers on Friday told Rowan Kavner, who writes for the Clippers’ website, that he is not concerned about sixth-man Jamal Crawford’s inflamed bursa sac in his right (shooting) elbow. Crawford apparently banged the elbow during Wednesday’s victory at Indiana. “It’s just a bursa sac,” said Rivers, whose team plays Friday at 4 p.m. at Washington (on Prime Ticket). “I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. It can get bad, those things, but I don’t think it’s an issue right now.” Los Angeles Daily News

December 11, 2014 Updates

In five years working under Flip Saunders and Randy Wittman, Cassell was able to see the Wizards rise from league-wide laughingstock to a legitimate playoff contender. Wall and Beal both credited Cassell for helping them improve. Wall ranks second in the league assists and third in steals and Beal has been slowly recovering from a left wrist injury that kept him out the first nine games. “It was great,” Cassell said of working with Wall and Beal. “I don’t think John had a great playoffs last year. He was solid. He was solid. Like I always tell him, ‘John, you’re the best decoy we can have.’ It’s just not him scoring the ball, it’s all the other intangible things John Wall brings to the basketball court that’s going to make him one of the best guards in this league.” Washington Post

December 10, 2014 Updates

More than one source around the league independently suggested the Bucks weren't the highest bidder for Dudley and the pick, but that the Clippers felt they were under the gun to act. In retrospect, the Eric Bledsoe deal -- orchestrated on the Clippers' side by a combination of Roeser and Rivers with a sign-off from Sterling -- amounts to Bledsoe, a No. 1 pick and Caron Butler for J.J. Redick (who could have been available for the mid-level), two guys waived under the stretch provision and a second-round pick that was originally theirs. There's also the familiar refrain that Rivers' taste in reserves is uninspired, and his filling-out of the Clippers' roster has displayed none of the flair of the Spurs' work on the margins. San Antonio might be an unreasonable measuring stick, but if Rivers says the Spurs are the standard, then they're the standard. ESPN.com

Though there's not a strong sense that the Clippers' executive machinery is well-oiled at present, there's still a healthy respect for Rivers' powers of persuasion. He might not spawn a managerial tree like the Spurs, but his arrival in Los Angeles guaranteed Paul's return. If every couple of years he can take Ubuntu into a conference room and sell a top-15 player on his vision, then who cares whether he ceded operational directives to Wohl, Eastman or Sacks? ESPN.com

December 9, 2014 Updates

When you’re worth around $20 billion you can write a check for $2 billion without flinching. But does that mean the Clippers are worth $2 billion, or that other NBA teams should see their revenue multiples expand to reflect this deal? I doubt it. But we may get a good idea if the Atlanta Hawks are soon sold. Bruce Levenson’s group is selling its controlling interest in the team and some believe the sale price will value the team at over $1 billion, or about eight times revenue. Forbes.com

You chose Clippers' Jamal Crawford and Spurs' Manu Ginobili as the top NBA tweeters the last two years, but who's been No. 1 in 2014? Make your pick here. HoopsHype

December 8, 2014 Updates

Prosecutors in Las Vegas might be swayed by findings of a defense investigation into a man's claim that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub eight weeks ago, a lawyer suggested Monday. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro Tem William Jansen gave defense attorney Richard Schonfeld until Jan. 12 to talk with the district attorney about the claim by Daniel Schuman of the Los Angeles area. Schuman alleges Griffin grabbed him, took his cellphone and slapped him after he took a photo of Griffin and Clippers teammates early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort. Boston Herald

December 7, 2014 Updates
December 6, 2014 Updates

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