Los Angeles Clippers Rumors
Chauncey Billups, the NBA champion point guard turned broadcaster, will be a familiar face on Clippers television broadcasts during the upcoming season. Billups, who retired in 2014 after a 17-year playing career — one that includes an NBA championship run with Detroit in 2004 and two seasons spent with the Clippers, from 2011 to 20 13 — confirmed via text Friday that he will work as an analyst along play-by-play broadcaster Brian Sieman on the team’s Prime Ticket/Fox Sports West broadcasts.
Marc Stein: More from Gasol soon from @NYTSports but here he is on Kawhi Leonard: “You can’t blame the guy for wanting to go home. If you tell me I can go (to) Barcelona and make an absurd amount of money and play in the NBA … I understand completely and respect it and wish him the best.”
Sources told The Post that Billups is leaving “Countdown” to be a TV game analyst for the Los Angeles Clippers. Billups very well could continue at ESPN, too, but he likely will shift to games. Pierce is not expected to remain on “Countdown.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell ESPN.
Andrew Greif: Clippers officially announce they will play Houston and Shanghai Sharks while in Hawaii for training camp. LAC’s full preseason schedule: 10/3: HOU (in Honolulu) 10/6: Shanghai (Honolulu) 10/10: DEN (Staples Center) 10/13: Melbourne United (Staples) 10/17: DAL (Vancouver)
Andrew Greif: A person with knowledge of the situation said the Clippers and Ty Lue are still discussing adding Lue as an assistant. Nothing is final, but Lue’s addition to Doc Rivers’ staff is considered likely. @Marc Stein was first to report Lue being close to joining.
It’s been a busy summer for basketball legend Jerry West. A month after bringing NBA stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to L.A., the Clippers executive has put a Bay Area home in Hayward up for sale at $1.68 million.