Los Angeles Clippers Rumors
Jovan Buha: The Clippers win the second Battle of Free Agency, defeating the Knicks 124-113 to improve to 44-30 and move into the No. 5 spot. Lou Williams led the Clip w/ 29 pts, Gallo had 26 and Trezz had 24. Clips made 15 3s and 33 free throws. Up next: at Minnesota on Tuesday.
Mike Vorkunov: David Fizdale had a lively message for the Knicks after their slow start today: “The first few minutes I told them to wake the hell up. We were still in bed.” The Clippers, with a noon start, were playing at 9 am local time, but Fizdale felt Knicks needed the wake-up call.
“Not to dismiss your question but honestly I can’t get into free agency stuff now,” Fizdale said. “I have no thought process about what I’m pitching. I’ve got Doc Rivers sitting in the other locker room now with a damn good basketball team that I have to be focused on.”
LA has been connected to Kawhi Leonard for a while, but there’s likely going to be interest in the Clippers from other players on the open market. Rivers wasn’t going to give much insight on how he’d sell his team to free agents, although the pitch shouldn’t be too hard anyway. “I’m not going to give you my spiel man, man,” Rivers joked. “Come on. Other than the weather, we’re going to stop there.”