Coach Doc Rivers knows his team won’t win a championship this year. The Clippers don’t have the talent to beat the likes of the Warriors, the Rockets, the Raptors or the Celtics. Two years ago, he would’ve lied to himself about that fact. Now, he accepts he has the type of team that grinds it out.
The NBA G League’s creation of an alternative path to reach the professional ranks has been received positively by those already at basketball’s highest level although they remain skeptical of its potential to bring widespread disruption to the college game.
Doc Rivers is advocating voting and doing what he can to help spread the message. The Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching staff will be wearing pins saying “I am a voter” that were approved by the league. Rivers talked before Friday’s game against the Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is closing in on a return, but the All-Star point guard will now miss Friday’s game as his recovery from knee surgery continues. Westbrook, who missed the season opener against the Golden State Warriors,
Kawhi Leonard, by all appearances, seems to be acclimating well to a new situation and team following his offseason trade to the Toronto Raptors. But it would appear one NBA team is covertly in the preliminary stages of making a run at the superstar come