Despite trading All-Star forward Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons on Monday, the LA Clippers are not planning on tearing down the roster and trading away their best players before the Feb. 8 trade deadline, coach Doc Rivers said on Tuesday.
“We make this trade and then everyone thinks we’re just trading everybody away. That’s not true,” Rivers said when addressing the Griffin trade for the first time publicly. “But that’s what’s out there. Sometimes you can’t control the narrative. You just can control your job, and that’s what I have to do.”
Source: Jovan Buha of ESPN
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Sources: Clippers, Tyronn Lue Agree to Deal
Ty Lue has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next head coach of the LA Clippers, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The Clippers and Lue’s representative in the contract talks, Andy Miller, completed negotiations on a deal Thursday afternoon, sources said.
The Clippers’ search landed on Lue based upon a confidence that his championship pedigree and playoff successes as a head coach in Cleveland, as well as his strong ability to communicate with players, will resonate within a franchise that underachieved in the 2019-2020 season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Sources: Anthony Davis to Opt Out, Re-Sign with Lakers
Source: Shams Charania of The Athletic