Awaiting Kawhi Leonard’s arrival Friday, Clippers are on a mission in Orlando — Press Telegram

It’ll be a long, fraught road before the Clippers or any of the 21 teams in Orlando can claim Mission Accomplished. But even as they awaited the arrival of Kawhi Leonard later Friday, with the first 36 hours of solitary quarantine out of the way, Doc Rivers’ squad was eager to get down to basketball.…

Awaiting Kawhi Leonard’s arrival Friday, Clippers are on a mission in Orlando — Press Telegram

Kawhi Leonard doesn’t travel with Clippers to Orlando, is due to arrive in a few days — Daily News

With approval from the team, the Clippers’ star Kawhi Leonard did not travel with his teammates Wednesday to Orlando, Florida, according to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes and confirmed by a league source. The two-time two-time NBA Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year is expected to join the squad in a few days at the…

Kawhi Leonard doesn’t travel with Clippers to Orlando, is due to arrive in a few days — Daily News

Clippers facility shuttered, but players exhibiting enthusiasm online — Press Telegram

Judging by the large piles of footwear pictured on his Instagram feed, Clippers sneakerhead/center Montrezl Harrell is just about ready to go. He and his Clippers teammates will join the 21 other NBA teams bound for the Orlando bubble this week, where the league will finish its 2019-20 season that was interrupted by the coronavirus…

Clippers facility shuttered, but players exhibiting enthusiasm online — Press Telegram

Clippers sign Joakim Noah for restart with an option for next season — Press Telegram

The Clippers have signed on Joakim Noah for the NBA’s restart to the season beginning next month. The 6-foot-11 center was signed to a 10-day contract shortly before the season went on hiatus on March 11. A source confirmed to Southern California News Group that Noah had signed a contract for the rest of the…

Clippers sign Joakim Noah for restart with an option for next season — Press Telegram

Joakim Noah reportedly to sign with Clippers for restart in Orlando — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Clippers had just signed him to a 10-day contract before the season shut down.

Joakim Noah reportedly to sign with Clippers for restart in Orlando — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Lakers, Clippers can again begin plotting route in NBA championship pursuits — Press Telegram

As 22 NBA teams prepare to restart their engines July 31, L.A.’s two-pronged championship chase picks up anew — in accordance with a wildly unprecedented plan that’s being unfurled in the midst of the national uprising happening during a global pandemic. “Basketball offers no vaccine, no cure,” Paul George said as he narrated a video…

Lakers, Clippers can again begin plotting route in NBA championship pursuits — Press Telegram

Clippers plan to reopen practice facility Monday for voluntary workouts — Press Telegram

The Clippers announced Sunday evening that they will be the latest NBA team to reopen their practice facility on a limited basis, opening the doors at the Honey Training Center in Playa Vista on Monday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic suspended the NBA season March 11 and subsequently shuttered team practice facilities.…

Clippers plan to reopen practice facility Monday for voluntary workouts — Press Telegram

Doc Rivers Is Concerned About Hasty Return To NBA Action Amid COVID-19 Outbreak — NESN.com

OK. We’re all itching to get sports back to some capacity after nearly two months without it due to the COVID-19 outbreak. One NBA coach, however, is worried about a hasty return. As of Friday, the league is allowing teams to reopen their practice facilities while testing players and staff (asymptomatic or not) for the…

Doc Rivers Is Concerned About Hasty Return To NBA Action Amid COVID-19 Outbreak — NESN.com
As of Friday, the league is allowing teams to reopen their practice facilities while testing players and staff (asymptomatic or not) for the coronavirus beforehand. At least three teams — the Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers — have reopened their facilities, while a handful of others — including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and the Orlando Magic — are gearing up for their own reopening. But Clippers head coach Doc Rivers just hopes things don’t move too hastily. “I’m worried, because you should be,” Rivers said on the latest edition of the “Hoops, Adjacent” podcast, as transcribed by The Athletic. “I’m not smart enough to know what this virus is or does. We do know it affects most people when they’re in a group setting, and it doesn’t affect you at all when you’re by yourself. You know? We already know that. Listen, I’m not young (58), but I guess I’m young enough … I don’t know. Would I say I do it without fear? Of course not. You’ve got to have some fear in all this … until (there’s a vaccine), no one can tell me they’re going to do anything and feel comfortable doing it. I just don’t know how we get there.” RIvers certainly isn’t alone with his concerns. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has been a vocal leader for the NBA during the pandemic, has been cautious about when to reopen Dallas’ facilities. He even went as far as saying, “the risk isn’t worth the reward.” Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum also is concerned about the speed at which the NBA resumes. Though he appreciates workouts are optional, the 28-year-old guard says he sometimes wonders, “Is it worth it?” Well, we’ll soon find out.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/doc-rivers-is-concerned-about-hasty-return-to-nba-action-amid-covid-19-outbreak/

The voices of the Lakers and Clippers feel the sting on what would’ve been the start of NBA playoffs — Press Telegram

In any other year, it would be the time to shine. Bill Macdonald would be ambling through the tunnels of Staples Center and into the soft spotlight that drapes the Lakers’ center court. He would be shaking hands with players and coaches and producers and friends made through a decades-long broadcasting career. He would be…

The voices of the Lakers and Clippers feel the sting on what would’ve been the start of NBA playoffs — Press Telegram

Doc Rivers says Clippers are hungry for season to begin again — Daily News

The Clippers were really starting to cook when the power went out a month ago. That’s a good thing, Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday, when he joined Lawrence Frank, the team’s president of basketball operations, on a video conference call with reporters. “The last 10 games, we were turning into the Clippers,” said Rivers, whose…

Doc Rivers says Clippers are hungry for season to begin again — Daily News

Clippers rookie Terance Mann undergoes hand surgery — Press Telegram

Clippers rookie Terance Mann underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a ligament in his right hand, the team announced Wednesday. There’s no current timetable for Mann’s return to basketball — which, of course, has been put on hold indefinitely more broadly after the NBA suspended the season last week in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.…

Clippers rookie Terance Mann undergoes hand surgery — Press Telegram

Staples Center, Honda Center donate thousands of pounds of food during event suspension due to coronavirus — Press Telegram

The culinary crew at Staples Center in Los Angeles had just stocked up for an 11-night-and-day run of Lakers and Clippers basketball and Kings hockey games when the NBA and NHL collectively decided to suspend all games last week due to the continuing global spread of the novel coronavirus. “We had a lot of food…

Staples Center, Honda Center donate thousands of pounds of food during event suspension due to coronavirus — Press Telegram