2022-23 Clippers training camp roster

The LA Clippers have announced their 2022-23 Training Camp roster.

Following Media Day today, the Clippers will travel to Las Vegas for practice. The Clippers will then head to Seattle to play two preseason games against Maccabi Ra’anana on Friday, September 30, and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, October 3, at Climate Pledge Arena.

Below is the 2022 Clippers’ Training Camp roster:


33 Nicolas Batum F 6’8″ 230 12/14/1988 Le Mans / France 14

4 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6’6″ 188 11/28/2001 Kentucky / USA 1

9 Moses Brown C 7’2” 245 10/13/1999 UCLA / USA 3

7 Amir Coffey F/G 6’7″ 210 6/17/1997 Minnesota / USA 3

23 Robert Covington F 6’7” 209 12/14/1990 Tennessee State / USA 9

00 Michael Devoe G 6’4” 183 12/17/1999 Georgia Tech / USA R

25 Moussa Diabaté (2W) F/C 6’11” 210 1/21/2002 Michigan / France R

13 Paul George F 6’8″ 220 5/2/1990 Fresno State / USA 12

1 Reggie Jackson G 6’2″ 208 4/16/1990 Boston College / USA 11

5 Luke Kennard G 6’5″ 206 6/24/1996 Duke / USA 5

2 Kawhi Leonard F 6’7″ 225 6/29/1991 San Diego State / USA 10

14 Terance Mann F/G 6’5″ 215 10/18/1996 Florida State/ USA 3

15 Xavier Moon G 6’2” 165 1/2/1995 Morehead State / USA 1

16 Juwan Morgan F 6’7” 232 4/17/1997 Indiana / USA 4

8 Marcus Morris Sr. F 6’8″ 218 9/2/1989 Kansas / USA 11

24 Norman Powell G 6’3” 215 5/25/1993 UCLA / USA 7

0 Jason Preston G 6’3″ 181 8/10/1999 Ohio / USA R

11 John Wall G 6’3″ 210 9/6/1990 Kentucky / USA 10

12 Lucas Williamson G 6’4” 205 1/28/1999 Loyola Chicago / USA R

40 Ivica Zubac C 7’0″ 240 3/18/1997 Mega Leks (Serbia) / Croatia 6

Some 2022-23 Clippers games will be shown on KTLA 5 TV

KTLA-TV (KTLA 5) and the LA Clippers today announced a broadcast television partnership that will return live Clippers games to over-the-air TV in Southern California.

Eleven regular season and all four pre-season games will be exclusively accessible to all TV viewers in Southern California, bringing the Clippers back to KTLA 5 for the first time since 2009.

The station’s regular season schedule is highlighted by games against the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.

KTLA 5 broadcasts of LA Clippers basketball games also will be carried by a number of Nexstar Media Inc.’s local television stations across Southern California, including KSWB-TV in San Diego, KGET-TV in Bakerfield, and KSEE-TV in Fresno.

“A critical way fans engage with the Clippers is by watching games on TV, and there is no better broadcast partner than KTLA, Los Angeles’ #1 TV station,” said LA Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker. “The segmentation of the television market has become difficult for consumers. We believe it’s incredibly important for Clippers basketball to be accessible to as many people as possible, and the return of the NBA to KTLA is a critical step.”

As an “official broadcast television home of the LA Clippers,” KTLA 5 will produce live pre-game, halftime, and post-game programming for games broadcast by the station and carry special programming related to the team including a “Countdown Clock to Gameday-Buzzer,” game-day weather forecasts, and frequent features on “LA Unscripted,” “Off the Clock,” and “California Cooking.” KTLA 5 will carry Clippers news across all of its broadcast, digital, and mobile platforms, and be anchored by its veteran team of news and sports personalities.

“Starting with the opening of Clippers training camp, L.A.’s Very Own KTLA 5 will be there every exciting step of the way,” said KTLA-TV’s Vice President and General Manager Janene Drafs. “Clippers fans across Southern California can count on KTLA for exciting pre- and post-game shows, insightful analysis, up-to-the-moment Clippers news, special features on the players and coaches, and one-of-a-kind related programming throughout the 2022-2023 basketball season.”

KTLA 5 previously aired live Clippers games from 1985 to 1991 and from 2002 to 2009 and is Southern California’s #1 source for local news coverage. KTLA achieves superior audience levels locally for AM News, Daytime News, Early News, Weekend AM News and Sports Final. The first commercial TV station licensed west of the Mississippi River, KTLA 5 has been keeping Southern Californians informed since 1947.

2022-23 LA Clippers preseason game schedule

The LA Clippers have announced their four-game 2022 preseason schedule, beginning with two games at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Wash. The Clippers will play their remaining preseason schedule at Crypto.com Arena (Oct. 9), and the team’s fourth and final game will take place at Toyota Arena (Ontario, Calif.), home of the Ontario Clippers.

The Clippers will take on Maccabi Ra’anana of the Israeli National League at Climate Pledge Arena on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. PT, followed by a matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. PT.

The Clippers will return to Los Angeles on Oct. 9 to face the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m. PT and wrap up their preseason schedule with a game against the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Arena in Ontario, Calif., on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. PT.

Cavaliers sign Ricky Rubio, Robin Lopez and Raul Neto

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, July 8 signed guard Ricky Rubio, center Robin Lopez and guard Raul Neto, Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman announced.

“Our focus during this offseason has been centered around making this team better and finding the best talent to help strengthen this roster,” said Altman. “When you think about the impact Ricky had on our team last season, his addition became a priority to bring back to Cleveland. We also feel Robin and Raul are both high character guys who have played a great amount of meaningful basketball and will bring the right balance of seasoned experience and depth to our emerging young core. We are excited for Ricky’s return and welcome Robin and Raul to the Cavaliers family.”

Rubio (6-3, 190) has appeared in 665 games (601 starts) with Minnesota, Utah, Phoenix and Cleveland, holding career averages of 11.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 1.80 steals in 30.3 minutes. He played in 34 games (eight starts) for Cleveland last season, averaging a career-high tying 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.44 steals in 28.5 minutes before missing the final 48 games with a season-ending ACL tear. On Dec. 13, 2021 vs. Miami, Rubio became one of 12 active NBA players to record 5,000 career assists. Rubio also recorded a career-high 37 points, shooting 8-9 (.889) from the three-point line, 10 assists and three rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench on Nov. 7 at New York, becoming the first player in NBA history with at least 30 points, 10 assists and eight three-pointers in a game off the bench. He also became the first player in Cavs team history to make his first eight three-point attempts of a game [via Elias Sports Bureau]. Rubio was traded to Indiana after his injury in a deal that brought Caris LeVert to Cleveland but did not appear in a game for the Pacers.

Originally drafted by the Timberwolves with the fifth overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, the 11-year NBA veteran was a 2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team selection. Rubio currently has the 12th-most assists among active NBA players (5,045) and has averaged more than 6.0 assists in 10 of 11 NBA seasons. He has also made two playoff appearances with Utah in 2018 and 2019, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.82 steals in 33.6 minutes. A longtime member of the Spanish National Team, Rubio has played in three Olympics (2020, 2016, 2008), winning silver 2008 and bronze in 2016. At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, he scored 38 points against the United States, breaking the record for most points scored against USA during Olympic competition. He also led Spain to a gold medal in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Lopez (7-0, 281) has played in 939 games (603 starts) over his 14-year NBA career with Phoenix, New Orleans, Portland, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington and Orlando. Last season in Orlando, Lopez appeared in 36 games (nine starts), averaging 7.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.0 minutes. Lopez has appeared in 36 postseason games (28 starts) with Portland (22 games), Chicago (six games), Milwaukee (three games) and Washington (five games), averaging 8.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.00 blocks in 23.4 minutes for his postseason career. The Stanford product was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. Since 2008, Lopez is one of seven NBA players to shoot .530+ FG% and .700+ FT% over that span, joining Jonas Valanciunas, Enes Freedom, Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Domantas Sabonis and Amar’e Stoudemire (min. 400 games played).

Neto (6-2, 180) appeared in 70 games (19 starts) last season for the Washington Wizards, averaging 7.5 points, a career-best 3.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 19.6 minutes. As a starter last season, Neto shot 16-39 (.410) from beyond the arc and scored in double figures on nine occasions. Selected with the 47th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, Neto has played seven NBA seasons with Utah, Philadelphia and Washington, appearing in 387 games (98 starts) in his career, as well as 27 postseason games (three starts). Prior to coming to the NBA, he played professionally in Brazil and Spain from 2008-15. A native of Brazil, Neto competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games as a member of the Brazilian National Team.

Clippers sign John Wall

The LA Clippers on Friday, July 8 signed free agent and five-time All-Star John Wall, it was announced by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank.

“John is one of the great downhill drivers and shot creators of his era,” said Frank. “He will add depth to our backcourt with his initiating, passing and point-of-attack defense.”

Wall, 31, has appeared in 613 career games with averages of 19.1 points, 9.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds over 10 seasons with the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. The 6-foot-3 guard started 40 games for the Rockets during the 2020-21 season, posting averages of 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds. He has also appeared in 37 playoff games, averaging 21.9 points, 9.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks.

The first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Wall was named to the 2010-11 All-Rookie First Team after averaging 16.4 points. In 2014-15, he was named to the All-Defensive Second Team, and in 2016-17, he was an All-NBA Third Team selection after averaging career-highs in points (23.1) and assists (10.7). The Raleigh, N.C., native was a McDonald’s All-American in High School and attended the University of Kentucky, where he was named the SEC Player of the Year and a consensus First-Team All-American during his freshman year. In 2017, Wall was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.

Clippers re-sign Amir Coffey

The LA Clippers have re-signed free agent Amir Coffey.

“Amir joined our organization as an undrafted free agent and has turned himself into a reliable and versatile two-way wing,” said President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. “He is an important part of our present and future, as well as an example to all our young players. He put in the work and is reaping the rewards.”

Coffey, 25, appeared in 69 games (30 starts) and averaged career-highs in points (9.0), rebounds (2.9) and assists (1.8). On April 10 against Oklahoma City, Coffey became the eighth player in franchise history to register at least 35 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in a game. The 6-foot-7 forward has appeared in 131 NBA games and owns career averages of 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.2 minutes over the past three seasons with the Clippers.

A native of Hopkins, Minn., Coffey spent three years at the University of Minnesota, where he earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors (2017) and an All-Big Ten Third Team selection (2019).

Clippers re-sign Nicolas Batum

The LA Clippers have re-signed free agent Nicolas Batum, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank.

“Nico is a selfless vet and a winning player whose intelligence, versatility and skill have lifted our team for the past two years,” said Frank. “We wanted to keep building with him and are honored he wanted the same.”

Batum, 33, appeared in 59 games (54 starts) for the Clippers last season and averaged 8.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 40.0% from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-8 forward has appeared in 915 career games with averages of 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists over 14 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Hornets and Clippers. Batum is one of eight active NBA players with 10,000 points, 4,500 rebounds and 1,400 three-pointers made.

From Lisieux, France, Batum has been a member of the French National Team since 2009, representing his country in the 2012 and 2021 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2014 FIBA World Cup, and 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 FIBA European Championships. He led France to a gold medal in the 2013 European Championship, silver medals in the 2011 European Championship and the 2021 Olympics, and bronze medals in the 2014 FIBA World Cup and 2015 European Championship.

Clippers agree to contract extension with Ivica Zubac

The LA Clippers have agreed to a contract extension with Ivica Zubac, President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank announced.

“For four seasons, Zu has been a pillar of our team, durable and dependable,” said Frank. “He does whatever is needed: setting screens, rolling to the rim, anchoring the interior of the defense. He is a reliable teammate and a consistent pro, just entering the prime of his career. We are excited to continue growing with him.”

Per the Los Angeles Times, the two sides “agreed to terms on a three-year, $33-million deal that has no options, according to people familiar with the negotiations but not authorized to speak publicly.”

Zubac, 25, started 76 games for the Clippers last season and averaged career-highs in points (10.3), rebounds (8.5), assists (1.6) and blocked shots (1.0). The 7-foot center also set a career-high with 25 double-doubles, the most for a Clipper since 2017-18.

More from the Times: “The team held an option that it declined so Zubac could be signed to a longer-term contract.”

Zubac has appeared in 360 games and owns career averages of 8.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.0 minutes during his six-year NBA career with the Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. Selected 32nd overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, Zubac ranks fourth in the NBA in total games played (220) over the past three seasons.

Clippers will reportedly sign forward Robert Covington to contract extension

Some 2022 NBA offseason news has come a bit early. Via ESPN.com:

LA Clippers forward Robert Covington has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract extension, his agent, Andrew Morrison of CAA Sports, told ESPN on Thursday.

Covington, who will avoid a summer free-agency marketplace that is limited in salary-cap space, returns to a loaded Clippers roster that will start the season among the NBA’s significant championship contenders.

Under collective bargaining rules, Covington was eligible to re-sign with the Clippers for a maximum of two years before the start of free agency in July.

The Clippers finished 42-40 this season, qualified for the play-in tournament, but failed to clinch a playoff spot.

Clippers will be without Paul George in tonight’s Play-in Tournament game against Pelicans

Already playing without Kawhi Leonard, who has been out all season, the Clippers will be without Paul George for their biggest game of the year tonight, per ESPN.com:

LA Clippers star Paul George has entered health and safety protocols after testing positive for COVID-19 and will miss Friday night’s play-in game against the New Orleans Pelicans, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim Bontemps.