PASPN.net - Clippers hire John Lucas as assistant (AP)
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Trans. Sep 18 5:00 ET (Sep 18 5:00 ET ) Former NBA coach and player John Lucas is joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant. The team said Friday that Lucas will join Tony Brown, Kim Hughes and Fred Vinson on coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy's staff. Lucas was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2001-03, where he coached current Clippers Ricky Davis and Brian Skinner.
Veteran guard Ricky Davis has been waived by the Clippers, according to Yahoo! Sports.
That could also read "veteran malcontent." With Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw both arriving in town via the Marcus Camby deal, the Clips had to jettison someone. Davis, averaging just 4.4 points per game this season, turned out to be that guy.
The LA Clippers struggled on Monday night in their loss to the Hornets, but reserve guard Ricky Davis had a nice performance off the bench. Davis scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in the game.
This was a nice performance from Davis, who also dished five assists as well. He could see more time while Eric Gordon is out, but he wll need to see more time if he wants to be fantasy relevant again.
Former NBA coach and player John Lucas is joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant. The team said Friday that Lucas will join Tony Brown, Kim Hughes and Fred Vinson on coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy's staff. Lucas was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2001-03, where he coached current Clippers Ricky Davis and Brian Skinner.
Ricky Davis has exercised his player option for 2009-10, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Davis' decline continued in 2008-09, as he averaged just 6.4 points per game in an average of 22 minutes a night. He also missed 46 games with injury. Barring a huge comeback season, he possesses little fantasy value.
Jun 30 3:05 ET
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The NBA releases its All-NBA Teams, and familiar faces abound. And rebound! (Ball Don't Lie) (9 Hours Ago | courtesy: Ball Don't Lie) The NBA has released its last awards of the 2012-13 season, doling out nods for the league’s All-NBA teams on Thursday afternoon.
Los Angeles was well represented as Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant lined the backcourt of the First Team, with Kevin Durant and league MVP LeBron James at the forwards. Tim Duncan, in a surprising but deserved (if inaccurate) vote, finishes that crew off with his first All-NBA nod at the center position. Which is weird, because this is the first time in years that Duncan (who moved over to play with Tiago Splitter in the San Antonio Spurs lineup this season) hasn’t been playing starting center on a routine basis.
New York’s Carmelo Anthony and Clippers forward Blake Griffin head up the forwards list on the Second Team, with Memphis defensive stalwart Marc Gasol at center. San Antonio’s Tony Parker and Oklahoma City guard head up that backcourt, in a voting pool lousy with brilliant All-NBA-worthy guards. More...