The 1999-2000Los Angeles Clippers season was their 30th season in the NBA, their 16th in Los Angeles. The team began playing in their new arena, the Staples Center. The Clippers are co-tenants with their crosstown rival, the Los Angeles Lakers. While the Lakers were on their way to an NBA title, the Clippers sank to the bottom of the Pacific Division with a league worst record of 15–67, as the team posted long losing streaks throughout the season. Rookie Lamar Odom provided a bright spot as he averaged a solid 16.6 points per game, and made the All-Rookie First Team. Following the season, Derek Anderson signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs, and Maurice Taylor signed with the Houston Rockets.
Forward Mario Bennett becomes the 7th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers.
Forward Pete Chilcutt played for team twice in the same season. Played for the team on a 10-day contract in January later released after it expired. Played for the Cleveland Cavaliers on another 10-day contract then released after that expired. Came back to the Clippers which signed for the rest of the season.