2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers season

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2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coachDoc Rivers
General managerMichael Winger
Owner(s)Steve Ballmer
ArenaStaples Center
Results
Record42–40 (.512)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKCOP-TV
Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket
RadioKLAC
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The 2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers season was the 48th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), their 40th season in Southern California, and their 34th season in Los Angeles. Two-time Executive Of The Year winner Jerry West would join the Clippers as a special consultant.[1]

For the first time since 2011, Chris Paul was not on the roster as he was traded to the Houston Rockets in the off-season in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a first round pick next year, and cash. Head coach Doc Rivers would also relinquish his role as a President of Basketball Operations for the team on August 4, with the role being replaced by Lawrence Frank.

On January 28, 2018, the Clippers traded their franchise cornerstone and 2009 1st overall pick Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons alongside Brice Johnson and Willie Reed for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanović, and two draft picks, effectively ending the Lob City era. [2]

On April 1, 2018, the Clippers streak of 50 or more wins since the 2012-13 season came to an end with a loss to the Indiana Pacers.

With a loss to the Denver Nuggets on April 7, 2018, the Clippers were eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since the 2010–11 season.

Following this season, Austin Rivers was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Marcin Gortat.

This was also DeAndre Jordan's last season as a Clipper. After 10 years of being on the team, on July 6, 2018, DeAndre signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.[3][4]

Draft[edit]

The Clippers did not have a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but acquired both the Philadelphia 76ers' 39th pick, Jawun Evans out of Oklahoma State, and Milwaukee Bucks' 48th pick, Sindarius Thornwell out of South Carolina, for cash considerations.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 21 Beverley, Patrick Injured 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–07–12 Arkansas
G 11 Bradley, Avery 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1990–11–26 Texas
F 7 Dekker, Sam 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994–05–06 Wisconsin
G 1 Evans, Jawun 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996–07–26 Oklahoma State
F 8 Gallinari, Danilo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988–08–08 Italy
F/C 5 Harrell, Montrezl 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1994–01–26 Louisville
F 34 Harris, Tobias 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1992–07–15 Tennessee
F 33 Johnson, Wesley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–07–11 Syracuse
C 6 Jordan, DeAndre 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1988–07–21 Texas A&M
C 51 Marjanović, Boban 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 290 lb (132 kg) 1988–08–15 Serbia
G 25 Rivers, Austin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992–08–01 Duke
G 4 Teodosić, Miloš 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1987–03–19 Serbia
G 0 Thornwell, Sindarius 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1994–11–15 South Carolina
G 12 Wallace, Tyrone (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1994–06–10 California
G 9 Williams, C. J. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1990–02–06 North Carolina State
G 23 Williams, Lou 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1986–10–27 South Gwinnett HS (GA)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–04–09

Roster notes[edit]

  • Guard Lou Williams becomes the 27th former Laker to play for the crosstown rival Clippers.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yGolden State Warriors 58 24 .707 0.0 29–12 29–12 13–3 82
Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 16.0 22–19 20–21 12–4 82
Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 .427 23.0 20–21 15–26 6–10 82
Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 31.0 14–27 13–28 5–11 82
Phoenix Suns 21 61 .256 37.0 10–31 11–30 4–12 82

By Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zHouston Rockets * 65 17 .793 82
2 yGolden State Warriors * 58 24 .707 7.0 82
3 yPortland Trail Blazers * 49 33 .598 16.0 82
4 xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 17.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 17.0 82
6 xNew Orleans Pelicans 48 34 .585 17.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 18.0 82
8 xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 18.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 19.0 82
10 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 23.0 82
11 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 .427 30.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 38.0 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 .293 41.0 82
14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 43.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 21 61 .256 44.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 2–3 (Home: 2–2; Road: 0–1)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular Season[edit]

2017–18 game log
Total: 42–40 (Home: 22–19; Road: 20–21)
2017–18 season schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 22, 2017 To Los Angeles Clippers
Draft rights to Sindarius Thornwell
To Milwaukee Bucks
Cash considerations
June 28, 2017[5] To Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley
Lou Williams
Sam Dekker
Montrezl Harrell
Darrun Hilliard
DeAndre Liggins
Kyle Wiltjer
2018 first round pick
Cash considerations
To Houston Rockets
Chris Paul
July 6, 2017 To Los Angeles Clippers[6]
Draft rights to Jawun Evans
To Philadelphia 76ers
Cash considerations
To Los Angeles Clippers[7]
Danilo Gallinari (from Denver)
To Denver Nuggets
2019 second round pick (from Atlanta)
To Atlanta Hawks
Jamal Crawford (from Los Angeles)
Diamond Stone (from Los Angeles)
2018 first round pick (from Los Angeles)
September 25, 2017 To Los Angeles Clippers
Draft considerations
To Atlanta Hawks
DeAndre Liggins
January 29, 2018 To Los Angeles Clippers
Tobias Harris
Avery Bradley
Boban Marjanović
2018 protected 1st round pick
2019 2nd round pick
To Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin
Brice Johnson
Willie Reed

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Blake Griffin[8] 5-year contract worth $173 million

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Miloš Teodosić[9] 2-year contract worth $12.3 million Russia CSKA Moscow
Willie Reed[10] 1-year contract worth $1.5 million Miami Heat
Jamil Wilson[11] Two-way contract Italy Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino
C. J. Williams[12] Two-way contract Texas Legends
Tyrone Wallace Two-way contract Agua Caliente Clippers
Sean Kilpatrick 10-day contract, March 4, 2018
2nd 10-day contract, March 14, 2018
Milwaukee Bucks

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
Paul Pierce Waived, June 28, 2017 Boston Celtics (Retired)
J. J. Redick[13] Free agency, July 8, 2017 Philadelphia 76ers
Raymond Felton[14] Free agency, July 10, 2017 Oklahoma City Thunder
Luc Mbah a Moute[15] Free agency, July 19, 2017 Houston Rockets
Marreese Speights[16] Free agency, July 27, 2017 Orlando Magic
Brandon Bass Free agency, August 17, 2017 China Liaoning Flying Leopards
Jamil Wilson Waived, January 5, 2018 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Alan Anderson Free agency, February 10, 2018 Lakeland Magic
Sean Kilpatrick Contract expired, March 24, 2018 Chicago Bulls

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-jerry-west-clippers-20170614-story.html
  2. ^ http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22258464/blake-griffin-los-angeles-clippers-talks-traded-detroit-pistons
  3. ^ "Mavericks sign free agent center DeAndre Jordan". Mavs.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Reports: DeAndre Jordan Agrees To One-Year Deal With Mavericks". NBA.com. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rockets acquire nine-time all-star Chris Paul". nba.com/rockets. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Acquire Rights to Jawun Evans". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "L.A. Clippers acquire veteran forward Danilo Gallinari in three-team trade". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "L.A. Clippers re-sign five-time All-Star Blake Griffin". NBA.com/clippers. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "L.A. Clippers sign Milos Teodosic". NBA.com/clippers. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  10. ^ "L.A. Clippers sign Willie Reed". NBA.com/clippers. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "L.A. Clippers sign Jamil Wilson to Two-way contract". NBA.com/clippers. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "L.A. Clippers convert C.J. Williams to Two-way contract, waive Iroegbu, Plumlee & Wallace". NBA.com/clippers. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Sixers sign veterans JJ Redick and Amir Johnson". NBA.com/sixers. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Thunder signs Raymond Felton". NBA.com/thunder. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  15. ^ "Rockets sign free agent Luc Mbah a Moute". NBA.com/rockets. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  16. ^ "Magic sign Marreese Speights". NBA.com/magic. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.