The Daily Clipper - TGIF Edition

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Read up on all the latest Clippers/NBA related news!

Lots of stories out there today, so let's get right to it!

Clippers:

Chauncey Billups of Los Angeles Clippers out indefinitely with peroneal tendinitis in left foot - ESPN Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups will miss Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks and is out indefinitely with peroneal tendonitis in his left foot, the team announced.

Clippers quietly getting the job done - Los Angeles Clippers Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES -- The recipe for getting attention in Los Angeles is really quite simple. Sure, trophies are nice and all, but Academy Awards and Golden

This Lady Behind The Clippers Bench Was The Only One Unimpressed By Last Night's Performance [UPDATED]

Last night's 112-90 Clippers win over the Mavericks was a performance the AP called "dominating" and one that featured a series of spectacular dunks and lobs—one of which we've already featured this morning.

Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers " Blog Archive " One Of The Clippers’ Best Players Is Holding Them Back

ONE OF THE CLIPPERS’ BEST PLAYERS IS HOLDING THEM BACK - Dumb story, really!

Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA business - ESPN
Mavs, Clippers A Lesson In NBA Business

Early Contenders for N.B.A.'s Most Improved Player - Keeping Score - NYTimes.com
Besides Jrue Holiday of the 76ers, Eric Bledsoe of the Clippers and Larry Sanders of the Bucks, in their third years, have made larger contributions to their teams this season.

Chris Paul Surprises Kids At School, Hands Out Christmas Presents [Photos] | Beyond The Buzzer | Your #1 Off The Court Source
Chris Paul was known for activism in the New Orleans community and he's trying to build the same legacy in LA. The Clippers All-Star point guard and his wife visited LA's Best After School Enrichment Program at La Salle Elementary school Thursday where he jumped out from behind a curtain in the school auditorium to surprise the kids. Paul then proceeded to call each one on stage, personally handing them a Christmas present. From day one when I got to the NBA and realized I was so blessed that God gave me the opportunity to give back and help others...And I've always strived to do that.

LA Clippers preview: Are they a contender? - SB Nation Dallas
Through the first month of the season, the Clippers have beaten some of the best teams in the NBA and lost to some of the worst. They play the Mavs on Wednesday night on ESPN.

CBSSports.com Basketball Podcast: Talking Clippers with DJ Foster - CBSSports.com
Zach Harper is joined by D.J. Foster of Clipperblog.com and NBC's Pro Basketball Talk to discuss the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Jamal Crawford Says Vinny Del Negro Is a Big Reason Why He Chose to Join the Clippers
Sports Radio Interviews is a streaming independent sports blog which provides analysis on breaking sports news, upcoming games, and sporting events from a sports radio perspective. Sports Radio gets in depth interviews with athletes, coaches, general managers, columnists and beat writers like no other medium.

Hoopdata | DeAndre Jordan and the Crunch Time Conundrum
DeAndre Jordan is a worse free throw shooter than some players are three-point shooters. With a 44% career free throw rate, Jordan is a huge liability late in close games, enough so that coach Vinny del Negro has to be wary of playing him in such situations. In fact, Jordan averages 26.5 minutes per game but has played just 4.5 minutes per fourth quarter, well below what you’d expect for a starter and one of a team’s core players.

NBA Related:

ROCKETS G.M. DARYL MOREY TAKES A MORE ANALYTIC VIEW THAN - 12.03.12 - SI Vault
MONEY BALLSY - HT to citizen JRaffo for finding this gem...it's a long one!

The Meaning of Kobe Bryant at 30,000 - NYTimes.com

Kobe Bryant is the youngest player to score 30,000 points, and at 34, he is not only leading the N.B.A. in scoring this season, he's also enjoying the most efficient scoring season of his career.

Rasheed Wallace Keeps Technicals Flowing With ‘Ball Don’t Lie’ - NYTimes.com

Rasheed Wallace’s "Ball Don’t Lie" catchphrase suggests that the ball is the ultimate arbiter of on-court justice, but recently those words have mostly meant punishment for him.

Thunder Bet on Ibaka, and It Paid Off - NYTimes.com

The Thunder signed Serge Ibaka and then traded James Harden to Houston, which turned out well for both teams and players.

David Stern vs. "ludicrous" Hack-a-Shaq - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN

Much of the NBA is discussing Dwight Howard's inability to hit free throws, and the tactical opportunity that it creates for Los Angeles Lakers' opponents.

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