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The Daily Clipper - Off-Season-Kick-Off Edition

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Our Clippers are unexpectedly out of the playoffs. It will be a busy off-season for the front office. Expect lots of news come July 1st, meanwhile settle for some repeat news items as well as some related to other nba stories.

Here's where I get extra long deal with lots of zeros after it!
Here's where I get extra long deal with lots of zeros after it!
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Eric Gordon injury: Pelicans SG has ankle surgery - SBNation.com
New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon recently underwent surgery on his left ankle, and the team is calling the procedure a success. Here's what the next step is for Gordon.

Freakonomics " What’s a Wall Street Executive’s Wins Produced?
LeBron James was recently given his 4th Most Valuable Player award by 120 sportswriters. Well, at least 119 sportswriters agreed LeBron was MVP. Gary Washburn – of the Boston Globe – thought Carmelo Anthony was the league’s MVP in 2012-13.

Sources: Bucks' Ellis, Sanders almost came to blows after loss to Heat - CBSSports.com
Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks almost came to blows after a playoff loss to Miami, CBSSports.com has learned.

I am Royce White: Living and working with anxiety disorder - SBNation.com
Royce White does what millions of Americans do every day: Tries to make it through his workday without a panic attack. The only difference is that he plays pro basketball.

Boston Celtics offseason of uncertainty starts with Kevin Garnett - SBNation.com
The Boston Celtics face an offseason of uncertainty after their first-round loss to the Knicks. Is this the year they finally "blow it up?" The dominos will only start to fall once Kevin Garnett decides if he wants to keep playing.

Derrick Rose, anxiety and asking athletes to be more than human - SBNation.com
Derrick Rose says he isn't mentally ready to play. Who are we to demand more?

Ryan McDonough hired as new Phoenix Suns general manager - SBNation.com
The Suns have hired one of the rising stars in the NBA world in Celtics assistant general manager Ryan McDonough.

Seven candidates who are ready to be NBA head coaches - ESPN
What does an NBA head coaching candidate look like in 2013? A few new trends have emerged in the coaching ranks, namely the Rise of the Video Kids

Clippers Podcast - Jason Collins: 5/5 - ESPN Los Angeles

Kevin Arnovitz and Jordan Heimer discuss the immediate and long-term implications of Jason Collins' coming out.

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In this NBA, it's brawn over brains and muscle that matters - latimes.com
It is always easier to be critical when you don't have a dog in the fight, so let's go ahead.

VINCENT BONSIGNORE: Vinny Del Negro's future with Clippers should not be Chris Paul's decision - LA Daily News

Relatively speaking, Vinny Del Negro