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The Daily Clipper — The Missing Piece

Doc not sweating over the 0-3 start, continuing to look for the starter for Small Forward and some more love for Steve Ballmer.

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Matt Barnes will stick by whatever head coach Doc Rivers decides, whether he ends up starting or not. Barnes, Reggie Bullock and Chris Douglas-Roberts have each started a game at small forward this preseason, and the ultimate decision is one Rivers isn't sweating. He said the player ending the game in the crucial minutes is a lot more important than the one starting.

Clippers Not Focused On Who Ends Up Starting At Small Forward | Los Angeles Clippers

Jim Rome compared the ownership situations between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, translating Phil Jackson's recent comments about Lakers owner Jim Buss before talking about having Clippers owner Steve Ballmer as a guest on Jim Rome on Showtime.

I love Steve Ballmer. Great energy. Great passion. Great enthusiasm. ‘100% is not enough! You gotta do better than 200%! Give me 600%!’ And the best thing about that guy is he will. He’ll give you 600%. God, I love this guy.

Jim Rome: I love Steve Ballmer " The Beast 980

Doc not really sweating the fact the Clippers are sitting at an 0-3 start to the preseason. A big reason why is he's been experimenting at the Small Forward position as well as sitting the stars in the 4th quarter.

Something worth mentioning:

Reserve center Ekpe Udoh, who has not played the last two games after spraining his right ankle in warmups, is expected to be available when the Clippers play host to Utah on Friday night at Staples Center in their next exhibition game, Rivers said

Doc Rivers isn't sweating over Clippers' 0-3 preseason start - LA Times

The Clippers traded out the hardwood for grass and the outdoors Tuesday during the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation's annual Charity Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club.

Clippers Take Part In Annual Charity Golf Classic | Los Angeles Clippers

Not so basketball-news, but it looks like Matt Barnes may have a distraction off the court. Hoping they can work it out.

NBA Star Matt Barnes -- Separated from Gloria Govan ... 'Trust Issues' |

With Kevin Durant being out for the time that he is, it looks like Westbrook is going to be in some not so familiar waters.

This chart shows how little Russell Westbrook plays without Kevin Durant -

Doesn't apply to the Clippers anymore, but if you need a good reality soap opera to follow.

Shelly Sterling’s Case Against V. Stiviano To Go To Trial In March " CBS Los Angeles

If you don't know who Jimmy Goldstein is, you're insane. Multi-million dollar NBA-Super Fan Jimmy Goldstein is well known in the NBA community for his flamboyant clothing and always being seen at the "Primetime" games. In this complex article there's a video that shows us inside his home. Hint: It's pretty amazing.

Jimmy Goldstein Takes Us Inside His Insane Home and Closet | Complex

That's all I have for today, hope you enjoyed some of the things going on in our Clipper world and around the NBA.

As always, I leave you with a question or two: Are you worried about how the Clippers' are looking? And by the looks of it, who do you think would be the best at Small Forward?