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The Daily Clipper — Let The Games Begin Edition

Hold on to your seat belts gang, it's the start of the season! Finally! Real basketball again!

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Rivers: One Team In West "Better Than All Of Us" | Los Angeles Clippers
With all the talk of the Clippers winning it all this year, Doc Rivers is chasing one team. The Clippers head coach said there are about eight teams capable of winning the Western Conference, but the rest of the West is trying to catch up to the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs.

After disappointing preseason, Clippers gear up for games that count - LA Times

NBA's Clippers should rule Western Conference

A Pessimist's Guide to the 2014-15 Clippers
In part 1 of a two-part series, Sam delivers the pessimist's guide to the 2014-15 Los Angeles Clippers.

10 Bold Predictions For Los Angeles Clippers 2014-15 Season | RantSports
Los Angeles Clippers predictions don't get much bolder than this.

FIRE: Roundtable season preview ft. Sean Highkin, Michael Pina, Beckley Mason, Steven Lebron, Seerat Sohi
The NBA regular season is finally upon us, tipping off Tuesday night. In preparation, Sports on Earth's team of basketball writers answers the biggest questions for 2014-15, along with some playoff surprises, stat leaders and more.

Sources: Jazz claim Jordan Hamilton and Joe Ingles off waivers - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: In an effort to bolster their small forward depth, the Utah Jazz claimed Jordan Hamilton and Joe Ingles off waivers on Monday. Long live Jingles!!!

Practice Notes: Time Off; A Reason For Redick’s Techs; Injury Update, More
Rowan Kavner LOS ANGELES – While six NBA teams will get their seasons started tomorrow, the Clippers have three days to practice before their Thursday opener. Head coach Doc Rivers said before Monday’s practice that the struggles of the preseason are now in the past.

Clippers' Coach Doc Rivers on how to handle Matt Barnes' slump - LA Times
Clippers small forward Matt Barnes has been in a shooting slump, but Coach Doc Rivers hopes he'll just keep taking his shots. Ummmmm... the law of averages right!

Which Los Angeles Clipper Will See the Biggest Role Shift in 2014-15? | Bleacher Report
Highlighting possible offensive and defensive changes in Blake's game

2014 NBA Player Rankings 5 - ESPN NBA Player Rankings: 5 is Blake Griffin. And unless ESPN forgot about LeBron, we're guessing Chris Paul is coming in at number 2

NBA Star Chris Paul Developing Autobiographical ABC Comedy (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety

DeAndre Jordan — I Spent $12k Turning My Bike Into A Light Cycle ... Ya Know, From TRON |
DeAndre Jordan is now ready to ride into the EMCOM mainframe and defeat the evil forces of Master Control.

Clippers Lend Helping Hand To 1,600 Families In South LA | Los Angeles Clippers
Rowan Kavner   LOS ANGELES – It wasn’t just one or two Clippers players giving back to the community this weekend. Head coach Doc Rivers and the entire Clippers roster spent time Saturday at the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center handing out boxes of food and Vita CoCo, personal care items, school uniforms and shoes to 1,600 South Los Angeles families.

In Search of the Elusive Makeup Call
interesting article citing a study about whether the makeup call exists for refs