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The Daily Clipper — Exhibition Opener Edition

The Clippers begin the preseason tonight against that first-round losing, group of punks from Golden State. We've got basketball finally!!!!

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Watch Blake GriffinDoc Rivers, and Chris Paul give their thoughts on both preseason and the upcoming regular season after Monday's practice.

Clippers' Davis leaner, focused on his role — Los Angeles Register
After acknowledging he was not in shape to play the Clippers' up-tempo style last year, Big Baby has reportedly dropped 20 pounds and is ready to fill his role as the glue guy on the team.

Clippers face Warriors again, but it won't be the same — Los Angeles Times

What's the record for technicals in a preseason game?

Paul Pierce thought he was going to be a Clipper:

"Obviously, this is my first time in free agency. I really didn't know where I was going to end up. Truthfully, I thought I was going to end up back in Brooklyn, with Kevin [Garnett]. I told Kevin, if you're not going to retire, then I probably will come back. But when Brooklyn didn't give me an offer, it was like, I talked to him, and I kind of started looking at my options then. I thought I probably would end up with the Clippers with Doc [Rivers], but they wound up signing Spencer Hawes [and using the full mid-level exception] at the time."

Los Angeles Clippers — 2014-15 Season Preview
Previewing the 2014-15 Los Angeles Clippers, the two-time defending champions of the Pacific Division. Offers some good points, but really nothing dramatically new

Los Angeles Clippers — No. 2 in NBA Watchability Rankings
Donald Sterling is out, which is progress. Now the Clippers are in the steady hands of new owner Steve Ballmer and team president and coach Doc Rivers, which has them No. 2 in our NBA Watchability Rankings. We're more exciting than everyone except the Cavs!

Analyzing the Clippers Bench — Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers face the Golden State Warriors in their first preseason game tomorrow night at STAPLES Center. Taking the court will be a few new members of the team brought in to strengthen the bench.

NBA Sunday: Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony’s Looming Legacies — Basketball Insiders
Entering the 2014-15 season, both Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony face questions regarding their legacies.

Clippers' Reggie Bullock ready for increased role this season — Los Angeles Times

I had no idea Reggie had Kobe's platelet rich plasma injection this offseason.

New NBA biometric testing is less Michael Lewis, more George Orwell — ESPN
Pablo S. Torre and Tom Haberstroh explore the increasingly invasive biological testing in NBA locker rooms and how that intersects with player privacy in ESPN The Magazine.

Clippers' Paul puts little stock in exhibition opener — Los Angeles Register
Chris gives some interesting thoughts on the new broadcasting deal as head of the Players Union

Steve Ballmer's fired up about Clippers, L.A
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer discusses the backstory on getting the Clippers and how he was almost in the league with other teams before it happened