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The Daily Clipper: Grizzled Edition

The Clippers lost a tough one to the Grizzlies, but are 4-1 and looking to add reinforcements soon in the "Flyin Lion" Blake Griffin.

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Clippers Finally Feel Blake Griffin's Absence and Other Monday NBA Takeaways | Bleacher Report
It's not hard to trace the real cause of Paul's turnover to Griffin's absence, though. L.A.'s veteran point guard was gassed because he didn't have a superstar second option to take over when he needed a break. Without Griffin, Paul was tasked with creating everything for the Clips—a brutally tough undertaking against a defense as punishing as Memphis'.

Blake Griffin has stitches removed from right elbow - LA Times
Griffin had the stitches removed Monday from his right elbow, two weeks after surgery Feb. 9 to remove a staph infection from that area. His clunky brace has now been replaced by a nondescript black sleeve. The Clippers said there is no updated timetable for Griffin's return, but that he's expected to be out at least another week.

Chris Paul scores 12500th point, joins elite group
While Chris Paul will likely have his mind on the late game turnover that cost his team a win over the Memphis Grizzlies, a bright spot has emerged from last night’s loss: Paul has surpassed the 12500 point mark for his career following a 30-point night that pushed him to 12514 total, becoming the 206th person in league history to reach that mark.

Ranking the NBA's top 10 players under six feet tall - NBA -
Chris Paul has been regarded as the best pure point guard alive for quite a while now, but many fans probably don’t realize how short Paul is (6’0") because of his commanding presence on the court. (CP3 = 2SHORT; TRADE HIM NOW)

What Now After LA Clippers Couldn't Re-Stock Roster on the Trade Market? | Bleacher Report
The Clippers played out the trade deadline similarly to how they did it a season ago: not making noise and waiting on buyout guys. The problem is those players may not actually exist this year.

Hall of Famer Rick Barry calls Clippers' DeAndre Jordan a 'liability' - LA Times
"He's a liability to his team, and he needs to do something to correct it," Barry said. "So it would be smart on his part to seriously give some consideration to learning how to do this."

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