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Catching Up With the Clippers in August

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It’s still the middle of the NBA doldrums, but that doesn’t mean the Clippers’ players haven’t been busy.

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We are in the last week of August, generally the quietest month in the NBA calendar, and are just a couple weeks away from pre-season content becoming a real thing. With very little news regarding the NBA outside of some scattered FIBA warm-ups and social media controversies, there hasn’t been much to talk about. However, the NBA never truly sleeps, and the players in it certainly don’t. Here are some quick-hitting updates on what some Clippers’ players have been up to in the month of August.

  • Kawhi Leonard has been setting up community and charity roots in the Los Angeles area, partnering with the Clippers and BABY2BABY to donate 1 million backpacks to SoCal students
  • Montrezl Harrell has been working out (and playing in extended, competitive scrimmages) with trainer Rico Hines in Los Angeles, particularly trying to develop his shooting range
  • Lou Williams has made appearances in China and recorded new music (along with playing some pickup basketball)
  • Patrick Beverley has been spending some time with his family, as well as buying a sweet new ride
  • Paul George has been preparing for his celebrity fishing tournament (fishing is a major hobby of PG’s)
  • Landry Shamet, just going into his second NBA season, has hosted his own basketball camp for youngsters
  • Coach Doc Rivers is traveling back to his old city of Boston for the Hoop Dreams charity event, something he has taken part in since his time in Massachusetts
  • Rookie Mfiondu Kabengele joined the annual NBA rookie photoshoot and survey

Well, that’s a quick look at a bunch of Clippers. There’s nothing too crazy going on, but the Clips all seem quite busy, and none of this stuff is even counting the workouts and drills that they are assuredly going through every day. As the season approaches, the Clippers might converge (it was reported months ago in Miami) to get some work in as a group before training camp. Until then, they will likely keep enjoying activities that they won’t be able to partake in during the hectic NBA season.