LOS ANGELES — It isn’t about form. It’s about confidence. Catch it, jump, shoot it. If you think the basketball will go in the basket, then it probably will. If you think it won’t, then it probably won’t. Doubts can ruin a perfectly good jump shot, according to Clippers forward Wesley Johnson.
When he sank all four of his 3-point attempts, and 6 of 8 shots overall, during the Clippers’ exhibition victory Thursday over the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center, it wasn’t about tweaking his release or jumping higher or lower or finding a special spot on the floor.
LOS ANGELES — They gathered at Galen Center on Tuesday to practice for the public, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and the rest under the direction of Doc Rivers.
Uh, wait a second. Blake? And D.J.? And Doc?
You mean … the Clippers?
NEW YORK — NBA owners on Thursday approved draft lottery reform and guidelines for the resting of healthy players in the regular season.
The lottery reform is an attempt to disincentivize losing and curtail teams from trying to get a better chance at obtaining a top draft pick.
The three highest lottery seeds will now each have a 14 percent chance of getting the top pick compared to 25 percent for the team with the worst record, 19.9 percent for the team with the second-worst record and 15.6 percent for the team with the third-worst record in the lottery system used
Willie Reed, a backup center who signed a one-season, $1.5-million contract with the Clippers last week, was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a domestic violence incident, according to multiple reports.
Reed was arrested at a downtown Miami condo, according to the Miami Herald.
Further details were not immediately available.
Reed spent last season with the Miami Heat and was in Miami working out in preparation for his first training camp with the Clippers next month. Reed averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds last season with the Heat, his second year in the NBA. He