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2009–10 Los Angeles Clippers season

The 2009–10 Los Angeles Clippers season was the 40th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2009–10 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coachMike Dunleavy
Kim Hughes
Owner(s)Donald Sterling
ArenaStaples Center
Results
Record29–53 (.354)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 12th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The season saw the team draft Blake Griffin, but during a preseason game, he went down with a knee injury and was unable to play in what could have been his rookie season.

Contents

Key datesEdit

SummaryEdit

NBA Draft 2009Edit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 1 Blake Griffin PF   United States Oklahoma

Free agencyEdit

RosterEdit

Los Angeles Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 2   Blake, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Maryland
G 6   Brown, Bobby 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Cal State Fullerton
G/F 45   Butler, Rasual 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) La Salle
G 25   Collins, Mardy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Temple
G 44   Curry, JamesOn 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
G 1   Davis, Baron   6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UCLA
F 0   Gooden, Drew 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kansas
G 10   Gordon, Eric (IN) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Indiana
F 32   Griffin, Blake   (IN) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Oklahoma
F/C 9   Jordan, DeAndre 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Texas A&M
C 35   Kaman, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Central Michigan
F 20   Novak, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Marquette
F 34   Outlaw, Travis   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Starkville HS (MS)
G 21   Rush, Kareem   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Missouri
F/C 8   Skinner, Brian 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Baylor
F 5   Smith, Craig   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Boston College
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster NotesEdit

  • Guard Kareem Rush becomes the 15th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers.

Pre-seasonEdit

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 0–0–0 (Home: 0–0–0 ; Road: 0–0–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Recap
1 October 20 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) Los Angeles Clippers

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 34–7 23–18 13–3
x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 3 32–9 22–19 12–4
Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 28 21–20 8–33 5–11
Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 31 18–23 8–33 5–11
Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 32 18–23 7–34 5–11
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 3
4 y-Denver Nuggets 53 29 .646 4
5 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 4
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 7
7 x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 7
8 x-Oklahoma City Thunder 50 32 .610 7
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 17
11 New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 20
12 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 28
13 Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 31
14 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 32
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2009-10 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK OKC ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–0
Boston 0–4 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 4–0
Chicago 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 4–0
Golden State 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–3 2–0 0–3 0–2
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Indiana 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0
Miami 3–1 0–3 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1
Milwaukee 1–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–4 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New Jersey 0–3 1–3 2–2 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–4
New Orleans 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 3–1
Oklahoma City 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–0
Orlando 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 1–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0
Portland 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 0–4 1–1
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 4–0 1–1 0–4 2–0
Toronto 1–3 0–4 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
Utah 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 2–0 2–0
Washington 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2

Game logEdit

2009–10 game log
2009–10 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Steve Blake 29 10 26.3 .443 .437 .750 2.4 6.1 .7 .1 6.8
Bobby Brown 23 0 8.3 .329 .281 .714 .9 1.8 .3 .0 3.0
Rasual Butler 82 64 33.0 .409 .336 .841 2.9 1.4 .4 .8 11.9
Marcus Camby 51 51 31.3 .446 .333 .659 12.1 3.0 1.4 1.9 7.7
Mardy Collins 43 0 10.9 .367 .235 .619 1.2 1.0 .5 .0 2.6
JamesOn Curry 1 0 0.0 . . . .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Baron Davis 75 73 33.6 .406 .277 .821 3.5 8.0 1.7 .6 15.3
Ricky Davis 36 2 13.9 .434 .381 .581 1.6 1.1 .3 .1 4.4
Drew Gooden 24 22 30.2 .492 .000 .921 9.4 .9 .6 .3 14.8
Eric Gordon 62 60 36.0 .449 .371 .742 2.6 3.0 1.1 .2 16.9
DeAndre Jordan 70 12 16.2 .605 .000 .375 5.0 .3 .2 .9 4.8
Chris Kaman 76 76 34.3 .490 .000 .749 9.3 1.6 .5 1.2 18.5
Steve Novak 54 0 6.7 .389 .310 .778 .6 .1 .1 .0 2.1
Travis Outlaw 23 6 21.7 .400 .378 .800 3.6 1.1 .5 .4 8.7
Kareem Rush 7 0 8.3 .364 .333 . .9 .6 .3 .4 1.3
Brian Skinner 16 1 7.7 .400 . .750 1.7 .0 .2 .3 1.6
Craig Smith 75 2 16.4 .569 .200 .635 3.8 1.1 .4 .3 7.8
Sebastian Telfair 39 1 14.9 .404 .234 .774 1.1 2.9 .6 .1 4.3
Al Thornton 51 30 27.5 .478 .357 .741 3.8 1.2 .5 .4 10.7

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

  • Chris Kaman selected as a reserve center for the Western Conference All-Stars. Kaman was chosen as a replacement for the injured Brandon Roy on the roster.

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Injuries and surgeriesEdit

Player Injury Date Injury Type
Blake Griffin October 23, 2009 Stress fracture in left knee (out for the season)
Kareem Rush November 18, 2009 ACL tear in right knee (out for the season)

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 17, 2009
To Los Angeles Clippers

Quentin Richardson

To Memphis Grizzlies

Zach Randolph

July 20, 2009
To Los Angeles Clippers
Mark Madsen
Craig Smith
Sebastian Telfair
To Minnesota Timberwolves

Quentin Richardson

August 12, 2009
To Los Angeles Clippers

Rasual Butler

To New Orleans Hornets

2016 2nd round draft pick

January 26, 2010
To Los Angeles Clippers

Bobby Brown

To New Orleans Hornets

2014 2nd round draft pick

February 16, 2010
To Los Angeles Clippers
Steve Blake
Travis Outlaw
To Portland Trail Blazers

Marcus Camby

February 17, 2010
To Los Angeles Clippers

Drew Gooden (from Washington)

To Cleveland Cavaliers
Sebastian Telfair (from Los Angeles)
Antawn Jamison (from Washington)
To Washington Wizards
Al Thornton (from Los Angeles)
Zydrunas Ilgauskas (from Cleveland)
Draft rights to Emir Preldžič (from Cleveland)
2010 first-round draft pick (from Cleveland)

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Contract
Steve Novak September 12, 2009 One-year deal
Brian Skinner September 17, 2009 One-year deal

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Kareem Rush September 30, 2009 Philadelphia 76ers
JamesOn Curry January 22, 2010 Springfield Armor (NBDL)

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Left New Team
Jason Williams Released, July 24 Orlando Magic
Mike Taylor Waived, July 31 Memphis Grizzlies
Alex Acker Free Agency, August 1 Olimpia Milano (Lega Basket Serie A)
Fred Jones Free Agency, August 1 Pallacanestro Biella (Serie A2 Basket)
Mark Madsen Waived, August 21 Utah Flash (NBDL) (assistant coach)
Kareem Rush Waived, January 22 Detroit Pistons
JamesOn Curry Waived, January 26 Springfield Armor (NBDL)
Ricky Davis Waived, February 16 Türk Telekom B.K. (TBL)

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit