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2016–17 Los Angeles Clippers season

The 2016–17 Los Angeles Clippers season was the 47th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), their 39th season in Southern California, and their 33rd season in Los Angeles.

2016–17 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coachDoc Rivers
Owner(s)Steve Ballmer
ArenaStaples Center
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Jazz 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports West and Prime Ticket
KCOP-TV
RadioKLAC
< 2015–16 2017–18 >

After 19 years, this was Paul Pierce's final season in the NBA, announcing his retirement after the season on September 26, 2016. He would retire as a Celtic on July 17, 2017, after signing a ceremonial contract with the Boston Celtics. On February 11, 2018, the Celtics retired Pierce's jersey. Pierce had played for the Celtics from 1998 to 2013.[1]

The Clippers finished the regular season with a 51–31 record, securing the 4th seed. In the playoffs, they faced off against the Utah Jazz in the First Round, where they lost in seven games.

Following the season, Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a first round pick next year, and cash.

The Clippers would not make the playoffs again until 2019.

Contents

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 25 Brice Johnson PF   United States North Carolina
2 33 Cheick Diallo PF/C   Mali Kansas

RosterEdit

2016–17 Los Angeles Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 9 Anderson, Alan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1982-10-06 Michigan State
PF 30 Bass, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1985-04-30 LSU
SG 11 Crawford, Jamal 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1980-03-20 Michigan
PG 2 Felton, Raymond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1984-06-26 North Carolina
PF 32 Griffin, Blake   (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 251 lb (114 kg) 1989-03-16 Oklahoma
PF 10 Johnson, Brice 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994-06-27 North Carolina
SF 33 Johnson, Wesley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987-07-11 Syracuse
C 6 Jordan, DeAndre (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1988-07-21 Texas A&M
PF 12 Mbah a Moute, Luc 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1986-09-09 UCLA
PG 3 Paul, Chris (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1985-05-06 Wake Forest
SF 34 Pierce, Paul 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1977-10-13 Kansas
SG 4 Redick, J. J. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1984-06-24 Duke
PG 25 Rivers, Austin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992-08-01 Duke
C 5 Speights, Marreese 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1987-08-04 Florida
C 0 Stone, Diamond   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1997-02-10 Maryland
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2017-05-04

Roster notesEdit

  • Forward Brandon Bass becomes the 26th former Laker to play for the crosstown rival Clippers.

StandingsEdit

By DivisionEdit

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
zGolden State Warriors 67 15 .817 0.0 36–5 31–10 14–2 82
xLos Angeles Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0 29–12 22–19 10–6 82
Sacramento Kings 32 50 .390 35.0 17–24 15–26 7–9 82
Los Angeles Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0 17–24 9–32 6–10 82
Phoenix Suns 24 58 .293 43.0 15–26 9–32 3–13 82


By ConferenceEdit

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zGolden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 ySan Antonio Spurs * 61 21 .744 6.0 82
3 xHouston Rockets 55 27 .671 12.0 82
4 xLos Angeles Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 yUtah Jazz * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 47 35 .573 20.0 82
7 xMemphis Grizzlies 43 39 .524 24.0 82
8 xPortland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 26.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 27.0 82
10 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 33.0 82
11 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 34.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 32 50 .390 35.0 82
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 36.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 24 58 .293 43.0 82

Game logEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

2016 pre-season game log
Total: 3–3 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–2)
2016–17 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 game log
Total: 51–31 (Home: 29–12; Road: 22–19)
2016–17 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2017 playoff game log
Total: 3–4 (Home: 1–3; Road: 2–1)
2017 playoff schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 23, 2016
To Los Angeles Clippers
Draft rights to David Michineau
Draft rights to Diamond Stone
To New Orleans Pelicans
Draft rights to Cheick Diallo
July 15, 2016
To Los Angeles Clippers
Devyn Marble
2020 second-round draft pick
To Orlando Magic
C.J. Wilcox
Cash considerations

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Contract
Luc Mbah a Moute July 8, 2016 2-year contract worth $4.5 million
Wesley Johnson July 8, 2016 3-year contract worth $18 million
Austin Rivers July 8, 2016 3-year contract worth $35 million
Jamal Crawford July 8, 2016 3-year contract worth $42 million

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Marreese Speights July 12, 2016 Golden State Warriors
Brandon Bass July 19, 2016 Los Angeles Lakers
Raymond Felton July 25, 2016 Dallas Mavericks
Alan Anderson August 2, 2016 Washington Wizards

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Jeff Green Free Agency, July 7, 2016 Orlando Magic
Cole Aldrich Free Agency, July 13, 2016 Minnesota Timberwolves
Devyn Marble Waived, July 15, 2016 Aris Thessaloniki (GBL)
Branden Dawson Waived, July 17, 2016 Orlando Magic
Pablo Prigioni Free Agency, July 29, 2016 Saski Baskonia (Liga ACB)
Jeff Ayres Free Agency, September 22, 2016 CSKA Moscow (VTB United League)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "My Final Season". ThePlayersTribune.com. September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016.