2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers season
The 2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers season was the 48th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), their 40th season in Southern California, and their 34th season in Los Angeles. Two-time Executive Of The Year winner Jerry West would join the Clippers as a special consultant.
|2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers season|
|Head coach||Doc Rivers|
|General manager||Michael Winger|
|Place||Division: 2nd (Pacific)|
Conference: 10th (Western)
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
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For the first time since 2011, Chris Paul was not on the roster as he was traded to the Houston Rockets in the off-season in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a first round pick next year, and cash. Head coach Doc Rivers would also relinquish his role as a President of Basketball Operations for the team on August 4, with the role being replaced by Lawrence Frank.
On January 28, 2018, the Clippers traded their franchise cornerstone and 2009 1st overall pick Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons alongside Brice Johnson and Willie Reed for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanović, and two draft picks, effectively ending the Lob City era.
The Clippers did not have a pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but acquired both the Philadelphia 76ers' 39th pick, Jawun Evans out of Oklahoma State, and Milwaukee Bucks' 48th pick, Sindarius Thornwell out of South Carolina, for cash considerations.
|2017–18 Los Angeles Clippers roster|
- Guard Lou Williams becomes the 27th former Laker to play for the crosstown rival Clippers.
|y – Golden State Warriors||58||24||.707||0.0||29–12||29–12||13–3||82|
|Los Angeles Clippers||42||40||.512||16.0||22–19||20–21||12–4||82|
|Los Angeles Lakers||35||47||.427||23.0||20–21||15–26||6–10||82|
|1||z – Houston Rockets *||65||17||.793||–||82|
|2||y – Golden State Warriors *||58||24||.707||7.0||82|
|3||y – Portland Trail Blazers *||49||33||.598||16.0||82|
|4||x – Oklahoma City Thunder||48||34||.585||17.0||82|
|5||x – Utah Jazz||48||34||.585||17.0||82|
|6||x – New Orleans Pelicans||48||34||.585||17.0||82|
|7||x – San Antonio Spurs||47||35||.573||18.0||82|
|8||x – Minnesota Timberwolves||47||35||.573||18.0||82|
|10||Los Angeles Clippers||42||40||.512||23.0||82|
|11||Los Angeles Lakers||35||47||.427||30.0||82|
|2017 pre-season game log|
Total: 2–3 (Home: 2–2; Road: 0–1)
Pre-season: 2–3 (Home: 2–2; Road: 0–1)
|2017–18 season schedule|
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
Bold – Leaders (Qualified)
* – Recorded statistics when playing for Los Angeles
|June 22, 2017||To Los Angeles Clippers
Draft rights to Sindarius Thornwell
|To Milwaukee Bucks|
|June 28, 2017||To Los Angeles Clippers
2018 first round pick
|To Houston Rockets|
|July 6, 2017||To Los Angeles Clippers
Draft rights to Jawun Evans
|To Philadelphia 76ers|
|To Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari (from Denver)
|To Denver Nuggets|
2019 second round pick (from Atlanta)
|To Atlanta Hawks|
Jamal Crawford (from Los Angeles)
Diamond Stone (from Los Angeles)
2018 first round pick (from Los Angeles)
|September 25, 2017||To Los Angeles Clippers
|To Atlanta Hawks|
|January 29, 2018||To Los Angeles Clippers
2018 protected 1st round pick
2019 2nd round pick
|To Detroit Pistons|
|Blake Griffin||5-year contract worth $173 million|
|Miloš Teodosić||2-year contract worth $12.3 million||CSKA Moscow|
|Willie Reed||1-year contract worth $1.5 million||Miami Heat|
|Jamil Wilson||Two-way contract||Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino|
|C. J. Williams||Two-way contract||Texas Legends|
|Tyrone Wallace||Two-way contract||Agua Caliente Clippers|
|Sean Kilpatrick||10-day contract, March 4, 2018
2nd 10-day contract, March 14, 2018
|Player||Reason left||New team|
|Paul Pierce||Waived, June 28, 2017||Boston Celtics (Retired)|
|J. J. Redick||Free agency, July 8, 2017||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Raymond Felton||Free agency, July 10, 2017||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Luc Mbah a Moute||Free agency, July 19, 2017||Houston Rockets|
|Marreese Speights||Free agency, July 27, 2017||Orlando Magic|
|Brandon Bass||Free agency, August 17, 2017||Liaoning Flying Leopards|
|Jamil Wilson||Waived, January 5, 2018||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|Alan Anderson||Free agency, February 10, 2018||Lakeland Magic|
|Sean Kilpatrick||Contract expired, March 24, 2018||Chicago Bulls|
- "Mavericks sign free agent center DeAndre Jordan". Mavs.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
- "Reports: DeAndre Jordan Agrees To One-Year Deal With Mavericks". NBA.com. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
- "Rockets acquire nine-time all-star Chris Paul". nba.com/rockets. June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
- "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Acquire Rights to Jawun Evans". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
- "L.A. Clippers acquire veteran forward Danilo Gallinari in three-team trade". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
- "L.A. Clippers re-sign five-time All-Star Blake Griffin". NBA.com/clippers. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "L.A. Clippers sign Milos Teodosic". NBA.com/clippers. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
- "L.A. Clippers sign Willie Reed". NBA.com/clippers. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- "L.A. Clippers sign Jamil Wilson to Two-way contract". NBA.com/clippers. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
- "L.A. Clippers convert C.J. Williams to Two-way contract, waive Iroegbu, Plumlee & Wallace". NBA.com/clippers. October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
- "Sixers sign veterans JJ Redick and Amir Johnson". NBA.com/sixers. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
- "Thunder signs Raymond Felton". NBA.com/thunder. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "Rockets sign free agent Luc Mbah a Moute". NBA.com/rockets. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Magic sign Marreese Speights". NBA.com/magic. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.