Veteran forward Grant Hill has traveled to Beijing and Shanghai with his family, but never as part of the NBA’s China Games. Here is what Hill said after practice about the flight from Los Angeles to Beijing as well as what he would suggest for some of his teammates who are first-time visitors (as told by Eric Patten).
BEIJING–Clippers guard Chris Paul was cleared for full-contact participation before Tuesday morning’s practice at MasterCard Center.
The Clippers are somewhat accustomed to helping build the NBA’s brand internationally. Since 2001, the franchise has represented the NBA in Russia, Mexico and Japan.
Until now, they have never been to China.
LAS VEGAS–His jersey untucked, DeAndre Jordan sprinted up the court as Denver guard Ty Lawson committed a foul on the opposite end.
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The Clippers celebrate Grant Hill's 40th birthday
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The Clippers are primed for their first preseason game
For the next three weeks, the Clippers may resemble a band of Lemuel Gullivers, the fictional world traveler whose fantastical journeys took him to lands afar.
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 6, the team plays five preseason games in five cities: Las Vegas, Beijing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City. The trek spans more than 15,000 sky miles, and while they may not wind up in Lilliput or Luggnagg, the travel is not the customary preseason schedule.
Here is the training camp installment of my monthly power rankings, which are posted on the first Friday of every month. While teams just started practicing over the last week, there have been a number of transactions and noteworthy injuries since the last edition. I took into account some of the more significant storylines coming out of teams’ camps and adjusted the rankings accordingly. I also added a column for last month’s ranking as well as one to show each team’s recent trend.