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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Doc Rivers responds to Clippers team chemistry report

Doc Rivers

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks that reports of his team having bad chemistry are vastly overstated.

A report from The Athletic claimed that some Clipper players have struggled to accept the organization’s preferential treatment of star acquisitions Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, including the load management that Leonard has subscribed to. This all comes as news to Rivers, who said Friday that he thought the team’s chemistry was great, and that every player gets special treatment at some point.

To be clear, the report doesn’t necessarily state the Clippers are splintering. Indeed, one player eagerly denied the story after it came out. What is true is that there is an adaptation process that is inevitable when two new superstars are added to the mix as the focal points of a team. Rivers doesn’t really hide from the chatter, but he certainly disputes that it’s a huge issue. He may end up being right, though he doesn’t exactly deny anything, either.

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