Open practice means Clippers are open for business

LOS ANGELES, CA (News4usonline) – The Los Angeles Clippers held an open practice to the public at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday as they prepare for the 2019-2020 NBA regular season. The open practice is something the Clippers typically do every season to engage their fan base.

Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell driving to the basket in scrimmage
Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell drives to the basket during the team’s open practice at the USC Galen Center on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline

The buzz was in the building throughout the hour or so practice, which saw players going through defensive drills and participating in a mini-scrimmage. Before and after the open practice, fans clamored for autographs of their favorite players.

Los Angeles Clippers rookie Terance Mann drives on teammate Landry Shamet during the team’s open practice at the USC Galen Center on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline

The best treat fans could have gotten was seeing forward Kawhi Leonard throwing down a dunk and flashing some of the skills that made the 2019 NBA Finals MVP with the Toronto Raptors. Unfortunately, fans were not able to see Paul George do his thing against his teammates.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard in scrimmage
Kawhi Leonard (2) getting ready for the Los Angeles Clippers open practice at the USC Galen Center on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline

George is mending from the offseason surgeries he has had on both shoulders. Fans, however, did get the chance to hear from George prior to the open practice. Not only did fans get a chance to see Leonard, they were introduced to new players like Maurice Harkless, Patrick Patterson and rookie Terance Mann.

Veterans such as Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley took to the floor as well.

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