• Bradley Beal
    G, Washington Wizards

    J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star is reporting that it's a well-known secret among front offices that Bradley Beal will not stay with the Wizards past his current contract.

    Michael used to be on the Wizards beat with NBC Sports Washington, so it's not surprising that he would have some D.C. connections. This got stirred up when Shams Charania reported earlier today that the Wizards recently had a volatile practice where Beal told management "I've been dealing with this for seven years." The dysfunctional Wizards are desperate for change, and while they'd probably prefer to avoid dealing one of their backcourt stars they may not have a choice.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green delivered top-250/230 (8/9-cat) fantasy value in 55 games, averaging 6.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 0.4 blocks and a personal-best 1.3 3-pointers per game while shooting .414 from the field.

    Green is the latest big man to try and evolve his game, as 3.7 of his 5.5 nightly shots were from beyond the arc. To his credit he's been above .333 in each of the five seasons where he's been shooting the triple with regularity, with this season's mark serving as his median. Unfortunately that's dragged down his field goal percentage overall, as his .414 conversion rate goes down as a career-low. After Green was a surprising borderline standard-league play last year, a massive swing in the percentages (.483 to .414 FG, .792 to .727 FT) caused his tumble down the rankings. He's a deep-league option going forward, but not one to get particularly excited about.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Reggie Jackson missed 42 games with back problems and then was waived by the Pistons before latching on with the Clippers in a dreadful 2019-20 season.

    Jackson's days as an NBA starter are likely finished, as the Pistons found a very cool trade market for their former PG of the future despite his expiring contract. He was okay for deep-league use in fantasy, returning top-180/205 value (8/9-cat) thanks to 4.4 dimes and 2.0 triples per game, but that's generally a stat set that needs minutes to shine. Jackson averaged just 19.4 mpg after inking with the Clippers and would need far more than that on his next team to be worth a late-round selection in 12-team formats.

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder was a top-400 value in the 2019-20 fantasy season.

    McGruder saw action in 50 games with the Clippers but is at the tail end of the rotation and doesn't do much to warrant attention in fantasy. He averaged 0.4 triples (on an ugly .278 mark from deep) as well as 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 steals, but there isn't much to mine out of this situation until you're looking for depth in 30-team formats. It's a long cry from McGruder's must-start run as a key member of Miami's rotation, though that only lasted for a handful of weeks anyway. Simpler times.

  • Johnathan Motley
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Johnathan Motley averaged a career-low 3.2 mpg in 2019-20, playing in just 13 games with the Clippers.

    Motley is on a two-way deal and was never expected to be an important part of the Clippers rotation, but this is the third straight season in which his playing time has decreased. To be fair, Motley's 16.0 mpg as a rookie was inflated by silly-season numbers in Dallas, including a season finale in which he played the entire game. Regardless, the big man was a top-450 fantasy play and isn't worth considering in next season's drafts.

  • Amir Coffey
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Amir Coffey didn't make many impressions in his rookie season, logging 7.5 mpg in 13 appearances.

    Coffey scratched together top-475 value in that time. He was able to set career-highs across the board in a garbage time bonanza against the Cavs in February but expectations were low for a rookie on a title contender. Coffey is unlikely to be a fantasy option next year.

  • Terance Mann
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Terance Mann had a promising season with the Clippers before it was cut short due to a right hand injury.

    Mann played 35 games with the Clippers this season and even started multiple games for them this season. He averaged just 1.6 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 7.7 minutes for the Clippers and will likely stay with their G-League affiliate through the offseason. Heading into next year's drafts he shouldn't be considered.

  • Mfiondu Kabengele
    C, Los Angeles Clippers

    Mfiondu Kabengele didn't spend much time with the Clippers NBA team this season but played heavy minutes with their G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers.

    He was the Caliente Clippers' third highest scorer with 18.7 points per game and contributed heavily to their 22 wins this season. In 31.3 minutes, Kabengele put up 9.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks while also shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc. The 6'9" 250-lb big man only played 12 games with the LA Clippers, so his fantasy value was basically nonexistent. However, he has potential to make a splash next season if the Clippers continue to lack length heading into next year.

  • Patrick Patterson
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Patterson was not a valuable fantasy asset for owners this season with the Clippers.

    Patterson finished outside of the top-350 in 9-cat leagues and almost slipped outside of the top-400 in 8-cat leagues. He wasn't worth owning for most of the season, finishing with averages of 4.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 3-pointers on 40.4 percent shooting. He only attempted 3.7 shots per game and was an afterthought in the Clippers offense, just as he should be heading into next season's drafts.

  • Landry Shamet
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Landry Shamet finished outside of the top-210 in both 8- and 9-cat leagues this season with the Clippers.

    Shamet played 27.5 minutes per game and served as a crucial piece of the Clippers backcourt rotation. However, when he was on the court his main role was to be a spot-up shooter which limited the amount of time that he had the ball. He put up 9.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists on 41.6 percent shooting. He only attempted 7.5 shots per game and didn't provide owners with anything outside of 3-pointers. He's more of a specialist guy than anything else and nothing should change going into next season.

  • Ivica Zubac
    C, Los Angeles Clippers

    Ivica Zubac finished as a top-175 player in 9-cat leagues during his first full season with the Clippers.

    Zubac served as the Clippers' primary center in most lineups although he only played 18.1 minutes per game. In 64 games, the 23-year old big put up 8.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists on 59.9 percent shooting from the field. If he could improve on that field goal percentage and perform well during the playoffs, he could be in for a larger role next season. One of the Clippers' biggest issues has been length on the court but Zubac's emergence could silence the doubters. He could be a steal for owners in the later rounds of drafts next season.

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