• Blake Griffin (suspension) will make his long awaited return to the court on Sunday vs. the Wizards.

    It’s still unclear whether Griffin will be limited by a minutes restriction but the fact that he is starting is music to the ears of fantasy owners. Griffin was averaging 23.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and five assists per game before a broken hand and quad injury derailed his season. If he’s available in your league, you should pick him up for the stretch run. The Clippers play four times in Week 24 and with the potential of rest for core players like Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan, Griffin could very well prove the difference between a championship and a second place finish.

Fantasy News

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Celtics are looking at available buyout candidates who could immediately give their bench an offensive boost and Evan Turner would welcome a return to Boston, according to Sean Deveney of Heavy.com.

    Turner is still a member of the Wolves, trying to determine what’s next. He worked out for the Clippers last week, before L.A. signed Reggie Jackson from the Pistons. He is someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues as the Celtics are desperate for some reliable production from their bench.

    Source: Heavy.com

  • Dion Waiters
    Team, Free Agent

    The Lakers continue to evaluate the possibility of signing free agent shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    “I don't know if Dion Waiters is an answer," Windhorst said on The Hoop Collective podcast. "They're going to give Dion a look. They had a meeting with him last week. I expect they will have a workout with him in the short-term and see what kind of condition he's in.” Waiters was waived by the Grizzlies in early February, just a few days after he was acquired in a trade with the Heat. The Lakers are believed to looking for a veteran backcourt player as they gear up for what they expect to be a deep playoff run. They are also said to have an interest in veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith, but none of these guys is expected to have any fantasy impact if signed.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, New York Knicks

    Kenny Wooten will be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery due to a torn ligament in his left thumb.

    This likely puts an end to any chance of him playing for the Knicks this season. The defensive-oriented elite leaper was averaging 7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.6 blocks on G League and it’s likely he plays with the team in the Summer League.

    Source: NY Post

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams cooled off in Monday's win over the Grizzlies, quietly chipping in eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, two 3s and six assists in 22 minutes.

    Williams' subpar numbers are no cause for concern as the blowout nature of the game played a role in it. Expect him to bounce back with another big game soon.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell was fantastic off the bench for the Clippers in their 124-97 win over the Grizzlies on Monday, posting 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 shooting from the line.

    Trez also chipped in three rebounds and two blocks. His improved free throw shooting (.750) over the last week has allowed him to crack top-30 value. As long as it holds, Harrell should be able to coast to a strong finish to 2019-20.

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) resumed his starting role in his return to action on Monday with six points (2-of-3 from deep), three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Beverley saw 19 minutes in his return, less than any other guard on the Clippers roster tonight. Beverley's a lockdown defender and that's his path to minutes and usage going forward. He should post better lines as he gets his legs back.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George (left hamstring strain) returned to action on Monday but was limited to seven point on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, one trey and one block in 21 minutes.

    The Clippers won this game with ease, so there was no need to put a heavy burden on him. The 3-of-11 shooting was a downer, but PG13 should be able to ramp up his production as he works his way back to being 100 percent.

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Josh Jackson started the second half of Monday's game for an injured Brandon Clarke and put up a mixed bag, going 4-for-12 from the field for 14 points, two 3s, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.

    Jackson, who is coming off a season-high 20 points on Friday, could be in line for a starting role if Clarke misses time. He's struggled with shooting efficiency during his time with the Suns, so there's a bit of a caveat to our reco to grab him in 14-teamers or deeper.

  • Gorgui Dieng
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Gorgui Dieng was great on Monday, chipping in 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds, two 3s, one steal and four blocks in a loss to the Clippers.

    Dieng got some extra burn with Jaren Jackson J.r sidelined for two weeks. But with Brandon Clarke also going down in this one, there was little choice but for Dieng to be unleashed for 28 minutes. He's worth grabbing in every league and every format.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas was terrible in Monday's loss to the Clippers, uncharacteristically going 2-for-10 from the field to end the night with five points, seven rebounds and two assists.

    This was Valanciunas' worst outings season-to-date. There was an expectation he'd step up in the absence of Jaren Jackson Jr., but he wound up delivering the opposite of an encouraging outcome. As a top-50 play for most of the season, Valanciunas has earned a bit of leash and patience, for sure.