August 14, 2020, 11:40 pmRodney McGruderSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Rodney McGruder played 51 minutes on Friday, posting nine points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in a win over the Thunder.
McGruder shot just 2-for-11 from the field but still filled up the box score. The Clippers sat their four best healthy players tonight and let the bench group run wild, so we don't expect to see much (if any) of McGruder in the postseason.
August 14, 2020, 10:04 pmPatrick PattersonPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Patterson went for 17 points and 14 rebounds on Friday in the win over the Thunder.
Patterson picked up 39 minutes of action with the Clippers resting all of Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams and Marcus Morris Sr. Most of the teams across the league were doing that the last few days, which is to be expected with all the playoff seeds now determined.
August 14, 2020, 9:50 pmAmir CoffeyPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Amir Coffey posted 21 points in 50 minutes on Friday evening, adding four assists, two rebounds and four steals in the overtime win over the Thunder.
The Clippers were resting almost all of their regular rotation guys on Friday, so some relative no-names, like Coffey, got opportunities. Coffey wasn't all that effective, even though his final numbers look nice, finishing 7-for-17 FG and 2-for-8 from deep.
August 14, 2020, 9:45 pmTerance MannPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Terance Mann grabbed 14 boards and nearly triple-doubled on Friday vs. the Thunder, finishing with 25 points (8-of-12 FG, 1-of-3 3PT), nine assists and two steals as well.
While he didn't start, Mann was on the court for a whopping 42 minutes. The Clippers, like nearly every team in the NBA, were resting a good chunk of their regulars on Friday evening. The Clippers still won this game in OT and Mann really took advantage of his opportunity to play. It was good work from the rookie.
August 14, 2020, 6:09 pmReggie JacksonPG, Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers will trot out a starting lineup of Reggie Jackson, Amir Coffey, Rodney McGruder, JaMychal Green and Ivica Zubac on Friday against the Thunder.
The Clippers have just three guys on the injury report but it's pretty clear that Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Marcus Morris won't be playing tonight. There should be plenty of value on the board for DFS players in this one, so knock yourself out as the Clips and Thunder just try to get through tonight without any injuries that will affect their playoff hopes.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
August 14, 2020, 5:14 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk is reporting that Montrezl Harrell is expected to clear quarantine on Monday and will be eligible to be activated for Game 1 against the Mavs.
Doc Rivers, however, said that the team knew when Harrell might be ready to play again and that it "wasn't ideal," so it seems like Harrell won't be ready to jump right back in the action. He left the bubble for personal reasons and is in the midst of a seven-day quarantine. Look for Ivica Zubac, JaMychal Green and Patrick Patterson to play up front for as long as Harrell remains out. It's good news that he's at least back in the bubble and getting close to playing.
Source: Ohm Youngmisuk on Twitter
August 13, 2020, 5:29 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers will once again be without Patrick Beverley (left calf strain), Montrezl Harrell (not with team/self-isolating) and Landry Shamet (left foot sprain) on Friday as they wrap up their campaign with the Thunder.
The Clippers hope to get all three of these players back in the mix by the time the NBA Playoffs start next week. However, it is unclear when Harrell will return to the Orlando campus and whether Beverley and Shamet will be healthy enough to play. Beverley is the most valuable player while Harrell would give them a big boost off the bench. Shamet has the least value right now but could serve as a depth piece.
Source: Mirjam Swanson on Twitter
August 12, 2020, 11:48 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac held his own against Nikola Jokic on Wednesday, registering his 10th double-double of the season with 15 points (7-of-9 shooting) with 12 rebounds and two assists.
Zubac has managed to play quite well in the absence of Montrezl Harrell in the Clippers' seeding games in Orlando and has upped his averages enough to post usable late mid-round value. It's been a pleasant surprise, but once Harrell clears quarantine, the honeymoon will end and Zubac will see a clear decline in production.
August 12, 2020, 11:44 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard dropped 26 points (9-of-16 FG, 7-of-8 FT) in Wednesday night's win over the Nuggets, adding five rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists and two steals.
Leonard has been in playoff mode from the get-go since the season resumed in the Orlando campus. This was just another night at the office for one of the league's best two-way players, who regularly delivers top-10 value as long as he's on the court.
August 12, 2020, 11:39 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (rest) looked good in his return to action on Wednesday night, leading the Clippers to a 124-111 win over the Nuggets with a game-high 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting from the field.
PG13 was solid in his triumphant return, chipping in four rebounds, four assists, four triples and three steals to round out his impressive line for the night. The rest did him well and as long as George is on the floor and playing, expect top-15 caliber performances from him night in and night out.
August 11, 2020, 6:19 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley (left calf strain), Montrezl Harrell (quarantine) and Landry Shamet (foot) have all been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
With all three players on the sideline, it will be Reggie Jackson handling the majority of the point guard minutes, while Ivica Zubac will continue to handle the load at center. Both are worth rostering in standard formats.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 12:18 amMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris scores 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 31 minutes of action in a loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Morris got off to a rocky start with the Clippers after having a great start to the season with the Knicks, but he has turned things around in the bubble with some efficient performances. He has produced fourth round value over his last four games as we are starting to see him perform like the player that the Clippers traded for.
August 10, 2020, 12:14 amLou WilliamsSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams put up 18 points on 5-of-13 shooting with two steals in Sunday's loss to the Nets.
Williams added three rebounds, three assists, two triples and one block in 23 minutes of action. He was more of a points and assists specialist for deeper leagues this season as he saw his usage dip with the additions of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. He will likely maintain that deeper league role for the remainder of the seeding games.
August 10, 2020, 12:06 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac put up eight points with 15 boards in 25 minutes of action in a loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Zubac has maintained middle-round value in the bubble due to his rebounding, blocks and field goal percentage. He has taken advantage of the absence of Montrezl Harrell, but he will still be a deeper league rebounding specialist upon his return.
August 10, 2020, 12:02 amTerance MannPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Terance Mann played well off the bench on Sunday with a career-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in 23 minutes of action.
Mann is starting to get into a rhythm as a role player on this team and it will be interesting to see what his role is heading into the playoffs. He added three rebounds and two 3-pointers to the box score. He could be an interesting add in 16-plus team dynasty leagues.