April 12, 2018, 5:18 pmTobias Harris - SF/PF - Los Angeles Clippers
Tobias Harris finished his season on a high note in Wednesday's 100-115 loss to the Lakers, scoring 23 points on 9-of-15 from the field with five rebounds, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Harris was excellent from start to finish this year, carrying his early-round production over from Detroit to Los Angeles after a mid-season blockbuster. He finished with career-highs in scoring and triples in a statline of 18.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.4 blocks and just 1.3 turnovers in 33.4 minutes per game, shooting .460 from the field and .829 from the line. He played in 80 games and was a 9-cat gem, delivering a top-25 finish. He was no slouch in 8-cat either, finishing inside the top-40 on the full season. Considering Harris was often drafted in the sixth round or later, it's safe to say that his owners were quite happy with their middle-round investment.
April 12, 2018, 5:12 pmDeAndre Jordan - C - Los Angeles Clippers
DeAndre Jordan played just 23 minutes in Wednesday's loss, posting six points and nine rebounds while hitting all three from the floor and missing all five from the line.
While Jordan ended up as a top-70 per-game player and a top-50 full season option, there were some troubling signs in his numbers. He averaged just 0.9 blocks per game, only the second year of his career where he's failed to top 1.0 and a massive drop from last season's 1.7 per game. He also shot just .645 this season, which, while still elite, is far below the three previous seasons in which he hit at least 70 percent of his shots. As for positives, DJ did average a career-high with 15.2 rebounds and set a career-high from the free throw line by hitting his freebies at a .580 clip. Yipee. He graded out as a top-30 player if you were punting, but with the declining blocks and a dip in field goal percentage it's fair to say that Jordan didn't touch his fourth-round ADP.
April 12, 2018, 5:04 pmAustin Rivers - PG/SG - Los Angeles Clippers
Austin Rivers played through an elbow injury in Wednesday's season finale but turned in a brutal effort, scoring one point with six assists and a steal while missing all nine shots from the floor.
Rivers only played in 61 games this season, though 18 of those were a result of a right Achilles strain right around the new year. A December concussion cost him two games and he missed the penultimate game of the year with a sore elbow before returning to face the Lakers. The brittle nature of the Clippers backcourt really helped him out, as he was able to finish as a top-125/140 option in 8/9-cat formats this year, carried largely by 4.0 assists, 2.2 triples, 1.2 steals and 15.1 points per game — all career-highs. That was enough to outweigh spotty efficiency, though it is worth nothing that he averaged just 0.6 steals per game in 2016-17 in only six fewer minutes a night. On the full season Rivers landed just outside the top-160 but was a standard league play whenever he was healthy.
April 12, 2018, 4:29 pmMontrezl Harrell - PF/C - Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell posted 15 points (7-of-14 shooting), four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's season finale.
Harrell was essentially a throw-in in the Chris Paul deal, though the Clippers ended up really liking what they found in the young big. He's got an incredible motor and scores extremely efficiently. He became a key part of the second unit who could change the game by just playing a tic faster and harder than everyone else on the floor. As a per-game player, Harrell was on the 16-team borderline but the fact that he played in 76 games bumped him up to a top-160 finish. That does him a bit of a disservice as he was inside the top-150 for much of the season's final two months, during which he averaged 14.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 0.7 blocks in just 19.7 minutes per game while shooting an impeccable .665 from the field. In fact, that was the best weighted field goal percentage of anyone in the league in that span. Harrell's path to fantasy value was clear, and it's worth wondering how his season would've looked had he cracked 20 mpg consistently.
April 12, 2018, 4:21 pmBoban Marjanovic - C - Los Angeles Clippers
Boban Marjanovic played just 13 minutes in Wednesday's season finale but notched 12 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-7 from the field.
Boban was also a fitting plus-five in his short stint on the court. Stan Van Gundy was blowing smoke in the preseason when he said Boban would serve as Detroit's backup center, working the fantasy community into a light frenzy and cementing Marjanovic as a half-decent flier pick in the final rounds. That didn't come to pass, and while there were some nice game-changing appearances with the Clippers Boban was just not enough of a regular player to be worth anyone's time. He finished outside the top-325 with just 9.1 mpg in 37 contests but the per-minute appeal is still there in spades. One day he'll find a coach with the guts to use him.
April 12, 2018, 4:04 pmTyrone Wallace - SG - Los Angeles Clippers
Tyrone Wallace capped off his season with just four points, four assists, a steal and four turnovers in 28 minutes against the Lakers in Wednesday's loss.
Wallace moved back to the bench in this one after a couple a pair of decent games with the starters. He looked to be one of the Clippers' more engaged players in their season-ending defeat to the Nuggets and burst onto the scene with a strong January, averaging 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 combined cash counters in 32.7 minutes per game. He couldn't recapture that form at the end of the season but it was still a solid first taste of NBA action for Wallace, who graded out as a top-200/225 per-game player in his 30 appearances.
April 12, 2018, 3:56 pmSindarius Thornwell - PG/SG - Los Angeles Clippers
Sindarius Thornwell started in Wednesday's season finale, chipping in 12 points, three triples, two assists and a steal in 35 minutes.
Thornwell scored a career-high 20 with six cash counters in game No. 81 but offered up more typical production in this one. Thornwell was a top-280 option by total value, though that's entirely because he played in 73 games. The Clippers brought in enough backcourt players that nobody really stood out for more than a game or two at a time even with all of their injuries.
April 12, 2018, 3:18 pmC.J. Williams - SG - Los Angeles Clippers
C.J. Williams capped his rookie season with eight points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's season finale against the Lakers.
Williams played 38 games this season but felt the squeeze as a rookie and two-way contract player, returning to the G-League from January 11 to March 28 with only two short appearances in between. He saw consistent minutes in the mid-twenties and above in late December when the Clippers were at their thinnest but didn't do much beyond a few double-digit scoring games with low-end steals and triples. Williams was just inside the top-300 for 9-cat leagues, averaging only 0.5 turnovers per game.
April 12, 2018, 3:09 pmWesley Johnson - SF/PF - Los Angeles Clippers
Wesley Johnson drew the start on Wednesday but only managed nine points, one 3-pointer, four assists and a steal in 16 minutes.
Considering the playing time it's not all that bad, and Johnson typically provides some sneaky production in the cash counters. The Clippers turned to him as a fill-in starter given their injury troubles from time to time, only to DNP-CD him on a handful of other occasions. On a per-game basis, Johnson was just a top-225/200 producer but plowed his way to top-180/165 numbers on the full season in 74 games. In 20.1 minutes per game he averaged 0.8 threes, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks per contest, which were helpful numbers to have at the back of a 16-team roster.
April 12, 2018, 3:04 pmSam Dekker - PF - Los Angeles Clippers
Sam Dekker got loose for 10 points and eight rebounds on 5-of-6 shooting in Wednesday's season finale.
Dekker was mostly an afterthought for the Clippers outside of a brief run from mid-December to early-January, and even then he didn't produce much. It was thought that he might be a viable deep league player, especially if the Clippers dealt with frontcourt injuries, but wound up finishing outside the top-300 despite 73 games played.
April 12, 2018, 10:55 amDoc Rivers - Team - Los Angeles Clippers
Doc Rivers and Dave Joerger are expected to keep their jobs for next season according to David Aldridge.
Joerger hasn't received any heat in public reporting or even among sources of ours so there's no surprise there. He gave veterans too many minutes and it slowed development of players because of how dominantly those underperforming veterans were impacting the way the game was played. Still, he's a good coach and the team's trajectory was generally positive. Rivers, on the other hand, still doesn't seem totally safe despite this report and has been rumored to be on his way out. Aldridge is a reliable reporter so we'll see once the team weighs in.
Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 3:01 amMilos Teodosic - PG - Los Angeles Clippers
Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia) watched Wednesday's season finale from the sidelines.
Teodosic had an up and down rookie season that was derailed by persistent foot problems. A sore left foot sustained in the second game of the season cost him 22 games, a left plantar fascia injury kept him from three games in January and a sore right foot caused a two-game absence in February before his season was ended on March 28th with another left plantar fascia injury. Teodosic was actually re-evaluated in the final week of the year and could've possibly returned, but the Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs at that point and wisely shut him down. Milos was able to average 2.0 threes, 4.5 assists and 2.2 turnovers in 25.2 mpg this year, returning top-165/220 per-game value and just top-250/270 total value. There was a chance for him to break out with the Clippers suffering so many backcourt injuries, but his feet just couldn't cooperate.
April 12, 2018, 2:52 amDanilo Gallinari - SF/PF - Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari (hand) observed Wednesday's season finale from his usual spot — on the sidelines in street clothes.
Gallinari wound up playing in just 22 games this season, failing to get into any sort of rhythm. He started his Clippers tenure poorly, shooting .341 from the field in October. A glute strain cost him a month in early November, and he returned for just two games before a that same glute strain put him back on the shelf from December 11 to January 30. Gallinari would play nine more games before going down with a bruised hand that was later revealed to be fractured, returning for two games at the end of March/early April before being shut down for good. Gallo finished as a top-110/90 option in per-game value but was outside the top-300 in total value. The injury-prone Gallinari was a total draft bust, playing the fewest games since a 14-game campaign in 2010-11.