January 22, 2020, 1:56 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard (left knee soreness) will not play on Wednesday.
Even the injury report hints at load management being the reason for this absence. Unfortunately, the Clippers are still missing Paul George so Doc Rivers will have to be creative. Montrezl Harrell could have a big night.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 21, 2020, 11:17 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers to a 110-107 road win over the Mavs on Tuesday with 36 points (12-of-29 FGs, 11-of-12 FTs), 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and a three in 36 minutes.
All that with just one turnover for Leonard, too. Leonard may sit a game out every other week or so, but he's been the top player on a per game basis over the last month. His number will likely get dialed back a bit when Paul George returns, but there are few better when Leonard takes the floor.
January 18, 2020, 8:14 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard went HAM on the Pelicans on Saturday, dropping 39 points on 15-of-28 shooting from the field with six rebounds, six dimes, one triple, five steals and one block in 34 minutes.
Leonard simply could not be contained as he showed shades of his unstoppable self from last season's Raptors campaign. He's a top-10 asset when he's playing like this, with load management as his only drawback.
January 17, 2020, 5:50 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (strained left hamstring) will not partake in Saturday's game against the Pelicans.
The Clippers continue to be limited in terms of healthy bodies as George will now miss his fifth straight game. That'll mean more touches heading Kawhi Lenoard and Lou Williams' way. PG13 will get all of the time he needs to rest up as the Clippers remain in a secure place in the standings out West. The fact that he is getting ruled out a day in advance could indicate a return is not imminent.
Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 2:21 amKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard lit up the Magic in Thursday's 122-95 win with 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting to go with five rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and four triples.
Leonard did it all again and has been carrying the Clippers as of late. As soon as Paul George (hamstring) gets back, you can expect Leonard's lines to cool off a bit, but he's still going to be an early-round guy regardless. The usual culprits that hinder his value are rest days and injuries, so just watch out for any upcoming back-to-back sets.
January 16, 2020, 5:24 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George will not play against the Magic on Thursday as he continues to recover from a strained left hamstring.
This marks George's fourth consecutive missed game and his 15th missed game of the season. George's next opportunity to return will come on Sunday against the Pelicans. Although George has been producing first-round per-game value, he loses four or five rounds of value when accounting for missed games. With George ruled out, the team will continue to lean more on Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrel while JaMychal Green and Maurice Harkless could see additional minutes
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 15, 2020, 1:23 amKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers to a 128-103 blowout win over the Cavs on Tuesday with 43 points (14-for-22 FGs, 9-for-10 FTs), three rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
Leonard has been even more amazing than usual with Paul George out. George could be back as soon as Thursday, so Kawhi might be getting a day to rest soon. Lou Williams was even more efficient in this win, scoring 24 points on 10-of-13 field goals with a pair of threes, one rebound and four assists.
January 11, 2020, 1:13 amKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Sans Paul George (sore hamstring), Kawhi Leonard played the role of Alpha for the Clippers in their 109-100 win over the Warriors and dropped 36 points on 14-of-25 shooting.
Leonard also added nine rebounds, five dimes, three steals, two 3s and one block to fully tick all those necessary boxes for a monster line. He should stay a top-10 threat while PG13 is out, that's if he's not resting himself, of course.
January 5, 2020, 1:28 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard (knee maintenance) will not play in Sunday's matchup vs. the Knicks.
It's the second half of a back-to-back after the Clips beat the Grizzlies on Saturday night. They probably don't need Leonard to beat the Knicks and Doc Rivers knows that so he's just trying to get Kawhi some extra rest. They're next game isn't until Friday so Leonard will get a mini-break and most likely suit up then.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 7:13 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard struggled from the field against a surging Grizzlies team on Saturday, posting 24 points (8-of-24 FGs), eight rebounds, two steals.
Leonard also added two threes and went 6-for-6 at the line to salvage an otherwise unremarkable line. The Clippers were missing Paul George and the Grizzlies shot 51% from the field as a team, so we can take this game with a grain of salt. Kawhi is impervious to bad fantasy statlines at this point, but there will be better days ahead.
January 3, 2020, 1:23 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell led the way in Thursday's 126-112 win over the Pistons, notching 23 points, four rebounds and four blocks.
Harrell went 9-of-17 from the field and 5-of-9 from the line. He's coasting along with top-90 value this year but rockets up to the top-50 if you punt free throws — Trez is .665 at the line on 5.1 attempts per game. The Clippers blew this game open with a 37-16 third quarter, so nobody had a huge standout performance. Lou Williams turned in 22-5-5 with a steal and three triples while Kawhi Leonard had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
December 31, 2019, 8:56 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George scored 21 points on 6-of-25 shooting (3-of-14 3PTs) with 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals over 40 minutes in Tuesday's easy win over the Kings.
George is trying to work through efficiency issues and he'll definitely do that, so buy into him if his current fantasy manager is bummin out about it. Kawhi Leonard added 24 points on 8-of-21 shooting with two boards, seven assists and two steals in the win.
December 29, 2019, 2:48 amKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined to hit just 12-of-44 shots in the Clippers' home loss to the Jazz on Saturday.
Leonard finished with 19 points, four boards, six assists, two steals and a three on 6-of-24 shooting, and George went for 20 & 10 with four treys and a steal. Lou Williams went for 16 points, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and one trey with Montrezl Harrell out.
December 25, 2019, 10:54 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points on 11-of-19 shooting (5-of-7 3PTs, 8-of-8 FTs) with 12 rebounds, five assists and one steal in Wednesday's Christmas Day win over the Lakers.
Paul George added 17 points on 5-of-18 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one three and 6-of-6 hits from the foul line. Both are producing at their ADP when on the floor, though for George that reflects where he would have been drafted had he started the season on time.
December 22, 2019, 3:19 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard (left knee soreness) will sit out of Sunday's game vs. OKC.
Leonard played in Saturday night's game against the Spurs and the Clips are simply resting him on the backend of this back-to-back set. He's the sixth-ranked fantasy player on the season and isn't disappointing his owners at all when he's on the court. The Clippers' next game will be against the Lakers on Christmas and he will most certainly suit up for that battle of the titans.
Source: Sabreena Merchant on Twitter