September 26, 2020, 1:03 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
According to Sam Amico of Sports Illustrated, the Mavs are expected to have interest in Montrezl Harrell this offseason, as will the Raptors, Bulls and Knicks.
The Clippers, as has been reported elsewhere already, are also expected to be interested in continuing their current relationship with Harrell. The bubble was generally unkind to the Sixth Man of the Year as he was repeatedly attacked on defense, but his energy and efficient offensive game are standout facets. It should also be noted that Harrell missed a huge chunk of the Orlando session while away for personal matters and may not have been operating at full strength. One thing is for certain, however — even with a poor postseason showing, Harrell's due for a big raise over last season's $6 million salary.
Source: Sports Illustrated
September 22, 2020, 9:10 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers and Montrezl Harrell have mutual interest in negotiating a deal this offseason as he becomes an unrestricted free agent, but Harrell is expected to receive interest from multiple other teams, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Harrell struggled in the playoffs after losing his grandmother earlier in the bubble and he also had a run-in with Paul George during Game 2 but the team considers him an integral part of their success. He was on a two-year, $12 million deal that he had signed with the Clippers back in 2018 and it’s certain that he will demand much more money than that after winning the 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Year award.
Source: The Athletic
September 21, 2020, 12:04 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Following the Clippers' elimination loss, Paul George gave a speech to his teammates in the locker room which was met with eye-rolls and bewilderment, as reported by Shams Charania in The Athletic on Monday.
George attempted to galvanize his team and convince them to stay together for next season and make another run at the championship. His teammates' reactions are yet another piece of evidence that the Clippers have significant chemistry issues. The team will need to retool in advance of next season but with so few draft assets they'll find it difficult to make any big moves. It will be in their best interest to re-sign free agents Montrezl Harrell and Marcus Morris this offseason, if for no other reason than to have something to offer on the trade market.
Source: The Athletic
September 16, 2020, 4:01 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers with 20 points in just 26 minutes during Tuesday's heartbreaking loss to the Nuggets but added just three rebounds to what was an empty stat line.
Harrell arrived late to the Orlando bubble and never really found his footing on either end of the floor. In fact, this was the first time he scored at least 20 points since games resumed, a feat he achieved 24 times during the regular season. Despite being awarded the Sixth-Man of the Year award, Harrell found himself in some unfavorable positions during the playoffs. His lack of defensive production, as well as offensive limitations, will almost certainly have an impact on his real-life value moving forward.
September 13, 2020, 4:47 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell was atrocious in Sunday's 111-98 Game 6 loss to the Nuggets, contributing five points and going minus-19 in 15 minutes off the bench.
Plus-minus can be deceiving but Harrell earned every bit of this ugly mark today. He was horrific defensively and is probably costing himself tons of money on the free agent market now that he's being exposed as a one-way player on such a large stage. Lou Williams was equally abhorrent on that end of the floor, though he at least chipped in 14 points and three steals. Whenever those two shared the court it was basically open season for the Nuggets to get whatever they wanted, and Doc Rivers left that duo out for far too long. LA's own offensive execution didn't help, and Denver deserves tons of credit for snatching this game, but for the supposed elite defensive potential of the roster, the Clippers have some very ugly lineups they lean on.
September 10, 2020, 1:13 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting but pulled down just two rebounds in the Clippers' win on Wednesday.
The newly minted Sixth Man of the Year posted a thin line and played just 18 minutes on Wednesday night. He's been playing significantly fewer minutes in the playoffs than the regular season, and while this can partly be chalked up to his absence from the seeding games, Ivica Zubac has been noticeably more effective recently. Unless the Clippers end up in a finals matchup with the Rockets, Zubac will likely continue playing over Harrell for the time being.
September 6, 2020, 12:25 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac was one rebound shy of a double-double on Saturday, recording 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and nine rebounds in 20 minutes of action.
It was a hollow line, but it's notable as Zubac wound up being the second leading scorer in this outing, just behind Paul George's 22. While it's a good to see him be more assertive, you know that something's amiss when the Clippers' usual suspects aren't making a splash on the scoreboard. Montrezl Harrell, who recently won the Sixth Man of the Year award, quietly put up 10 points, three rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes.
September 4, 2020, 4:33 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell has earned the 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Year award.
Harrell's fifth season in the NBA further certified his prior breakout season in 2018-19, and his energy and low post presence were crucial pieces that carried the Clippers to the second seed in the Western Conference. He ended the season with averages of 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocks on .580 shooting from the field and a .658 clip from the line. He set career-highs in points and rebounds and he is slowly getting his free-throw shooting into a liveable place for fantasy purposes. He made the most of his 27.8 minutes per game during the regular season, and he will be able to further prove his value as the Clippers seek to advance throughout the playoffs. The award is a nice boost to his free agency credentials as he enters the market this fall.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
August 26, 2020, 1:06 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one block on 7-of-11 shooting in just 22 minutes as the Clippers destroyed the Mavericks in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Harrell was an absolute monster tonight and definitely took advantage of Kristaps Porzingis' absence. He had a horrible Game 4 and was a key piece in the Clippers losing that game but he bounced back in a big way tonight. He even managed to knock down a triple in his minutes tonight and when Harrell is doing that, the opposing team might as well just pack it up and move onto the next game. Harrell and the Clips will look to end the Mavericks season in Game 6 on Thursday.
August 23, 2020, 7:22 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell was a non-factor in Sunday's Game 4, scoring two points and picking up three blocks in 17 minutes off the bench.
Without Kristaps Porzingis the Mavs went smaller, taking away Harrell's only natural matchup. It also didn't help that he finished as a minus-19, as he was on the court when Dallas erased a huge first-half lead. Ivica Zubac fared better with 15 points in 22 minutes.
August 22, 2020, 12:30 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell contributed 13 points (4-of-5 FG, 5-of-8 FT) in Friday's Game 3 win over the Mavs, adding two rebounds and one block in 18 minutes on the floor.
Harrell is still showing a bit of rust, which is understandable considering he did not participate in the seeding games leading up to the playoffs. He's been in the Sixth-Man-of-the-Year award discussion for most of the season, so there's no reason to think that he won't work his way back into competitive form sooner rather than later.
August 20, 2020, 12:41 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell scored only 10 points alongside two rebounds through 21 minutes in the Clippers' loss on Wednesday.
Harrell is obviously being brought back very slowly after his extended absence. Still, it's disappointing to see him go 4-of-10 from the line and only grab 2 rebounds in 21 minutes. Long term there should be no concerns about Trez's production, but he may not be himself for a few weeks.
August 18, 2020, 12:20 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell was rusty in Game 1 on Monday, scoring six points with two rebounds.
This was Harrell's first game since March 10 and he came off the bench and only played 15 minutes which is reasonable. It's going to take some time for him to get his legs under him and some of his shots were close bunnies that just didn't fall. He'll be fine long-term as the Clippers will most likely make a deep run in the playoffs this year.
August 17, 2020, 7:48 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell (personal) will be active for Game 1 on Monday against the Mavericks.
Harrell will be eased back into action after leaving the bubble due to a family emergency and then clearing quarantine. While he set career highs with 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season, Harrell is not a great choice in DFS leagues at the beginning of the series.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
August 17, 2020, 1:33 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell appears to be on track to play in Game 1 on Monday vs. the Mavericks after appearing at morning shootaround.
Harrell will likely have some conditioning issues coming off an extended absence from the Bubble. However, he will be eligible to be activated as reported by ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk last week. Be careful locking Harrell into DFS lineups as he should have some sort of minutes restriction in his first game back.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter