July 12, 2020, 6:15 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell took a small step back in 2019-20, finishing with top-100 value while averaging 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocks while shooting a career-low 58.0% from the field in 27.8 mpg.
The minutes, points and rebounds were all career-highs, but Harrell slipped about two rounds in the fantasy rankings because of declines in field goal percentage, steals and blocks. Those are really the building blocks of his fantasy appeal, and while he's still a big boost to FG% (and managed a career-best but still-bad .658 from the line), Trez needs those defensive numbers to tick back up in order to maximize his potential. This was the first time in Harrell's career where his per-minute blocks declined substantially, so hopefully it's just a blip and he can get back to top-75 output.
March 5, 2020, 10:43 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers bigs on Thursday with 19 points and 10 rebounds to go with two blocks.
Harrell crushed the small-ball Rockets tonight in only 22 minutes of action. JaMychal Green (24 minutes, 11 points, six boards, two dimes and two triples) and Marcus Morris (22 minutes, 11 points, two rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples) also displayed their ability to adapt and defend Houston's attack on offense and also came up big on the perimeter with some big triples. The Clippers frontcourt can destroy you at all angles and these three players all having solid nights is a taste of their depth and skill.
March 1, 2020, 8:34 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell was strong on Sunday versus the Sixers with 24 points (7-of-12 FG, 10-of-13 FT), nine rebounds, one steal and one block.
Another solid performance from the free-throw line for Harrell and that improved shooting is making a big difference for his value. He's shot over .700 percent from the charity stripe in seven consecutive games.
February 29, 2020, 1:25 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell had one of is better games on Friday night, putting up 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and a 4-of-4 run at the line in 20 minutes as the Clippers easily dispatched with the Nuggets 132-103.
Harrell actually double-doubled, recording 10 rebounds and added four assists and three blocks to cap off his solid line for the night. The big man is shooting .769 at the line over the last week, making him the 50th best player in the league in 9-cat scoring formats. His partner in crime, Lou Williams, also had a good run tonight with 17 points (6-of-12 shooting), five threes, seven assists and a steal in 22 minutes.
February 25, 2020, 1:28 amMontrezl HarrellPF, 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.
February 22, 2020, 7:03 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard posted 31 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in Saturday's 103-112 loss to the Kings.
The Clippers' funk continues, but fantasy GMs may be alright with it if it forces Kawhi to keep playing at his exceedingly high level. The other reliable Clippers did their thing today in the losing effort, with Montrezl Harrell posting 16 points and 10 boards and Lou Williams clocking in with 24 points and two threes, though he did also commit eight turnovers.
February 13, 2020, 11:48 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell had a strong double-double on Thursday night with 24 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 44 minutes as the Celtics outlasted the Clippers in double-overtime 141-133.
Harrell is the prototypical high-energy big man who gets exactly the stats we expect from him. There are really no surprises in his games. He scores a decent amount at a good clip from the floor, rebounds well, blocks some shots and struggles from the line. We know what he is. It just isn't quite the player he was last season.
February 8, 2020, 11:34 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell scored 11 points on Saturday but didn't add much else with only one rebound, one block and one turnover in 17 minutes.
Harrell is trending down and the addition of Marcus Morris to the Clippers could only hurt Harrell's value. Ivica Zubac (seven points and eight rebounds in 16 minutes) has played 20.6 minutes per game the past two weeks which is limiting Harrell's impact. He is still inside the top-120 the past two weeks and could hold late-round value in standard leagues, but he is headed in the wrong direction.
February 6, 2020, 12:54 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrel came off the bench on Wednesday and chipped in 14 points (7-10 FG), seven rebounds and two assists.
Harrell turned in another efficient outing, and outscored starter, Maurice Harkless. Harkless ended the contest with 11 points, seven rebounds and a steal. There are also some rumors about Harrell being traded due to his impending free agency. If that comes to fruition, it will be interesting to see the roll he ends up in.
February 4, 2020, 12:57 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three boards and an assist on Monday.
Harrell didn't do much outside of score as the Clippers bench was outplayed by the Spurs tonight. Not many of the bench players produced anything noteworthy, but you can expect them to come out stronger next game.
January 31, 2020, 1:03 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks on Thursday.
Harrell had a strong night, but the Kings were hot from deep which meant that they jumped out to a big lead early. The efficiency and defensive stats are all still there and tonight the free throws (3-for-5 FTs) weren't as bad as they usually are.
January 27, 2020, 6:07 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
The Lakers vs. Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed after the passing of Kobe Bryant on Sunday.
The Lakers had requested the postponement in light of the terrible news and the Clippers had no objection. Kawhi Leonard owners will want to keep tabs on the makeup date to see if it becomes a back-to-back situation. Paul George and Patrick Beverley get a bit more time to recover from their injuries. Montrezl Harrell and the Clippers will play the Kings on Thursday.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 26, 2020, 9:00 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell was active on both ends of the floor on Sunday, tallying 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting, also blocking three shots with five rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes off the bench.
The rim protection was a nice surprise as Harrell is averaging just 1.1 swats per game on the season. He's more notable for his offense in the paint. Harrell is just outside of the top-120 in 9-cat per game value on the season with most of his value getting dragged to the gutter by hi .625 clip at the free throw line.
January 25, 2020, 12:17 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell finished Friday's win over the Heat with 15 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes.
The 29 minutes were more than anyone else off the Clipper bench, as Harrell enjoys a safe role on a nightly basis. JaMychal Green also had a double-double in this game with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a triple.
January 23, 2020, 3:08 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Marc Stein of The New York Times is reporting that the Clippers are exploring the trade market to add a dependable big man and wing depth to the team.
The Clippers could use another big man to pair with Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell, as well as another wing defender to play behind their superstar forwards. The Clippers are set with their core and will be doing their due diligence to round out the kinks of the roster before the stretch run.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter