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
January 22, 2020, 11:20 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell scored 30 points on 12-of-23 shooting with seven rebounds and three blocks in a 102-95 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.
Harrell tanked his owners' free throw shooting percentage, shooting 6-of-13 from the line. The bad free throw percentage is something you need to accept if you have Harrell on your fantasy team. He will be a strong source of points, rebounds and field goal percentage but will struggle to reach mid-round value with his poor free throw percentage (.572 on 5.8 attempts per game) and mediocre blocks (1.1 blocks per game).
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 18, 2020, 8:17 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell briefly left the game after injuring his hip on Saturday but was able to return to the game and finish with 24 points (9-of-11 FGs, 6-of-10 FTs) and two rebounds.
Harrell was just a points-and-FG machine tonight, but his lack of boards, blocks and made free throws soured his otherwise sweet performance. He's a force in the paint but a liability at the line, something owners have had to adapt to throughout his career.
January 17, 2020, 2:16 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell came off the bench on Thursday and scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting with five boards, two assists and a block.
Harrell did all of his damage in only 23 minutes and didn't have to play much more thanks to Jeff Green (23 minutes, 11 points, 13 rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple) providing a big lift off the bench as well. The only blemish on Harrell's night was the 3-for-9 mark at the line, but that comes with the territory of owning him.
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