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Clippers PG Patrick Beverley will remain on a minutes restriction for Game 2 Saturday as he works his way back from a calf injury.
Beverley got the start in Game 1 but ultimately played just 12 minutes. He could see up to 20 minutes in Game 2, but the minutes restriction makes him a risky play in all DFS formats. Landry Shamet and Lou Williams both saw 20+ minutes off the bench in Game 1, and we should expect a similar allotment of run for them in Game 2.
According to Clippers HC Doc Rivers, he expects Patrick Beverley to be ready for Game 1, stating, “you’ll see him for sure. He looks pretty good.”
Welcomed news for the Clippers backcourt as Beverley will provide a much-needed spark to the Clippers defense. Reggie Jackson has been solid in his absence offensively but doesn't offer the defensive intensity that comes naturally to Beverley's game. Should he return for Game 1, he'll have his hands full guarding Jamal Murray of the Nuggets on Thursday. PatBev can be ignored for DFS purposes as he is likely going to be on a minutes restriction coming back from a calf injury.
Clippers G Patrick Beverley (calf) has been ruled out for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Beverley continues to rehab a left calf strain, and according to Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, Beverley is "feeling better and is running" but acknowledged he does not know when he will be able to return. Should the Clippers lose Game 5, it will be a tough sell to keep Beverley out for Game 6. Lou Williams and Reggie Jackson will continue to get more minutes at PG in place of Beverley.
Patrick Beverley is listed as doubtful with a left calf strain for game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. Beverly hasn't been able to play since game 1 and is unlikely to play again on Tuesday.
Beverly would be a great addition to the Clippers lineup, especially to guard the Mavs' Luka Doncic. With Beverly out, expect Landry Shamet and Reggie Jackson to split time at the point guard position. Neither are a great start in DFS, but Jackson has the higher upside and could be considered.
Clippers PG Patrick Beverley (calf) has been ruled out for Game 4 Sunday, per head coach Doc Rivers.
It’ll be either Landry Shamet or Reggie Jackson picking up the start in Beverley’s place. We’ll lean Shamet as he drew the start in Game 3 and played very well in that one.