Los Angeles Clippers

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Montrezl Harrell posted a workmanlike 17 points (7-11 FG and 3-8 FT) to pair with seven rebounds and four assists while playing a team-high 38 minutes. He also chipped in one steal and one block to go along with his stellar defensive play.

Fantasy Impact: Harrell displayed his patented high energy coming off the bench for the Clips in their season-opening win over the Lakers. While the free-throw percentage leaves a lot to be desired you could do much worse at the power forward/center position on your fantasy roster. Continue to start him with confidence.

Category: Game Recaps


Patrick Beverley scored just two points (1-for-7 FG, 0-for-5 3 Pt, 0-for-0 FT) in a win over the Lakers on opening night. Beverley did add 10 rebounds, six assists, and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Beverley saved his fantasy owners with solid rebounding and assist numbers on Tuesday. Beverley has always been known to be a defensive stud but showed promise on the offensive end last season. Expect him to bounce back against the rival Warriors on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps


Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 30 points (10-for-19 FG, 1-for-5 3Pt, 9-for-10 FT) while adding six rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block in 32 minutes. However, Leonard did post six turnovers in this game which is uncharacteristic of his game.

Fantasy Impact: The reigning NBA MVP is off to a great start with his new team without F Paul George by his side. Leonard will remain a premier fantasy option despite the occasional rest.

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Lou Williams scored 21 points ( 8-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with five rebounds, and seven assists in the Clippers' win over the Lakers on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The reigning 6t Man of the Year did 6th man of the year type things for the clippers in this season opening win. The most intriguing stat of the night for Williams was that he logged 37 minutes, second-highest on the team behind Montrezl Harrell. He averaged 26.6 MPG over 75 games last season. Expect the production to continue especially if the increased minutes becomes a trend.

Category: Game Recaps


Patrick Patterson will start at power forward Tuesday. (Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: With Paul George (shoulder) out for the opener, it’s Patterson, not JaMychal Green, who will start at the four. Patterson offers some upside as a three-point shooter, and he makes a dirt-cheap daily fantasy option given his unexpected start.

Category: Rumors


Ivica Zubac will likely get the starting nod at center Tuesday. (Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's not a surprising turn of events, as Montrezl Harrell will occupy his typical role off the bench -- a role which netted him Sixth Man of the Year consideration in 2018-19. Zubac flashed his huge upside in spurts for the Lakers last season before being moved to the Clippers.

Category: Rumors


JaMychal Green is expected to start Tuesday's opener against the Lakers. (Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Paul George (shoulder) out, Green will likely get the starting nod Tuesday. He makes an interesting option for daily fantasy lineups against the Lakers.

Category: Rumors


Amir Coffey will miss the Clippers' Tuesday matchup against the Lakers while dealing with an ankle sprain. (Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coffey is merely a depth piece in this offense. He won't see the court much, barring injuries.

Category: Injury Updates


Rodney McGruder will miss the Clippers' season opener while dealing with a right ankle sprain. (Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McGruder's absence should free up some minutes for Mo Harkless behind Kawhi Leonard. The Clippers' next game is Thursday against the Warriors.

Category: Injury Updates


Paul George (shoulder) “is not going to be here the first 10 games,” per Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers. (Source: Mark Medina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A timetable for George’s return from double-shoulder surgery has yet to be announced. This latest news has George returning November 13th against the Rockets. Lou Williams could see some additional usage, while Mo Harkless and JaMychal Green would see an uptick in minutes while George is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


The Lakers are reportedly eyeing free-agent Marcin Gortat. After losing DeMarcus Cousins to a torn ACL, they are now in need of another center to help fill the void. Gortat appeared in 43 games for the Clippers last season, averaging 5.0 points and 5.6 boards. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The Lakers are additionally considering Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, and Marreese Speights. Regardless of who the newly-signed center will be for Los Angeles, JaVale McGee's fantasy arrow is pointing up.

Category: Rumors


The Los Angeles Clippers have sent Danilo Gallinari to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and a plethora of first-round picks. In return, the Clippers will receive Paul George. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari is coming off of the best season of his career, canning 19.8 PPG on 43.3% from three and 46.3% from the field. The 6'10" Italian will bring some shooting ability to an OKC frontcourt sorely lacking in scoring depth outside of Steven Adams. Playing time will need to be monitored for the oft-injured small forward, but Gallinari should be able to take some of the offensive responsibility off of Russell Westbrook's shoulders.

Category: Transactions


In a blockbuster trade, the Los Angeles Clippers are sending Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, along with Danilo Gallinari, four unprotected first-round picks, and one protected first-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Paul George. There will also be a direct swap of two picks between the teams. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Regarded as one of the biggest steals of the 2018 Draft, Gilgeous-Alexander finds himself in a new situation in year two. He shot a respectable 36.7% on three-pointers, but SGA will need to continue his perimeter shooting to avoid spacing issues that have plagued recent Thunder teams. It will also be interesting to see how he develops alongside Russell Westbrook, whose ball-dominant style has arguably stunted the growth of younger players (i.e., Damontas Sabonis, Victor Oladipo). Perhaps Gilgeous-Alexander will flourish alongside his new superstar teammate, and in doing so, help Westbrook shed some misconceptions.

Category: Transactions


Wilson Chandler has agreed to a one-year, veteran's minimum contract with the Nets. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chandler will give the Nets a three-point shooter, and provides depth at both forward spots. He saw his role reduced last season for the 76ers, and then was eventually traded to the Clippers. Chandler averaged 6.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 51 games for the 76ers/Clippers last season.

Category: Transactions


Landry Shamet put in 13 points, four dimes and one rebound in 31 minutes of game action on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Shamet got the start and saw a ton of opportunity with Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams both out on Thursday. Shamet's numbers aren't all that impressive but his 3.3 triples per game this month make him hard to leave on the wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Bibbs and the Clippers agreed to a second 10-day. (Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bibbs is off the daily radar as he's spent most of his time in the G-League.

Category: Transactions


Garrett Temple put in 11 points to go with one rebound and one dime in 20 minutes of action in Saturday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Temple actually got the start in his Clippers debut but it remains to be seen how the nine-year veteran will fit in with LA's new (and improved?) roster.

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Milos Teodosic will be waived by the Clippers and could resurface with a team like the Suns, 76ers, Magic, and/or Rockets. (Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teodosic should be rested after not playing most of this season but he's a risk-reward type flier at this point.

Category: Transactions


Mike Muscala has been traded from the Clippers to the Lakers in exchange for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Muscala was just acquired by the Clippers in the Tobias Harris deal. He will stay in L.A. but with the Lakers instead of the Clippers. He will bring depth to the Lakers frontcourt and could play around 18-22 minutes per night like Zubac was getting.

Category: Transactions


The Grizzlies acquired Avery Bradley from the Clippers in exchange for Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradley will contend for minutes at SG with Justin Holiday for the Grizzlies. Both players offer similar production with limited scoring and good defense. Neither player is a strong option in standard fantasy leagues. Delon Wright could be the darkhorse candidate at SG in Memphis over the rest of the season.

Category: Transactions