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The Nuggets signed F JaMychal Green to a two-year, $15 million contract on Friday. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green provides versatility on both ends of the floor and will replace the recently departed Jerami Grant. He averaged 6.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.5 steals over 63 games for the Clippers last season. The 30-year-yeard will the void Grant left behind, but is expected split playing time with Michael Porter and Torrey Craig. Green is worth a late-round flyer in deep-league formats.

Category: Transactions


Sources tell ESPN that free-agent F Marcus Morris has agreed to a new four-year, $64M contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morris came over mid-season from the New York Knicks and started 19 games for the Clippers while averaging 10.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists during that span. He has a chance to earn more playing time with backup PF Montrezl Harrell signing with the Lakers and could be a sneaky mid-round pick with upside now that he is locked into a secure role with the Clippers.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


The Los Angeles Lakers and F/C Montrezl Harrell have agreed on terms of a two-year contract worth $19M according to NBA super-agent Rich Paul. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harrell apparently turned down a better financial contract with Charlotte to play with the reigning NBA champions. Harrell will likely play both PF and C positions for the Lakers and will see close to his 28 minutes per game. He'll remain a mid-round pick in most fantasy formats this season after winning the sixth man of the year and averaging 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in 62 games last season.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


The Los Angeles Clippers signed F Patrick Patterson to a one-year contract on Friday. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Patterson will return to LA on a one-year deal. He will provide the Clippers front court depth and backup stars Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Patterson averaged 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.1 triples for the Clippers last season.

Category: Transactions


According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Clippers have traded Landry Shamet to the Nets for their No. 19th pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Nets are shoring up their depth by adding Shamet, who averaged 9.3 points and 2.1 three-pointers per contest. The Nets are gearing up to make a run at the championship next season. Shamet may be a late-round flier come draft season this winter.

Category: Transactions


Sources tell ESPN that Doc Rivers is out as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wow, this is a surprise as Doc Rivers led the Clippers to the second-best record in the regular season and helped lure Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to LA. While the Clippers inability to make the Western Conference Finals was viewed as a disappointment, this is still a shocking development. The Clippers will now begin the search for a new head coach for a team with loads of talent but notable chemistry concerns.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Paul George scored just 10 points (4-16 FG, 2-11 3PT) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and five turnovers across 38 minutes in a bad 104-89 Game 7 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Coming off two consecutive impressive performances in Games 5 and 6, George couldn't buy himself a bucket in Game 7, shooting just 25 percent from the field and finishing as a -20 on the night. The Clippers now find themselves on their way out of Disney World as the Nuggets complete the comeback after facing a 3-1 series deficit. They'll face the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals beginning Friday night.

Category: Game Recaps


Lou Williams put up four points (2-10 FG, 0-5 3PT), five assists, one rebound, and one block in Friday's 111-105 semifinals loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Williams blanked from behind the arc and went just 2-for-5 inside while failing to get to the free throw line. It was his lowest-scoring game of the season but the savvy veteran should assuredly bounce back in Sunday's Game 6 matchup.

Category: Game Recaps


Ivica Zubac posted five points (2-8 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal in Friday's 111-105 loss to the Nuggets.

Fantasy Impact: Zubac has only logged double-digit rebounds twice so far in 11 playoff games. He's seen an uptick in minutes and has been an integral part of the Clippers' playoff run. His scoring leaves a bit to be desired but his rebounding floor makes him a solid value in DFS lineups.

Category: Game Recaps


Clippers PG Patrick Beverley will remain on a minutes restriction for Game 2 Saturday as he works his way back from a calf injury. (Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Injury Updates


Reggie Jackson exited tonight’s contest after an apparent injury to his head but he is able available to return.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson left Game 5 in the first quarter after taking a shot to the head by Luka Doncic. He went to the locker room but after being evaluated, he has rejoined the Clippers bench and is able to play.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Rodney McGruder logged nine points (2-11 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in Friday's 107-103 win over the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: McGruder found himself in the starting lineup for just the fourth time this season and tied his season-high in rebounds. The third-year guard out of Kentucky has three seasons left on his contract and will look to improve into a larger role next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Terance Mann logged 25 points (8-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 8-13 FT), 14 rebounds, nine assists, and two steals in Friday's 107-103 overtime win over the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Mann led the team in points, rebounds, and assists. He logged 42 minutes after averaging just 8.0 during the regular season. With Paul George taking the night off, Mann did his best impression and had the most exciting game of his rookie season. He came up one assist shy of getting his first career triple-double, but the FSU product showed that he can be an asset during the playoffs and may have earned himself a few more minutes going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Joakim Noah refused to call it quits after suffering an unfortunate Achilles injury and now finds himself in a position to play and contribute to a championship contender in the Clippers. In speaking on Noah's contribution Coach Doc Rivers had this to say, "We need him to be a solid veteran player, we need him to be a leader as much as he can lead…and then really just to be ready when called upon…I think mentally, he's in the right space right now to be ready, so I think he will be." In responding to his teammate's contribution guard Rodney McGruder had this to say, "He's just bringing that energy every day …it's just the intensity and just the persistence that he plays with on the defensive end, how you always hear his voice. He's always yelling, he's always talking." With teammates Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell not with the team, Noah's preparation looks as if it will need to be put to action for the upcoming scrimmages and "seeding" games. (Source: Andrew Greif of the LA Times)

Fantasy Impact: Noah this past year played in 42 contests and averaged 16.5 minutes of playing time, 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field. When you look at his production and compare it to that of Zubac, they are not that far-off from one another, which should bode well for the Clippers. You mix Noah's comparable stats with his experience and leadership on the floor, and he could be a perfect fit for what the team needs as they make their run for the championship. From a fantasy standpoint, Noah would have made a solid value-play last year, especially in his last two months, where he averaged 21.3 minutes of playing time, 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 0.5 steals. If he can reach that level of play while managing a consistent role in the rotation, Noah has the potential to be a rewarding option for your fantasy line-up, especially in DFS, given what you'll pay for him.


Although it was originally reported that Amir Coffey did not make the trip to Orlando, that report was in error. Instead, it was Mfiondu Kabengele who did not travel to Orlando. (Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Coffey has not played much this season, he could still play a couple of minutes per game once the NBA restarts. Since the Clippers have a long line of depth, Coffey is towards the bottom of the rotation. Come playoff time it is likely he will not receive any playing time.


Doc Rivers announced that Johnathan Motley will not be joining the Clippers in Orlando once the NBA restarts. (Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Motley has not played a lot for the Clippers this season. He has spent more time with the Clippers' G League affiliate. Motley was not a significant player for the team and they will not regret their decision.