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Los Angeles Clippers SF Kawhi Leonard (knee) underwent surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in his right knee, per Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Leonard missed all of the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Suns with a partially torn ACL in his right knee, which he finally addressed via surgery on Tuesday. The perennial All-Star averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game for the Clippers across 52 games during the 2020-21 regular season.

Category: Injury Updates

Ivica Zubac has been ruled out ahead of game six of the Western Conference finals series between the Clippers and Suns on Wednesday. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This will be the second straight game Zubac has missed. The Clippers will continue to run out a lot of small ball, while DeMarcus Cousins should once again see more playing time as well.

Category: Injury Updates

Paul George totaled 41 points (15-20 FG, 3-6 3PT, 8-8 FT), thirteen rebounds, six assists, and three steals in the Suns’ 116-102 loss to the Suns on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: George looks to stay "up" after the Clippers' win over the Suns in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. You know, George has been the best player on the floor for the majority of the games played post Kawhi Leonard's exit. At this point, it would be hard to see that changing. It looks as if the only person that could stop him is himself. George did start off slow this past game, which the sportscasters heavily commented on. It was hilarious to experience their tone change as he posted his best real-life and fantasy-life performance since the beginning of the playoffs. The Suns could opt to over commit to slowing George down, but his ability to get to the line and snag rebounds could be more impactful in elevating his value than their efforts to limit his. Unless the basketball gods wish to add some drama tonight and have him put up a high-floor performance almost rivaled by a Reggie Jackson effort, George should have his way with the Suns and be at least the second top play on the floor.

Category: Game Recaps

Reggie Jackson totaled 23 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3PT, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one block in the Suns’ 116-102 loss to the Suns on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson looks to remain consistent after the Clippers’ win over the Suns in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. He has been unstoppable and has managed to maintain his own tempo throughout the entirety of these playoffs. It has been a strong showing that has positioned the Clippers well for remaining competitive in each series played thus far. However, the potential downfall is that his upside seems capped, and even though he has established a high floor, the potential ceiling for other fantasy plays may make them poised to out-compete him for their place on your multiplier slots.

Category: Game Recaps

Marcus Morris Sr. "feels good" and will play on Saturday against the Suns. (Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Morris was initially listed as a game-time decision, but he will once again be able to play in game four. His playing time has been somewhat limited in the 20-25 minute range in the first few games of this series against Phoenix.

Category: Injury Updates

Terance Mann totaled 12 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3PT), five rebounds, two assists, and one block in the Clippers’ 106-92 win over the Suns on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Mann looks to remain productive after the Clippers' win over the Suns in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals. After his 39.0-point explosion to seal the fate of the Jazz, he has returned to post ultra-instinct form to contribute to the team's success in a more sustainable way. Although shooting at a modest clip, Mann has been tremendously efficient and has slowly built on his value "streams," producing in several performance categories to round out his talent assets. He could be in for a big night in Game Four, especially if he can start fast and slip off the primary radar of an opportunistic Suns defense.

Category: Game Recaps

Nicolas Batum totaled 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3PT), seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and two steals in the Clippers’ 131-119 win over the Jazz on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Batum scored 16.0 points in the Clippers’ series semifinal finale win over the Jazz, ending the series averaging 32.8 minutes, 10.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 2.2 steals per game while shooting 51.4 percent from the floor and 52.8 percent from beyond the arc.

Category: Game Recaps

Serge Ibaka has undergone season-ending back surgery. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Clippers were hopeful Ibaka would be able to return at some point in the playoffs, but that is no longer the case. They will continue to rely on Ivica Zubac and Demarcus Cousins in bigger lineups against Rudy Gobert and Utah.

Category: Injury Updates

Luke Kennard totaled 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-6 3PT) and two rebounds in the Clippers’ 112-109 loss to the Jazz on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard will hope to keep scoring in Game Two after the Clippers’ loss to the Jazz. This is his second game putting up a double-digit scoring effort, and he has shot over 60.0 percent from the field and beyond the arc in those games. Kennard doesn’t do much by way of producing value in other performance categories, but the offense has to come from somewhere. If Kennard can be consistent in his scoring, he could find himself more prevalent in the rotation, either in the starting five or coming off the bench. Kennard could be worth getting some exposure to for your DFS lineups on slates with limited value options.

Category: Game Recaps

Patrick Beverley provided 11 points (5-8 FG, 0-2 3PT, 1-2 FT) with four assists and one block over 19 minutes as the Clippers lost to the Thunder 117-112 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pat Bev didn't play all that great in his final five games since returning from a wrist injury that had sidelined him for nearly a month. But he made it through healthy and without any setbacks, which is the most important thing. The heart and soul of the Clippers should be ready to roll for the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps

Rajon Rondo scored nine points (4-11 FG, 1-4 3PT) with 13 assists and one steal over 28 minutes as the Clippers lost to the Rockets 122-115 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Rondo drew the start on Friday and led the team in assists with 13. It was his first start since joining the Clippers as Patrick Beverley and Reggie Jackson came off the bench. Los Angeles' backcourt rotation is TBD for the postseason but they'll likely go with a three-headed monster attack.

Category: Game Recaps

DeMarcus Cousins scored 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block over 14 minutes as the Clippers lost to the Nuggets 110-104 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Cousins played a highly efficient game on Saturday, scoring 16 points over 14 minutes. The veteran F/C has now scored 16 points in back-to-back games and hit double figures in 4-of-5 contests. He's starting to look more comfortable and should be a tremendous help to the Clippers down the stretch. But he's a better real-life contributor than a fantasy one.

Category: Game Recaps

Amir Coffey ended up with 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) with one rebound over 23 minutes as the Clippers lost to the Pelicans 120-103 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Coffey has seen an uptick in minutes over the last five games with the Clippers being shorthanded. He's averaging 23.2 minutes per contest over the last five but has scored in the double figures in just two of those games. Even with an uptick in usage, he's off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps

Patrick Patterson finished with 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-5 3PT) to go along with six rebounds over 21 minutes as the Clippers defeated the Rockets 109-104 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson started in this contest and logged 21 minutes, the most he's played in a month. He chipped in 12 points and hauled in six rebounds for his effort. He's been seeing an increase in playing time over the last 12 games as the Clippers have been snake-bitten with injuries. Even with the uptick in minutes, he's still not fantasy relevant.

Category: Game Recaps

The Clippers traded SG Lou Williams and two second-round picks to the Hawks in exchange for PG Rajon Rondo. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams now will back up Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Bogdan Bogdanovic in the Hawks backcourt. His fantasy value won’t change much with the move to Atlanta. Williams is averaging 12.1 points, 3.4 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 triples across 21.9 minutes in 2020-21.

Category: Transactions