Last season, Montrezl Harrell saw his workload nearly double from his rookie season, jumping from 9.7 minutes to 18.3 minutes per game. His role, where he averaged 9.1 points (on an impressive 65.2 percent from the field) and 3.8 rebounds, was largely that of a reserve behind Rockets' starter Clint Capela. Harrell spent most of his minutes at center last season, though his 6-foot-8, 240-pound frame makes him more suited for the power forward slot. His ability to stretch the floor, or lack thereof, is what is ultimately hindering him from being a legitimate power forward, as he shot just 31.0 percent from 10 feet and beyond last season on 42 attempts. Nevertheless, Harrell will likely see a similar workload with the Clippers this upcoming season as he did last year with the Rockets. Though, his exact role will largely depend on how coach Doc Rivers feels about Sam Dekker and Willie Reed as reserve frontcourt options as well.
Harrell managed 11 points (3-4 FG, 5-9 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 24 minutes in Friday's 111-104 preseason loss to the Lakers. Harrell drew the start with the Clippers resting the entirety of their first team and produced preseason highs across the stat sheet in the process. The 23-year-old is coming off a 2016-17 campaign in Houston during which he averaged 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 18.3 minutes in a reserve frontcourt role. With a similar job description awaiting him in the coming season, Harrell isn't a fantasy consideration in most formats, but it's worth noting that Blake Griffin's injury history could enable the former to make his fair share of starts this coming season.
Harrell was traded from the Rockets to the Clippers on Wednesday as part of deal that sent Chris Paul to Houston, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports. Harrell played a significant backup role with the Rockets last season, averaging 9.1 points and 3.8 rebounds across 18.3 minutes per game while shooting 65.2 percent from the field. Depending on how the Clippers' final roster shakes out before the start of the season, Harrell could very well see a similar workload in the team's frontcourt, but would likely only remain relevant in DFS when a starter goes down with injury.
Harrell (migraine) will play in Sunday's playoff opener against the Thunder, Marc Berman of Fox 26 (KRIV) reports. Harrell was sent home early from Saturday's practice because of a migraine, but was never expected to miss any time. He's officially been cleared ahead of Sunday's contest vs. the Thunder, so look for him to take on his usual role off the bench, splitting time with Nene Hilario behind starting center, Clint Capela.
Harrell missed Saturday's practice due to a migraine, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Harrell was sent home Saturday in order to recover in time for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Thunder, while he's expected to be fine for Game 1 at this point. He figures to provide depth in the Rockets' frontcourt per usual, but Nene Hilario could see additional minutes off the bench if Harrell's migraine persists.
Harrell managed 15 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds and one block over 34 minutes in Monday's 125-96 loss to the Clippers. Clint Capela and Nene Hilario both sat for rest Monday, leaving Chinanu Onuaku and Harrell to man the center position. While Onuaku drew the start, it was Harrell who logged the second-highest amount of minutes on the Rockets and most on the second unit. He parlayed the opportunity into his third double-digit scoring effort in the last five contests and first double-double of the season. Harrell could well see extended playing time again in the regular-season finale versus the Timberwolves on Wednesday, but a possible role in the postseason rotation is yet to be determined.
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