Harrell re-signed with the Clippers on Saturday for two-years, $12 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Though the 24-year-old mostly played reserve center behind DeAndre Jordan, a high number of injuries for the Clippers afforded Harrell some extra time. He ultimately garnered 1.3 fewer minutes per game than in 2016-17 with the Rockets, but the Louisville product was able to put together a career year, averaging 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds across 17.0 minutes while shooting 63.5 percent from the field. With Jordan moving on to Dallas and being replaced by Marcin Gortat, who saw just 25.3 minutes per contest last season, Harrell looks to be in store for a bigger role in 2018-19.
Harrell was issued a qualifying offer from the Clippers on Thursday, Kevin Smith of Real GM reports. Harrell now becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. If Harrell ends up staying in Los Angeles, his role for next season will largely depend on whether or not DeAndre Jordan decides to exercise his player option to remain with the Clippers.
Harrell compiled 15 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 115-100 loss to the Lakers. Harrell was questionable coming into Wednesday's game but appeared untroubled as he filled his normal role off the bench. He has had an interesting season, consistently demonstrating his ability to score the ball in limited minutes. He certainly has a role on the team moving forward and pending the outcome of the off-season, could see increased responsibility next season.
Harrell (shoulder) will be available to play Wednesday against the Lakers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints reports. Harrell came into the game questionable, however he will be good to go for the regular-season finale. He likely won't face any restrictions with it being the last game. Harrell's averaging 24.7 minutes over his past six games.
Harrell is dealing with a strained left shoulder and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's finale against the Lakers, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports. Harrell likely picked up the injury during Monday's tilt with the Pelicans, though it doesn't appear to be overly serious considering he hasn't been ruled out quite yet. That said, the Clippers have been eliminated from the playoffs and Wednesday is essentially a meaningless game, so it wouldn't be surprising if Harrell was ultimately held out. That said, monitor his status up until tip-off just to be sure.
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