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Clippers' Danilo Gallinari: Doubtful vs. Spurs
Gallinari (back) is doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Spurs, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Back spasms forced Gallinari to leave Friday's loss to the Warriors early in the first half, and it seems the forward won't be recovered in time to play over the weekend. Assuming he's sidelined and misses his second game of the year, Sindarius Thornwell, Tyrone Wallace and Mike Scott could see extra time.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Lou Williams: Questionable Sunday
Williams (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Spurs, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Williams was a late scratch due to right hamstring soreness Friday against the Warriors, and the guard's status is in question for Sunday. While he was sidelined Friday, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander saw 43 minutes, Avery Bradley got 33 minutes, Patrick Beverley received 26 minutes and Tyrone Wallace was given 18 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Danilo Gallinari: Won't return Friday
Gallinari has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game against the Warriors due to back spasms, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Gallinari departed Friday's contest early in the first half, and he'll be sidelined for the remainder of the contest as a precaution. Sindarius Thornwell and Mike Scott could see more run with Gallinari on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Lou Williams: Out Friday
Williams will not play in Friday's matchup with the Warriors due to a sore right hamstring, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Williams was not on the injury report heading into the night, so this news is somewhat surprising. His absence should create a heavier workload for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Patrick Beverley, while Tyrone Wallace could see some run. Consider him day-to-day going forward.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Luc Mbah a Moute: Still out Friday
Mbah a Moute (knee) won't play Friday against the Warriors.
Despite being out since the fifth game of the season, the Clippers have kept Mbah a Moute's status as day-to-day. His next chance to play is Sunday against the Spurs.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Jerome Robinson: Assigned to G League
Robinson has been assigned to the G League.
Robinson hasn't appeared in an NBA game since mid-November, so this move doesn't affect LA's rotation. In the G League, he's averaging 20.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 31.0 minutes. He's also shooting 50.0 percent from deep on 6.3 attempts per tilt.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Montrezl Harrell: Quieter than usual offensively
Harrell accumulated 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block across 26 minutes in the Clippers' 129-109 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Harrell provided a solid across-the-stat-sheet showing, but he was less prolific on the scoreboard than in recent games. The emerging big man had tallied between 21 and 26 points in three of his prior four contests, so the slight downturn isn't of any concern. Moreover, as he's often prone to do, Harrell made up for the modest offensive shortfall with solid contributions elsewhere, a nod to a stellar 25.16 Player Efficiency Rating that puts him just outside the top 10 behind an elite list that includes Anthony Davis, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Danilo Gallinari: Nightmarish shooting effort
Gallinari pitched in nine points (3-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist across 34 minutes in the Clippers' 129-109 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Gallinari put up a rare clunker from the field, leading to a rare single-digit scoring total. The veteran wing has been enjoying a career-best season from an offensive standpoint and had averaged 24.0 points on 50.0 percent shooting over his prior two games, so Wednesday's struggles are clearly an outlier that partly came about due to the Jazz's stingy defense. He'll look to bounce back in what should be a much faster-paced, freewheeling contest against the Warriors on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Avery Bradley: Contributes on offensive front
Bradley managed 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes in the Clippers' 129-109 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Bradley was able to get hot from the field, leading to his best scoring tally since Dec. 26 versus the Kings. Even relatively modest point totals like Wednesday's have been hard to come by this season for the previously reliable shooter, who's currently sporting his worst success rate from the field (38.4 percent) since his rookie 2010-11 campaign. Wednesday marked only his second double-digit scoring effort of January, and despite the 60.0 percent accuracy versus the Jazz, he's still shooting just 36.2 percent overall in eight contests thus far this month.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Tobias Harris: Another trademark performance
Harris posted 17 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and two steals across 32 minutes in the Clippers' 129-109 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Harris' well-rounded line was a typical one for the reliable floor-spacing big man, who's rewarded fantasy owners all season with above-average contributions across the stat sheet. The 26-year-old can seemingly be penciled in for Wednesday's numbers at minimum on most nights, as evidenced by his January averages of 19.4 points (on 49.1 percent shooting, including 54.5 percent from three-point range), 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals across 33.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Lou Williams: Bright spot in defeat
Williams registered 23 points (11-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, six assists and one steal across 27 minutes in the Clippers' 129-109 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
Williams' scoring total led the Clippers on the night, while his stellar 61.1 percent success rate from the floor was also tops on his squad. The veteran sharpshooter now has five tallies of greater than 20 points in the first eight games of 2019, and he's posted no fewer than 17 points in any contest during the month thus far. Given his high-usage role off the bench, Williams' value across all formats remains as vibrant as ever.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Luc Mbah a Moute: Listed as out Wednesday
Mbah a Moute (knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.
Mbah a Moute hasn't played since October due to a knee injury and remains without a timetable for his return. Friday's game against Golden State will mark his next chance to return.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Jerome Robinson: Called up, healthy
Robinson (foot) has been called up from the G League, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Robinson had been in the G League while recovering from a foot injury, but he's been deemed healthy and will join the parent club Wednesday. He hasn't seen NBA action since Nov. 17. On the season, he's totaled 23 points, three rebounds and one assist in 40 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Jerome Robinson: Out Monday
Robinson (undisclosed) did not play in Monday's contest against the Mad Ants.
The two-way player had been taking on more of a load with Ontario Agua Caliente this season, so it was bit surprising to see him held out without much of a reason. Robinson will aim to return Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Logs season-low minutes total
Gilgeous-Alexander played 13 minutes and finished with zero points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two assists and one block Monday in the Clippers' 121-117 loss to the Pelicans.
For the fourth consecutive game, Gilgeous-Alexander saw his playing time fall, with his 13 minutes representing a new season low. Per Jovan Buha of The Athletic, coach Doc Rivers admitted after Monday's contest that the rookie is "just not playing well," though Rivers didn't explicitly state that a lineup change is on the horizon. Regardless, with the rookie struggling to averages of 6.0 points, 3.6 assists, 1.9 boards and 1.4 steals in 19.0 minutes per game in January, it's fair for those who have been holding him in shallower formats to kick the tires on some of the other options available on the waiver wire.... See More ... See Less