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Clippers' Brandon Boston: Remains out Wednesday
Boston (quadriceps) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Nuggets, Justin Russo of the 'Clip & Roll' podcast reports.
Boston has yet to suit up this season while dealing with left quadriceps tendinitis. However, the 22-year-old guard has returned to practice, and his next chance to play will be Friday's matchup with Utah.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Mason Plumlee: Starts jogging again
Coach Tyronn Lue said Plumlee (knee) was able to jog on the side courts during Tuesday's practice, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Plumlee took a big step Tuesday, but he's expected to remain sidelined for at least a few more weeks while recovering from a serious MCL sprain. The veteran center suffered the injury during a Nov. 6 game against the Knicks and was given a two-month return timeline. Plumlee is due for another evaluation in mid-December.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Brandon Boston: Plays 5-on-5
Coach Tyronn Lue said Boston (quad) played a bit of 5-on-5 during Monday's practice, Justin Russo of the 'Clip & Roll' podcast reports.
Lue added Boston "looked good" during the session and is progressing, but it sounds like there are still some hurdles to clear before he's cleared for game action. Boston has yet to play this season due to tendinitis in his left quadriceps.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Russell Westbrook: Plays only 19 minutes
Westbrook accumulated eight points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 19 minutes during Saturday's 113-112 victory over Golden State.
This was the third time this season that Westbrook was held below 20 minutes, and two of those have happened in the last three outings. Clippers coach Ty Lue seemed content to roll with fellow reserve Norman Powell for 30 minutes off the bench. Now that Westbrook is with the second unit these days, his role and his production are likely to be all over the place.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Sees 30 minutes Saturday
Powell amassed 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and one rebound across 30 minutes during Saturday's 113-112 victory over the Warriors.
Powell saw a lot of action off the bench, playing 30 minutes compared to 19 for Russell Westbrook. He even started the second half over Terance Mann, although his final stat line wasn't the greatest. With James Harden, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard running the show, usage won't be easy to come by in Los Angeles.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Terance Mann: Held to three points
Mann posted three points (1-6 FG, 1-5 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal over 24 minutes during Saturday's 113-112 victory over the Warriors.
Mann had a rough showing Saturday, and he was replaced by Norman Powell to open the second half. Despite this dud, Mann has been trending up for the most part, averaging 10.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his past five games. His lack of peripheral stats holds him back in category leagues.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Brandon Boston: Remains out
Boston (quad) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Warriors.
Boston continues to deal with tendinitis in his left quadriceps. It's unclear when he'll be able to play again.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Daniel Theis: Scores in double figures
Theis provided 10 points (4-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists over 15 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Theis scored in double figures for the second time this season. With Mason Plumlee (knee) sidelined, Theis has garnered a solid role as the primary backup to Ivica Zubac, averaging 7.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 blocks in 17.4 minutes over his last seven appearances.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Russell Westbrook: Another double-double
Westbrook had 14 points (5-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 11 rebounds and six assists over 26 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Westbrook continues to come off the bench but notched his second double-double over the last three games. Coming off the bench was a struggle for Westbrook at first, as he averaged just 7.3 points on 27.8 percent shooting through the first four games. However, he has picked things up of late, averaging 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists over the past four matchups. Westbrook's fantasy value remains limited in his current role, but he can still make an impact as a reserve.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Ivica Zubac: Strong double-double not enough
Zubac produced 18 points (7-11 FG, 4-5 FT), 13 rebounds and one block across 27 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Zubac appears to be finding his niche with the new-look Clippers, as the big man has recorded three double-doubles over his last four games. During that stretch, he has averaged 16.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in 28.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Team-high 23 points in loss
Leonard supplied 23 points (9-17 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Leonard has scored at least 20 points in seven of his last eight appearances, averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 34.4 minutes during that stretch. The addition of James Harden has certainly impacted Leonard's production, as the latter is averaging fewer points, rebounds and assists per game than last year, but Leonard remains a consistent producer regardless of who he shares the court with.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Terance Mann: Modest production in loss
Mann ended Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors with nine points (4-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one steal over 34 minutes.
Mann has started eight straight games, averaging 7.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 27.5 minutes during that stretch. He figures to remain in a starting role while Russell Westbrook operates off the bench, but it'll be difficult for Mann to deliver consistent fantasy production when sharing the court with James Harden, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' James Harden: Another solid night
Harden chipped in 18 points (6-13 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, seven assists and one steal over 37 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to the Warriors.
Harden sank a season-high five three-pointers during Wednesday's win over Sacramento and tied that mark Thursday. He also continues to distribute at a high level, notching at least six assists in seven of his last eight appearances, and he has recorded at least one steal in seven straight games. Harden's production hasn't been as prolific as his days in Houston, but he can still deliver quality fantasy outings consistently, even when sharing the court with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Russell Westbrook.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Paul George: Season-high 10 dimes in loss
George posted 15 points (6-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt), one rebound and 10 assists in 37 minutes during Thursday's 120-114 loss to Golden State.
George's shooting struggles continued Thursday, and he's connected on just 30.6 percent of his field-goal attempts over his last three games. He also got into foul trouble again, but that didn't deter him from playing heavy minutes. While the season-high 10 assists salvaged George's fantasy line, fantasy managers are certainly hoping for more consistent, all-around production from the All-Star forward.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Available against Warriors
Powell (knee) has been upgraded to available for Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Powell didn't return to Wednesday's 131-117 win over the Kings after he sustained a right knee injury when he collided with Sacramento's Harrison Barnes, resulting in the Clippers initially listing him as questionable for the second leg of the back-to-back set. The Clippers will ultimately give Powell the green light to play Thursday, though it's possible the team will be cautious with his usage in the second leg of a back-to-back set.... See More ... See Less