Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

Chris Paul had just one turnover in Thursday's 110-93 win over the Heat to go with 26 points, two rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 8-of-13 from the field.

The Clippers put up 39 points in the first quarter with a magnificent offensive rating of 169.6. They were first in the NBA in that category last year, but they only rank sixth so far this year. As for Paul, he's been the No. 3 player in fantasy leagues so far on the season -- fitting for CP3.
Nov 20 - 11:55 PM

Blake Griffin had one of his best games of the season against the Heat on Thursday with 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 12-of-18 from the field.

After a slow start, Griffin is starting to turn the corner over his last five with averages of 21.4 points, 7.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 blocks on 53.8 percent from the field. On the down side, he is just 58.8 percent from the line in that span and dropped his season foul shooting below 70 percent for the first time all year.
Nov 20 - 11:50 PM

Jamal Crawford had his worst scoring output of the season with just five points against the Heat on Thursday, adding three rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one 3-pointer on 1-of-6 from the field.

His nine assists were the most he's had since Jan. 25, 2014, but his shots were not falling. Crawford is likely going to stay in the second unit unless Matt Barnes (sore calf) needs to miss time. He'll still have decent value as one of the best sixth men in the NBA.
Nov 20 - 11:44 PM

J.J. Redick had a better effort against the Heat on Thursday with 14 points, two rebounds and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

He was a no-show on Wednesday with just three points in 21 minutes. Redick was 5-of-11 (45.5 percent) from the field tonight and snapped his four-game streak of failing to shoot over 40 percent from the field. He should be fine as an early-late round guy.
Nov 20 - 11:37 PM

Matt Barnes is dealing with a sore left calf following Thursday's game against the Heat.

He is considered as probable for Sunday against the Grizzlies. Barnes finished with nine points and one 3-pointer in the win. He does have some low-end value since he does a little bit of everything, so give him a look if you're sick of the guy on the end of your bench.
Nov 20 - 11:29 PM

Chris Douglas-Roberts (Achilles) will not play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

Douglas-Roberts has not stepped on the court since Nov. 5, and remains without an official return date. The Clippers are stacked on the wings, so even upon his eventual return, CDR will have zero fantasy value. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 20 - 7:02 PM

Matt Barnes will again draw the start on Thursday as the Clippers take on the Heat.

Barnes looks to have won his starting job back, and has scored in double figures in two of his last three outings. Hopefully he can continue his solid play tonight, as he has a favorable matchup vs. the Heat. He's worth a speculative add in standard leagues for his ability to contribute to each category on the stat sheet.
Nov 20 - 6:50 PM

J.J. Redick hit just 1-of-6 shots in 21 minutes on Wednesday to finish with three points, one assist and a 3-pointer.

We were thinking Redick might be ready to roll against his former team, but he was nearly invisible tonight. He's always overshadowed by Jamal Crawford off the bench, and has really struggled in his last two games, hitting just 3-of-16 shots. He'll get it turned around, but his 30-point performance on Nov. 18 is a distant memory. And speaking of Crawford, he hit 8-of-12 shots and two more 3-pointers for 22 points, four boards and three assists, and is going to be a problem for Redick all year.
Nov 19 - 9:35 PM

DeAndre Jordan hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points on Wednesday, but also had 11 rebounds and two blocks, as well as a couple missed free throws.

Jordan was coming off two straight double-doubles, but didn't look for his shot against Nikola Vucevic tonight. He's hit double digits in rebounds in six straight games, but has also tallied eight or fewer points in six of his 10 games this season. You didn't draft him to score points, but his disappearing act offensively 60 percent of the time is a little disheartening. Still, it's hard to complain about his 9.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 3.3 blocks per night, and we're pretty sure Andre Drummond's owners are jealous.
Nov 19 - 9:31 PM

Matt Barnes started again and had 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's easy win over the Magic.

This is the kind of line we were expecting on a regular basis from Barnes, but he's just recently started to show signs of life. He's scored in double figures in two of his last three games, has hit nine 3-pointers over his last four, and just recently moved back into the starting unit. If you've had your eye on him, now is the time to pick him up and hope this is just the start of something good. But up until the last week, he had no business being in fantasy lineups.
Nov 19 - 9:24 PM

Blake Griffin said the Clippers need to trust their offense after Monday's loss to the Bulls.

Echoing similar sentiments from Doc Rivers and Chris Paul, Griffin spoke extensively about trust after the loss. "It's about trust," Griffin said. "Trust our system, trust our game plans and trust our schemes. Once we do that, we'll be fine. We just have to trust." While Griffin's numbers are down a bit through the first three weeks of the season, he still double-doubled in the loss so his fantasy owners should follow Griffin's advice and have trust in the big man.
Source: ESPN LA
Nov 18 - 11:58 AM

Blake Griffin scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting (5-of-10 FTs) with 10 rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in the Clippers' 105-89 home loss to the Bulls on Monday.

Griffin's free throw shooting is actually up this year, but his rebounding is down and his defensive stats have been cut in half compared to previous seasons. He's also a solid five percentage points or so below his typical 53-54 percent shooting from the field, so owners know what to look for in a resurgence. He just doesn't appear to have the same explosion or desire that he has had in past seasons, but it's still early enough to take the slow start with a relative grain of salt.
Nov 18 - 2:21 AM

J.J. Redick hit just 2-of-10 shots (including a three) for five points with one assist in 24 minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

Redick is hitting just 38.4 percent of his shots and his volume is down everywhere. He's playing below the cut line in 12-14 team formats but he should be a late-round player whenever the Clippers figure things out. Without much upside, he's not a must-own player while he goes through the struggles.
Nov 18 - 2:17 AM

Matt Barnes hit just 2-of-8 shots (2-of-6 from deep) for seven points with two rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

Whether it's his divorce or any other off-the-court issue, Barnes simply isn't getting it done. He can be watched from the wire.
Nov 18 - 2:15 AM

DeAndre Jordan scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with 17 rebounds and three blocks in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

Jordan is shooting just 1.9 free throws per game and that makes him an elite fantasy play, returning first round value on the strength of 74 percent field goal shooting, 9.1 points, 12.4 boards, 1.4 steals and 2.7 blocks per game. In case you're wondering, he's hitting just 47.1 percent from the stripe and whenever teams start intentionally fouling again it will push his value down.
Nov 18 - 2:13 AM


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