Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

Matt Barnes (hamstring) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He will miss his second game in a row and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes and Jamal Crawford (calf) down, there should be plenty of minutes for Jordan Hamilton. J.J. Redick will also get some more minutes at small forward.
Mar 4 - 8:59 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) and Matt Barnes (hamstring) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

Crawford suffered a calf injury on Monday and could not return. It was just a leg contusion, which continues to occur an inordinate amount of times this season. J.J. Redick is going to have to play a lot along with Austin Rivers stepping up. Jordan Hamilton may also play more.
Mar 4 - 8:55 PM

Chris Paul scored 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting with four rebounds, 14 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Wolves.

Paul has fallen into the category of used toy this season and is getting practically no MVP buzz despite another excellent season. In fantasy terms, he's still a top-half of the first round guy whenever he has stepped on the floor.
Mar 2 - 11:49 PM

Spencer Hawes continued to squander his opportunity with Blake Griffin (elbow) out, scoring eight points on 3-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes on Monday against the Wolves.

Griffin could return as soon as Sunday and Hawes hasn't given owners any reason to plan long-term here. If you're relying on him in a deep league feel free to move on for a hot free agent.
Mar 2 - 11:46 PM

J.J. Redick was productive before being ejected in Monday's win over the Wolves, scoring 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and one assist in 44 minutes.

So much for the precautionary X-rays taken on his left knee following Sunday's win over the Bulls. As long as the Clippers' wings are banged up, look for Redick to continue posting numbers like these. As far as the ejection goes, we're not sure exactly what was said between he and Flip Saunders but it doesn't sound like a big deal.
Mar 2 - 11:44 PM

Jordan Hamilton started for injured Matt Barnes (hamstring) on Monday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

If Barnes and Jamal Crawford (calf) miss time with their respective injuries, then this appears to be Hamilton's ceiling. If that remains the case he'll be worth a look in DFS leagues.
Mar 2 - 11:40 PM

Austin Rivers scored 13 points off the bench on Monday against the Wolves, hitting 5-of-9 shots (including a three) with one rebound, four assists and a steal in 25 minutes.

Matt Barnes did not play and Jamal Crawford left after playing just 11 minutes, so adjust your evaluations accordingly. Rivers and KG started barking at each other late in the game, and it we're looking forward to hearing Doc Rivers' take on the situation.
Mar 2 - 11:37 PM

Jamal Crawford (calf) will not return on Monday.

He has a calf contusion, which means it's not a muscle strain. That's important to note because Crawford has a history of calf injuries. With Crawford out, Austin Rivers is really going to have to step up. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Crawford finished with nine points, two boards and one 3-pointer.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 10:07 PM

Jordan Hamilton is expected to start for Matt Barnes on Monday.

He played two minutes on Sunday and he is very unlikely to play more than 20 minutes tonight. Hamilton had himself a nice run in the D-League this season, but he's not a fantasy option in almost any league.
Mar 2 - 7:57 PM

Blake Griffin (elbow) could return against the Warriors on Sunday.

Sunday would be four weeks, so he is right on schedule with his timetable. The Clippers have played surprisingly well without Griffin due to Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan carrying them while their role players have stepped up. If you have Spencer Hawes, it's probably time to start planning for someone else to put on your roster.
Mar 2 - 6:49 PM

Matt Barnes (hamstring) did not play on Monday against the Wolves.

The Clippers are going to have to get creative here with Barnes out. We can expect to see a lot of small-ball lineups with J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford on the wings. Plus, we will also see more of Austin Rivers while Jordan Hamilton could get some action.
Mar 2 - 6:33 PM

Doc Rivers aid the "Hack-A-Jordan" strategy is "bad for the game."

Many fans would agree. "I’m old school. It’s bad for the game, the fans don’t like it. But it’s part of the game. You have intentional walks in baseball. Maybe you call it like you do in the final two minutes of the game, all game. But I’m not sure I would like that, either." Rivers is right in all of his analysis, and until something changes, this is going to be a regular thing for DeAndre Jordan, Andre Drummond and poor free throw shooters across the NBA.
Source: PBT
Mar 2 - 9:35 AM

Matt Barnes (hamstring) is officially being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but it wouldn't make much sense for the Clippers to force Barnes to play in a game that they could probably win without him. If he does sit, Jamal Crawford will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he would see a small uptick in value. Stay tuned.
Mar 1 - 7:41 PM

Jamal Crawford got hot late on Sunday, scoring all 16 of his points during the second half, to go with one steal, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover through 34 minutes of action.

Crawford shot 6-of-18 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, making this your prototypical J-Cross outing. He's not an efficient guy on a nightly basis, but his steady contributions to points, 3-pointers, and free throw percentage makes him a worthwhile asset in most leagues. With Matt Barnes (hamstring) unlikely for Monday, Crawford will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'll see a boost in value with the promotion.
Mar 1 - 5:46 PM

Spencer Hawes finally mustered up a productive line on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting, to go with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one turnover through 23 minutes of action.

This is the type of lines we were hoping for when Blake Griffin (elbow) initially went down, and hopefully Hawes can keep it up with a favorable matchup against Minnesota on Monday. If Hawes was recently dropped in your league, he's worth a look. However, with Griffin getting closer to making a return to the lineup, Hawes' value is going to be short-lived.
Mar 1 - 5:19 PM


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