Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

Wes Johnson was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

After getting double-digit minutes for five straight, the Clippers bumped Johnson out of the rotation. If he stays out, they would mean more run for Paul Pierce, Austin Rivers and Raymond Felton.
Dec 2 - 3:22 PM

Austin Rivers played 23 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds and seven assists in Thursday's blowout win over the Cavs.

Rivers scored 15 in his previous game, but scored just seven and two points in his previous two games. He's fine to use in blowouts, but figuring out when those are coming is next to impossible, meaning he belongs on your waiver wire.
Dec 1 - 11:21 PM

J.J. Redick hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 23 points, two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes on Thursday.

He sat the fourth quarter in a blowout and shot lights-out tonight, tying his career high with eight field goals made in the first half. He's been a bit up and down this season, as shooters will do, but is still averaging 16 points and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games.
Dec 1 - 11:14 PM

Chris Paul hit 5-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 16 points, six rebounds, nine assists and a steal in just 25 minutes of Thursday's blowout win over the Cavaliers.

CP3 would have had a much bigger line, but the Clippers pretty much put this game away in the third quarter. Hopefully the Pelicans put up a better fight on Friday and keep Paul on the court for more minutes than the Cavs did. DeAndre Jordan also saw limited minutes due to the score and had nine points, 15 boards and a block.
Dec 1 - 11:11 PM

Blake Griffin hit just 4-of-14 shots and 5-of-8 free throws for 13 points, but also had five rebounds, 11 assists and a steal in just 31 minutes of Thursday's blowout 113-94 win over the Cavs.

Griffin was on pace to set a career high in assists, but didn't play much in the second half with the game well in hand. The 11 dimes ties his career high and his low scoring was simply a result of the blowout. He sat out his previous game to rest, so we all expected him to come out with a vengeance tonight. While that didn't happen, the assists were nice.
Dec 1 - 11:08 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute had six points, three rebounds and five steals in 30 minutes of another start for the Clippers on Thursday.

The five steals tied his career high, but he hasn't scored more than six points in his last five games. He belongs on your waiver wire.
Dec 1 - 11:06 PM

Blake Griffin is starting against the Cavs, as expected.

He got the night off on Tuesday and should be ready to roll for the national TV game. Griffin should be going at Kevin Love a ton tonight.
Dec 1 - 7:56 PM

Jeff Ayres is expected to suit up for the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders on Thursday night.

The artist formerly known as Jeff Pendergraph was a D-League All-Star last year in his 27 games. He also saw some NBA action in March.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 1 - 2:44 PM

The Clippers are exploring virtual reality technology to help DeAndre Jordan with his free throw shooting, according to league sources.

The line in Zach Lowe's article on ESPN didn't elaborate on exactly what the Clippers are investigating, it's fun to think about the fantasy factor Jordan would be if he could improve upon his 52 percent free throw shooting.. While it's a long shot, technology improving DJ's free throw percentage by just 10 points would warrant a huge celebration from fantasy owners.
Source: ESPN
Dec 1 - 11:28 AM

Chris Paul hit a 3-pointer that sent this game to overtime and finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, a block and four 3-pointers on 11-of-26 shooting in 45 minutes of a double-OT loss to the Nets.

CP3 did it all tonight and committed just four turnovers, which is a low number considering his minutes and assists. While he's flirted with triple-doubles several times this season, this was the first time he's attained one.
Nov 29 - 11:06 PM

DeAndre Jordan had 21 points, 23 rebounds and a block on 9-of-13 shooting in Tuesday's double-OT loss to the Nets.

This was the 32nd time in his career he's had at least 20 boards in a game, which is a Clippers franchise record. You could almost see the big game coming from Jordan with Blake Griffin sitting out for a rest.
Nov 29 - 11:03 PM

Paul Pierce drew the start for Blake Griffin (rest) on Tuesday and had five points, three rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on 1-of-7 shooting in 29 minutes of a double-overtime loss to the Nets.

This is about what we were expecting for Pierce, who is basically riding off into the sunset. It will be interesting to see if this ends up being the last start of his storied NBA career.
Nov 29 - 11:01 PM

Paul Pierce will start in place of Blake Griffin (rest) on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Pierce has appeared in just two games and played a total of 16 minutes this season. In what will be his final season, this could be the final start of his storied NBA career. Pierce is no longer warrants consideration in fantasy leagues. That being said, he's not a viable target in most settings tonight.
Nov 29 - 6:12 PM

Blake Griffin (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Nets, and Paul Pierce will draw the start in his place.

The Clippers probably don't need him to secure a win over the lowly Nets (4-12), so it makes sense to give Griffin the night off, but head coach Doc Rivers confirmed that he'll be back in action for Thursday's game in Cleveland. Chris Paul will be running the show on offense tonight, and DeAndre Jordan could be looking at a 20-20 game, so both those guys look like solid DFS targets. Interestingly, when Griffin has been off the court this season, J.J. Redick's usage rate has spiked to 27.1, so he too could have a nice game against a terrible defensive team.

On Tuesday, Doc Rivers said he would consider resting some of his players over the final three games of their current road trip.

Rivers declined to give any details about which players he might sit, and/or during which games. The Clippers play at Brooklyn on Tuesday and then play in Cleveland on Thursday and at New Orleans on Friday in a back-to-back. This is obviously a situation we will keep an eye on. Encouragingly, Rivers did say that Blake Griffin's calf, which was kicked during last Friday's game in Detroit, was "fine."
Nov 29 - 11:36 AM


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