Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

Blake Griffin (elbow) admitted that he was a "a little swollen, a little sore, but OK" after taking a blow to the elbow on Sunday.

Griffin banged his elbow in what was the hardest shot he's sustained since returning, and although it sounds like he'll be fine, it's certainly worth monitoring considering what he's been through this season. For now, there is nothing to suggest it's a serious concern.
Mar 30 - 11:27 AM

The Clippers could bring back Nate Robinson (knee) once he's healthy enough to play.

Los Angeles signed Lester Hudson to a 10-day deal, but Doc Rivers seems to prefer Robinson if he's healthy. "It's a strong possibility. I liked what Nate brought us. I liked his energy."
Mar 30 - 11:24 AM

J.J. Redick poured in 27 points to help L.A. fend off the Celtics on Sunday, hitting 11-of-15 FGs with five 3-pointers, five rebounds and four assists.

The Warriors may want to bring a firehose to Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers, as Redick has been torching opponents in March with averages of 20.6 points and 3.0 triples per game. His high-volume perimeter shooting hasn't affected his percentages, either, as he's made 49.3 percent of his field goals and hasn't missed a free throw since going 1-of-2 on Feb. 23.
Mar 29 - 9:14 PM

Austin Rivers posted another productive line in 24 minutes on Sunday -- seven points, five rebounds and four assists with one steal and one block.

Rivers isn't a trustworthy option in standard leagues but it's hard to ignore his averages over the past three games -- 17.0 points on 62.5 percent shooting, 0.7 triples, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals. He's doing all of that in just 22 minutes per game and it's unlikely that he'll keep up such a scintillating per-minute pace, so deploy him with due caution, if at all.
Mar 29 - 9:13 PM

DeAndre Jordan helped the Clippers amass a 53-40 rebounding advantage on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, 14 rebounds and one steal in just 29 minutes.

Jordan has double-doubles in 10 games this month and he continues to carry fantasy owners in multiple categories, while predictably decimating the FT percentage category (35.7 percent). He was an abysmal 3-of-15 at the line tonight, falling prey to the Celtics' hacking strategy. The league may consider tweaking the rules to curb intentional fouls next season, a development which would only heighten Jordan's fantasy appeal.
Mar 29 - 9:12 PM

Clippers G Lester Hudson played one minute without any stats to his credit during his debut on Sunday.

This sums up Hudson's lack of value and he's nowhere near having fantasy relevance.
Mar 29 - 9:09 PM

If Jamal Crawford continues to make progress in his recovery from a deep calf bruise, there's a chance he'll be able to return to action on April 7 vs. the Lakers.

That tentative return date would have Crawford missing at least the next five games, ruling him out for all of this week, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes remain the primary beneficiaries with Crawford out.
Mar 29 - 2:31 PM

Nate Robinson's knee is making progress and he is expected to be cleared to play within the week, but the Clippers have declined to sign him for the rest of the season.

The Clippers signed Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract on Sunday, so this isn't surprising. Hopefully Robinson will land on an NBA team soon, but he is well off the fantasy radar in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 1:29 PM

The Clippers signed G Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract on Sunday, and he will be available to play vs. the Celtics.

This news confirms that Nate Robinson will not be brought back for the remainder of the season, and it also had a lot to do with the fact that Jamal Crawford (calf) still has no timetable for a return. Hudson isn't shy on the offensive end, but owners in deeper leagues should see what kind of role he will have before making an add.
Mar 29 - 9:48 AM

Chris Paul was magnificent against the 76ers during a 119-98 win on Friday with 25 points, three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 9-of-15 from the field in just 30 minutes.

It was all just too easy for CP3 with 19 points coming in the first half. Paul's offensive game is clicking at the right time, averaging 23.8 points, 4.4 boards, 12.0 dimes, 2.2 steals and 1.8 treys on 55.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line in his last five. If CP3 keeps this up, he'll likely be on a lot of fantasy championship teams.
Mar 27 - 11:30 PM

Blake Griffin wasn't involved in the offense much against the 76ers on Friday with 10 points, five boards, eight assists and one turnover on 5-of-8 from the field in 29 minutes.

He only scored two of the Clippers' 62 points in the first half and posted a pedestrian usage rate of 12.5 in the entire game. Griffin hasn't quite been himself since returning from an elbow injury, averaging 18.0 points, 8.2 boards, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous seven games. He should be better on Sunday in Boston.
Mar 27 - 11:25 PM

Spencer Hawes has been putting in extra hours recently to work on his shot with shooting coach Bob Thate.

Hawes is currently shooting a career-worst 39.7 percent from the field and 61.7 percent from the charity stripe, to go with unimpressive averages of 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. It's nice to know that he's working to improve his game, but playing in a reserve role behind DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin makes him a non-option in all leagues.
Source: OC Register
Mar 27 - 10:46 AM

The Clippers are reportedly waiting to see how Nate Robinson's knee is recovering before deciding whether or not to sign him for the remainder of the season.

Robinson's second 10-day contract with the club expired on Thursday, and given that the Clippers have not yet signed him, he's not going to be available for Friday's game vs. the Sixers. Through nine games with the Clippers, Robinson put in averages of 5.1 points and 2.2 assists over 14 minutes of action. His reserve minutes will likely go to Austin Rivers, and at this point, it's safe to cut Robinson in all leagues.
Mar 27 - 9:00 AM

Jamal Crawford (calf) is optimistic he will be able to return this season.

Players tend to be overly optimistic when discussing their injuries, so we wouldn't read too much into this. Crawford is not currently traveling with the team on their road trip, and with no clear return date in site, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes will continue to log heavy minutes in his absence.
Mar 26 - 7:03 PM

When asked if he would consider the Knicks when he is a free agent after the 2014-15 season, DeAndre Jordan told reporters that he loves New York City.

Before Knicks fans get all excited, it's worth pointing out that saying you love a city and signing with a team in that city are two different things. "I love New York City," Jordan said. "I love the city. But right now I’m not thinking of free agency. I’m thinking about finishing our season off strong and focusing on the playoffs.’’ Jordan added to the Clippers demolition of the Knicks with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks on Wednesday and should have no problem providing his fantasy owners with a strong finish to the 2014-15 season.
Source: NY Post
Mar 26 - 11:16 AM


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