Player News - Clippers

Date: Team: Pos:

J.J. Redick stepped up in absence of Matt Barnes (hamstring) and Jamal Crawford (calf), hitting 11-of-27 shots and four 3-pointers for 26 points, four rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Blazers.

Redick took full advantage of no Barnes/Crawford and you were rewarded handsomely if you used him in a daily league. Barnes and Crawford are day-to-day with their injuries, so don't expect another line from Redick like this one anytime soon.
Mar 5 - 3:00 AM

Chris Paul hit 14-of-29 shots and two 3-pointers for 36 points, six rebounds, 12 assists and a steal in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Blazers.

Paul is on fire, averaging 26.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. Boo-ya.
Mar 5 - 2:57 AM

DeAndre Jordan had six points, 19 rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Blazers.

He hit just 2-of-10 free throws as the hack-a-Jordan strategy worked for the Blazers down the stretch tonight. He also mistook the shot clock for the final buzzer, and could have won the game for L.A. had he put a rebound back up just before the final buzzer. Either way, the guy is killing it in the big-man categories and you knew you were punting free throws with him long ago.
Mar 5 - 2:55 AM

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.
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

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