Player News - Clippers

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Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's matchup with the Knicks.

Beverley has spent the past five games on the sidelines, but he's been ramping up his activities at practice and Monday seems like a very realistic potential return date. If he is able to get back out there Sindarius Thornwell will head back to the bench and Juwan Evans could drop from the rotation entirely. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround.
Nov 19 - 2:43 PM

The Clippers coaching staff has been telling Wes Johnson to be more aggressive on offense.

"They want me to shoot a little more," Johnson said. "I understand that they do, but it’s just me letting it come to me. I just see how the game feels out and then just go like that. But I think they want me to just go out there and just have an imprint on the game." He's shooting a career-high 44.6 percent from the field and has stepped up in the absence of Danilo Gallinari (glute) with two strong games in a row, posting 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples in that span. He's not the most consistent player, but give him a look in deep leagues until Gallo returns.
Nov 19 - 10:36 AM

Patrick Beverley (knee) is targeting a return to the lineup on Monday to face the Knicks.

This makes a lot of sense after we saw him put in a good workout before today's game. Beverley seems to be up to speed for the most part and the Clippers missed him badly due their current NBA-high eight game losing streak. Sindarius Thornwell, Juwan Evans, Lou Williams and Austin Rivers should lose some value. Beverley needs to be added in all standard leagues.
Nov 18 - 11:03 PM

Sindarius Thornwell posted just five points with four personal fouls and a minus-3 rating in Saturday's loss at Charlotte.

Thornwell was able to chip in with three assists and two steals while turning it over just once across 31 minutes, but it was a far cry from his career-high 13 points the night before in Cleveland. It appears his time is about up as a member of the starting five, as Patrick Beverley (knee) went through contact drills, continues to progress and might be ready for Monday's game in New York. Thornwell's playing time will shrink signficantly when the veteran Beverley is back up to speed.
Nov 18 - 10:29 PM

DeAndre Jordan finished with 10 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in Saturday's road loss in Charlotte.

Jordan was a very efficient 4-of-5 from the floor while the rest of his team managed to shoot just 37.1 percent (29-of-78) from the field. He is averaging 15.0 PPG, 18.0 RPG and 2.5 BPG over his past two games, but he isn't getting a whole lot of help as the Clippers ship continues to careen out of control. The road trip continues Monday in New York.
Nov 18 - 9:49 PM

Lou Williams finished with 25 points across 29 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 102-87 loss at Charlotte.

Williams chipped in with four assists, two rebounds and two 3-pointers while hitting 10-of-17 from the field. He was the only player to show up for the skidding Clippers who have now dropped eight in a row. Williams continues to do the heavy lifting off the bench, and he remains a solid option for his scoring in most fantasy formats.
Nov 18 - 9:45 PM

Austin Rivers finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists across 34 minutes in Saturday's 102-87 loss in Charlotte.

Rivers hit just 3-of-14 from the floor, including 1-of-6 from behind the arc, as his shooting woes continue. He's now just 19-of-63 (30.2 percent) across the past four outings. He trolled his ankle in practice last week and perhaps he is still dealing with the after effects of that injury. He remains a low-end option in fantasy despite his current starting status.
Nov 18 - 9:41 PM

Patrick Beverley (knee) did some pre-game work and took on contact before Saturday's game in Charlotte.

He looked to have worked up a good sweat in the video from the Clippers broadcast. Beverley was not expected to play in either game this weekend, but it sounds like the Clippers have a plan to get him back out there next week. If he was dropped, it's probably time to pick him back up.
Nov 18 - 7:35 PM

Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

Coach Doc Rivers said he was going to miss this game a few days ago, but the Clippers listed him as doubtful. Lou Williams, Sindarius Thornwell and Juwan Evans will pick up the slack.
Nov 18 - 7:07 PM

Patrick Beverley (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

Beverley was listed as doubtful for Friday's game as well and did not play. It was the fourth consecutive game he has missed. We may not get definitive word on Beverley's status until coach Doc Rovers addresses the media prior to tip-off tonight. Sindarius Thornwell started on Friday and tallied 13 points and two assists in 31 minutes during the Clippers overtime loss to the Cavs. Lou Williams scored 13 points and dished out seven assists in 37 minutes off the bench.
Nov 18 - 10:18 AM

Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

Saturday will mark the sixth straight game Gallinari has missed. He reportedly still isn't practicing, so it's unclear when we can expect him back in the lineup. Wes Johnson has been starting in place of Gallo. Johnson had his best game of the season on Friday, finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocks in 43 minutes. However, Johnson averaged just 6.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in his four previous starts.
Nov 18 - 10:15 AM

Montrezl Harrell posted eight points with five rebounds and an assist in 13 minutes off the bench Friday in Cleveland.

Harrell logged 13 minutes, hitting an efficient 4-of-5 from the field. The minutes actually tied a season high with the Clips, but don't get terribly excited. Remember, this game went to overtime, and the team is a big banged up. He was nailed to the bench in the previous outing Monday against the 76ers, so he needs a few more lines like this before fantasy owners in deeper leagues invest a roster spot on him.
Nov 17 - 10:41 PM

Lou Williams went for 13 points and seven assists across 37 minutes in Friday's overtime loss in Cleveland.

Williams continues to jack up plenty of shots despite a bench role, attempting 12 or more field-goal attempts in seven consecutive outings. The Clippers have several injuries, particularly in the backcourt, so Williams continues to do the heavy lifting off the bench. He remains a pretty solid option across the board for his scoring in most standard leagues.
Nov 17 - 10:38 PM

Sindarius Thornwell posted a career-high 13 points with two assists, a rebound and a blocked shot in Friday's game in Cleveland.

Thornwell also was a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc as he continues to take advantage of injuries to Patrick Beverley (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (glute). Both players are nearing a return, however, so Thornwell's fantasy appeal is still rather limited. Perhaps he is a cheap DFS play if Beverley and Gallinari are sidelined again Saturday in Charlotte, but that's about it.
Nov 17 - 10:36 PM

Wes Johnson hit 6-of-10 from the floor in Friday's overtime loss in Cleveland, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds.

Johnson also chipped in with four blocked shots, four assists and three steals while knocking down three triples, as he gave fantasy owners a little something across the board. He entered the game with just four blocks over his past nine contests, and his double-digit point total was just the second of the season, so those were probably the biggest surprises of the night.
Nov 17 - 10:33 PM


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