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Clippers' Marcus Morris: Quality fantasy line in return
Morris (ribs) played 32 minutes and finished with 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt), five rebounds, three steals and two assists in Thursday's 106-105 loss to the Bucks.
On a night in which both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard shot below 40 percent from the field, Morris' relative efficient was essential in keeping the Clippers competitive. Morris, who had missed the Clippers' previous four games with a rib contusion, took on a usual minutes load and came through with some rare production on the defensive end. Considering Morris hadn't recorded any steals in his prior seven appearances, fantasy managers should view the three-steal performance as a major outlier.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Ivica Zubac: Posts second straight double-double
Zubac supplied 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-5 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and one block over 29 minutes before fouling out of Thursday's 106-105 loss to Milwaukee.
Zubac had only two field-goal attempts in the first half and scored 10 of his 12 points over the final two quarters on 3-of-5 shooting. The center also collected eight of his team-high 13 rebounds in the second half, four of which came on the offensive end as the Clippers failed to pull out a tough road win. Zubac has now recorded a double-double in back-to-back games, though he also fouled out Thursday for the third time this season.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Team-high 26 points off bench
Powell totaled 26 points (9-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT) and two rebounds in 31 minutes during Thursday's 106-105 loss to the Bucks.
Powell did most of his damage in the second quarter with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. The small forward chipped in another 11 points in the second half, 10 which came in the fourth quarter, to finish with a team-high 26 points off the bench. Powell also led the team in three pointers made with four and has now scored over 25 points in back-to-back contests, shooting 59.2 percent from the floor over that brief stretch.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Grabs season-high 11 rebounds
Leonard registered 17 points (7-26 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 40 minutes during Thursday's 106-105 loss to Milwaukee.
Leonard struggled to find his stroke throughout the contest, going 4-of-11 in the first half and just 3-of-15 over the final two quarters to finish second on the team with 17 points. The small forward did, however, collect a season-high 11 rebounds while adding five assists and two blocks for a second straight game. The 17 points were the fewest he's scored in a contest since Jan. 5 and snapped Leonard's eight-game streak of scoring at least 25.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Luke Kennard: Slides to second unit
Kennard will not start Thursday at Milwaukee, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kennard has enjoyed a brief stint in the first five with Marcus Morris (ribs) sidelined but will return to the bench with Morris active Thursday. Despite starting in three of his four games since returning from injury, Kennard logged just 16.3 minutes per game in that stretch and should be out of the fantasy conversation until he sees more minutes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Marcus Morris: Set to return Thursday
Morris (ribs) said he will play in Thursday's game versus the Bucks, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
Morris will return from a four-game absence Thursday due to a rib contusion. The veteran forward's return will likely send Luke Kennard back to the bench. However, fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if Morris plays reduced minutes in his first outing back.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Marcus Morris: Listed as questionable again
Morris (ribs) is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Bucks, Joey Linn of SI.com reports.
Morris has missed four consecutive contests due to contused ribs and is in danger of missing a fifth straight. If Morris is sidelined again, Luke Kennard should draw another start.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Shooting stroke returns Tuesday
Powell posted 27 points (7-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 10-10 FT), four rebounds, four assists and two steals over 33 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 victory over Chicago.
Powell turned things around in the victory following three straight performances of 15 points or less, going off to the tune of 27 points including a perfect 10-of-10 from the line. After a rough week, it was a positive to see Powell back doing what he does best. His role feels relatively secure, even if he does continue to come off the bench. His production can ebb and flow but when all is said and done, he remains a viable back-end 12-team asset, especially for anyone simply needing points and threes.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Luke Kennard: Comes up empty in start
Kennard totaled zero points (0-6 FG, 0-5 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 win over Chicago.
Kennard shifted into the starting lineup but failed to score in what was quite simply a terrible performance. The Clippers continue to tinker with their opening five, often dependent on who is available on the night. As for Kennard, he should be viewed as nothing more than a potential three-point streaming option on low-volume nights such as this.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard: Vintage performance Tuesday
Leonard racked up 33 points (11-24 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 8-9 FT), four rebounds, five assists, two blocks and five steals over 40 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 victory over the Bulls.
Leonard was back after a one-game absence for knee management, delivering another vintage performance. He continues to climb the rankings, now sitting inside the top 100 in standard formats when considering total value. As for his per-game numbers, he is the third-ranked player over the past month, rewarding anyone who had to sit through the early season uncertainty. While he is likely to miss a few more games for rest purposes, managers have to be thrilled with what he doing out there.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Nicolas Batum: Moves back to bench
Batum is not starting Tuesday against the Bulls, Joey Linn of SI.com reports.
The 34-year-old made a spot start Sunday with Kawhi Leonard (knee), Paul George (knee) and Marcus Morris (ribs) sitting out, though he went scoreless in just seven minutes. Batum came off the bench in the prior five contests and averaged 6.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 24.2 minutes during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Amir Coffey: Not starting Tuesday
Coffey is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Bulls, Joey Linn of SI.com reports.
The 25-year-old started Sunday and delivered 18 points (5-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes with Kawhi Leonard (knee) and Paul George (knee) unavailable. Coffey totaled just 10 minutes over the five previous contests, so he's unlikely to have a major role Tuesday with Leonard and George back in action.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Norman Powell: Shifts back to bench
Powell is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Bulls, Joey Linn of SI.com reports.
The 29-year-old made a spot start Sunday with Kawhi Leonard (knee) and Paul George (knee) sitting out but failed to take advantage of their absences with just 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes. Powell has averaged 12.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 20.3 minutes while shooting 37.5 percent from the field across the past three games.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Luke Kennard: Moves to starting lineup
Kennard is in the starting five for Tuesday's game versus the Bulls, Joey Linn of SI.com reports.
Kennard will replace Norman Powell in the starting five Tuesday. The 26-year-old guard has averaged 9.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 19.7 minutes across his last three starts.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' John Wall: No target date for return
Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday that Wall (abdomen) remains without a specific target date to return to game action, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Lue noted that Wall is getting "closer" to playing again, but a firm timeline for him to return may not become clear until he's able to resume taking part in full-contact practice. Wall is already listed out ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Bulls, and based on the Lue's comments, the veteran point guard can probably be ruled out for the Clippers' remaining two games this week (Thursday at Milwaukee, Saturday at New York) as well.... See More ... See Less
Clippers' Marcus Morris: Won't suit up Tuesday
Morris (ribs) will miss Tuesday's game versus the Bulls, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Morris will skip his fourth consecutive game while recovering from contused ribs, potentially leaving a spot in the starting five for either Luke Kennard or Nicolas Batum. Morris will shift his gaze toward Thursday in Milwaukee for his next opportunity to retake the floor.... See More ... See Less