Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin had 23 points in the, 107-100, victory over the Pelicans on Sunday.
Insight: Griffin led the team in field goals, 10, and field goal attempts, 21, so he appears to be finding his rhythm. Griffin and Paul led Los Angeles in scoring with 23 points. Griffin also had five rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal.
Description: Clippers point guard Chris Paul recorded a double-double in the, 107-100, victory over the Pelicans on Sunday.
Insight: Paul finished with 23 points and 11 assists, which were both team-highs in the victory. Blake Griffin also had 23 points. Paul did this without a 3-pointer, shooting 8-of-19 from the field and also grabbed seven rebounds.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is not coming back anytime soon according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Doc Rivers said this and went on to say Crawford is still dealing with a deep calf bruise. Crawford will be out at least 10 more days. Owners in standard leagues can probably cut Crawford for another player.
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan grabbed 14 rebounds on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also recorded 12 points by shooting 3-of-6 from the field and 6-of-12 from the line. Jordan also posted three assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover. He leads the league, averaging 14.7 rpg.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin posted a double-double during his return to action on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Griffin missed the past 15 games, and went onto play 41 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Rockets. He shot 4-of-10 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line for 11 points, 11 boards, eight assists, two steals, one block, and five turnovers. He needs to be actve everywhere.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford's injury calf has not improved according to coach Doc Rivers.
Insight: Crawford does not have a return date according to the Orange County Register. The Clippers are calling the injury a calf contusion. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes will benefit the most from Crawford's absence.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin will play on Sunday against the Rockets.
Insight: Griffin has missed the last 15 games due to a staff infection on his elbow. He won't have a minutes limit, so even though some rust can be expected, Griffin should be in all lineups. This will lower the values of Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan.
Description: Clippers point guard Chris Paul is dealing with both a sore ankle and knee, but is expected to be ready for Friday against Dallas.
Insight: Paul has been a warrior and upped his game after Blake Griffin was hurt. He's coming off a game in which he outplayed Russell Westbrook, scoring 33 points with four rebounds, nine assists and two steals so we expect a lot from him.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin will be out at least three more games which means the earliest Griffin will return is Sunday.
Insight: Griffin was expected to be out four-to-six weeks, and if he returns Sunday, that would be right in the middle of that projection. Once Griffin return, Spencer Haws will lose all fantasy value while Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan will see a dip in production.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin is "close" to returning although there is still no specific date scheduled for return according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Coach Doc Rivers expressed this sentiment but was very vague as well. He said Griffin could be out four more days or perhaps a week. Either way, Griffin's return will hurt the fantasy value of both DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul.
Description: Clippers point guard Chris Paul had a subpar game despite his double-double in the loss versus the Warriors on Sunday.
Insight: Statistically, Paul was alright with 14 points and 11 assists, but he shot 7-for-17 from the field and didn't hit a 3-pointer. Paul also had five rebounds and two steals but five turnovers as well. A strong fourth quarter that saw the Clippers outscore the Warriors, 30-19, that made the final score, 106-98, a little more respectable.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (calf) will not play on Sunday.
Insight: Earlier today we reported that Crawford was doubtful for Saturday's contest, and now we know he has been downgraded to out. J.J. Redick and Austin Rivers will see increased time, with newly-signed Nate Robinson likely being thrown into the fold as well.
Description: Despite some foul trouble Clippers guard Chris Paul had a stellar game.
Insight: Paul finished with 36 points, six rebounds, 12 assists and a steal. His five turnovers was out of character for the star point guard. He's been playing at a high level since Blake Griffin went down to injury.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes left Sunday's game versus the Bulls with a right hamstring injury and is doubtful for Monday's game against Minnesota
Insight: Barnes is averaging 9.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 apg so his fantasy value is limited. The injury could force the Clippers to go with a three-guard lineup using Jamal Crawford. They really don't need a rebounder at the position, DeAndre Jordan is grabbing every rebound anyway.
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan grabbed an incredible 26 rebounds versus the Bulls on Sunday.
Insight: Jordan scored just nine points and continues to struggle at the line, but he is the best rebounder in the league. He has eight straight games with at least 15 rebounds. On Sunday, he reached that mark in the first half. Jordan is averaging 14.2 rpg this season.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul had an incredible game with 28 points and 12 assists versus the Bulls on Sunday.
Insight: Paul was 12-of-19 from the field as the Clippers picked up its second straight big road victory. Los Angeles knocked off Memphis on Friday. Paul now has 29 double-doubles this season. He is averaging 21.8 ppg and 11.6 apg over the last five games.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes left Sunday's game versus the Bulls with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Barnes was trying to stretch out his hamstring on the sideline. ESPN's Doris Burke reported he should return, so fantasy owners have nothing to worry about for now. That's also good news for the Clippers, who have a very thin bench.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul went large Monday night, throwing up 30 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two blocks.
Insight: Paul is averaging 19.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 12.1 apg in the six games since Blake Griffin was injured. All three numbers are above his season average as he's doing his part to compensate for the team's loss of offense.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is averaging 19.7 shot attempts per game in the three games Blake Griffin has missed due to injury. He averages 13.1 attempts per game on the season.
Insight: Crawford, who never met a shot he didn't like, has taken advantage of the available opportunities and fantasy owners should too. He's averaging 21 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.7 apg since Griffin went down.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul has posted double-doubles in all three games that Blake Griffin has been sidelined by the elbow issue.
Insight: Paul is still only averaging 18.3 ppg in that span versus 17.7 ppg for the season, but he has 38 assists, 18 rebounds and seven steals in that span, so it appears he's trying to do more to help compensate.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin (surgery on his right elbow) said he had good news from his doctors and will have stitches removed next week, according to Clipper beat writer Don Woike.
Insight: Still no firm timetable for his return. Spencer Hawes has been playing in place of Griffin but he's been inconsistent. Griffin's absence has allowed DeAndre Jordan to gobble up rebounds by the bushel and Jamal Crawford to score 20-plus points in four straight games.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is going to have to increase his offense along with Spencer Hawes and Chris Paul to make up for the loss of Blake Griffin.
Insight: Crawford, who never met a shot he didn't like, should have no problem in this area. Monday he took a team-leading 24 shots and posted 22 points. His lack of help in the other fantasy categories is what limits him from being a better asset for owners.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul scored 25 points with 13 assists, six rebounds and a pair of steals.
Insight: Paul is going to have to increase his scoring to help replace Blake Griffin's offense and he's done that - at least on Monday. He's averaged 17.8 ppg this season, but should get closer to 23-24 ppg over the next few weeks if the Clippers are to have a chance to stay in the playoff hunt. That's great news for his fantasy owners.
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan recorded a season-high 27 rebounds on the way to a stunning 22-points, 27 rebound, three block performance.
Insight: Jordan even made 6-of-9 free throws which is well above his season averaged of 40.8 percent. With Blake griffin out of the lineup, Jordan is going to dominate the rebounding category for the Clippers in every game.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will start versus the Mavericks on Monday.
Insight: This is surprising because he was listed as doubtful before the game. Redick should be in all lineups as he will benefit from the absence of Blake Griffin. Hopefully, Redick doesn't suffer another setback to his back like he did last Monday.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin underwent surgery on his right elbow Monday and will be re-evaluated in three weeks according to NBA reporter David Aldridge.
Insight: That's right on target with the original prognosis. Spencer Hawes is playing extremely well in place of Griffin and is the best option on the Clippers to replace Griffin in your fantasy lineup.
Description: Clippers forward Glen Davis left Sunday's game with back spasms and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Denver.
Insight: With Blake Griffin already sidelined, the Clippers are very thin up front. Spencer Hawes' value continues to increase after a 17-point game on Sunday. We'd like to see more than one rebound from a seven-footer, however.
Description: Clippers center Spencer Hawes had 17 points in a start on Sunday.
Insight: The point total is the good news, however Hawes managed just one rebound in 35 minutes of action. He did have two 3-pointers and one block as well, and with Blake Griffin on the shelf, Hawes is definitely worth a look.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul played solidly Friday night amid the controversy of his recent comments toward an official's call.
Insight: Paul shot 8-of-16 for 22 points with six rebounds, nine assists and two steals. The NBA will apparently just fine him for his criticism on an official, so no lost playing time, which is as it should be. Keep him in your lineups.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford took 22 shots in 37 plus minutes Monday night
Insight: Crawford only hit seven of them, but we like the aggressiveness. He's going to see a lot of playing time with J.J. Redick likely out due to recurring back spasms. He's worth a spot in your lineup.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick is out indefinitely with back spasms according to ESPN.
Insight: Redick played just four minutes in Monday's loss to Brooklyn and afterwards, coach Doc Rivers admitted that Redick probably shouldn't have played. It's tough to tell how long Redick will be out. Jamal Crawford will start in his place.
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan recorded his first 20-20 game of the 2014-2015 season.
Insight: Jordan had 22 points and 20 rebounds in the loss versus the Nets on Monday. Jordan had three games with 20 or more rebounds in December, but he fell short of 20 points. Jordan has grabbed at least 12 rebounds in 13 of the last 15 games.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul led the team with 24 points in the loss on Friday to the Pelicans.
Insight: It was a disappointing, 108-103, loss to New Orleans, who was playing without Anthony Davis. Paul was 10-of-20 from the field, including 3-for-9 from the 3-point line. He also had eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes suffered an abdominal strain in the fourth quarter of Monday's game against Denver.
Insight: Call him questionable for Wednesday until we hear more news. Barnes' fantasy value is limited (9.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg), but his absence would likely end up in the Clippers playing more three guard offense with Jamal Crawford seeing an increase in playing time and shot opportunities.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin salvaged a bad shooting night after starting 1-of-8, to score 14 points with nine rebounds and 10 assists.
Insight: Griffin was 6-of-17 from the field. It's the third time this season he posted double-digit assists as he came very close to his first triple-double of the season. He's still a fantasy stud, though owners would like to see more rebounding. His 7.6 rebounds per game is the lowest of his career.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul had a double-double and made three 3-pointers on Sunday versus the Suns.
Insight: Paul had 23 points and 12 assists. He nearly had a triple-double with eight rebounds. Paul was 7-of-11, including 3-for-5 from the 3-point line, and was 6-of-7 from the line. Paul is an obvious must-start.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 22 points and nine rebounds on Monday.
Insight: Griffin also had six assists and a steal. He shot 9-of-18 from the field and went 4-for-4 at the line. Griffin is averaging about 23.0 ppg with over 7.5 rpg and shooting nearly 50 percent from the field.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 34 points and 10 rebounds versus the Cavaliers on Friday.
Insight: It was Griffin's 10th double-double of the season. Interestingly, Griffin has reached double figures in scoring every single game this season. He is averaging 22.9 ppg and 7.6 rpg this season.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin scored 26 points on Sunday.
Insight: Griffin was 10-of-19 from the field and 5-for-7 at the line. He also had six rebounds and three assists. Griffin has been scoring a lot lately. He has at least 22 points scored in each of the last four games.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford came off the bench and scored 19 points in Saturday's victory over the Mavericks.
Insight: Crawford was 6-of-10 from the field and made three 3-pointers. Crawford's minutes have been down the last five games and as a result, his numbers are down, but he can still produce when he shoots as well as he did on Saturday.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin shot 73 percent from the field Saturday to lead Los Angeles over Dallas, 120-100.
Insight: Griffin led his team with 22 points and also chipped in seven rebounds and six assists. Griffin has at least 22 points in the last three games, so he should definitely be in every fantasy lineup.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin didn't shoot a high percentage from the field Monday night, but made a living at the free throw line.
Insight: He had 26 points, 14 at the foul line, 10 rebounds and six assists. Griffin is averaging 22.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg, and 4.9 apg, but his .481 percentage from the field is the lowest of his career. He's a career .523 shooter, so expect this slump to end soon.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin had another typical night.
Insight: He went 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line for 24 points, seven assists, six rebounds, two steals, three blocks, but also six turnovers. Owners will take everything besides the turnovers.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick nailed five 3-pointers during Saturday's loss.
Insight: Redick made 5-of-9 3-pointers, going 9-for-16 from the field. He led the team with 23 points, but it wasn't enough as the Clippers lost to the Raptors, 110-98. Redick also had three assists, one block and a rebound.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford came off the bench and led the Clippers in scoring on Christmas.
Insight: Crawford shot 8-for-18, scoring 24 points. He shot 4-of-10 from the 3-point line. Crawford also had seven rebounds and two assists. Crawford hasn't had a great month of Decemeber, but in the last five games, he is averaging 19.4 ppg.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick nailed five 3-pointers during Saturday's victory over the Bucks.
Insight: He was 9-of-15 from the floor and 5-of-8 from deep. Redick finished with 23 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one turnover. He will continue to a good source of points and 3-pointers.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin had a typical night during Saturday's victory against the Bucks.
Insight: Griffin went 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 24 points. He also chipped in eight assists, six rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers. Griffin is averaging 23.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, and 4.4 apg on the season.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin scored 32 points with 12 rebounds in the, 109-106, loss to the Nuggets on Friday.
Insight: Griffin only shot 9-of-20, which is slightly below his season average of 48.7 percent, but he made 14-of-18 free throws. Griffin is on fire as he has averaged 31.5 ppg and 14 rpg over the last two games.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford scored 20 points off the bench during Saturday's win over the Pelicans.
Insight: He went 6-of-11 from the field, 6-of-6 from the line, and 2-of-4 from deep. Crawford also chipped in four assists and two steals. He is averaging 17.1 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg, and is currently a top-35 fantasy option.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes is questionable for Friday's game against Houston due to a strained left calf.
Insight: Barnes has limited fantasy value with his 7.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg average. He's not a top scoring option on a team with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford. Reggie Bullock got the start Wednesday, but didn't prove to have any fantasy value even as a starter.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul scored a team-high 23 points in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
Insight: Paul does not usually lead the team in scoring, but he was able to on Wednesday. He went 9-of-12 from the field, while also chipping in seven assits, two rebounds, three 3-pointers, and three turnovers.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin shot 12-of-18 as Los Angeles dominated Miami, 110-93, on Thursday.
Insight: Griffin finished with 26 points, and also had seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Those numbers are pretty much on par with his season averages; it was just impressive Griffin hit 67 percent of his shots.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes will start on Thursday against the Heat.
Insight: Barnes has played well, scoring in double digits in two of the last three games, and looks to have won back his starting job. He has a favorable matchup versus the Heat, and if he remains in the lineup, he is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul shot nearly 62 percent from the floor in Wednesday's, 114-90, victory over the Magic.
Insight: Paul finished with 16 points. He also had nine assists, four rebounds and two steals. As good as those numbers are, they are actually below his season averages of, 17.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg, and 4.8 rpg. That should just tell you Paul is having an excellent start.
Description: Clippers center Spencer Hawes is in a walking boot after suffering a left foot strain on Saturday.
Insight: Hawes has played well, so it would be a big loss if he is out for an extended period of time. However, he does not hold much fantasy value, but nevertheless Glen Davis would see an increase in playing time during Hawes' absence.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford played well in his first start of the season.
Insight: He started in place of Matt Barnes, and scored 20 points, while hitting three 3-pointers. There is no telling if Crawford's move to the starting lineup is permanent, but if he does stay there, his value will increase even more.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick turned in his best performance of the season.
Insight: He scored 30 points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field and 6-of-8 shooting from the line, including two 3-pointers. Redick will not score 30 points often, but the fact he is shooting the ball well, is a great sign for owners.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin had a monster night, in Friday's win over the Lakers.
Insight: He shot 13-of-23 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line for 39 points, while chipping in seven rebounds and four assists. Griffin did have five turnovers, but owners will take that, on a night where he puts up these type of numbers.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford will continue to have nice fantasy value this season.
Insight: He averaged 18.6 points per game, 3.2 assists per game, 0.9 steals per game, 2.3 three-pointers per game, as well as shooting 87 percent from the line. Owners should look to select Crawford in the 10th round.
Description: Clippers center Spencer Hawes will be an interesting fantasy player this season.
Insight: He is clearly a bench player for Los Angeles, but should still see some decent playing time. Hawes could still average around 10 points per game, and seven rebounds per game, and if he still able to knock down a few three-pointers per game, he is worthy of a late-round flier.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes provides some value for fantasy owners.
Insight: He averaged 9.9 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 0.9 steals per game, and 1.5 three-pointers per game, last season. We don't love Barnes' 11th round value, but owners should certainly not avoid him altogether.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin should be drafted in the mid-second round this season.
Insight: He averaged 24.1 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, 1.2 steals per game, while shooting 53 percent from the field. At 25-years-old, Owners can even think about taking him at the end of the first round.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin said he has been working on the corner 3-point shot this summer according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Griffin made 8-of-18 corner 3-point shots last season, which is 44.4 percent. He also shot 52.8 percent from the field and made 74 percent of his free throws after the All-Star game. He looks completely healthy and is worth considering as a late first round pick.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin said his back is fine, according to the Los Angeles Times. He pulled out of Team USA's training camp for the FIBA World Championships due to the injury, but it seems to be a precautionary move. "My whole thing is that I didn't want to go into (Clippers training) camp and put myself in a worse position," Griffin said. "It's not that my back is broken and I'm walking around with a broken back, or I'm in so much pain. But if I start playing basically two months earlier than everybody else and then go through all of next season and the playoffs, then I'm probably going to put myself in a bad position. I couldn't do that."
Insight: "It's less than a hairline and my back is not fractured. Everything is still intact," Griffin said. "I can still come out here and I can do my workouts and I can do everything I used to do. I just shouldn't be playing and practicing everyday this early." Griffin will be fine for the NBA season.
Description: The Clippers have agreed on a four-year, $23 million contract with center Spencer Hawes.
Insight: Hawes added the three-ball to his game last season to increase his fantasy value. The 26-year-old ended up setting career highs with 13.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 threes per game while adding 1.2 blocks and 0.6 steals per game. However, he won't have much fantasy value as a backup to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
Description: Los Angeles power forward Blake Griffin turned in another monster performance Tuesday against the Thunder.
Insight: Griffin finished with 24 points, 17 rebounds and two blocked shots as the Clippers lost in heartbreaking last-second fashion. The double-double was Griffin's first of the postseason. He recorded 43 double-doubles during the regular season.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul collected 17 points, 14 assists and four steals Tuesday in a loss to Oklahoma City.
Insight: He was involved in two of the most controversial plays of the game with the first coming on a steal by Russell Westbrook and then the game-deciding play moments later when Paul fouled Westbrook on a three-point attempt. The Clippers have every right to be furious about the way this game was officiated. Still, they'll have to put this loss behind them if they want to even the series Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Description: Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin notched 25 points in Sunday's win over the Thunder.
Insight: Griffin got his face bloodied early on but was still able to log 40 minutes of court time in the victory. The nine rebounds he recorded Sunday were his most since Game 6 of the Golden State series. Griffin has had his hands full all series with Serge Ibaka in the low post so Tuesday's Game 5 should be very competitive.
Description: Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan corralled a game-high 14 rebounds Sunday in a victory over Oklahoma City.
Insight: It's a good thing Jordan was active on the boards because his offensive game was just terrible. He converted only one of his seven free throw attempts and is now averaging just 7.8 ppg for the series. At least he's had five blocked shots over his last two outings.
Description: Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul delivered another solid outing Sunday in a win against OKC.
Insight: Paul, who was asked to defend Kevin Durant for most of the game, finished with 23 points, ten assists, five rebounds and four steals in 45 minutes of action. He contributed eight points and four assists during a 38-point fourth quarter. The seven-time All-Star has handed out double-digit assists in each of his last five games.
Description: Darren Collison helped the Clippers erase a 16-point fourth quarter deficit Sunday in a Game 4 win over OKC.
Insight: Twelve of Collison's 18 points came in the final 12 minutes including a tie-breaking layup with 59 seconds left. Sunday marked Collison's highest point total since the final game of the regular season when he scored 19 in a loss to Portland. Game 5 is Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan finished the series in style with 15 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks Saturday in a five-point win over Golden State.
Insight: Jordan had a monster series, contributing 12.1 ppg, 15.1 rpg and 4.0 bpg while shooting 75.7 percent from the field in seven games. With only Kendrick Perkins and Steven Adams to compete with in the low post, Jordan should be just as effective in the second round against OKC.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford has been named Sixth Man of the Year for the 2013-14 NBA season. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: Crawford's 17.2 ppg in 45 games off the bench this season was second to Lakers forward Nick Young (18.8 ppg when used as a reserve). Crawford also won Sixth Man honors in 2010 while playing for Atlanta.
Description: Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan blew up for 25 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks Tuesday in a victory over Golden State.
Insight: This comes 48 hours after putting up a goose egg in Game 4 (zero points in 25 minutes). The Clippers have regained the series lead and are now free of distractions with owner Donald Sterling banned for life. Game 6 is Thursday night at Golden State.
Description: Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford (calf) will play in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Warriors on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford's left calf is bothering him again and he's been getting treatment. The injury caused him to miss 13 of the final 22 games of the regular season. He has averaged 9.0 ppg on 6-of-19 (.316) shooting in the first two games of the series against Golden State.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick was solid in the series opener, shooting 8-for-11, including 4-for-5 from beyond the arc, for 22 points.
Insight: Redick played 30 minutes which indicates he's healthy after missing a lot of time with a bad back. Solid outside shooting from Redick and Chris Paul would make life a lot easier for Blake Griffin on the inside.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin should rebound after an ugly game against Golden State in the series opener.
Insight: Griffin could only stay on the floor for 19 minutes due to foul trouble and managed just 16 points and three rebounds. He had his best season in 2013-14, posting 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Expect him to stay away from foul trouble and return to form.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin did not play in the regular season finale Wednesday after picking up his 16th technical foul Tuesday, but will be ready for Game 1 of the series with Golden State.
Insight: Griffin has had his best season in 2013-14, posting 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He averaged 26 ppg in his final 55 contests.
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will play Wednesday against Portland but not for very long. SOURCE: Arash Markazi, ESPN Los Angeles
Insight: He's just trying to keep his games played streak alive. Ryan Hollins (2.3 ppg) and Big Baby Davis (9.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg) should see most of the playing time at center Wednesday in the regular season finale.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick did not travel to Portland for Wednesday's game, according to espn.com.
Insight: Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday that Redick wouldn't play in the final game of the regular season. Redick played just 35 games due to injuries and averaged 28.2 minutes, 15.2 points, 2.2 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 3-pointers per game.
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin will not play in the regular season finale Wednesday, according to ESPN. He picked up his 16th technical foul Tuesday, earning a one-game suspension.
Insight: The NBA may rescind the technical, but coach Doc Rivers said Griffin won't travel with the team to Portland. Griffin has had his best season in 2013-14, posting 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He averaged 26 ppg in his final 55 contests.
Description: The Knicks are considering signing former Lakers and Clippers forward Lamar Odom before the end of the regular season. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: They'll have to hurry. New York's last game is on Wednesday (the Hawks officially eliminated them on Saturday). Odom last played for the Euroleague Laboral Kuxta in Spain about two months ago. Teams have been hesitant to sign Odom because of his recent off-court issues including a drunk driving arrest in August.
Description: Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford (calf) practiced Friday and is hoping to return Saturday against the Kings, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford said before Wednesday's game that he was sure he would be able to return this season. The guard has missed 13 of the past 19 games due to a left calf strain. Even if he returns it will likely be for limited minutes.
Description: Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford (calf) is confident he'll be able to play in at least one of the final three games, according to Eric Patten of clippers.com.
Insight: "I'm sure I'll be able to get out there before the season ends," Crawford said before Wednesday's game. Crawford has missed 13 of the past 19 games due to a left calf strain. Even if he returns it will likely be for limited minutes.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes (illness) is OK to start Wednesday against Oklahoma City, according to Brad Turner of the L.A. Times.
Insight: Barnes missed Tuesday's practice due to strep throat. He has averaged just 7.5 ppg over his last two games but put up 14.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 threes, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game over his last 22.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will replace Darren Collison in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Redick returned from a back injury Thursday and had 12 points in 24 minutes. Collison has averaged 35 minutes, 16.4 points and 4.0 assists over his last 15 games and should move into the sixth-man role usually occupied by Jamal Crawford (out with an Achilles injury).
Description: Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford will miss Sundays game against the Lakers, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Doc Rivers said that Crawford may miss the rest of the season. J.J. Redick returned from a back injury on Thursday and will start Sunday, so even if Crawford returns he'll have to split minutes with Redick and Darren Collison.
Description: As expected, Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will play Thursday night versus Dallas. He's been out with a herniated disc. SOURCE: Dan Woike, Orange County Register
Insight: It's the first time Redick has been active since February 3rd. Though he'll come off the bench on Thursday, Redick (15.7 ppg) should be back in the starting five by the time the playoffs rolll around in late April.
Description: Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford could miss the rest of the season according to head coach Doc Rivers. SOURCE: Dan Woike, Orange County Register
Insight: Obviously he won't be competing Thursday against Dallas. Crawford has missed the last two games with an injured calf and at this point, the priority is to have him ready for the playoffs. J.J. Redick (15.7 ppg) should pick up most of his minutes.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford (left Achilles) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Suns, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford missed eight games earlier this month with a calf strain in the same leg and now he's dealing with soreness in his Achilles tendon, which connects the calf to the heel. Darren Collison sees more minutes when Crawford is out and is coming off a 28-point performance Monday.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford (left Achilles) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Suns, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Crawford missed eight games earlier this month with a calf strain in the same leg and now he's dealing with soreness in his Achilles tendon, which connects the calf to the heel. Darren Collison sees more minutes when Crawford is out.
Description: Los Angeles guard Darren Collison blew up for 28 points, seven assists, three rebounds and two threes in 43 minutes Monday at Minnesota.
Insight: Jamal Crawford missed the game due to soreness in his left Achilles. Collison kept the starting job to Crawford when he returned from his left calf strain, but he plays more minutes when Crawford is out.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford (left Achilles) has been ruled out for Monday's game, according to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Crawford missed eight games earlier this month with a calf strain in the same leg and now he's dealing with soreness in his Achilles. Darren Collison has remained in the starting lineup even with Crawford back but he sees more minutes when Crawford is out.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jamal Crawford (left calf) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Timberwolves, according to Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler.
Insight: Crawford missed eight games earlier this month with a strain in the same calf before playing the last five. Darren Collison has remained in the starting lineup even with Crawford back but he sees more minutes when Crawford is out.
Description: Blake Griffin, originally considered doubtful for Monday's game against Minnesota, has been upgraded to questionable. SOURCE: Arash Markazi, ESPN
Insight: Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Griffin is 50/50 to play on Monday night. Griffin (24.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg) left Saturday's contest with back spasms after playing only six minutes. He hasn't missed a game yet in 2013-14.
Description: Los Angeles power forward Blake Griffin is unlikely to suit up Monday against the Timberwolves. SOURCE: Brad Turner, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Back spasms limited Griffin to just six minutes Saturday against Houston. With Griffin hurt and Glen "Big Baby" Davis on bad terms with head coach Doc Rivers, the Clippers will probably have to go guard-heavy tomorrow night in Minneapolis.
Description: Clippers forward Glen Davis was banished to the locker room Saturday after getting into a heated exchange with head coach Doc Rivers. SOURCE: Arash Markazi, ESPN
Insight: Behavioral issues have plagued Davis throughout his career and Rivers seems to be running out of patience. Even if Davis can find his way out of Rivers' dog house, he's not likely to gain fantasy relevance in the Clippers' loaded frontcourt.
Description: Los Angeles guard Chris Paul was on fire Saturday against Houston.
Insight: He finished with 30 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and three steals. In two games since his 0-for-12 outing Wednesday versus New Orleans, Paul has averaged 30.5 ppg on 55.9 percent shooting.
Description: Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan had a monster game Saturday against Houston.
Insight: Jordan posted 20 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks in the Clippers victory. The 20 points were Jordan's most in a game since January 3rd. The 25-year-old is still the league's leading rebounder at 13.7 rpg.