Sun. Mar 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Griffin scored a team-high 27 points in Saturday's 109-108 win over Atlanta.
Impact: Griffin has scored at least 20 points in a whopping 22 straight games, a stretch over which he is averaging 27.4 while shooting 55.3 percent.
News: Collison should maintain decent value for the near future as it was announced that Jamal Crawford's (calf) return to the rotation Saturday was premature and that Crawford will have to miss at least one more game.
Impact: Collison started Saturday's game even though Crawford was cleared to play, so it appears that even when Crawford is fully ready to return, the Clippers may continue to run Collison as the starter at shooting guard for at least a game or two, essentially giving Collison the opportunity to put up 12-team league value for another week or so.
News: Crawford's (calf) return to the court was a bit premature, ESPN reports. He was unable to play in the second half of Saturday's game and will also sit out at least through Monday's game.
Impact: Crawford came off the bench to play 10 minutes Saturday but said that he returned too soon from his strained left calf injury and will be day-to-day going forward. He already missed three games with the injury, and we'd bank on Crawford potentially missing more games beyond Monday. Weekly league players will want to keep Crawford on the bench next week.
News: Dudley (back) won't play Saturday against Atlanta, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Dudley missed Thursday's rout of the Lakers but could return for Monday's game against the Suns. Meanwhile, Matt Barnes will continue to get more minutes.
News: Crawford could play Saturday against the Hawks, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Crawford has missed the last three games but could be in for limited minutes for the Clippers. Darren Collison should continue to start but may lose some playing time to Crawford.
Hedo Turkoglu - #8 - Forward - 6'10" - 220lbs
News: Turkoglu played a season-high 22 minutes in Thursday's win over the Lakers. He also hauled in a season-high eight rebounds and scored nine points.
Impact: Turkoglu played most of his minutes in the second half of a blowout game but put in some quality minutes that gave the starters a rest. Thursday's game is likely an outlier in terms of minutes played but he's shown he can produce when called upon.
News: Crawford (calf) is a game-time decision for Saturday's game, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Crawford went through shootaround and felt good, so it seems like he could give it a go against the Hawks. Monitor his status leading up to the 10:30 PM ET tip-off.
Reggie Bullock - #25 - Guard-Forward - 6'7" - 200lbs
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bullock scored 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt) in 13 minutes Thursday versus the Lakers.
Impact: Bullock, who normally plays very sparingly off the Clippers' bench, was afforded a bit extra playing time given the glaringly lopsided nature of Friday's score. To his credit, Bullock took advantage of his highest minutes total since early December by hitting all three of his shots from behind the arc. Nevertheless, Bullock probably won't play double-digit minutes unless the Clippers find themselves in another blowout situation.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Collison had a season-high 24 points in the Clippers' 142-94 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
Impact: Collison was making his third straight start in place of an injured Jamal Crawford. He's averaging 17.6 points on 55.0 percent shooting in the last five games.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Dudley missed his first game of the season Thursday, a 142-94 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Impact: The Los Angeles Clippers forward has back spasms.
News: Dudley is a game-time call Thursday at the Lakers due to back spasms, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: The ailment appeared in Tuesday's game, limiting Dudley to four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, and two assists in 11 minutes. Even if he plays, he's a bench consideration for the Clippers, thereby hindering his relevance in fantasy.
News: Granger scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) along with two rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes Thursday.
Impact: Granger got a decent amount of court time in his second game with the Clippers, but the blowout win allowed the Clippers to pull their starters early and play their bench players for most of the second half. While it's still unclear what kind of role Granger will play with the Clippers it's unlikely he'll see this much playing time normally.
News: Barnes recorded 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt), 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 30 minutes on Thursday.
Impact: Barnes continues to shoot well from the field and is also producing nicely from three. Thursday was his fourth game playing 30+ points per game and he's worked his way into an important spot in the Clippers' rotation.
News: Collison finished with 24 points (9-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 30 minutes on Thursday.
Impact: Collison played the most minutes of anyone on the Clippers' team in Thursday's blowout win against the Lakers and led the team in points as well. He won't normally play such an important role in the Clippers' offense, but tonight was a nice reminder of what he can do when playing without the Clippers' superstars.
News: Griffin scored 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-6 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 26 minutes Thursday.
Impact: Griffin's minutes were cut short as the Clippers won by 48 points and the game was never close after the first quarter. He has now scored 20+ points in 22 straight games and has developed into one of the best scorers of the league this season.
News: Crawford (calf) is out for Thursday's game against the Lakers but is close to a return, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: As expected, Crawford will miss at least one more game. He's day-to-day and could return to the lineup as soon as Saturday against the Hawks. In Crawford's absence, Darren Collison figures to once again see a boost in playing time Thursday, after logging 27 minutes Saturday and 40 minutes Tuesday.
News: Dudley (back) is out for Thursday's game against the Lakers, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Dudley has only been logging about 15 minutes per game recently, and his minutes should easily be split up between some combination of Matt Barnes, Danny Granger, Hedo Turkoglu, Willie Green and Darren Collison. Given that he's only dealing with back spasms, Dudley may have a chance to return for Saturday's game against the Hawks.
Wed. Mar 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford (calf) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game at the Lakers, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Crawford's minor calf strain seems poised to wipe away a third consecutive game, but due to the expectation that he'll return in one of the Clippers' next two games, owners should have him at their disposal by the tipoff of Saturday's contest against the Hawks. In the meantime, Darren Collison will start alongside Chris Paul in the backcourt.
J.J. Redick - #4 - Shooting Guard - 6'4" - 190lbs
Wed. Mar 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Redick (back) remains without a timetable for a return, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Absent the past 11 games due to a bulging disc in his lower back, Redick is now two weeks into the 3-to-5 week timeline laid out on Feb. 18. His activity to date has been limited to shooting prior to practice, which took place Monday, and he'll continue to undergo treatment in his quest to make it back to the court. Meanwhile, if Jamal Crawford (calf) is unable to play in the Clippers' next contest Thursday at the Lakers, expect Darren Collison to garner most of the run at shooting guard.
News: Griffin had a strong fantasy effort as the Los Angeles Clippers won their fifth game in a row, 104-96 over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Impact: Griffin had 22 points, five boards and six assists.
News: Paul had a poor fantasy effort as the Los Angeles Clippers won their fifth game in a row, 104-96 over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Impact: Paul had 14 points and nine assists for LA.
News: Barnes scored 18 of his season-high 28 points in the third quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers won their fifth game in a row, 104-96 over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Impact: Barnes made 12 of his first 13 shots, scoring 16 points in the first 5:09 of the third quarter in a fantasy stunner.
News: Jordan finished with 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-2 FT), 17 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 39 minutes of action Tuesday against the Suns.
Impact: It's more of the same for Jordan, and owners should expect lines like Tuesday's on a nightly basis. Jordan is good for a double-double pretty much every time he plays, and to top it off, he's averaging 1.0 steals and 2.5 blocks per game this season.
News: Collison got the start again Tuesday and finished with 18 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, five assists and three steals in 40 minutes of action against the Suns.
Impact: When Chris Paul returned from his shoulder injury, it seemed as though Collison's fantasy value completely fell off, but with Jamal Crawford (calf) expected to miss a few more games, Collison might be a sneaky play in standard leagues. Over his past five games, he's averaging 14.2 points, 1.6 three-pointers, 2.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals on 51.9 percent shooting from the field and 90.0 percent shooting from the line.
News: Griffin scored 22 points (9-18 FG, 4-8 FT) to go with five rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in 37 minutes to lead the Clippers to a victory over the Suns on Tuesday.
Impact: Griffin abused the post Tuesday, scoring at the rim, banking in fade-aways and passing out of double teams to the open man. He's having a phenomenal year, with averages of 24.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists, and he's a big reason why the Clippers are on a five game winning streak.
News: Granger debuted for the Clippers on Tuesday, but only played four minutes, as he missed his only shot attempt and grabbed one rebound against the Suns.
Impact: Granger hardly played in a close game against the Suns, and with starting small forward Matt Barnes playing at a high level, Granger doesn't look to have much value with the Clippers, either.
News: Barnes scored a season-high 28 points (12-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt) to go with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 40 minutes of action Tuesday against the Suns.
Impact: Barnes is starting to heat up. In his past five games, he's averaging 17.8 points, 3.4 three-pointers, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks on 61.8 percent shooting from the field and a perfect 100.0 percent shooting from the line. With numbers like that, he should be owned in all standard leagues.
News: Dudley (back) will not return to Tuesday's game against the Suns, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Dudley was suffering from back spasms on Tuesday night, which were apparently severe enough to keep him out of action for the rest of the evening. He had accumulated four points, to go along with two rebounds and two assists, before exiting.
News: Granger is expected to make his debut with the Clippers in Tuesday's game against the Suns, the Clippers' official site reports. "We are going to throw him out there, probably even tonight at some point," coach Doc Rivers said on Tuesday.
Impact: It has yet to be seen if Granger will get enough minutes and play effectively enough to be worth a look in fantasy leagues, but he was playing quite poorly with Indiana earlier this season.
News: Crawford (calf), who has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, is expected to return within the next two games, according to coach Doc Rivers, the Clippers' official site reports.
Impact: The Clippers play the Lakers on Thursday and the Hawks on Saturday, so we should see him back at some point this week.
News: Collison will get another start at shooting guard Tuesday against the Suns, the Clippers' official site reports.
Impact: Jamal Crawford (calf) will miss a second game in a row, and Collison could come close to 30 minutes, while also making way for guys like Jared Dudley and Willie Green at the two. Crawford should be considered day-to-day.
News: Crawford (calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, the Clippers' official site reports.
Impact: He sustained the injury on Wednesday, but isn't expected to miss too many more games. Darren Collison and Jared Dudley should continue to see extra run in his absence, and Crawford should be considered day-to-day.
Mon. Mar 3, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford (calf) will likely sit out Tuesday's contest in Phoenix, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Crawford has only missed one of the expected 2-to-3 as a result of the minor calf strain that he sustained last Wednesday. Prior to the ailment, he had racked up at least 23 points in each of his four post-break outings. In his sole absence to date, a blowout win Saturday over the Pelicans, Darren Collison, Jared Dudley, and Willie Green all received at least 24 minutes, but closer contests should eliminate Willie Green from that much run in the Clippers' backcourt.
Sat. Mar 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Collison will start for Jamal Crawford (calf) Saturday against the Pelicans.
Impact: Crawford is expected to miss a few more games with a strained calf. Collison was productive as a starter for Chris Paul, but now he'll play next to the Clippers' superstar point guard.
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Los Angeles got good news Thursday on Crawford.
Impact: The Clippers' top reserve has no major structural damage in his strained left calf, and he hopes to miss only two games before returning next week.
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Forward Danny Granger has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, adding more veteran depth for the club's playoff push.
Impact: Granger could play significant minutes for the Clippers. He is coach Doc Rivers' second major free-agent addition to the Clippers in the past week along with veteran big man Glen Davis.
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Crawford is expected to miss two or three games as a result of the minor calf strain he suffered during Wednesday's game, ESPN Los Angeles reports.
Impact: Crawford exited Wednesday's contest against Houston in the first half and did not return. On Thursday, the swingman underwent an MRI, which fortunately returned negative. As such, Crawford's injury is considered minor and will likely only cost him a few games. While he sits out, expect Darren Collison to see more run alongside Chris Paul, while Jared Dudley could also be handed minutes in more conventional lineup combinations.
News: Granger told coach Doc Rivers that he will join the Clippers, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Granger reached a buyout with the 76ers on Wednesday and reportedly drew interest from multiple teams. He hasn't played well this season, but the same can be said of the Clippers' Jared Dudley, who is averaging 17 minutes per game in February. Matt Barnes has been closer to the 30-minute range for Los Angeles, but Granger could potentially cut into Barnes' minutes, in addition to Dudley's. It can't hurt that J.J. Redick (hip) is out 2-4 more weeks and Jamal Crawford (calf) is day-to-day, though it doesn't sound like Crawford will be out for long. Granger has an interesting opportunity here, but he'll probably need to improve his play in order to hold a major role in the Los Angeles rotation.
News: Crawford underwent an MRI on his calf Thursday that came back negative, the OC Register reports. He has a mild left calf strain and is considered day-to-day.
Impact: The Clippers dodged a bullet of sorts with this news. While coach Doc Rivers may err on the side of caution and keep Crawford out for a game or two, it seems Crawford should be generally OK going forward. Daily games players may want to consider rolling out Darren Collison if Crawford has to miss Saturday's game.
News: Davis made his debut in Los Angeles on Wednesday, albeit a short one at that. He played five minutes off the bench and put up two points, two rebounds and two blocks.
Impact: It should be pretty evident from Davis' box score that his value drastically decreased from before his buyout in Orlando. He has a good chance of hitting the court on a nightly basis, but he's not going to be afforded the same amount of minutes as when he was with the Magic. As a result, if he hasn't been dropped yet, then there's no time like the present.
News: Crawford (calf) will undergo an MRI on Thursday to assess the severity of his injury, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Crawford left Wednesday's game right before half time and did not return. He's been playing exceptionally well of late, but this injury may put a damper on that, depending on Thursday's results. The Clippers' next game comes Friday and Crawford has not yet been ruled out to play.
Thu. Feb 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Paul turned in poor fantasy numbers as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 101-93 Wednesday night.
Impact: Paul had 14 points and nine assists as his streak of double-doubles ended at three games.
Thu. Feb 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Griffin had 23 points and 16 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 101-93 Wednesday night.
Impact: Griffin electrified the star-studded Staples Center crowd with his 35th double-double.
News: Jordan scored 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-2 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and two assists in 39 minutes.
Impact: Considering he's grabbed at least 10 rebounds in all but six games this year, Wednesday's game was probably one of his worst. But Jordan is really filling the stat sheet elsewhere, particularly steals especially for a big man. He's consistently scoring 10 points a game and is top 5 in rebounds and blocks. What's not to like?
News: Griffin scored 23 points (11-25 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday night.
Impact: From the floor, Wednesday wasn't anything to write home about, but Blake still had a solid all-around night like usual. You may not know he's averaging a ridiculous 30.7 points per game this month, which is flying a bit under the radar to say the least. That's been enough to boost his average to sixth overall (24.3) on the year. He probably deserves more consideration for MVP than he's getting, but that's not important here. Fantasy wise, he's obviously a top 5 or 10 player.
News: Crawford left Wednesday's game against the Rockets with a left calf strain and will not return.
Impact: Crawford started and played 17 minutes Wednesday, scoring eight points (2-10 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT). He suffered the injury at some point in the first half and did not return to start the second half. Darren Collison took his place on the court and would be the first candidate for more minutes if Crawford needs to miss any time.
Wed. Feb 26, 2014 | STATS
News: The Philadelphia 76ers have completed a buyout of Granger's contract, enabling the veteran forward to sign with any team assuming he clears waivers by 5 p.m. on Friday.
Impact: Granger was acquired from the Indiana Pacers last Thursday for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, but never played a minute for Philadelphia. The 76ers also received a 2015 second-round draft pick in the deal.
News: Davis will play Wednesday against the Rockets, the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Davis completed his physical and will be in uniform Wednesday after missing Monday's contest. At this point it's difficult to assess exactly what his role will be, but he doesn't figure to be a major fantasy contributor with a pair of strong big men ahead of him on the depth chart.
News: Granger and the Sixers have officially reached a buyout, NBA.com reports.
Impact: Granger's time with the Sixers following a trade form the Pacers was short-lived. Right from the get-go, Granger expressed disinterest in being traded to the Sixers and with a buyout now official, he is free to sign with another team. Possible destinations for Granger include the Clippers, Bulls, Heat, Rockets, and Spurs as he hopes to be traded to a contender. Granger is expected to make a decision by Friday. However, signing with a contending team at this point in the season will most likely deter him from seeing significant minutes.
News: Granger and the Sixers are nearing a buyout and it may be finalized by Wednesday.
Impact: Granger's possible destinations include the Clippers, Bulls, Heat, Rockets, and Spurs, according to current sources. Based on that, it appears he's hoping to play for a contending team this season, which would reduce his chances of having a major role that would translate into strong fantasy performances.
Tue. Feb 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Granger was absent from Tuesday's practice, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: A buyout seems inevitable at this point, as Granger is yet to participate in any basketball-related activities with the Sixers since they acquired him. He has very little fantasy value until this situation works itself out.
News: Jordan scored 14 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 FT) to go along with 16 rebounds, two assists, and four blocks in 37 minutes Monday.
Impact: Jordan's career year has been a pleasant surprise to owners this season, and his consistency has made him a potent option despite his poor free throw percentage. The big man has failed to shoot 50 percent in just one game since the start of 2014.
News: Crawford scored 24 points (8-17 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added five assists in 34 minutes Monday.
Impact: Crawford has been playing out of his mind this month, averaging 25.3 points on 49 percent shooting. There are few others in the league who can light it up like he can, and his value has never been higher.
Mon. Feb 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Davis has joined the Los Angeles Clippers in New Orleans but hasn't been cleared to play. The Clippers, who are taking on the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, say Davis has to pass a physical before the former LSU star can suit up.
Impact: Davis averaged 12.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 45 games with Orlando before the Magic bought out his contract, making him a free agent. Clippers coach Doc Rivers says his past relationship with Davis in Boston made the move a comfortable one for both. Davis played with the Celtics for four seasons, starting in the 2007-08 campaign, when the Celtics won the NBA title. Davis says he likes playing for Rivers and wants to be part of a team with the elite players needed to build a title contender.
News: Granger will be bought out by the Sixers, Sportando reports.
Impact: There have been plenty of rumors about contending teams like the Heat potentially adding Granger, if he was released, but there's not really a realistic scenario where he would have much fantasy value, as a contending team wouldn't offer him many minutes.
News: Davis will be in attendance for Monday's game against the Pelicans but still needs to take a physical and will not take the court until Wednesday against the Rockets, the Clippers' official site reports.
Impact: Davis is unlikely to be a great fantasy option on his new team, as DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin are entrenched in the starting lineup for the Clippers.
News: Granger won't play Monday against the Bucks, and his contract status with the Sixers could be finalized in the next 24 hours, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Impact: Granger has had discussions with all the Sixers' decision makers -- among others, coach Brett Brown and president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie -- and his fate should be known at some point Tuesday. A buyout isn't outside the realm of possibility, but Granger's greatest opportunity to revitalize his waning relevance would be to take advantage of the significant run available in Philadelphia's sparse lineup.
News: Granger may not play in Monday's game versus the Bucks, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Granger failed to practice both Saturday and Sunday, leaving his availability up in the air. Barring an official buyout demand, he could eventually take the floor with the Sixers, as he's unlikely to find a situation that will hand him more minutes. Nevertheless, he'll more than likely sit out Monday, as the stare-down continues.
News: Davis will sign with the Clippers and may be available for Monday's contest in New Orleans, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Pending a physical, Davis will join forces with coach Doc Rivers for the first time since the 2010-11 season, when both were employed by the Celtics. Davis will be hard-pressed to gather the 30.1 minutes per game that he logged with the Magic earlier this season, but as the primary backup to both Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, the Clippers now have an experienced (and quality) reserve, in case something befalls one of the starting duo.
News: Crawford posted a team-high 36 points (13-20 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT) with two boards, four assists and a steal in 39 minutes Sunday against the Thunder.
Impact: Crawford's jumper was pure Sunday, as several of his three-pointers were from well beyond the arc. He's a streaky scorer, and games like this are always within reach, but it's not the norm.
News: Paul (thumb) was able to take the court Sunday, finishing with 18 points (5-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT), eight rebounds and 12 assists against the Thunder. "I think the credit goes to our training staff," Paul said. "I came here to the arena thinking that I wasn't playing, but they found a way."
Impact: Paul's sprained right thumb can't be too much of a bother if he was almost able to put up a triple-double Sunday. Look for him to continue to play through this injury.
News: Crawford shined with 36 points and hit 5 of 8 from 3-point range in Sunday's win over the Thunder.
Impact: Crawford has averaged 26.0 points while making 21 of 55 from beyond the arc since moving into the starting lineup.
News: Jordan had 18 points and 12 rebounds while making all six of his attempts from the field in a win over the Thunder on Sunday.
Impact: Jordan had totaled 12 points over his previous two games. He's shooting 75.6 percent from the floor in his last 15 contests.
News: Barnes finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and six 3-pointers to help the Clippers beat the Thunder on Sunday.
Impact: Barnes is averaging 7.9 points, but has totaled 39 while hitting 9 of 17 from 3-point range in his last two games.
News: Granger was absent from Sunday's practice, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Granger is displeased, to say the least, with his trade to the cellar-dwelling Sixers prior to Thursday's deadline. While he did take a physical Saturday, he hasn't participated in any other team activities, and it remains to be seen if the status quo will hold or the Sixers will eventually comply with the forward's wishes.
News: Paul had X-rays performed on his sprained right thumb, which were returned negative and will allow him to start Sunday at Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Coach Doc Rivers called Paul's availability "50-50" after pregame warmups, but the point guard won't miss any time as a result of the injury that he sustained Friday. Since returning to the lineup on Feb. 9 from over a month on the sideline due to a separated shoulder, he's played in all five games for the Clippers, averaging 14 points (on 40.9 percent shooting), 10.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.3 steals in 34.5 minutes.
News: Paul is a "50-50" proposition to take the floor Sunday in Oklahoma City due to a right thumb sprain, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Paul was able to put up shots during pregame warmups, which lends credence to his declaration following Saturday's practice that he would play Sunday. No matter, confirmation one way or the other will arrive before the 1 PM ET tip, which could thrust Darren Collison back into the starting five at the point.
News: Granger had a physical taken Saturday in Philadelphia, but didn't participate in any basketball-related activities or discussions with management, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Granger is reportedly unhappy with the trade to Philadelphia and is seeking a buyout of his contract so that he can become a free agent and sign elsewhere. This situation seems like it will hold Granger off the court in the near-future, unless he starts to participate in 76ers' basketball-related activities soon.
News: Crawford stayed hot with 23 points in Friday's loss at Memphis.
Impact: Crawford has been on fire over the last six games, posting 24.3 points per contest. Fantasy owners should continue to ride him until he cools off.
News: Griffin had 28 points and 13 rebounds in Friday's 102-96 loss at Memphis.
Impact: Griffin has been on a tear over the last seven games, averaging 34.3 points and 11.4 boards while shooting 58.8 percent.
News: The Magic are parting ways with forward Glen Davis. General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Friday that the team had agreed on a buyout for the remainder of Davis' contract.
Impact: Davis has started 43 of the 45 games he's appeared in this season. Terms of the buyout weren't revealed, but Davis' salary is just over $6 million for this season and about $6.6 million next season.
Thu. Feb 20, 2014 | STATS
News: A person with knowledge of the deal says the Indiana Pacers traded Granger and a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. The person confirmed the deal, first reported by Yahoo Sports, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it was still pending league approval.
Impact: The injury-prone Granger had averaged 8.3 points since returning from a strained left calf in late December.
Cenk Akyol - Guard -
Thu. Feb 20, 2014 | STATS
News: The Clippers received the rights to Akyol on Thursday from Atlanta in exchange for Antawn Jamison.
Impact: Akyol was a second-round pick in 2005 and is currently playing in Turkey.
News: Davis left early in the first quarter with a sore right Achilles in Wednesday's loss to the Cavs.
Impact: Davis, the subject of trade talk leading up to Thursday's deadline, didn't return.
News: Griffin had 35 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday in a loss to the Spurs.
Impact: Griffin is scorching the basketball world with a scoring average of 33.9 points on 58.9 percent shooting in his last seven games with an average of 11.1 rebounds in that eye-popping span.
News: Paul was terrible Tuesday.
Impact: Paul made 1 of 10 shots for 11 points and nine assists in a pathetic effort for a player of his stature.
Willie Green - #34 - Shooting Guard - 6'3" - 205lbs
Tue. Feb 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Green returned Tuesday for L.A.
Impact: Green had a hip injury. He is a journeyman with no value.