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Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (knee) is expected to miss the entire 2021-22 season. Leonard suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee during the playoffs. However, after opting out of a $36 million player option this offseason, he eventually agreed to a four-year, $176 million to return to L.A., doing so despite uncertainty about his health moving ahead. Fantasy managers with room to spare can undoubtedly clear a spot on the roster and stash Leonard just in case he comes back earlier than anticipated. However, considering that the team will continue to take the cautious approach with its superstar, the multi-time All-Star probably won't be back until October of 2022.
The Clippers acquired guard Eric Bledsoe from Memphis on Sunday in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo, and Daniel Oturu. Bledsoe was recently traded to the Grizzlies by the New Orleans Pelicans, where he averaged 12.2 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.4 rebounds throughout 71 games last season. With the move, the 31-year-old will head back to Los Angeles, which he played for during his first three years in the league. Nonetheless, the former Kentucky Wildcat has the potential to see an increase in production during the 2021-22 campaign, primarily since Kawhi Leonard (knee) may miss more time than anticipated moving ahead. Fantasy managers should keep Bledsoe on the radar, as long as anyone who picks him up can handle his shoddy shooting percentages.
Free-agent forward Kawhi Leonard (knee) agreed to a four-year, $176 million deal to remain in Los Angeles. Leonard recently opted out of a $36 million player option, so naturally, many would speculate where he would end up next. However, after tearing the ACL in his right knee during the postseason, requiring surgery, the Clippers managed to retain the superstar, although it is uncertain if the multi-time NBA Champion will play during the 2021-22 campaign. Of course, as a result of the injury, Leonard should no longer be considered a first-round option in redraft formats, primarily since he faces months of rehab moving ahead.
Free-agent forward Justise Winslow agreed to a two-year deal with the Clippers. After Winslow played in Miami during his first five seasons in the league, his production significantly declined with Memphis during the 2020-21 campaign, averaging 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds throughout 26 games. The 25-year-old doesn't have any value on the fantasy end at the moment. However, with Kawhi Leonard (knee) expected to miss time moving ahead, the former Blue Devil has a chance to see an uptick in statistical categories, although it likely won't be enough to make a difference for fantasy managers.
Guard Reggie Jackson will remain with the Clippers after agreeing to a two-year, $22 million contract. The 31-year-old was a big part in helping L.A. navigate its way through the postseason after Kawhi Leonard (knee) tore his ACL, averaging 17.8 points while shooting nearly 41 percent from deep throughout the playoffs. With Leonard potentially missing the entire 2021-22 campaign, Jackson is now the unofficial No. 2 option on the offensive end for Los Angeles, so managers should view him as an everyday fantasy option during the year.