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Los Angeles Clippers guard Norman Powell (groin) has been listed as questionable on the official injury report due to right groin soreness on Friday. The veteran guard hasn't had to miss a game yet this season, but it seems that streak could be in jeopardy since groin strains often take some time to fully heal. If he has to be sidelined in this contest, Russell Westbrook and Amir Coffey will likely see the biggest boosts off of the bench.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Joshua Primo was originally brought in on an unguaranteed deal, but they've now signed him to a two-year deal worth $3.96 million, which is fully guaranteed for the rest of this season and includes $1 million for next season. Primo last played in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs last year and he appeared in the first four games while averaging 7.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists across 23.3 minutes per game. He was released by the Spurs because he exposed himself to women, so he will have to sit out for a four-game suspension before he's able to play.
Los Angeles Clippers center Mason Plumlee (knee) has suffered a left MCL sprain, sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The big guy was injured Monday against the Knicks and had to be carried off the court. He has left the team's road trip to undergo further evaluation in Los Angeles, meaning Plumlee is out for at least the next two games, starting with Wednesday's matchup against Brooklyn. Plumlee's injury leaves the Clippers without a proper backup for starting center Ivica Zubac, although Brooklyn uses a lot of smaller lineups, and his absence will be more missed in the next game against Dallas. P.J. Tucker should get extra minutes off the bench with Plumlee out, but he's never been a great fantasy producer.
Los Angeles Clippers guard/forward Terance Mann (ankle) is on the cusp of making his season debut and is officially listed as questionable for Wednesday's encounter with Brooklyn. The 27-year-old has sat out all the action so far with a left ankle sprain. He was one of the first guys off the bench for the Clippers last season, and they will be delighted to have maintained his services after the James Harden trade. The team clearly values him highly, and Mann should have a decent role to play off the pine, but he isn't expected to make a big impact in fantasy hoops.
Los Angeles Clippers guard James Harden finished with 17 points and six rebounds in Monday's loss to the Knicks. The multi-time All-Star logged 31 minutes, going 6-for-9 from the field and 2-for-4 from behind the arc. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, his debut was spoiled by Julius Randle and RJ Barrett, with the duo combining for 53 points. At any rate, Harden played better than most had expected, and his workload suggested he is in better shape than some had reported over the last few weeks. Of course, it will take time for the 34-year-old to build a rapport with his new squad. At the same time, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook will need to adapt, meaning the foursome could see a temporary dip in production, although things should improve moving ahead.