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Los Angeles Clippers guard Luke Kennard has been rumored to be on the trade block. However, multiple sources, including president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank, have dispelled those rumblings. The 26-year-old averaged 11.9 points in 2021-22 while finishing as the league's most accurate three-point shooter. Still, even if L.A. has a change of heart and sends him packing, he probably won't be a consistent source of fantasy production. Yet, he should have some solid outings occasionally during the season.
Free-agent forward Nicolas Batum is already getting attention moving toward July, with the Lakers, Bulls, Celtics, Suns, and Jazz rumored to be interested in acquiring his services. The veteran, who recently declined his $3.3 million player option, averaged 8.3 points, 4.3 boards, and 1.0 steals throughout 54 starts for the Clippers last year. While his former employer remains the favorite to sign him, his fantasy projections will be contingent on where he lands next. However, based on his play in 2021-22, he'll draw plenty of interest from managers in deep category formats, primarily due to his accurate shooting percentages and all-around abilities.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas Batum is expected to decline his player option for next season. The veteran forward appears ready to decline his $3.3 million option and head to free agency. He started 54 games with the Clippers last season, but has become more of a role player. Batum averaged 8.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, one steal, and 1.2 triples in 24.8 minutes per game. He's not in his prime anymore, but can still be a capable option in the NBA. It sounds like the Clippers have interest in bringing back Batum for next season. Regardless, it's unlikely Batum carries reliable fantasy value wherever he lands.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Jay Scrubb (foot) has been cleared to resume basketball activities. The young guard appeared in 18 games before undergoing season-ending surgery in February. The assumption is that Scrubb will be ready in time for the summer league. However, he'll likely be buried on the Clippers depth chart going forward. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect Scrubb to bring much fantasy value to the roster next season.
Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac hopes to remain with the team moving forward. The 25-year-old is coming off the best season of his career, averaging 10.3 points, 8.5 boards, and 1.0 blocks. L.A. holds a $7.5 million team option. However, he's also eligible for an extension this offseason. Nonetheless, Zubac logged only 24 minutes per game this year, which was detrimental for fantasy managers. A change of scenery may do him some good, especially from a workload standpoint. Yet, Zubac hasn't been a consistent producer, so he'll need to work on that for fantasy managers to benefit fully from his presence on their roster.