Los Angeles Clippers
- Staples Center
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Forward Paul George is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Clippers in exchange for forward Danilo Gallinari, guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and four unprotected first-round draft picks. George, who will now join forward Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles, had the most productive season of his career in 2019, finishing the year by averaging 28 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting nearly 39 percent from deep. He will likely see a slight reduction in production with Leonard in the mix, but he could easily find himself in the MVP conversation once again this season and should be considered a first-round pick in upcoming fantasy drafts.
The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a four-year, $142 million deal with forward Kawhi Leonard on Saturday. Leonard, who averaged a career-high 26.6 points per game while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field with the Raptors last season, will undoubtedly be a top-five selection in upcoming fantasy drafts, despite being paired with newly acquired forward Paul George and missing a few games due to load management purposes.
Point guard Patrick Beverley will continue to call Los Angeles home, as the veteran plans to sign a three-year, $40 million deal to remain with the Clippers, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Beverley, whose professional career began with international stints in Ukraine, Greece and Russia, has spent the past two seasons with LA and started better than 2/3rds of the team's contests. Known for his defensive intensity, Beverley proves a solid contributor across the board, but he averaged fewer than one steal per game last year for the first time since his rookie season. With the emergence of Shai-Gilgeous Alexander at the point guard spot, how Beverley's minutes total will shake out remains up in the air.
While the big news in Brooklyn was the teams signings of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the team also added guard Garrett Temple. Temple will likely absorb some of the minutes that Allen Crabbe played last year as the teams fourth guard and while Temples 2018-2019 season didnt inspire too much confidence when you look at how he played once he went to the Clippers at the end of the year, he flashed some scoring ability in his 49 starts for the Kings and can provide Brooklyn with solid shooting off the bench. Thats not likely to translate into huge fantasy numbers, but Temples a good shooter and if he gets an opportunity to move into a bigger role, hell be in a position to provide some decent value. Still, his fantasy value depending on other factors isnt the best sign, and there would have been better fantasy landing spots for the veteran.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari poured in a team-high 29 points as he led the charge to try and force a Game 7 against the Warriors, but the champs prevailed with the 19-point win. Gallinari added two steals with a block and five rebounds, but the Italian did struggle with his shooting throughout the series, connecting on just 35.1 percent from the floor. Gallo did match his season average of 19.8 points a night in the six games but struggled at times with the length and athleticism the Warriors threw at him. Gallinari has one year left on his deal and it will be interesting to see what the Clippers do with their veteran wing.