Los Angeles Clippers Player News: All Positions

News: Kabangele provided 15 points (3-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-10 FT), nine rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes during Thursday's 83-80 win over the Kings in the LAs Vegas Summer League.
Impact: Kabangeke struggled with his shot a bit on Thursday, but he continues to make his presence known under the basket on defense. He's amassed 31 rebounds so far in Summer League action, and the first-round pick's skills on both ends of the floor put him in the upper echelon of rookies participating in the Summer League.
News: Coffey produced 19 points (7-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and a blocked shot across 31 minutes during Thursday's 83-80 win over the Kings in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: The former Minnesota standout is headed for the G-League, but he's putting together a solid summer campaign. His two-way deal opens the door for some time with the big-league club at some point.
News: Leonard will sign a three-year, $103 maximum contract with the Clippers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: It was initially reported that Leonard would ink a four-year deal, but he'll now be eligible to become a free agent in 2021, which gives him more flexibility. It's worth noting that Paul George will also be eligible to enter the open market in 2021.
News: Mann finished with 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 11 rebounds, nine assists, one block and a steal across 28 minutes in the Clippers' 90-72 win over the Wizards in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.
Impact: As expected, Mann took a more aggressive approach on offense in this game after shooting only 11 times over the past two games. He totaled 15 points as a result and continued his strong play on the glass, grabbing 11 boards. His nine assists put him one away from a triple-double, but he also committed seven turnovers. Mann can improve on his turnover rate moving forward, but with a high usage and beefy counting stats backing him up, the giveaways can be largely overlooked in this game.
News: Kabengele totaled 13 points (4-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, four blocks and an assist across 23 minutes in the Clippers' 90-72 win over the Wizards in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.
Impact: Kabengele continued his strong summer league play, pulling down seven boards and flashing his upside as a defender with four swats. The first-round pick has already shown grit and determination in his short time with Los Angeles - two traits that will play well on this Clippers team.
News: Green signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Clippers on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Green was used as both a small-ball five and stretch four for the Clippers last season after he was acquired in a trade with the Grizzlies. After the series of acquisitions the Clippers had this offseason, Green was only going to be able to return for less than his market value, and he ended up choosing the opportunity at a championship over a pay raise. It's a very team-friendly deal, as Green also has a team option for the 2020-21 season, and he should end up being a key contributor off the bench for Los Angeles this season.
News: Mann contributed six points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 14 rebounds, four assists and one steal across 28 minutes during the Clippers' 87-75 loss to the Grizzlies in a Las Vegas Summer League game Sunday.
Impact: The 2019 second-round pick was a force on the boards for the second time in as many summer league tilts, as he'd also brought down nine rebounds against the Lakers on Saturday. Mann has only taken 11 shot attempts over his first pair of contests in the desert, but he's likely to get more involved as the tournament unfolds.
News: Robinson poured in 15 points (5-15 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT) and added one assist, one steal and one block across 26 minutes during the Clippers' 87-75 loss to the Grizzlies in a Las Vegas Summer League game Sunday.
Impact: Robinson scuffled with his shot for the second time in as many summer league games, and he's draining just 35.0 percent of his attempts thus far in Vegas. The 2018 first-round pick is looking to further all aspects of his game in the desert after averaging just 9.7 minutes over 33 games during his rookie season. The 22-year-old guard figures to head into training camp facing an uphill battle for playing time once again, given the well-rounded backcourt depth chart the Clippers currently boast.
News: Kabengele totaled 19 points (8-16 FG, 3-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in the Clippers' 87-75 loss to the Grizzlies in a Las Vegas Summer League game on Sunday.
Impact: The 2019 first-round pick put together his second strong effort in as many summer league games, checking in as the top scorer on the Clippers for the night. Kabengele is averaging 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 block across 26.0 minutes over his first two contests in the desert while gaining some valuable playing time in anticipation of his first NBA training camp.
News: Mann produced five points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block across 26 minutes in Saturday's 93-87 win over the Lakers.
Impact: Mann was outshined by fellow Florida state product and first-round draft pick Mfiondu Kabengale in this game, but he posted only one rebound shy of Kabengale's10-rebound total. Both draft picks should get plenty of chances to show their stuff in Las Vegas this summer in hopes of garnering a reserve role on the team.
News: Kabengele registered 21 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist and a block across 25 minutes in Saturday's 93-87 win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: The Clippers' 2019 first-round pick made a splash in his debut with the Clippers. The news of Paul George and Kaehi Leonard coming town will no doubt dampen his chances of seeing significant time at forward, however. While it's likely that he will make the roster, the injection of two All-Stars at his position will likely restrict the Florida State product to a reserve role.
News: Zubac agreed Saturday to a four-year, $28 million deal with the Clippers Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Zubac played a full-time role as a starter once he was dealt to the Clippers last season, averaging 9.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.2 minutes. He might see a slight uptick in his workload in 2019-20, but Montrezl Harrell still profiles as a significant part of Los Angeles' rotation at center. The duo could end up splitting minutes at the position.
News: Galllinari was traded Saturday to the Thunder along with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, four unprotected future first-round picks, one protected future first-round pick and the right to swap picks with the Clippers in 2023 and 2025 in exchange for Paul George, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Rather than Gallinari, the draft picks and Gilgeous-Alexander are the main assets in the deal for the Thunder, who now look set to embark on a rebuild with George out of town and Russell Westbrook also apparently on the trade block, per Brett Dawson of The Athletic. So long as Westbrook remains in the fold, Gallinari will operate as a secondary scorer for the Thunder after averaging a career-high 19.8 points to go with 6.1 boards, 2.6 assists and 2.4 three-pointers in 30.3 minutes per game in 2018-19. Gallinari, who is entering the final season of his three-year, $64.76 million contract, will likely be a candidate to get traded elsewhere ahead of the deadline in February.
News: The Thunder acquired Gilgeous-Alexander on Saturday along with Danilo Gallinari, four future unprotected first-round picks, one protected future first-round pick and the right to swap future picks with the Clippers twice in exchange for Paul George, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: After a promising rookie campaign, Gilgeous-Alexander was a prime candidate to take another leap forward in 2019-20, but the move to Oklahoma City now threatens any possible ascension. The Kentucky product's outlook will likely hinge on whether the Thunder are able to find a trade partner for superstar Russell Westbrook, who is believed to be on the block now that George is out of town, per Brett Dawson of The Athletic. If Westbrook sticks around in Oklahoma City, Gilgeous-Alexander would largely remain limited to an off-ball role, which would put a cap on his overall usage. In that scenario, Alexander would at least provide a major upgrade at shooting guard for the Thunder, which has been a black hole of fantasy production for the past few years.
News: McGruder has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract with the Clippers, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Impact: McGruder was waived by the Heat last season after appearing in 66 games, and he was then picked up by the Clippers. The Clippers opted to retain his rights, and the front office has worked out a deal with McGruder. He started 45 games last year, averaging 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 23.5 minutes. He should continue his role as a low-usage depth option.
News: Harkless will be traded to the Clippers as part of a multi-team sign-and-trade, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: This part of the sign-and-trade that brings Jimmy Butler to Miami -- a deal the Heat have been working toward since Sunday night. Harkless will bring needed depth to the Clippers' frontcourt, and his ability to play multiple positions should allow him to garner minutes behind Danilo Gallinari, Montrezl Harrell and Landry Shamet.
News: Beverley agreed Monday with the Clippers on a three-year, $40 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: The defensive-minded combo guard proved to be an excellent fit for the Clippers the past two seasons after coming over from the Rockets in the deal that sent Chris Paul to Houston. After being limited to 11 games in his inaugural campaign in Los Angeles following microfracture surgery, Beverley bounced back to suit up in 78 contests in 2018-19 while averaging 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 triples (on 39.7 percent shooting) across 27.4 minutes per game. He'll likely start alongside second-year point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in his third season with the Clippers but could see his role scaled back some with Landry Shamet and Lou Williams in the fold.
News: Temple is expected to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Nets once free agency officially commences, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Temple's contract will have a team-option for the second year. The Nets will be the journeyman's ninth team since entering the league in 2019. He will presumably provide wing-depth off the bench.
News: Delgado was not extended a qualifying offer by the Clippers and will become an unrestricted free agent, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Delgado spent the majority of the season in the G League with Agua Caliente, playing only two games with the Clippers. The 24-year-old averaged 18.5 points, 14.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists over 44 G League games last season.
News: Motley was not extended a qualifying offer by the Clippers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Impact: Motley played mostly garbage time last season for the Clippers. However, he showed potential in the G League, averaging 24.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 34.3 minutes.
News: McGruder was extended a qualifying offer by the Clippers on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: McGruder was claimed off of waivers by the Clippers in early April, and he never played a game for the team. He did appear in 66 games for the Heat, however, starting 45 contests. McGruder has shown the ability to be a rotation player, though his upside might be capped considering he's about to turn 28 years old and is a low-volume player.
News: Zubac was extended a qualifying offer by the Clippers on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Zubac was acquired by the Clippers last season in a trade with the Lakers, and he went on to start 25 of his 26 appearances under coach Doc Rivers. Zubac, who will be entering his age 22 season, has shown promise as a scoring and rebounding big man. Wherever he lands, he figures to see minutes in the low-to-mid 20s, though maybe more if he ends up on a rebuilding squad.
News: Coffey has signed a two-way deal with the Clippers, Marcus R. Fuller of the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Coffey, who was selected to the 2018-19 All-Big Ten team, wasn't selected during the 2019 NBA Draft. Last year with Minnesota, he averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 35.2 minutes.
News: Mann was selected by the Clippers with the 48th overall pick in the 2019 Draft.
Impact: Mann helped his draft stock immensely during his senior season at Florida State when he shot 39 percent from behind the arc on his way to averaging 11.4 points per game. But Mann's best trait for the next level is his hustle, as he is a great rebounding guard, averaging 6.5 boards per game last year, and a strong perimeter defender. As of now, the Clippers are fairly loaded in the backcourt, so Mann may find himself in the G League for majority of his rookie season.
News: Kabengele was selected by the Clippers with the No. 27 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Impact: Kabengele was voted the 2018-19 ACC Sixth Man of the Year, averaging 13.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks across 21.6 minutes. His shot-blocking upside and potential three-point shooting ability (36.9 percent from three on 65 attempts last season) make him a prototypical modern NBA center.
News: Shamet registered 10 points (3-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes during the Clippers' 129-110 loss to the Warriors in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Impact: Shamet finished off an eventful rookie season in solid fashion, even as his long-distance shot was a bit off the mark. The 22-year-old managed double figures in the scoring column just twice during the series, but he generated averages of 10.9 points (on 45.0 percent three-point shooting), 2.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds over 25 games (23 starts) with the Clippers after arriving via trade from the 76ers. He'll look to take the next step in his development and help Los Angeles bounce back from the disappointing end to the campaign during the 2019-20 season.
News: Williams mustered only eight points (3-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during the Clippers' 129-110 loss to the Warriors in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Impact: Williams picked the worst possible time to go cold from the floor, as his typical offensive contributions were sorely missed in the 19-point loss. The veteran guard had keyed the Game 5 upset with a spectacular 63.2 percent showing from the floor in that contest, but Friday saw a highly untimely return to his Game 4 struggles, when Williams had drained just 20.0 percent of his 10 shot attempts in that contest. The 32-year-old did enjoy another strong season overall, averaging 20.0 points, 5.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds. He'll look to help the Clippers take the next step in the 2019-20 campaign.
News: Beverley finished with 11 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 14 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one steal across 41 minutes during the Clippers' 129-110 loss to the Warriors in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Impact: The series naturally ended in disappointing fashion for the Clippers, but Beverley's play during the final three games was a revelation. The veteran played much bigger than his 6-foot-1 stature, double-doubling over each of the last three games against the Warriors while compiling an impressive 38 rebounds during that stretch. The strong finish was an extension of a late-season surge in production for Beverley, who scored in double digits in five of the final eight contests of the regular campaign. The 30-year-old now heads into unrestricted free agency with some impressive recent film, and his 2019-20 destination remains to be seen.
News: Gilgeous-Alexander delivered 22 points (8-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six assists, five rebounds and one block across 34 minutes during the Clippers' 129-110 loss to the Warriors in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Impact: Gilgeous-Alexander checked in second only to Danilo Gallinari in scoring for the Clippers with a highly efficient shooting performance. The rookie scored in double digits in three of the six games during the series, and he shot between Friday's 57.1 percent and 66.7 percent in each of the final three contests. Gilgeous-Alexander turned in a productive rookie campaign overall, averaging 10.8 points (on 47.6 percent shooting), 3.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals while logging 73 starts. He'll look to take the next step during the 2019-20 season as Los Angeles tries to build on this season's solid showing.
News: Gallinari mustered 29 points (11-24 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one block across 33 minutes during the Clippers' 129-110 loss to the Warriors in Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Impact: Gallinari easily paced the Clippers in scoring on the night, but his efforts ultimately weren't enough. The 30-year-old followed up an impressive regular season with a solid first-round series, although his shooting against the Warriors was notably less efficient than it was during the campaign. The veteran will look to help the Clippers take the next step in the 2019-20 campaign and will once again project for a high-usage role in Los Angeles' attack.
News: Green tallied 15 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 27 minutes during the Clippers' 129-121 win over the Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Green remained in the starting five for the second straight game and performed well with the opportunity, bouncing back from an atypical six-point effort in Game 4 during which he put up only two shot attempts. The versatile big was much more active Wednesday, and he remained hot from three-point range while pushing this success rate from distance during the series to a blistering 66.3 percent. Green's floor-spacing ability and solid work on the boards should keep him on the first unit for Friday's critical Game 6.
News: Harrell registered 24 points (11-14 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes during the Clippers' 129-121 win over the Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Harrell offered a signature performance off the bench, putting up plenty of shots and draining almost all of them on his way to nearly a point per minute on the floor. The high-energy big came just a point short of matching his totals from Games 3 and 4 combined, with his 14 shot attempts his second-highest figure of the series. Harrell's contributions will assuredly be pivotal once more if the Clippers have a chance of staving off elimination for a second consecutive game Friday night on their Staples Center home floor.
News: Beverley supplied 17 points (6-13 FG, 5-11 3Pt), 14 rebounds, four assists and one steal across 37 minutes during the Clippers' 129-121 win over the Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Beverley churned out a second consecutive gritty performance, one in which he posted a second straight double-double for the first time since late January. The veteran has now scored in double digits three times overall during the series and has been a key contributor from three-point range in the last two contests. Beverley has drained half of his 16 attempts from distance during that span, adding a key offensive dimension to his already impressive work on the glass and on defense. He'll look to play a pivotal role again in Game 6 on Friday night.
News: Gallinari provided 26 points (9-22 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal across 42 minutes during the Clippers' 129-121 win over the Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Gallinari's scoring tally led the first unit and served as his highest of the series thus far. The veteran wing continued to struggle from distance, however, and he's now draining just 29.5 percent of his three-point attempts in the series, a stretch that includes a 4-for-24 tally over the last three games. Luckily, Gallinari has made up for it with solid work on both the boards and the defensive end, averaging 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals. He'll look to sharpen up in a critical Game 6 on his home floor Friday.
News: Williams furnished 33 points (12-19 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 10 assists and four rebounds across 34 minutes during the Clippers' 129-121 win over the Warriors in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Williams exploded for a sensational performance off the bench, spearheading the second Clippers upset of the series at Oracle Arena. The veteran sharpshooter had endured a forgettable night in Game 4, when he'd drained just two of 10 attempts on his way to a modest 12 points over 30 minutes. Therefore, Wednesday's resurgence was a particularly welcome sight, and it gave Williams the starring role in both of Los Angeles' wins during the series. He'll look to keep the hot hand going in another do-or-die scenario in Game 6 on his Staples Center home floor.