Los Angeles Clippers Player News: All Positions

News: Grantham has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Clippers, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Grantham will compete for a final roster spot, but if he doesn't make it, there's a solid chance he ends up in the G League. He spent most of last season there with the Thunder's affiliate, averaging 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.5 minutes.
News: Larrier signed a training camp deal with the Clippers on Saturday, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Larrier is yet to play in an NBA game, and he most recently played for the Spurs in summer league. He spent the early portion of the offseason last year with the Mavericks before suffering a knee injury and being waived. He should be considered a long shot to make Los Angeles' final roster.
News: Patterson agreed Thursday with the Clippers on a one-year, $2.3 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Shortly after word surfaced that Patterson and the Thunder were working toward a buyout earlier this month, the Clippers emerged as the overwhelming favorite to land the 30-year-old power forward. Unsurprisingly, he'll fill one of the two remaining spots open on the Clippers' roster, signing with the team for the veteran minimum. After averaging just 13.7 minutes per game in 63 appearances with Oklahoma City in 2018-19, Patterson isn't expected to see his role grow while moving to a club with legitimate title aspirations.
News: It remains unclear whether George (shoulder) will be available to begin the regular season, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Impact: George underwent surgery on both shoulders during the offseason, and while his camp is yet to comment on his recovery, it's being speculated that the forward could end up missing time to begin the year. Buha notes that, in his opinion, the best-case scenario is still that George is ready for opening night (Oct. 22), but it's entirely possible that his recovery drags into the month of November. With their eyes on a title, the Clippers won't push George to return before he's 100 percent healthy, so it does seem rather likely that he could be limited through the first few weeks of the regular season.
News: Palmer officially signed his Exhibit 10 contract with the Clippers on Friday, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: News emerged in late July that Palmer was expected to sign with the Clippers, but everything was made official Friday. The former Nebraska guard showed off his scoring upside during summer League, averaging 14.0 points on 43.6 percent shooting in four games with the Suns. He'll hope to take that into training camp in order to earn a final roster spot.
News: Palmer is expected to sign an Exhibit 10 contract with the Clippers, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: The former Nebraska guard showed off his scoring ability during 2019 Summer League, averaging 14.0 points on 43.6 percent shooting in four games with the Suns. He'll hope to take that into Clippers' training camp in order to earn a roster spot.
News: Walton has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Clippers, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Walton spent last season overseas with ALBA Berlin of the German BBL and Zalgiris of the Lithuanian LKL. Altogether, he drew 18 starts across 56 appearances, averaging 7.3 points, 3.9 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 17.5 minutes. Most recently, he appeared in four games for the Clippers during the 2019 Summer League, totaling 15 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block in 53 minutes. LA has opted to bring Walton into camp, and he'll attempt to secure a roster spot.
News: George said Wednesday that there's "no set date" for him to make his Clippers debut while he recovers from offseason surgeries on both shoulders, Ben Golliver of The Washington Post reports.
Impact: Though he turned in the best season of his career in 2018-19, George faded down the stretch while playing through a sore right shoulder. Shortly after the Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs in late April, George underwent a procedure to repair a partially torn tendon in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder, then went under the knife again a month later to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. The pair of surgeries didn't deter the Clippers from swooping in to acquire George earlier this month, even with the knowledge that his availability for the start of the regular season could be in question. Further clarity on where exactly George stands in his recovery may not come until the Clippers hold training camp, but the potential of him missing multiple games early in the season could make the forward one of the riskier first- or second-round selections in fantasy drafts.
News: Motley has re-signed with the Clippers on a two-way contract, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Motley played the majority of his NBA minutes in garbage time, but his G-League showing last season was enough to show he has promise. Given the influx of star power on the Clippers' roster, it would still be surprising if Motley saw significant minutes barring a barrage of injuries.
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.