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Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell remain out Saturday vs. Pelicans [UPDATE]

Patrick Beverley was able to play in the Clippers’ loss to the Lakers on Thursday.

LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard dribbles the ball past Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in the second half at Staples Center. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: July 31, 5:33 p.m. Harrell and Williams are both listed as out for Saturday’s game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans.

UPDATE: LAC-LAL Final 103-101 — The Clippers lost on a late bucket by LeBron James in their first game of the NBA season restart on Thursday night. Beverley was questionable heading into the game, but ended up playing off the bench. He finished with 12 points in 16 minutes. Beverley was in foul trouble early on and the Clippers rode Reggie Jackson, who started the game.

UPDATE: LAC-LAL — Beverley is playing but isn’t in the starting lineup. Reggie Jackson started ahead of Beverley. So it seems Pat Bev will be limited off the bench.

Beverley has checked into the game late in the first quarter, so he is PLAYING. Rest easy anyone who played him in DFS. Also know, that Beverley probably won’t play too many minutes, though we could see him in crunch time if the game is close.

UPDATE: July 30, 7:34 p.m. Beverley will play against the Lakers, per coach Doc Rivers. It is unclear if Beverley will have a minutes restriction or not, per Rivers.

So Beverley being in the lineup is a downgrade for both Reggie Jackson and Landry Shamet. Still, I think both players should get a look, especially if lineups decide to pivot to Beverley, who is an underwhelming fantasy option most of the time. If Beverley is limited to around 20-24 minutes, Jackson and Shamet will have value. I don’t know how much I’d overreact to this news.

This is also impactful for the Lakers guards. Alex Caruso and Danny Green should see some Beverley, who is a solid defender. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could also see some Pat Bev on defense as well.

UPDATE: July 30, 11:17 a.m. — The Clippers held shootaround this morning and Pat Bev was present. The same was said for Zion Williamson, so with these statuses non-injury related, it’s tough to get a gauge on whether this is big or not. Usually, if Pat Bev went through shootaround that would mean he’s likely to play. For now, he’s still questionable and we’ll need to wait and see.

The Los Angeles Clippers released their injury report ahead of Thursday night’s restart opener against the Los Angeles Lakers. We know that PG Lou Williams and PF Montrezl Harrell are listed as out due to personal reasons/quarantine. PG Patrick Beverley is being listed as questionable to play due to Isolating/Not With Team.

Fantasy basketball and betting impact

Let’s start at the top with how this affects Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. This is a big game for the standings. Both All-Stars should have high usage and we saw how good PG-13 looked in scrimmages. My lean due to pricing is always going to be George, but Kawhi should be underowned relatively to his projections and price.

As for values, Joakim Noah is appealing with Harrell sidelined. Noah joined the Clippers for this run and he also looked fresh in scrimmages. He’s a motor guy and at a low price, can get us a nice amount of rebounds and assists (remember Noah is a great passer). Reggie Jackson would be the value to target if Pat Bev is sidelined. Jackson will need to play minutes at PG and he’s got a decent ceiling from what we saw when he was getting minutes as the Pistons starting PG.

This line should move more in favor of the Lakers as we get closer to tip-off. The Lakers are favored by 4.5 points right now. If the line continues to move up and it’s Lakers by 6.5 points, that may be a spot where we jump on the Clippers, knowing Kawhi and PG are still there.

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