News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan made his presence felt in the paint during Sunday's contest against the Lakers. Jordan finished with 13 rebounds in the 109-95 win, with four of those coming on the offensive side. He finished with four points on 2 of 5 shooting from the field and also added one block to his stat line, while logging 29 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Jordan has not been happy about his playing time lately and he has not been shy about letting everyone who will listen to him about it. While Jordan remains a decent source for rebounds and blocks his lack of offensive prowess and awful free-throw shooting makes him a liability at times on the court. However, with center being such a thin position, Jordan should be left active in the majority of formats heading into Week 24 (April 8-14).
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan continued to play a limited role Wednesday against the 76ers. Jordan played just 20 minutes in a 101-72 win, scoring just six points on 3 of 4 shooting. Jordan also added three rebounds and one blocked shot in the game.
Analysis: At this point, we're not sure there is anything Jordan can do to get on the floor more. Jordan is averaging just 23.2 minutes per game over the last five, despite shooting an unfathomable 86.3 percent from the field. He is averaging just 8. 4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in that stretch, and remains more of a low-end Fantasy option in his current role.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan was forced to leave Thursdays game for much of the third and fourth quarters, after taking a forearm to the face that caused a nosebleed. Jordan was forced to receive X-rays in the locker room, and ended up playing just 10 minutes in the game, however he did return for he fourth quarter. He scored four points and had one rebound, one steal and a pair of blocks in a 99-91 win.
Analysis: It was good to see Jordan back on the floor after taking the shot to the face, as he has already been seeing a reduced role recently; an injury certainly would not help things. He is averaging 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game over the last 10, while averaging just 20.6 minutes per game. Those averages are down across the board from his season line, so Fantasy owners should not plan on relying on him in his current role.
News: Despite floating their names in numerous trade rumors, the Clippers ultimately ended up hanging on to guard Eric Bledsoe and center DeAndre Jordan through Thursdays trade deadline. With their full rotation finally healthy, the Clippers have opted to head down the stretch of the season with the same cast that has vaulted them to the top of the Western Conference standings. Both Bledsoe and Jordan were recently involved in a rumored deal for Celtics center Kevin Garnett.
Analysis: Jordan might have seen a boost in his Fantasy value with a trade, as the Clippers still remain skeptical of using him late in games. Jordan is averaging just 24.6 minutes per game this season, his lowest total since 2009-10. Jordan has not appeared in the fourth quarter in 35 of the Clippers 56 games this season, logging just 105 minutes in the final period, according to NBA.com. As long as the Clippers feel like they cannot rely on Jordan, his play will continue to be inconsistent. He is averaging a career-high 9.0 points per game on the season, while adding 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks, and he remains more of a low-end Fantasy option down the stretch.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan continues to find his name in the news. According to The Sporting News, Jordan has frequently clashed with coach Vinny Del Negro regarding playing time, which has sparked the possibility he could be moved prior to Thursday's NBA trade deadline. The 24-year-old, who is averaging a career-high 9.0 points per game, has most recently been linked to a trade involving Boston.
Analysis: Jordan may have a point to his gripe with Del Negro. Despite producing the finest offensive campaign of his career, he is averaging just 24.6 minutes per game -- his lowest total over the past three seasons. Del Negro reportedly does not believe Jordan is a championship-caliber center, likely creating the internal rift. A move to another situation would certainly benefit him, especially to a team focused on long-term development. Fantasy owners should continue to keep Jordan on rosters in deeper formats, but he remains more of a low-end starter.
News: The Clippers have reportedly begun to make attempts at bolstering their roster for a championship run, having offered Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan to the Clippers in exchange for Kevin Garnett. According to Yahoo.com, the Clippers believe they could convince Garnett to waive his no-trade clause if a deal was agreed to. The Los Angeles Times did report Saturday that Clippers Vice President of basketball operations Gary Sacks did say he has not been shopping either Bledsoe of Jordan.
Analysis: Jordan is averaging a career-high 9.0 points per game this season, despite playing his fewer minutes per game since 2009-10. Jordan is clearly an improved offensive player, but Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro does not often let him show it off. A move to a new situation would almost certainly benefit him, especially if happened to be in one where the team is more interested in his development than winning in the short-term. Fantasy owners should continue to hang on to Jordan, however he remains more of a low-end starter in most Fantasy formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan watched his team beat down the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, he didn't contribute much to the win. Jordan played 17 minutes and scored just one point in the game. He did not attempt a field goal in the game and was 1 of 2 from the line. Jordan grabbed three rebounds and added a block and a steal.
Analysis: Fantasy owners don't need to look further than his last five games to get a good look at just how frustrating having Jordan on your roster can be. Jordan has one double-double over that span, but is averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds per game. He grabbed 22 rebounds on Monday against Washington, had 14 the next game and has grabbed just nine in his last two contests combined. He scored 17 points and took 11 shots on Friday in Miami and didn't take a single shot on Sunday. He is incredibly inconsistent, but remains worthy of use at least in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had another one of those games that make you wish he could play that way a little more consistently on Monday against the Wizards. Despite the Clippers losing the game, Jordan had a big rebounding night with Blake Griffin injured. Jordan ripped down 22 rebounds over 40 minutes and scored seven points for the Clippers on 3 of 4 shooting. He added two blocks and a steal.
Analysis: Jordan is averaging 10.2 rebounds per game over his last five contests but has been in double figures in just two of those games. He's only averaging around seven boards per game on the season as he often gets lost on the boards. If the 24-year-old could put his immense talent all together he could be a special player. However, Fantasy owners will have to make due with several fantastic efforts mixed in with many mediocre ones. He can be active in most deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has been playing better basketball of late. Unfortunately, it is never a certainty that he'll be able to continue any semblance of consistency. Jordan scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds on Friday at Toronto, and is averaging over seven boards per game over his last five.
Analysis: Jordan continues to show flashes of being a potential superstar in the NBA. The 24-year-old will come up with big scoring efforts and monster rebounding performances, only to go back to mediocre production almost immediately. Until he can play consistent basketball, Jordan will continue to frustrate his Fantasy owners. Still, he can be active in deeper formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan played fewer than 20 minutes for the second time in the last three games on Sunday against the Trail Blazers. He scored eight points and hauled in three rebounds in 17 minutes on the court. Jordan went 4 for 6 from the field in the 96-83 win.
Analysis: Jordan is shooting a solid 66 percent in the previous five contests but is averaging just seven points with 4.6 rebounds during that stretch. The emergence of Lamar Odom in Los Angeles has cut into his minutes, thus affecting his production. The 24-year-old has the potential to be a reliable option in Fantasy but until he proves to be more consistent, leave Jordan for deeper formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had another abysmal game on Monday afternoon during a loss at Golden State. Jordan scored just one point and did not take a shot in the game. He was 1 of 2 from the line. Jordan grabbed three rebounds and added a block over 21 minutes.
Analysis: Jordan hasn't scored over nine points in a game in a while and is averaging just 4.6 per game over his last five. Unfortunately, that also comes with just 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He has all the ability in the world, but doesn't utilize it on most nights. Jordan only has low-end Fantasy value in most formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had another one of his mediocre performances on Monday night in Memphis. The Clippers easily handled the Grizzlies but Jordan played just 21 minutes and scored six points on 3 of 6 from the field. He grabbed seven rebounds with three blocked shots against Memphis in the game.
Analysis: Jordan has only scored in double figures twice in his last six games for the Clippers. He continues to put up mediocre production for a guy who should be killing it right now. Watch out when Jordan puts it all together, but Fantasy owners will stay frustrated with his production until that time. He's too good not to be near a double-double per game. For now Jordan should only be active in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has been extremely efficient from the field of late on the back of going 4 for 4 Tuesday at Denver. Jordan scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the game with three blocks. Jordan is shooting almost 77 percent from the field over his last five games while averaging 10.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. That also comes with 1.6 steals.
Analysis: Jordan can sometimes put up monster lines that can frustrate Fantasy owners. He simply appears to be too good to produce the mediocre numbers he's been over the course of the season. The Clippers don't seem to need more than seven or eight shots per game from him and that will limit his scoring, but he should also rebound at a higher level than he does. The 24-year-old certainly has room to grow and already is a viable Fantasy start in most leagues.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan turned in another underwhelming performance during Tuesday's contest against the Nuggets. Jordan finished with six points and six rebounds in the 112-100 win on 3 of 4 shooting from the field. He missed both of his free-throw attempts and also added two blocks and one steal to his stat line while logging 19 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Jordan hasn't been doing much scoring lately as he has only scored in double figures in two of his last 10 games. While he is shooting 53 percent from the field over that stretch, Jordan is only attempting 5.8 field goals over that stretch. With all the weapons the Clippers have, Jordan isn't needed to do much but grab rebounds and block shots. However, he has only been seeing around 20 minutes per game as Los Angeles has been blowing teams out. Fantasy owners should consider sitting Jordan down until he starts putting up his customary 9.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.
News: After averaging 10.2 points per game in the first month of the season, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan reach double-figures for just the third time in eight December games Saturday against the Bucks. Jordan scored 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field, however he went just 1 for 4 from the free-throw line as his struggles there continued. He grabbed 11 rebounds, while dishing out two assists in a 111-85 win. He played 25 minutes and failed to record a block for the third game in a row.
Analysis: Jordan is averaging 8.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the month of December, despite playing roughly the same number of minutes per game. His free-throw shooting has bottomed out in December, as he is shooting just 36.3 percent from the charity stripe. Jordan is playing slightly better than he has in the past, but he remains more of a low-end starting Fantasy option moving forward.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan registered eight points and six rebounds during Los Angeles' 117-99 win over Phoenix on Saturday. Jordan attempted only four shots in 26 minutes of playing time and connected on three of them as he finished in single-digits for the second time in the past three games. He also contributed an assist and two blocks, the 10th occasion this season he has swatted away multiple shots.
Analysis: At the beginning of the year, it appeared Jordan was poised to increase his scoring output during his fifth season in the league as he poured in 20 points in two of his first games. But his scoring has decreased recently and he has not topped the 20-point plateau since Nov. 8 at Portland. His rebounding totals have also slipped a bit as his last outing with double-figures in boards was seven games ago. He still has plenty of time to bounce back and is still worthy of starting in deeper Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had an abysmal performance on Monday night despite a win at Utah. Jordan scored just three points on 1 of 3 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks. He played 33 minutes in the game.
Analysis: Games like Monday's are why Fantasy owners can get so frustrated by Jordan's production. He can post monster double-doubles and follow them up with a week's worth of listless performances. He remains a solid start across the board, but Jordan needs to start living up to his vast potential.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan recorded a double-double during Wednesday's overtime loss at Oklahoma City. Jordan played 36 minutes in the game and came away with 12 points and 10 rebounds to go with two steals and a block. Jordan shot 4 for 8 from the field for the Clippers in the losing effort.
Analysis: Jordan continues to struggle with his consistency and that is the only thing keeping him from being a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues. He's one of the most athletic big men in the game and is averaging almost 2 1/2 blocks per game. He can be active in most Fantasy formats but he's not at the elite level consistently just yet.
News: After failing to score 20 points at any point during the 2011-12 season, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan crossed that threshold for the second time in 24 hours Thursday against the Trail Blazers. One night after going for 20 points against the Spurs, Jordan posted 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting. He also went 5 for 7 from the free-throw line, the first time he made a shot from the charity stripe in five games. Jordan added eight rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 28 minutes in a 103-90 win.
Analysis: The Clippers talked a lot this preseason about Jordans improving offensive game, and he seems to be showing that off. He has scored in double figures in three games in a row, and is actually showing off a somewhat improved offensive skillset. He is not likely to continue shooting 75.0 percent from the field as he has through the first five games, but Jordan seems ready for a slightly bigger role on offense. If he can nudge his scoring average above double figures for the first time, Jordan would probably emerge as a useful Fantasy option in most formats. For now, he remains more of a low-end starter.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan put together a monster stat line Wednesday night in a blowout win over the Spurs. Jordan was one of a few Clippers who couldn't miss on this night as he scored 20 points on 10 of 12 from the field over 27 minutes. Jordan grabbed 11 rebounds for the double-double and added two steals and four blocked shots.
Analysis: Jordan didn't have a double-double on the season before Wednesday as he came into the game averaging just 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. He's remained consistent blocking shots, but if Jordan could just play like he did Wednesday a little more often he'd become a Fantasy superstar. Watch for breakout numbers like these going forward, but we expect his inconsistency will continue. Still, as a center he can be starting in plenty of Fantasy formats regardless.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has seen 23 minutes in the first two games of the season as L.A. moved to 2-0 after Friday's win over the Lakers. Jordan scored just four points and grabbed five rebounds in the win. He went 2 of 3 from the field and added two blocks.
Analysis: Jordan is only averaging eight points and six rebounds per game after two contests with 1.5 blocks. The good news is that the Clippers are winning. It doesn't look as if we'll see a monster year from Jordan, who is still learning on the fly. Still, he has ridiculous talent and is a worthy Fantasy center in most formats at a thin position.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan heard the outcry about his attitude last season, especially when he would struggle from the free-throw line. So the 24-year-old worked on improving his mindset during the offseason and arrived in training camp in top shape as he prepares for his fifth professional season. He also adjusted his free-throw stroke in the hopes of increasing his career 44.0 percentage from the line. But he also stressed the importance of maintaining his focus throughout an entire game. "You're always frustrated when you feel like you could play better than you're playing," he told The Orange County Register. "If my offense isn't happening, I'm going to play defense and grab as many rebounds as I can."
Analysis: Jordan is viewed as a possible breakout candidate this season -- as long as he can steady his free-throw shooting. He drained a career-high 52.5 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe last year, and if he can continue pushing that mark forward, he could threaten double-digits in points for the first time. Jordan, who is a solid shot blocker as well, is close to averaging 10-plus rebounds on a nightly basis, which would make him a threat for a double-double in every outing. Jordan's current draft position in CBSSports.com standard Fantasy leagues remains in the later rounds, but he could become a huge value pick if he takes the next step this season.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had the arguably the best night of his career from the free-throw line on Wednesday, hitting 7 of 8 from the charity stripe, which sparked a 13-point game, as the Clippers defeated the Suns, 103-86. Jordan, who also had six rebounds and a block in 28 minutes in the game, had only ever made seven free throws in a game once in his career and it took him 13 tries, back when he was a rookie.
Analysis: Jordan is a pretty terrible free-throw shooter, though his 50.0 percent mark this season is actually a career-high, so improvement should be noted. He has now made 12 of his last 15 from the free-throw line over the last five games, which helps explain why he is averaging 10.4 points per game in that stretch. If Jordan could ever become a consistent free-throw shooter, his value both in real life and Fantasy basketball would skyrocket, however at this point, we have to chalk this up to a small sample size. Continue to consider Jordan a viable starting option, even if his recent free-throw success turns out to be a mirage.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan's scoring troubles continued during Tuesday night's contest against the Pacers. Jordan finished with just two points in the 102-89 defeat, on 1 of 5 shooting from the field. He missed both of his free-throw attempts, but did add 10 rebounds and two blocks to his stat line, while logging 21 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Jordan has been playing a bit better on offense of late and to be fair he was foul trouble for much of the game against Indiana. However, 23-year-old is averaging just 5.3 points in March, which is nearly two points lower than his season average. The addition of Kenyon Martin is part of the reason as Jordan has seen his minutes take a hit since his arrival. Despite his offensive woes, Jordan averaging 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks this month, which keeps him relevant -- especially Rotisserie formats. Continue to view him as a No. 2 Fantasy center moving forward.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had a team-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive) on Monday against the Celtics. It was the third time in six games he had at least 11 rebounds. Unfortunately, Jordan went just 3 of 10 from the field for six points. He hasn't scored in double figures in eight March games, averaging a season-low 3.8 points per game this month.
Analysis: Everyone wanted to know what kind of impact Keynon Martin's arrival would have on Jordan and we have our answer -- his scoring has plummeted. It's not like Jordan was a scoring machine before Martin's arrival, but he has hit a new offensive low in March. Jordan's minutes have also dwindled due to Martin's arrival. Jordan is now pretty much a defensive presence for Los Angeles. He has lost significant Fantasy value in March and is now more of a low-end No. 2 Fantasy center.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan just missed logging a double-double during Sunday night's contest against the Rockets. Jordan finished with eight points and 11 rebounds in the 105-103 overtime win, on 4 of 5 shooting from the field. He missed his lone free-throw attempt but did add a block to his stat line, while logging 28 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Jordan continues to be a force on the glass for Los Angeles as he is averaging 10.6 rebounds over his last five contests. He is also averaging 7.2 points and 2.2 blocks over that stretch, while shooting 67 percent from the field. While owners would love to see some more consistent scoring from Jordan, his production has been good enough to consider the 23-year-old a No. 2 Fantasy center. Continue to view him as such heading into Fantasy Week 11 (March 5-11).
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan did not appear to be playing with a sore left shoulder on Tuesday night in the first game of the second half of the NBA season against Minnesota. Despite L.A. taking the home loss, Jordan was a man possessed with 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Analysis: Jordan entered the All-Star break with a shoulder issue but has put that behind him. He's recorded double-digit rebounds in three straight games now and has double-doubles in back-to-back contests. As long as he's on the floor for the Clippers, Jordan can be active in most Fantasy formats.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan expects to continue playing despite dealing with a sore left shoulder, reports the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. Jordan's injury is not thought to be serious.
Analysis: Jordan averaged 29.1 minutes per game over the first half of the season but that went down to 25.4 minutes over his final five games before the All-Star break. Fantasy owners are a little annoyed that Kenyon Martin has taken away some of Jordan's playing time. Still, Jordan averaged 7.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his final five games before the break. He should enter the second half of the season as a solid start in all formats. That said, monitor that shoulder injury.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan scored five points and pulled down 11 rebounds during Los Angeles' 104-97 loss to Golden State on Monday night. Jordan ended a four-game stretch -- his longest of the season -- with single digits in rebounds before leading all Clippers starters on the glass Monday. Jordan, who also contributed a block and an assist, connected on just 2 of his 6 shot attempts from the field.
Analysis: Jordan had seen his playing time decrease following the arrival of Kenyon Martin in Los Angeles, but logged 31 minutes against the Warriors -- his most playing time since Feb. 6 against Orlando (32). Jordan had hovered between 20-25 minutes prior to Monday's increase in time. The 23-year-old remains a solid presence on the glass, but an inconsistent scorer -- consider him a No. 2 Fantasy center in most formats for now.
News: After averaging 30-plus minutes during the early part of the season, Clippers C DeAndre Jordan has found his playing time on the decline with the arrival of F Kenyon Martin. In the four games Martin has played with Los Angeles, Jordan has not topped 25 minutes in any and is averaging just 5.2 points per game in that span. He also registered his first scoreless outing of the season last Wednesday at Cleveland, Martin's team debut.
Analysis: Jordan wasn't relied on much for his scoring, but the dip in minutes is concerning as it has also affected his production on the glass. The 23-year-old inside force has registered double figures in rebounds only once during his past five games and is averaging 7.6 boards per game in that span. He posted 9.4 rebounds a night in the month of January. It appears Martin will receive 20-25 minutes of playing time a game, so Fantasy owners will unfortunately have to deal with Jordan's additional time on the bench. He's still considered a viable option in most Fantasy formats.
News: After not attempting a shot his last time out, Clippers C DeAndre Jordan was able to get back on the board on Friday against the 76ers. He finished with five points and five rebounds in the 78-77 win. He went 2 for 4 from the field and made 1 of 2 free throws while playing 21 minutes. Jordan also posted an assist in the victory.
Analysis: Jordan has struggled to score of late but luckily he has still been able to do some work on the boards. He is averaging 6.6 points with 7.4 rebounds and two blocks in his last five contests, and is shooting a solid 64 percent over that span. The 23-year-old has been playing through a bone bruise in his left knee and the addition of Kenyon Martin will likely cut into his minutes a bit so keep an eye on his progress going forward. Even with his recent struggles, Jordan remains a viable option in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: The Los Angeles Times reports that Clippers C DeAndre Jordan has been playing through a bone bruise in his left knee. Jordan played 33 minutes on Saturday at Washington, however, and scored 18 points on 9 of 11 from the field. He grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots in that game, not showing any ill affects of the knee issue.
Analysis: Jordan doesn't always score for the Clippers as he's still averaging under 10 points per game. That said, he's putting up 11 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game over his last five and remains one of the most impressive defenders in the NBA. Jordan is going to keep playing through the knee issue and should keep playing well. Continue to start him in most Fantasy formats.
News: Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan posted a season-high 18 points on Saturday night against Washington. He shot 9 for 11 from the field and grabbed 11 boards. The big man also swatted three shots in the Clippers 107-81 win over the Wizards.
Analysis: Jordan sustained a knee injury on Wednesday, but it hasn't slowed him down. He continues to be one of the best shot blockers in the NBA this season. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to post big scoring numbers like this too often though as his value lies in rebounding and blocked shots. Over his last five games he's averaging 9.4 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks an outing. Fantasy owners should continue to view him as a No. 2 center option.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan, who suffered a knee injury on Wednesday, did not seem hindered by the injury on Thursday against the Nuggets. While he scored just two points, he was his typically active self on the boards and defense, grabbing nine rebounds and blocking five shots in 27 minutes as the Clippers lost 112-91 to Denver.
Analysis: Jordan isnt much known for his scoring, so while the two points are disappointing, its not entirely unprecendented. If you are relying on Jordan, you are doing so for his rebounding and blocks, two categories he filled well as he has all year. Jordan is averaging 8.9 rebounds and 8.4 points a night for the season. Fantasy owners should continue to consider Jordan a quality No. 2 Fantasy C in most formats, especially for his rebounding.
News: According to NBA.com, Clippers coach Del Negro said he expects center DeAndre Jordan (knee) to suit up on Thursday night against the Nuggets.
Analysis: Jordan is having a nice campaign for the Clippers so far this season. Despite dealing with this knee issue, Fantasy owners should continue to view him as a solid center option in the majority of formats.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds during Los Angeles' 112-100 victory over Oklahoma City on Monday night. Jordan hit 5 of his 7 shots to maintain his efficient production from the field. He has drained at least 60 percent of his attempts in four of his past five outings to boost his season average to 8.4 points per game. Jordan added three blocks -- his seventh straight outing with multiple blocks.
Analysis: Jordan isn't known for recording many double-doubles and Monday marked just his second such outing of the season. Still, he continues to be aggressive on the boards and has posted double figures in rebounds in back-to-back games (24 total). Jordan is averaging 8.8 rebounds a night for the season. Fantasy owners should continue to consider Jordan a quality No. 2 Fantasy C in most formats, especially for his rebounding.
News: Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan barely missed getting his second double-double of the year on Thursday night versus Memphis. He scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds in his 35 minutes of action. Jordan shot 4 for 5 from the floor and converted 1 of his 4 foul shots in the game. The big man added three blocks, but found himself in foul trouble trying to contain Grizzlies center Marc Gasol. The Clippers ended up winning the game, 98-91.
Analysis: Jordan had a tough time with Gasol on Thursday, but still contributed for his team and Fantasy owners. While Jordan isn't known for his scoring prowess, he has been posting some good totals lately. Over his last five games he's averaging 11.4 points and 10.0 rebounds an outing, while swatting three shots a game. Owners should continue to view Jordan as a solid No. 2 center option in all formats.
News:DeAndre Jordan had a season-high 19 points and nine rebounds during the Clippers' win Wednesday against the Mavs. Jordan went 9 of 13 from the field. Jordan reached double digits in field-goal attempts for the fifth time in 215 NBA games. His previous career high was 12.
Analysis: Jordan is not an offensive savvy player. He is averaging a career-high 7.8 points per game in 2011-12, but he is mostly on the court for his rebounding and defensive presence. If Jordan scores more often like he did on Wednesday, then he has the ability to become an elite player. He clearly has more opportunities with Chris Kaman out of the picture. But Jordan is still more of a No. 2 Fantasy center.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan continues to reject opponent attempts at the rim at an elite rate, swatting four shots on Monday in a 101-91 win over the Nets. He also had 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting and was just a rebound away from his first double-double of the season.
Analysis: Jordan has somewhat disappointed this season, as his per game averages are largely unchanged from last season despite a six minutes per game increase in playing time and a $43 million contract in the offseason. Jordan is still a useful No. 2 Fantasy center because of his league-leading block totals and decent rebounding, but if he could continue to build on last year's breakout, he would become even more valuable.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan scored seven points and grabbed eight boards in Wednesday's 117-89 win over the Rockets. He made both his shots from the field and nailed 3 of his 4 shots from the charity stripe. The big man also failed to record a block for the first time this season.
Analysis: Jordan has yet to register a double-double this season. While he's not an offensive powerhouse, Jordan gets his opportunities at the line and in close proximity to the bucket. He also gives Fantasy owners a good source of blocks -- on most nights -- so his value as a No. 2 center remains steady. But with Chris Kaman out of the picture, Jordan should be posting better numbers. Fantasy owners will have to give him some more time as he's still adjusting to some new All-Star teammates.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan did not have a big night offensively in the season-opening win over the Warriors on Sunday. That said, he had a monster night defensively as Jordan swatted eight shots in the opener. Jordan was everywhere the Warriors were shooting Sunday night and he only committed two fouls in the process. Jordan played 31 minutes and went 1 for 2 from the field to score six points. The Warriors instituted a plan to foul Jordan down the stretch and make him shoot free throws, a la hack-a-Shaq, and the big man went just 4 of 12 from the line. He grabbed five rebounds.
Analysis: Jordan won't score much for your Fantasy team, but his defensive numbers are insane. If he can pick up the rebounding -- tough to do with Blake Griffin in town -- Jordan would be like the Ben Wallace of old. We doubt he's going to come close to averaging eight blocks per game, but it seems three or four isn't out of the question. Plus, if teams keep fouling him and he starts hitting more frequently, he could start scoring pretty well too. Jordan is definitely gaining Fantasy value and is a No. 2 Fantasy C already.
News: The Los Angeles Times reports that the Clippers have matched the offer sheet the Golden State Warriors gave to C DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers expected to have Jordan in practice on Monday. The Warriors signed Jordan to a four-year offer sheet worth approximately $42.7 million.
Analysis: The 6-foot-11 Jordan has emerged as an athletic and promising young center -- however raw and unproven -- in three years in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old averaged 7.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 25 minutes per game last season. While his contract might seem large for a player of his caliber, the Clippers are willing to spend for his potential. Jordan makes for a solid sleeper option in the later rounds of 2011-12 Fantasy drafts.
News: Golden State signed Clippers C DeAndre Jordan on Sunday to a four-year offer sheet worth approximately $42.7 million. As a restricted free agent, Los Angeles has three days to match the offer. It is unknown whether the Clippers will match the offer. Jordan reportedly already received an offer from Los Angeles worth $40 million over five years.
Analysis: The 6-foot-11 Jordan has emerged as an athletic and promising young center -- however raw and unproven -- in three years in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old averaged 7.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 25 minutes per game last season. While his contract might seem large for a player of his caliber, the Warriors seem willing to spend with his potential. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the situation as he could make for a solid sleeper option in the later rounds of 2011-12 Fantasy drafts.
News: According to multiple reports, the Warriors are prepared to sign center DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet worth approximately $40 million over four years. The offer is expected to come on Sunday. Golden State would need to clear another $3.5 million of cap room to sign him.
Analysis: The Clippers could match the offer for Jordan, so there are still some moving parts in this potential deal. Jordan was offered a five-year deal from Los Angeles, but wanted to test the market. The big man has also been brought up in trade rumors as well, so until something is officially announced, perhaps on Sunday. Jordan posted a career-best 7.2 rebounds per game last season and formed a dynamic high-flying combination with Blake Griffin. Fantasy owners should target the 23-year-old in the late middle rounds of 2011-12 drafts, but keep an eye on where he ends up.
News: The Los Angeles Clippers offered a five-year contract to restricted free-agent C DeAndre Jordan, according to Yahoo Sports. At around the same time, they appear to have offered Jordan, along with G Eric Gordon and other pieces, in a trade to acquire the Hornets' G Chris Paul, according to CBSSports.com's Ken Berger. It appeared that the Clippers were very serious about retaining Jordan, but the opportunity to add Paul to their roster has proven too enticing for them to pass up. The Hornets are expected to ask for final offers from interested teams by the start of training camp, and may make a decision soon after, in hopes of avoiding a protracted issue.
Analysis: Jordan, who also posted a career-best 7.2 rebounds per game last season, formed a dynamic high-flying combination with Clippers F Blake Griffin in 2010-11. The two are among the most talented young players in the league and are key to Los Angeles' continued turnaround. However, they seem to be accelerating the plan on the rebuild, and Jordan could actually see an increase in his Fantasy value if this happens. It's pretty tough for Jordan to find rebounds next to Griffin, who grabs them about as well as anyone in the game. Moving to a thin New Orleans frontcourt could make Jordan a legitimate nightly double-double contender. Fantasy owners should target the 23-year-old in the late middle rounds of 2011-12 drafts.
News: The Los Angeles Clippers offered a five-year contract to restricted free-agent C DeAndre Jordan, according to Yahoo Sports. The deal is reportedly worth $40 million. In addition, the report stated Jordan is still expected to sign an offer sheet with another club which would force the Clippers to match the price if they hope to retain him. Los Angeles has made it clear it intends to keep Jordan, who averaged a career-high 7.1 ppg last year.
Analysis: Jordan, who also posted a career-best 7.2 rebounds per game last season, formed a dynamic high-flying combination with Clippers F Blake Griffin in 2010-11. The two are among the most talented young players in the league and are key to Los Angeles' continues turnaround. While his scoring has increased, Jordan's greatest Fantasy value remains on the glass. And he could threaten 30-plus minutes per game this year if Chris Kaman is dealt. Fantasy owners should target the 23-year-old in the late middle rounds of 2011-12 drafts.
News: According to ESPN.com, the Clippers on Tuesday formally extended a $1,091,100 qualifying offer to restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan. Extending the qualifying offer to Jordan formally begins what could be an intriguing and revealing process for the Clippers, who now have the right to match any offer sheet the athletic big man signs with another team. Clippers GM Neil Olshey stopped short of guaranteeing the team would match any offer for Jordan, but sounded confident in the franchise's resolve to do so."DeAndre was a key priority for us heading into this offseason and this is the first step in the process," Olshey said. "Like the rest of the young core of our team, we see DeAndre being with our franchise a long time and playing a key role in helping us become a perennial playoff team." Jordan is a restricted free agent this year because he was only a second-round pick in 2008.
Analysis: Jordan is expected to be among the most sought-after big men on the free agent market after averaging 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks last season. Jordan started 66 games after expected starter Chris Kaman went down midseason with an injury and missed nearly two-thirds of the season. His value lies on the boards and blocking shots. In terms of scoring, Jordan finished in the Top 30 for center eligible players in standard CBSSports.com leagues. His value drops in formats that do not allow dual eligibility though. For that reason Fantasy owners should target him in the later rounds on Draft Day this fall depending on where he plays.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan is a restricted free agent under the NBA's current collective bargaining agreement, but he's only focusing on one thing right now -- next year. With a potential lockout looming for the NBA, Jordan told the Los Angeles Times that he has a workout program to follow during the summer. "We're definitely going to try to stick together and do some things and keep our chemistry up," he said. "Then I'm going to go into acting." That's a good sign for the Clippers as it seems like he wants to return to L.A. Jordan missed just two games all season (with pneumonia) and that was late in the year. The third-year forward posted career highs with 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per contest. He also shot 68.6 percent from the floor -- as most of his shots were dunks or in the paint. Jordan also shot a career best 45.2 percent at the charity stripe.
Analysis: According to www.clippers.com, Jordan will be working out with Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston this summer. Everyone praised Dwight Howard's offensive improvement after working with Olajuwon last offseason. Jordan started 66 games this year as he filled in at center for the oft-injured Chris Kaman. Jordan and Blake Griffin make a formidable frontcourt, but Jordan isn't as prolific of a scorer. His value lies on the boards and blocking shots. In terms of scoring, Jordan finished in the top-30 for center eligible players in standard CBSSports.com leagues. His value drops in formats that do not allow dual eligibility though. For that reason Fantasy owners should target him in the later rounds on Draft Day this fall.
News: After missing two games with pneumonia, Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan was back on the court on Friday night as the Clippers faced the Lakers. He came off the bench to score three points, grab two boards, block four shots and dish out two assists in 23 minutes of action. The Clippers would lose to the Lakers, 112-104.
Analysis: Jordan and Chris Kaman give the Clippers to capable big men, but it seems they may share time in the middle down the stretch. If that does happen, neither will have a ton of Fantasy value. Jordan is averaging 9.0 points, 1.5 blocks and 7.8 rebounds over his last 10 outings. He may not score a lot, but Jordan produces for owners by grabbing boards and blocking shots. That makes him Fantasy relevant in deeper category-based leagues.
News: After missing the last two games with pneumonia, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will be available to play in Friday night's game against the Lakers. Hes feeling better, coach Vinny Del Negro said. He shot around this morning, and well see what his energy is like during the game then Ill determine how many minutes he gets. Its good to have him back. Hes lost some weight, six pounds and hes got to get his strength back a little bit. Jordan is averaging 7.0 points and 7.1 rebounds through 70 games this season.
Analysis: Jordan is finally healthy enough to get back out on the court and he is expected to play against the Lakers. Fantasy owners should monitor how he fares in his first game back just be on the safe side. Jordan is among the most active big men in the NBA when fully healthy, and can be considered a solid low-end center in most formats.
News: The team's official website reports Clippers C DeAndre Jordan will not play Wednesday against the Wizards because of pneumonia. He has now missed a pair of games with the issue, but he was released from the hospital Sunday. Hes feeling better, he was at shootaround this morning, coach Vinny Del Negro said. Hes lost a little weight. Hes pretty sick. Well see how he feels tomorrow, try to get his energy and effort up. Well get him out on the court a little bit and see how he does and well see what Friday brings.
Analysis: Jordan is on the right path back onto the court, but the team is not willing to take any chances with such a serious issue. Fantasy owners should stay away from the athletic big man for now, with all the uncertainty around his return mixed in with the unknown impact the illness had on his game. Jordan is among the most active big men in the NBA when fully healthy, but he should not be considered to be any option in Fantasy play for now. He's normally a solid low-end option regardless of format.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan, who missed Sunday's game against the Suns because of pneumonia, has been released from the hospital. Jordan spent Saturday night in Marina Del Rey hospital with what the team called a mild case of pneumonia. He is being considered day to day.
Analysis: Jordan seems to be feeling much better, although will still be considered an injury risk heading into Fantasy Week 22 (March 21-27). The Clippers are slated to play three times during the upcoming coming scoring period with their next game scheduled for Wednesday against the Wizards. Owners should continue to monitor his status moving forward. However, because lineups lock on Monday evening having a healthy alternative on standby might not be such a bad idea.
News: The Clippers announced on Sunday that C DeAndre Jordan has been diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia. He was ruled out for Sunday's game against Phoenix, though Yahoo! Sports reports that Jordan's condition has improved.
Analysis: Jordan is considered day-to-day moving forward. He is in line for three games in Fantasy Week 22 (March 21-27), but now carries a good measure of risk in weekly formats. He had averaged 8.2 points with 9.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his previous five appearances. Consider healthy alternatives where possible, but Jordan does make for a viable No. 2 center option when available. Expect Chris Kaman to see a boost in playing time for however long Jordan sits out.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan has been losing some playing time to Chris Kaman since the former All-Star returned from injury. But in Wednesday's game against the Celtics, it was Jordan who saw more minutes, and he made the most of it. Jordan scored a season-high 21 points on near-perfect 9 of 10 shooting from the floor. He even connected on 3 of 7 foul shots. "Mo told me just go up there and Blake told me I was going to knock them down," Jordan said. "Having those guys have the confidence in me, I went up there and had confidence in myself." Jordan added nine rebounds on the night to go along with a block on the defensive end of the floor in 32 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Jordan was just two points from tying a career-high in scoring, and he did it against one of the NBA's best defensive teams. Kaman got into some minor foul trouble and Jordan's athleticism was giving the older Celtics frontcourt some issues. He got on the board early and often, throwing down three dunks seemingly right out of the gate. His quickness and reaction time on rebounds was too much for Kevin Garnett and company to handle. Jordan has the raw talent and skill to be a solid NBA bigman, but his minutes are constantly fluctuating. Alongside Blake Griffin and Kaman, the L.A. frontcourt gives many defenses problems in the paint. Jordan should continue to be used as a low-end Fantasy option moving forward.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan was not much of a factor in Monday's 92-87 win over the Bobcats. Jordan was held scoreless in 17 minutes off the bench in the victory and did not attempt a shot. He finished with just two rebounds and a steal. Jordan is averaging 5.6 points and 6.0 rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: Jordan continues to start for the Clippers, but Kaman the one racking up all the minutes. This was to be expected though and many are still predicting that Jordan will eventually move back to the bench. Even he remains a starter, it is clear Kaman's return will continue to limit his minutes and production. Unless that changes, Jordan should only be considered a low-end Fantasy option at this point in the season.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan tallied just three points and three rebounds in Los Angeles' 98-87 loss to New Orleans on Wednesday night. Jordan attempted just one shot from the field and hit 1 of 2 from the free-throw line to post his lowest scoring output in his last eight games. Jordan also logged just 16 minutes -- his lowest total since Dec. 5 against Portland (11) as he lost playing time with the return of center Chris Kaman.
Analysis: With Kaman appearing healthy for the first time in months, Jordan's spot in the starting lineup could become short-lived. Kaman registered 14 points off the bench on 6 of 11 shooting and is averaging 11.0 points in his last two games. Jordan, known more for his rebounding and defensive abilities, has attempted more than five shots just once in 11 games during the month of February. He is averaging just 6.3 points in the month. Fantasy owners should track his playing time and consider other Fantasy options if Jordan heads to the bench.
News: Clippers C Chris Kaman announced via his verified Twitter feed Wednesday afternoon that he had been cleared to play on Wednesday night at Minnesota. "I will be getting back on the court tonight with limited minutes, but it will feel good to play," tweeted Kaman. Kaman has not appeared in a game since Dec. 5. DeAndre Jordan has been starting in his place.
Analysis: Jordan has averaged 7.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 46 starts this season. It is not clear exactly how the team will use both big men when both are healthy. However, expect to see a huge chunk of Jordan's minutes and touches to go away soon. Fantasy owners should have alternatives prepared.
News: The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Chris Kaman could return on Wednesday night against in Minnesota after the team listed him as a game-time decision. Kaman has not appeared in a game since Dec. 5. DeAndre Jordan has been starting in his place.
Analysis: Jordan has averaged 7.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 46 starts this season. It is not clear exactly how the team will use both big men when both are healthy. However, expect to see a huge chunk of Jordan's minutes and touches to go away. Fantasy owners should have alternatives prepared.
News: Clippers F DeAndre Jordan had an efficient night from the floor on Friday against the Cavaliers. He scored seven points on 3 of 3 shooting in the 126-119 overtime loss. He made 1 of 2 attempts from the charity stripe while playing 32 minutes. Jordan also had eight rebounds and a blocked shot in the defeat.
Analysis: Jordan's scoring has been erratic this season but he has been pretty solid on the boards and is having a career year. He is averaging eight points with 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over his last five contests, and is shooting an amazing 78 percent from the floor over that span. If he would take more shots he probably would have better production but Jordan remains a viable low-end Fantasy option heading into Week 17 (Feb. 14-20).
News: After scoring in single digits each of his last five games, Clippers F DeAndre Jordan got back on track on Monday night against the Bucks. He scored 16 points and hauled in seven rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, in the 105-98 win. He was an efficient 7 of 8 from the field and converted 2 of 4 free throws while playing 32 minutes. Jordan also had five blocked shots in the victory.
Analysis: Jordan had gone through a little bit of a slump recently but he started Week 15 (Jan. 31-Feb. 6) with a bang and hopefully can carry this solid game forward. He is averaging eight points with 7.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over his last five contests and is having a career year for the Clippers. While his scoring has been inconsistent, he remains a solid source for blocks and rebounds. Continue to view Jordan as a viable Fantasy option in deeper leagues and category-based formats.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan tallied six points and seven rebounds in Los Angeles' 108-93 loss to Portland on Thursday night. Jordan shot 2 of 3 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line to finish with less than 10 points for the third time in his last four games. Jordan added three blocks but was limited by foul trouble (five fouls) in his 24 minutes -- the second consecutive game his playing time has decreased.
Analysis: Jordan has not been attempting many shots recently and Thursday marked the third time in the last six games he has finished 2 for 3 from the field. He is clearly not known for his shooting prowess -- 6.9 points per game this season -- and his Fantasy value remains in rebounding. He should be considered in deep and category-based Fantasy leagues as a mid-range option at forward.
News: Despite the teams' upset over the Heat on Wednesday, Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan managed just five points and four rebounds. It was the first time since December 27, that Jordan failed to score at least 10 points or grab at least 10 rebounds. Jordan was able to steal two passes, block a shot and assist on a score in 25 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Jordan not only had a tough night in the box score, but he played the least amount of minutes he has over the last six games -- despite starting at center. Still, the one bad game shouldn't scare Fantasy owners from utilizing the versatile big-man in deeper category-based leagues. He pulls down rebounds with the best young players in the NBA and can score a considerable amount on occasion.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan tied a career high with 20 rebounds and added 14 points in Los Angeles' 106-93 victory over Denver on Wednesday night. Jordan hauled in a season-high nine offensive boards to record his third double-double of the season. Jordan finished 5 of 7 from the field while also sinking 4 of 6 from the free-throw line to match his second-highest point total of the season.The 6-foot-11 Jordan also blocked six shots for the second game in a row for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game losing skid. "I'm the anchor so everything that comes in there, if somebody gets beat, I have to be in there to block it, contest it or alter the shot," Jordan said.
Analysis: Jordan has been one of the best rebounders in the NBA recently and has now totaled 67 in his last six games for a sterling average of 11.2 boards per outing. With the impressive run, he was improved his season average to 6.5 rebounds per game but his scoring is still underwhelming. Wednesday's output was only his eighth game of the season scoring in double figures and he totaled just 10.2 points in his last five games. Jordan will continue to a solid contributor on defense but Fantasy owners should not expect much on offense. He should be viewed as a worthwhile option in category-based and deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Clippers PF DeAndre Jordan went nuts with blocked shots on Wednesday in a loss to Utah. Jordan swatted seven shots in the game and added 14 points and five rebounds. He went 5 for 5 from the field over 40 minutes.
Analysis: Jordan is only averaging 1.2 blocks per game this season for the Clippers and hadn't had one in his last two games. He certainly got his fill against the Jazz. Jordan is playing well lately with 11 points, nine boards and two blocks per night. He's 21 for 27 from the field over that span and he's also getting a steal per game. He's becoming a pretty complete option for a power forward and is very useful in the deeper Fantasy formats.
News: For the second time this season Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan recorded a double-double. He scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Wednesday's 97-92 loss to Houston. It wasn't for lack of effort though as Jordan hit four straight foul shots down the stretch keeping the Clippers close. He's shooting 41.7 percent from the charity stripe this season, but went 4 for 6 on Wednesday. He shot 5 for 7 from the field, most of his shots being dunks, as he and teammate Blake Griffin played much of the game above the rim. Jordan also had an assist, three steals and two blocks in his 33 minutes of action.
Analysis: Jordan and Griffin make a heck of a tandem, but Jordan has been filling in for the injured Chris Kaman. Over his last five outings, Jordan is averaging 10.0 points, 8.0 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.6 blocks per game. While Jordan is fun to watch on the court, he's only worth owning in deeper Fantasy leagues. With Kaman out, Jordan is a nice alternative, but his playing time might take a hit when Kaman returns. This is a situation to watch in deeper leagues.
News: Clippers PF/C DeAndre Jordan was very active on Wednesday night in a loss at Philadelphia. Jordan shot 7 of 7 from the field as he didn't miss a shot -- most of his baskets came very close to the rim -- to score 15 points. He added six rebounds and three blocked shots in the performance.
Analysis: Jordan showed raw ability on Wednesday and looked like he could eventually blossom into a star. That said, he's been quite erratic. He's averaging just 8.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game over his last five, while shooting 18 of 25 from the field. The more aggressive he gets, the better he plays. Jordan is worth adding in deeper Fantasy leagues, especially as he's gained center eligibility in leagues that allow for multiple positions.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan should continue to get more playing time over the next few weeks. According to the Los Angeles Times, center Chris Kaman's bone bruise in his ankle is not healed and will be out for a few more weeks. Jordan has been starting in Kaman's place. "We're going to need him to play at a high level now until Chris gets back," coach Vinny Del Negro said of Jordan.
Analysis: Jordan doesn't score much as he's averaging just 4.8 points per game over his last five outings, but he does bring down a lot of rebounds. Over that span he's averaging 7.8 rebounds and has registered double figures in that category twice. He's not a big-time Fantasy contributor, but as the season goes on he could be worth adding. He's only worth using in the deepest of leagues.
News: Clippers F/C DeAndre Jordan had a productive game against the Lakers on Wednesday night. He brought down 11 rebounds to go along with nine points, a steal and a block in 34 minutes. Jordan once again started in place of injured Chris Kaman.
Analysis: Jordan had his most productive start of the season. He has averaged just 5.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in 14 starts this season and remains an unappealing option outside of truly deep leagues barring another game or two like this.
News: With Clippers C Chris Kaman (ankle) missing Monday's game against the Kings due to an ankle injury, DeAndre Jordan returned to the starting lineup. The results were minimal. Jordan made his only field-goal attempt and finished with only four points, though he did add seven rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes. Kaman is sidelined indefinitely, pending the results of an MRI.
Analysis: Kaman's injury appears to be something that could keep him out a while as he re-aggravated the same ankle injury that sidelined him for 11 games already. Don't rush to add Jordan, however. In 13 games as a starter this season, he is averaging just 5.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. Unless those numbers appeal to you, he will be of little assistance.
News: The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Clippers C Chris Kaman (ankle) is still dealing with swelling in the ankle he injured on Nov. 9. Coach Vinny Del Negro clarified a potential timetable. "It will be at least another week before he returns," said Del Negro. DeAndre Jordan has been starting in his absence.
Analysis: Jordan is not doing very much with his chance to start. He is averaging just 4.6 points and 6.2 rebounds over his last five games and has hit double figures in scoring just once. He is not a viable play outside of deep, deep leagues at this point. He will continue to start for at least another week, however.
News: Clippers F DeAndre Jordan got the start in Saturday's game against the Knicks after jamming his finger two nights prior. He finished with four points on 1 of 2 shooting in the 124-115 loss. Jordan, who played 26 minutes, sunk both of his free-throw attempts and hauled in five rebounds. He also chipped in with two steals and two blocks in the defeat.
Analysis: Jordan continues to start in Los Angeles with Chris Kaman out with an ankle injury, but is averaging just 5.2 points with 6.2 rebounds over the last four contests. He appears to be over his jammed finger but with all of the other scoring options on the Clippers, he does not stand to see too many touches. Once Kaman returns, Jordan will likely resume his role on the bench so continue to view the 22-year-old as a low-end option in deeper category-based leagues at this point.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan looked to jam his finger in Thursday's loss to the Pacers. He was slow getting back on defense for Los Angeles and by the time he got back to half court Eric Bledsoe was off to the races again to the offensive end. Jordan would hold his hand on the ensuing possession until a timeout was called. Between his hand issue and having Roy Hibbert guard him, Jordan had no points on Thursday as he missed all seven of his shots. He added five rebounds and a block in his 23 minutes of action. He was also dealing with foul trouble as he finished the game with five.
Analysis: Jordan is getting starts for the Clippers with Chris Kaman out with an injury. Once Kaman returns, Jordan will likely resume his role on the bench. He's a good source of rebounds and blocks in deeper category-based leagues, but remains a risky start. He has potential to be a Fantasy contributor, but as of right now should stay reserved until his numbers increase a touch.
News: Clippers forward DeAndre Jordan hit all five of his field goal attempts and hit his lone free throw on Wednesday against the Timberwolves. He finished with 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He added one assist in his 23 minutes of action. Jordan continues to fill in for the injured Chris Kaman, who will likely miss a few weeks.
Analysis: Jordan should continue to start for the Clippers, but won't be a big focal point of the offense. He'll provide a decent amount of points and boards though to make him relevant in deeper Fantasy leagues. With him getting playing time he's worth owning, but not yet starting in deeper formats. Continue to monitor him as his role could increase as the season moves on.
News: Clippers F/C DeAndre Jordan got the start at center in Wednesday's game at San Antonio, replacing Chris Kaman who is expected to miss the next few weeks with an ankle injury. Jordan played just 15 minutes, however, and finished with six points and six rebounds.
Analysis: Jordan should continue to get the start, but it appears it may be a split role between he and Craig Smith. Both players are worth taking a flier on in deeper leagues, but we would not recommend activating either until they can show some sort of upside. Jordan could eventually be a player who can offer around 10 points and 10 boards, but beware of his poor free-throw shooting in category leagues.
News: Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan could be in line for a boost after Chris Kaman went down with an injury in Tuesday's game against the Clippers that is expected to keep him out for 2-3 weeks. Jordan has averaged just 16 minutes over his last five games.
Analysis: Jordan did not see the direct boost on Tuesday, even with Kaman leaving the game after just seven minutes. That went to rookie forward Al-Farouq Aminu, who is likely too small to fill the void at center going forward. Jordan is a poor free-throw shooter who can hurt you in that category in Rotisserie and category leagues, but he could be in line for decent numbers in boards and even some double-digit scoring, making him worth an add in most formats.
News: Clippers PF DeAndre Jordan returned to action following a hamstring injury Tuesday against the Kings. Jordan scored three points in 11 minutes on 1 of 1 shooting. He grabbed a board.
Analysis: Jordan, who averaged 4.8 points and 5 rebounds per game last season, is the backup to Chris Kaman and is very limited offensively. He can be a good source of rebounds and blocks, especially in category-based leagues, but his lack of minutes hurt his Fantasy value. He can be ignored on Draft Day.
News: Clippers F DeAndre Jordan did not play in Sunday's preseason loss to the Nuggets due to a right hamstring injury.
Analysis: Jordan, who averaged 4.8 points and 5 rebounds per game last season, is the backup to Chris Kaman and is very limited offensively. He can be a good source of rebounds and blocks, especially in category-based leagues, but his lack of minutes hurt his Fantasy value. He can be ignored on Draft Day, even when healthy.
News: Clippers F DeAndre Jordan did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Nuggets due to a right hamstring injury. The 22-year-old averaged 4.8 points and 5 rebounds per game last season.
Analysis: Jordan is the backup to Chris Kaman and is very limited offensively. He can be a good source of rebounds and blocks, especially in category-based leagues, but his lack of minutes hurt his Fantasy value. He can be ignored on Draft Day, even when healthy.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan started at center in Friday's preseason game against the Warriors. Unfortunately he didn't do much in the 127-87 loss. Jordan had just two points while going 1 of 4 from the field. He also grabbed six rebounds and had a blocked shot.
Analysis: Jordan is the backup to Chris Kaman and is very limited offensively. He can be a good source of rebounds and blocks, especially in category-based leagues, but his lack of minutes hurt his Fantasy value. He can be ignored on Draft Day.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan had 10 points with 10 rebounds in Sunday's game against the Knicks off the bench. It was his third double-double in his last five games.
Analysis: Jordan is quietly putting up good numbers with limited playing time off the Clippers bench, even while Drew Gooden and Chris Kaman are both healthy. In between those three double-doubles, Jordan has also had a couple of stinkers, so Fantasy owners should look to him more as an injury-replacement for deeper leagues and a substitute for a viable Fantasy starter.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan had four points with two rebounds in Monday's game against Phoenix. He played 17 minutes off the bench. Jordan has averaged just five points and four rebounds in his last five games.
Analysis: Jordan looked to be in line for a Fantasy boost when Marcus Camby was traded away, but the addition of Drew Gooden and his solid play since joining the Clippers has limited his chances to contribute. Jordan remains a very unappealing Fantasy option.
News: Clippers F/C Drew Gooden had 20 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's game against Detroit. The Clippers used their 13th different starting lineup, with interim coach Kim Hughes giving Gooden his first start since joining them in a trade last week with Washington. DeAndre Jordan returned to the bench and had just six points with five rebounds in 15 minutes.
Analysis: This is nothing new for Gooden, who has the ability to put up games like this when given the minutes. He certainly did enough to buy himself more minutes with his performance Wednesday night and if he continues to see around 35 minutes per game he could be a real big asset to Fantasy owners down the stretch -- especially where he is eligible at center. Jordan will have to earn his time off the bench now and will be very erratic. The limited Fantasy boost he got when Marcus Camby left the Clippers takes a big hit with this development.
News: Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan had nine points and five rebounds in 17 minutes Monday against Charlotte. He is averaging 7.6 points and 7.2 rebounds over his last five games.
Analysis: Jordan is also averaging 1.6 blocks in that span. He saw a boost after the team traded away Marcus Camby, but is not seeing the type of boost that Fantasy owners may have liked thanks to the presence of Drew Gooden and Craig Smith. Expect Jordan to post similar numbers down the stretch. Use them in leagues where they are helpful.
News: The Los Angeles Times reports Clippers forward Drew Gooden might play Monday night against Charlotte. Coach Kim Hughes said Gooden told him he wasn't ready to play Saturday against the Kings, but Gooden said Sunday that his coach "wanted me to get a practice in. . . . I haven't played in two weeks. I just wanted to get the body back broken in before I step out there."
Analysis: Gooden is expected to make his Clippers debut against the Bobcats and could play a significant number of minutes, Hughes said. Gooden will battle DeAndre Jordan and Craig Smith for the starting power forward position. Let Gooden get some game action in before deciding if he's ready to insert into your lineup. He could be worth adding in all leagues since the Clippers could use him to help replace Marcus Camby, who was traded to Portland. With Gooden expected to play, Jordan and Smith will see their Fantasy value take a hit.
News: Clippers F/C Craig Smith had nine points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes of action Saturday against the Kings. He is averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds over his last five games. DeAndre Jordan played 28 minutes off the bench, but contributed only four points and eight rebounds, shooting 2 for 7 from the field.
Analysis: Smith, along with DeAndre Jordan, is getting a chance to step up in the absence of Marcus Camby after he was traded away at the deadline. Smith has had a tad more success than Jordan recently and has been the better offensive player. He was in foul trouble Saturday with five fouls and that led to a decrease in minutes. Both players have value as fill-in centers in standard Fantasy formats where they are eligible at the position.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan recorded his second double-double of the season Tuesday against the Trail Blazers, finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds. In 27 minutes he shot 7 of 8 from the field, adding one assist and three blocked shots.
Analysis: It will be interesting to see what Jordan's role is in the aftermath of the Marcus Camby trade. Will Jordan get a significant boost in minutes? Will he produce if given extra minutes? He does have two double-doubles in his last five games so it's possible he may be up for the task, but it's still to early to tell what the Clippers have in mind. He's currently owned in only four percent of Fantasy leagues and may be worth picking up while you still can.
News: Getting a rare start with Chris Kaman sidelined by a sore back, Clippers C DeAndre Jordan had a season-high 23 points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks in 37 minutes Tuesday at Memphis. His previous season high was 13 points.
Analysis: Jordan is normally just a low-end contributor off the bench and rarely makes an impact in Fantasy. If Kaman ends up missing any significant period of time, Jordan could turn out to be a serviceable stopgap option, but that seems like a long shot at this point.
News: Clippers reserve C DeAndre Jordan returned Sunday against the Grizzlies after missing three games because of a sprained right ankle. Jordan scored four points on 1 of 1 shooting with three rebounds.
Analysis: Jordan has not been much of a factor for the Clippers so far this season. He is only worth owning in long-term keeper formats at this point.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan missed his third straight game due to a right ankle sprain on Friday against the Pistons. He is questionable for Sunday against Memphis.
Analysis: Jordan has not been much of a factor for the Clippers so far this season and the injury doesn't help. He is only worth owning in long-term keeper formats at this point.
News: Clippers PF Blake Griffin has a broken left kneecap that could sideline the No. 1 overall draft pick for six weeks. The Clippers confirmed Griffin's stress fracture late Monday night. Griffin won't be in the Clippers' lineup when they face the Lakers in their opener Tuesday night, and the former Oklahoma star could be out much longer. Expect Chris Kaman to see more touches in the meantime. DeAndre Jordan and Craig Smith should see a boost in playing time.
Analysis: It looked like Smith and Jordan would be a non-factor in Fantasy this season, but they could become worthy of a waiver wire pickup in larger formats if they get off to a good start. Griffin won't be back until at least the end of December, so there is time to get some use out of Jordan and/or Smith. Keep an eye on their progress.
News:DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 91-88 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Analysis: Jordan averaged 21.5 minutes per game over his final four preseason contests and scored 10 points and 6.5 boards over that span of games. Jordan may be too inconsistent in the regular season to be considered a viable Fantasy option just yet. He certainly has double-double ability when given minutes, however.
News: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had 21 points and eight rebounds Saturday against Denver, but he followed that up with five points and eight rebounds Sunday against the Lakers. Jordan has seen increased playing time with Marcus Camby (ankle) and Chris Kaman (flu) out.
Analysis: Jordan remains too inconsistent to count on as a regular Fantasy option. Ignore him in all leagues at this time.
News: The Clippers was pasted by the Blazers on Sunday but their lone bright spot was the play of young center DeAndre Jordan. Jordan scored 15 points on 4-of-4 shooting while grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking three shots over 40 minutes with both Chris Kaman and Marcus Camby still out.
Analysis: Jordan had his best game in a while on Sunday as Camby and Kaman have been out for a while. He's young and inconsistent and stands to lose time once the duo does return, which should come shortly. Still, he may be a decent low-end option in Week 18 (Feb. 23-March 1) since the duo is still out and the Clippers have a favorable four-game schedule.
News: Clippers rookie center DeAndre Jordan started Wednesday against Chicago and finished with nine points and six rebounds in 24 minutes. But Marcus Camby returned early from an injury absence and played 22 minutes off the bench. Camby will likely return to the starting lineup, and Jordan could return to a reserve role.
Analysis: Jordan will still get playing time in the near future with Zach Randolph and Chris Kaman still out. Still, Jordan's Fantasy value will be lower now that Camby is back with the team. Consider Jordan a low-end No. 2 center at this time.
News: C Marcus Camby (sprained left ankle) is expected back sometime during the Clippers' seven-game road trip that begins Friday in Cleveland. DeAndre Jordan once again started in his place and had eight rebounds with six rebounds.
Analysis: Camby has missed the last five games, but it appears he might only miss a few more before getting back in the lineup. Lucky for him the injury wasn't far worse. Camby continues to be a double-double machine and must-start Fantasy option when healthy. As for Jordan, view him as a very short-term replacement option, whose productivity will end as soon as Camby returns.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Marcus Camby (sprained left ankle) hopes to return within the next week, but there is still no concrete timetable for his return. He is currently listed as day-to-day. DeAndre Jordan continues to start in his place, bringing down a career-best 20 rebounds Sunday in Golden State.
Analysis: The Clippers have a four-game scoring period in Week 14 (Jan. 26-Feb. 1), but Camby is going to be a big injury risk for Fantasy owners. The original timetable for his return had him out through this week and that only changed when he was able to practice ahead of schedule. He suffered some swelling after that practice, though, and is not as far ahead as schedule as the Clippers would have hoped after that. Play him at your own risk. DeAndre Jordan is also a very risky play this week as the result of the uncertainty.
News: Clippers C Marcus Camby did not dress for Friday's game against Oklahoma City. He had been listed as questionable after practicing Thursday and remains day-to-day. DeAndre Jordan once again started in his place and scored three points to go with seven rebounds.
Analysis: Camby was supposed to be out for another week, but made a surprisingly quick recovery from his ankle injury and returned to practice. Fantasy owners should hope that he can return Sunday in Golden State so that he will be a safe play for the upcoming scoring period. Jordan's Fantasy appeal would quickly diminish upon Camby's return.
News: The Los Angels Daily News reports that Marcus Camby (ankle), who was reported to be out another 10 days to two weeks on Wednesday, is listed as questionable for Friday's game against Oklahoma City after he practiced Thursday without a problem. The report adds that Camby will be re-evaluated after shoot-around Friday morning and a determination on his status will be made then. DeAndre Jordan would continue to start in his place if he can't go.
Analysis: The report adds that Camby will be re-evaluated after shoot-around Friday morning and a determination on his status will be made then. The Clippers have done this more than once recently, also quickly changing stance on the status of Baron Davis this week. Fantasy owners will have to monitor his status until he is declared fit to play, but now it sounds like it could be a lot sooner than expected. DeAndre Jordan still makes a nice insurance policy in case of a setback. Jordan had 23 points and 12 rebounds in Camby's absence Wednesday against the Lakers, shooting 11-for-12 from the field.
News: Clippers rookie center DeAndre Jordan, making his second career start, had career-high totals of 23 points and 12 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Clippers (9-32), who have lost 14 of 15. The Clippers played without their four best players -- guard Baron Davis (bruised tailbone) and big men Chris Kaman (strained left arch), Zach Randolph (sore left knee) and Marcus Camby (sprained left ankle). That left the seldom-used Jordan as a starter.
Analysis: Jordan has the potential to play well with Camby, Kaman and Randolph out, especially for the upcoming scoring period in Week 14 when the Clippers play four games. Consider adding Jordan in deeper leagues, and he could be a useful stopgap option for this scoring period.
News: The Los Angeles Times reports that Clippers center Marcus Camby, who suffered a sprained left ankle Saturday, will be out about 10 days to two weeks from when he suffered the injury, coach Mike Dunleavy said. The Clippers will likely rely on rookie DeAndre Johnson and veteran Brian Skinner with Camby, Chris Kaman and Zach Randolph out.
Analysis: It sounds like Camby will be out until the end of January, which means the safe bet is to keep him reserved for the rest of this scoring period and probably for Fantasy Week 14 as well. Continue to monitor his progress, but plan on Camby being out for now. Take a chance on Jordan in deeper formats. He managed 10 rebounds and eight points in a start Monday against Minnesota.
News:Marcus Camby sat out for the first time this season on Monday afternoon against Minnesota because of a sprained left ankle after getting injured in Saturday's game, forcing Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy to use his 15th different starting lineup. He is considered day to day. DeAndre Jordan got the start and managed 10 rebounds with eight points in 34 minutes.
Analysis: Camby, a 13-year NBA veteran, played in a career-high 79 games last season with Denver. Camby appeared to be in serious pain when he suffered the injury on Saturday, but the team did not seem to believe it was a serious injury. However, he could easily end up missing another game or two this week. Fantasy owners should continue to view him as day-to-day. Jordan makes a nice fill-in for daily transaction leagues, but Fantasy owners should not invest much in him off the waiver wire as Camby should be back by the upcoming scoring period.
News: Clippers C DeAndre Jordan played for the first time in five games on Saturday night against the T-Wolves. Jordan scored two points in nine minutes and grabbed five rebounds.
Analysis: Jordan is averaging 4.2 minutes per game in five games. He's someone to be kept on waivers until that production goes way up.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that DeAndre DeAndre Jordan has been inactive for all but one of the first five games but in his only appearance, he made his lone field-goal try, in a three-minute stint against Utah. Jordan is one of three rookies that made the 14-man roster.
Analysis: Jordan was a pleasant surprise during training camp at how advanced his game was, especially on the defensive end. However, the exhibition season is not the regular season and Jordan likely will get the majority of his court time in practice. He is not worth owning in Fantasy at this time.