News: Clippers forward Trey Thompkins continues to be sidelined with a bone bruise in his left knee and there is no timetable for his return, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Thompkins is expected to be re-evaluated by the team's medical staff in a few weeks.
Analysis: Thompkins appeared in just 24 games as a rookie last season and posted a lowly average of 2.4 points per night. The 22-year-old is not expected to play a major role this season and should be left on waivers in all Fantasy formats, regardless of his health.
News: The Clippers 2nd round pick, Trey Thompkins made the first shot of his career Friday, a late three-pointer as the Clippers tried to come back in a 114-101 loss to the Bulls. He had missed his first three shots of the season before sinking the three-pointer.
Analysis: Thompkins has played a total of 13 minutes in two games, and is not a regular contributor for the Clippers in the early going. Unless something changes there, Thompkins has no value in any Fantasy formats.
News: Rookie forward Trey Thompkins signed a deal with the Clippers and has begun camp with the team. According to the team's play-by-play announcer Thompkins held his own against Chris Kaman in practice.
Analysis: Depending on what moves the Clippers make this offseason, Thompkins value could change. While he has a chance to be in the rotation, he still has to prove he's worthy of minutes. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him, but he's not worth grabbing in the majority of standard formats on Draft Day.
News: The Sports Xchange reports that the Clippers' scouting department clearly liked what it saw coming out of Georgia this year -- the team selected two junior Bulldogs in the NBA draft. Forward Trey Thompkins was the team's first choice at No. 37, and his teammate, guard Travis Leslie, went 10 spots later as the final pick for the Clippers, signaling changes are in order for the current roster in both the frontcourt and backcourt. "We think we found two guys that add to our culture," Clippers VP of basketball operations Neil Olshey said in the Los Angeles Times. While Thompkins can shoot it accurately from downtown -- and also has a viable post game -- his lack of muscle means he can expect to get pushed around down low on defense.
Analysis: Thompkins has the chance to be a rotation player for the Clippers, but he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of standard leagues. He should only be drafted with a late-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only formats.