3 immediate fantasy basketball pickups on the LA Clippers

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Terance Mann, LA Clippers
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1. Terance Mann

One of the most accessible waiver bargains in the NBA is the LA Clippers’ swiss army knife, Terance Mann. From day one, Mann’s energy has brought him several opportunities, especially when playing with the superstar talents of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Through fantasy, Mann’s value is off the charts. Outside of his three-level scoring, he is a phenomenal play-maker, rebounder, and defender. Additionally, he plays multiple positions under head coach Tyronn Lue’s winning strategies.

Based on ESPN’s fantasy statistics, Mann’s roster percentage is at 4.8, which is unreasonably low. He is one of the most underrated role players in the NBA, and these values prove just that. It would be no mistake to snag Mann, as he will be a contributor for the year’s second half.

Moreover, Mann’s opportunities are endless. However, his most enormous contribution is his volume of minutes. Over his last five contests, Mann is averaging 34.7 minutes per game. This allows him more time to run the offense, stack assists, and create his shot while hustling on the defensive end. Once LA is revived to total health, his ceiling is beyond measure.

It should also be noted that Mann is producing at a very high level during his court time. Mann is averaging 15.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists through this stretch of minutes played. His percentages are impressive; he has been shooting 50.0% from the field and 47.6% from three.

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As availability may be seen as a critical factor, Mann has only missed one game since the regular season began. What’s more, his chances of consistently producing have risen significantly now that he has been placed into the starting lineup.