LA Clippers: What every player needs to do in the playoffs

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz on April 10, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz on April 10, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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SSALT LAKE CITY, UT – FEBRUARY 27: Tyrone Wallace #9 of the LA Clippers brings the ball up court against the Utah Jazz in a NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 27, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
SSALT LAKE CITY, UT – FEBRUARY 27: Tyrone Wallace #9 of the LA Clippers brings the ball up court against the Utah Jazz in a NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 27, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) /

Tyrone Wallace: Don’t settle

Another player who could be out of the rotation in the playoffs is Tyrone Wallace, who has seen his playing time take a hit since the All-Star break.

A versatile guard, Wallace is often noted for his physicality and ability to defend multiple positions. But unlike other players on this list that could get the nod for their ability to do the same thing, he’ll likely sit out because of inconsistent play down the stretch of the season.

Still, it’d be wrong to say Wallace has had a bad season. Like a lot of other players on the LA Clippers’ roster, he’s done what he’s asked to do and has been available when needed.

Wallace is currently working on adding a three-point shot to his game, and one of the best things he’s done all season is avoiding letting it finally too often or too early. Instead, he uses his body and gets into the teeth of the defense, in the paint, where he’s been most effective.

He’ll bring his long game into the NBA when he’s ready. But for now, his ability to create for his teammates and play a physical brand of basketball is more than enough.