The LA Clippers’ Patrick Beverley had to leave the bubble for a family matter.
The LA Clippers will be without their starting point guard in at least their first scrimmage and probably more. Patrick Beverley had to leave the Orlando NBA bubble on Tuesday in order to deal with a family matter.
No further details were given, except that it is an emergency.
In his absence, Reggie Jackson will likely take over the starting point guard duties with Lou Williams likely taking the bench role.
Beverley is the second Clipper to leave the bubble after Montrezl Harrell had to depart last week to also deal with a family emergency. No timetable on his return has been given either.
When both players do reenter the bubble, they will have to quarantine for a minimum of four days, assuming that they have been following league protocol while outside.
Ivica Zubac has not yet practiced with the team but may already be inside the bubble after posting hourglasses against a black background. Landry Shamet has also yet to join the team, having tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the team departing for Orlando. Marcus Morris just joined the team yesterday at practice, however, adding to the Clippers available depth.
The Clippers, like many other teams, will have to make due without their full roster available. Still, the team does have eight days before their first actual regular-season game versus the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s very possible that the whole roster could be ready in that timeframe.
The Clippers that are still in Orlando will take the court at 3:00 PM EST today in their first scrimmage game versus the Magic. Make sure to check back here postgame for all your news, coverage, and more as we finally have NBA basketball back!