3 Players Lue must be more open-minded with in Clippers playoff run

Ty Lue will need to gain a new perspective on these players as the Clippers enter the postseason.
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Bones Hyland

The story of Bones Hyland is still very much being written, and it has been a tumultuous career for him thus far. Beginning his time in the league with the Denver Nuggets, Bones came onto the scene as a quick and skilled scorer late in the 2021-22 season, putting together quite an impressive highlight reel during March and April of 2022.

His high motor and offensive proficiency with the basketball in his hands made him a must-watch for fans. But when the Nuggets determined they needed to make some adjustments before heading into the 2023 playoffs, they dealt Hyland to the Clippers, ending what had been a drama-filled few months for the young guard.

Disappointed with leaving Denver but eager to prove his former team wrong, Bones came to LA with the same hunger he always possessed, but his temper sometimes hindered how effective he was able to be. We saw this in moments like his verbal dispute with Mason Plumlee on the bench last season.

To begin the current year, it looked like Hyland would finally get his opportunity as his minutes saw a spike. But that trend completely reversed once James Harden got to town. What would make a lot of sense would be to utilize Bones in the playoffs in scenarios where the team is in need of a scoring punch.

Yes, he is young and largely inexperienced. But Hyland possesses too much talent for it to stay glued to the bench for all of the postseason.