To miss extended time with knee injury


To miss extended time with knee injury

In accepting the good with the bad, the Clippers broke a nine-game losing streak that was taking a toll.

The 116-103 win was the team's first since November 1 amid a disgusting slump.

Beverley underwent microfracture knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his right knee, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The franchise may have finally got a win on the board but it's clear that there are problems that need to be addressed as they are struggling following the departure of Chris Paul. Sindarius Thornwell has replaced Beverley, Austin Rivers has subbed for Teodosic and Wesley Johnson has played in place of Gallinari.

Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post reported the news, though he noted there are some complications in those talks.

Although the team is not yet shopping Jordan around, many teams will surely indicate their interest to trade for the high-flying center. The timeable for recovery is approximately nine months, Wojnarowski said. Beverley, a first-team all-defensive team player with the Rockets last season, averaged 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists with the Clippers.

Griffin's three-point shooting has waned, and Jordan isn't getting to the line as much or getting as many easy looks without Paul.

Jordan, who was never an offensive star, is having his worst offensive season since 2012-13, when he was playing just under 25 minutes per game.

Of course, the absence of Teodosic, who he formed a good combination with during the pre-season, has not helped him in that regard.

But with the All-NBA man approaching 30 and the past year of his deal, its hard to see how much Los Angeles can get in return as it significantly diminishes his value. Beyond that, he's a capable National Basketball Association player on a roster with a shortage of those.



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