Clippers’ Powell out ‘a little bit longer,’ says Lue

PLAYA VIEW, Calif.– The LA Clippers will certainly need to wait prior to they are entire once more as 6th guy Norman Powell continues to be out with a shoulder injury.

Powell will certainly miss his 6th straight video game Saturday versus the Orlando Magic as a result of a left shoulder subluxation injury experienced at Golden State on March 2.

Head trainer Ty Lue stated Powell was not slated to exercise with the group on Friday.

” He’s mosting likely to be out for a little much longer,” Lue stated. “… He’s out.”

Powell has actually been a principal for the group off the bench, balancing 16.6 factors as well as 41% capturing from 3. The Clippers have 12 video games staying in the period as well as have actually begun to locate a rhythm with brand-new gamers obtained in February. Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon as well as Mason Plumlee are all beginning to really feel comfy with their functions as well as mins.

Lue was asked if he has any type of issues attempting to reincorporate Powell when he returns with the interplay a few of its ideal basketball of the period of late.

” We constantly have issues since Standard’s a huge component of what we have actually done all year,” Lue stated. “When a person’s out this lengthy and afterwards you type of take place a touch as well as you’re playing excellent basketball, you’re constantly worried regarding it. However he sees exactly how we’re playing.

” We’re playing the proper way as well as he’s been fantastic for all of us year, therefore it should not– it will not be difficult to integrate him back. Simply obtaining him healthy and balanced is one of the most vital point, as well as we simply wish to see to it he obtains sufficient video games in so it will not occur like it did in 2014 when he needed to return for those last 2 play-in video games– he had no rhythm … therefore it truly was unjust to him. So simply wishing we can obtain him back faster than later on.”

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