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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Clippers, still missing Luke Kennard, re-sign Xavier Moon

Moon is yet to be shot.

The Clippers signed Xavier Moon, the modest, quicker point guard, on Friday for a third 10-day hardship deal, extending his stay for five more games – starting Saturday in San Antonio – as teammates Luke Kennard and Justice Winslow. Awaiting the return of .

They have been in the COVID-19 health and safety protocol since January 1 and January 9 respectively. (On Tuesday, the Clippers also re-signed Wayne Gabriel to a second such 10-day deal.)

Kennard has missed the last seven games, blamed on social media to please his teammates – including Casting an All-Star Vote for Paul George on Twitter. Earlier this week, Clippers coach Tyrone Lew said he could not reveal anything about Kennard’s condition except that he was “still in protocol.”

Forward Nicolas Butam missed nine games after testing positive for COVID-19 and when he returned, he said he was “very ill”.

Battam was the first of 10 Clippers to have spent time in Protocol – including Moon, whose short stay under that position led him to play against his favorite player Chris Paul in Phoenix on January 6.

Otherwise, since making his NBA debut with the Clippers on December 27, the 27-year-old Moon has played six games and three games, shooting 41.2% from the floor, tallying 83 minutes, 10 assists, nine rebounds and five stalls. have created. Out of 10 3-point attempts.

The 6-foot-2 guard was one of the few Clippers who Lew could call a “juice” in an otherwise dry, heavy attempt at the Clippers Thursday in New Orleans, where the Pelicans beat the Clippers for the third time this season — Thursday There has been an average loss of 18.7 points after the 113-89 result.

But Moon played on Thursday as the Clippers beat New Orleans by four points in 14 minutes. He made four assists and scored 3 for 4 off the ground, including a 2 for 2 from 3-point range in a night when the Clippers as a team scored 38.3% from the floor and 29.4% from behind (34 out of 34). 10) was shot. arc

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Jay Scrubs also finished plus-four in the box score on Thursday when the two-way prospect played in the first half of a game for the first time this season.

Scrubs took 2 for 6 off the ground – including a strong left-arm flush late in the game.

Were the opening minutes of the Scrubs a sign of a cognitive effort on the part of the Clippers, as a Bleacher Report story suggested this week, develop their young players with All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, who are struggling with injuries. Were separated and the Clippers – 21-22 – spill water around .500 a little over half of the season?

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