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

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — The LA Clippers should wait earlier than they’re complete once more as sixth man Norman Powell stays out with a shoulder damage.

Powell will miss his sixth straight sport Saturday towards the Orlando Magic due to a left shoulder subluxation damage suffered at Golden State on March 2.

Head coach Ty Lue stated Powell was not slated to apply with the group on Friday.

“He’s going to be out for a little bit longer,” Lue stated. “… He’s out.”

Powell has been a key participant for the group off the bench, averaging 16.6 factors and 41% taking pictures from 3. The Clippers have 12 video games remaining within the season and have began to discover a rhythm with new gamers acquired in February. Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon and Mason Plumlee are all beginning to really feel comfy with their roles and minutes.

Lue was requested if he has any issues making an attempt to reincorporate Powell when he returns with the group enjoying a few of its greatest basketball of the season of late.

“We always have concerns because Norm’s a big part of what we’ve done all year,” Lue stated. “When a guy’s out this long and then you kind of go on a streak and you’re playing good basketball, you’re always concerned about it. But he sees how we’re playing.

“We’re enjoying the proper approach and he is been nice for us all 12 months, and so it should not — it will not be arduous to include him again. Just getting him wholesome is a very powerful factor, and we simply wish to ensure he will get sufficient video games in so it will not occur prefer it did final 12 months when he needed to come again for these final two play-in video games — he had no rhythm … and so it actually was unfair to him. So simply hoping we are able to get him again prior to later.”

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