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Things are not going as planned for the Los Angeles Clippers.

The squad has two of the league’s best players – Kawhi Leonard and Paul George – but both are sidelined with injuries.

Leonard is likely out for the remainder of the season while George is still on the sidelines for at least a few more weeks.

The Clippers are a team built around Leonard and George and when they’re not on the pitch the franchise suffers.

They had enough trouble without Leonard leading them, but now they’ve lost six of the nine without George as well.

However, there are a few players in the squad who step up as the two most important guys sit on the bench.

Who shines brightly in these dark times for the Clippers?

3. Marcus Morris Sr.

Marcus Morris Sr. has been playing in the NBA for 11 seasons now, but he still has gas in his tank.

Let’s be clear: Morris isn’t the kind of guy who’s supposed to lead a team, but he did his best while Leonard and George were gone.

This season Morris has averaged 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists and in the last few games he has broken double-digit records every night and nearly achieved double-doubles with his points. and his assists.

In the last seven games, he has averaged 21.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

In the back-to-back loss to the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies, Morris racked up 55 combined points.

Morris has been the team’s best attacking force lately and thank goodness for that.

2. Amir Coffey

Amir Coffey doesn’t play basketball in an incredibly consistent manner, but there are flashes of grandeur from the young star and, right now, it’s the best the Clippers can hope for.

On Sunday night, Coffey started for his second straight game and he was really feeling it: he scored 21 points in 33 minutes, knocking down eight of his 12 shots.

Coffey has had a few other bright nights lately and when you look at his stats you see a young man coming up, slowly but steadily.

At the start of the season, Coffey averaged just 3.8 points per game and now his average is 11.8 – that’s progress.

Coffey isn’t confident or consistent enough, but he shows enthusiasm and the potential for more.

It is not enough just to be the star player of this team or any other team just yet, but one imagines how he could play with a team in full health and it is an exciting prospect.

1. Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe has been woefully inconsistent lately, but he’s had some awesome nights.

For example, he produced 27 points in a New Years victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

And the next night he scored… a point.

He’s been random with Bledsoe lately, but overall his average is 10.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and four assists, his last ten-game average being 12.5 points, 5. 3 assists and 2.9 rebounds with 1.5 steals as well.

At his best times, he looks like a solid point guard who can space the ground and move quickly.

At worst, he’s someone making stupid three-point attempts.

Bledsoe and the rest of the squad never expected to be in this position and it’s clear he’s doing his best to fill in the gaps left by Leonard and George.

Hopefully he won’t have to fill the void any longer.




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