Clippers’ Patrick Beverley leaves Orlando bubble for personal emergency matter
Bubble life for the LA Clippers continues to be a roller coaster. On Tuesday afternoon, guard Patrick Beverley departed from Orlando and the NBA’s bubble in order to tend to an ’emergency personal matter,’ according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
Beverley traveled with the team to Orlando on July 7th and had been participating in training camp since coming out of quarantine on July 9th.
Early Tuesday morning, Marcus Morris made his training camp debut for the Clippers, who are already down Montrezl Harrell, Ivica Zubac, and Landry Shamet. Both Zubac and Shamet hinted on Instagram that they are close to re-joining the team in Orlando. That just leaves Harrell, who went to be with his grandmother, and Beverley, who is dealing with his own personal matter. Neither have no timetable to return at the moment.
It’s safe to say, however, that both players are in serious jeopardy of missing all the scrimmage games considering the NBA’s protocol for re-entering the bubble after leaving will require a 4-to-10 day quarantine.
This past weekend, Paul George met with members of the media, and he knows this team is well-equipped for the ‘next man up’ mentally it’ll need to get through the scrimmage games, the seeding games, and the playoffs.
In 48 appearances for the Clippers this season, Beverley had been averaging 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.6 three-pointers per game while shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc.
The Clippers are scheduled to open up scrimmage play for the NBA when they take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday afternoon at 12PM PST.
More to come…