After suffering a shorthanded defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, there are no major updates on the Clippers’ injury report vs the Pelicans.
According to an update from Clippers PR, the team’s superb bench duo of Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams remain out. While starting point guard Patrick Beverley had his “questionable” designation removed, reserve wing Amir Coffey is now considered questionable with a left hip pointer.
Williams is undergoing a 10-day quarantine following a controversial trip to pick up a to-go order from a strip club while away from the Orlando bubble on an excused absence to attend a funeral. He is expected to be back with the team for their Tuesday game against the Phoenix Suns.
Harrell, on the other hand, has been away from the bubble for two weeks, since July 17th, and has yet to arrive back in Orlando and begin his re-entry quarantine, which is expected to last four days. Montrezl is dealing with a family situation, so while there’s no real update on his status, all we can do is hope for the best for him and his loved ones.
Patrick Beverley played just 16 minutes in the Clippers’ first game after being listed as questionable due to his re-entry quarantine from a family emergency of his own. Hopefully as Beverley ramps up to game speed he can play more minutes, but it’s important for the team to be patient with players to avoid fatigue injuries.
The new addition to the Clippers’ injury report vs the Pelicans is rookie guard Amir Coffey. Coffey, who was signed to a two-way contract by the team after going undrafted last summer, ended up coming to Orlando ahead of first-round pick Mfiondu Kabengele. On Thursday against the Lakers, he was Rivers’ chosen depth piece in Williams’ absence, playing 5 minutes ahead of fellow rookie Terance Mann and veteran Rodney McGruder. Hopefully Coffey’s hip pointer is minor enough that he can play unencumbered and continue to grow as a player.