To miss extended time with knee injury

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And on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that point guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season with a torn meniscus in his right knee. He was averaging 12.2 points per game with the Clippers in 11 games this season.

This is definitely bad news for a Clippers team that has lost nine consecutive games and finds itself among the bottom rung in the Western Conference. Sindarius Thornwell has replaced Beverley, Austin Rivers has subbed for Teodosic and Wesley Johnson has played in place of Gallinari.

Acquired from Houston in the Chris Paul trade, Beverley performed extremely well to start the season.

Jordan can opt out of his contract at the end of this season.

"He's probably going to be out a while", Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters in Atlanta, where the reeling team was to face the Hawks on Wednesday night, the fourth game of a five-game cross-country trip. It's still very early in the season, so the fact that it seems to be that particular diagnosis is devastating news for Los Angeles. The Clippers will certainly miss Beverley, who was not only their best perimeter defender and one of the teams better shooters, but also the tone-setter for the team. But for the Los Angeles Clippers, the 2017-18 campaign has ended before it really got a chance to begin. This came after they started the year 4-0 and some across the league thought that perhaps they had figured things out.

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