JJ Redick out 6-8 weeks
I just read that he is out with a hand injury. This is really bad news for the Clippers. I expect Crawford to slip into the starting lineup but this is a major blow for the Clippers.
Hopefully this means more time for Bullock. Hasn't gotten much time due to the Clippers' guard depth but I'm interested to see what the first round pick can do with the additional playing time.
He'll get more minutes, but is Willie Green over him still? Also is there a slight chance Crawford still comes off the bench and Green starts?
Yep you're right. ESPN is reporting that River said he likes bringing Crawford of the bench and when Green is healthy again he might start.
Still a big loss to a Clippers team who really seem to be serious about this season. I'm still not sure if they already have what it takes to compete with this ultra thin frontcourt and poor free throw shooting from Blake and DeAndre during crunch time but with Rivers onboard they all seem to realise that the big picture needs greatness and CP3, Blake, Jordan, Crawford and for sure JJ played great to good so far.
Injuries happen and truely great teams will come over this, we'll see.
I really don't think this is a 'major blow' for the clippers. The finals are many months away and its not like having redick out for 8 weeks is going to be the difference in winning or losing ten games. This will get other guys more court time and JJ will come back with plenty of time before the playoffs and work out the kinks he will have before they start.