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Bench Troubles: Clippers’ Decision to Send Home Hyland and Tucker Raises Questions

Most of the LA Clippers’ roster, enjoying a successful season with a 35-17 record, seems content. However, two players at the far end of the bench are facing different circumstances.

According to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Clippers have decided to send third-year guard Bones Hyland home early before the All-Star break, mirroring a similar decision for veteran forward PJ Tucker.

Tucker, aged 38, has expressed frustration over months due to his absence from the Clippers’ rotation. Conversely, Hyland, aged 23, has also been sidelined from gameplay, not having seen significant minutes since around the James Harden trade in early November. Despite Hyland reportedly having no issues with his teammates, the Clippers expected him to maintain readiness, which seems to have fallen short of expectations, according to Law Murray of The Athletic.

Hyland, acquired by the Clippers at last season’s trade deadline, was initially seen as a promising addition with his speed and ability to create scoring opportunities. However, his development has stagnated due to limited playing time, with his offensive performance lacking, particularly since the end of January.

Despite the team’s potential for securing the No. 1 seed for the first time in franchise history, the Clippers must address lingering concerns with both Tucker and Hyland, which could potentially disrupt their momentum from within.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
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