The Clippers have lost four in a row, face the Mavericks and Rockets before the All-Star break, and then return to a brutal schedule that includes the Spurs, Grizzlies twice, Rockets, and Bulls in their next six games.
And they have to do all of that without Blake Griffin, who is out after having surgery to drain an infected elbow.
How much trouble are the Clippers in? Is it miss the playoffs level trouble? That’s what Jenna Corrado and I discuss in the latest PBT Extra. The answer depends on how long Griffin is out — it could be two weeks, it could be more than a month — and if Spencer Hawes can step up in his absence. Because so far this season the Clippers have been a six-man team trying to survive when anyone beyond that is on the court.
Also discussed: Other teams genuinely hate the Clippers and fans are catching on.