The Clippers snapped up Jason Preston early in the second round of last June’s draft, trading into the draft to get the point guard out of Ohio. At Summer League, he averaged 9 points and 4.8 assists a game, and his passing was impressive enough for the Clippers to give him a three-year contract (two guaranteed).
Unfortunately, Preston will miss most of this season following foot surgery this week, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and confirmed by Preston himself.
Clippers rookie point guard Jason Preston had right foot surgery in Los Angeles today and is expected to miss a significant part of the season, sources tell ESPN. Preston was the 33rd pick in the July NBA Draft out of Ohio University.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 7, 2021
All apart of Gods Plan 🙏🏽 ready to attack this rehab head on and come back better than ever… LETS GO https://t.co/QxMXUXQrVk
— Jason Preston (@Treballjay11) October 7, 2021
Preston injured his foot in a workout before training camp opened and has not participated in practices or games.
Preston remains a development project who was not going to see the court much for the Clippers this season, with Reggie Jackson and Eric Bledsoe at the point, and Paul George handling a lot of the playmaking duties anyway.