Clippers Waive Jay Scrubb: According to a tweet sent out by the LA Clippers’ public relations account, the organisation has announced that they have released guard Jay Scrubb. Scrubb’s time with the Clippers, which spanned two years, comes to an end.
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Scrubb’s tenure with the Clippers was ultimately disrupted for a significant chunk of the time due to injuries. Scrubb underwent surgery to have a screw implanted in his right foot after the team picked him with the 55th overall choice in the 2020 NBA Draft.
As a result, he missed practically the entirety of his rookie season and was never able to play professionally. Scrubb’s unfortunate run of bad luck with injuries did not end there, however.
Scrubb had surgery in February to correct a turf toe problem that he had been experiencing for some time. The procedure ended his season.
The plantar plate in his right foot was fixed as part of the surgical process. Scrubb underwent a total of two surgical procedures on his right foot over the course of a stretch of two years.
Despite this, there was cautious hope for Scrubb due to the fact that he was becoming older. Scrubb, who was just 21 years old at the time, possessed a certain degree of talent that may lead to him becoming a rotation player at some point in the foreseeable future. However, the Clippers did not perceive it in such a light.
Scrubb became a restricted free agent in June when the Clippers made the decision not to make a qualifying offer to him.
This was due to the fact that the guard had apparently made it known that he did not want to be on a two-way contract, which led to this decision. In spite of this, the team decided to include Scrubb, as well as Xavier Moon and Moses Brown, on the roster for the training camp in July. However, it seems that my time with that company is over.
Some people referred to Scrubb as a “mystery box,” but it is clear that he still has much to demonstrate in terms of the way he plays the game.
Scrubb posted an average of 14.8 points per game throughout the Summer League, despite the fact that he shot only 39.3 percent from the field and had more turnovers (13) than assists (8). On film, what stuck out the most was the players’ lack of passing and their selflessness.
The 21-year-old player would frequently drive into the heart of the defence, drawing numerous defenders on himself, and then refuse to kick the ball out to a teammate who was wide open. The outcomes were less than satisfactory.
Scrubb spent two years with the team, during which time he participated in 22 regular season games and averaged 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds while shooting 39 percent from the field.
As a direct consequence of this deal, the Clippers have made room for one additional player in their training camp roster. The Clippers presently have 14 players on guaranteed contracts, and they have also reached a two-way agreement with Moussa Diabaté, who was the team’s second-round choice this year.
The addition of Brown and Moon brings the total number of players participating in the Clippers’ training camp roster up to 17. They have three available slots in total.
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