After exiting the Suns game in the third quarter with what was reported as back spasms, Jared Dudley is now a game-time decision against the Los Angeles Lakers:
Jared Dudley is a game-time decision because of back spasms.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) March 6, 2014
Despite dealing with several injuries on the season, missing tonight’s game against the Lakers would be his first absence of the season, having appeared in all 62 games so far. Considering how depleted the depth for wing players has been for the Clippers, Dudley’s presence has been huge. Unfortunately his play hasn’t been enough to combat the loss of the Matt Barnes’, Jamal Crawford’s and J.J. Redick’s of the team.
If Jared is unavailable to go tonight, Reggie Bullock and the recently acquired Danny Granger and will likely absorb all of his minutes, minutes that have wavered around the 18 minute mark in the last 20 or so games.
On the season Dudley is averaging 7.3 points on 44 percent shooting (35 percent from three), all down from last season. He’s also shooting a career-low 58 percent from the free-throw line.