Contingency plans

The official prognosis isn’t in yet, but the general assumption is that rookie point guard Mike Taylor will miss approximately 4-6 weeks with a broken right hand. Where does that leave the Clippers, who were already thin in the backcourt?

The team has an extra roster spot, but according to a source familiar with the club’s thinking, the most likely course of action is to go with two point guards (Baron Davis and Jason Hart) until Taylor is ready to return or until teams can sign players to 10-day contracts in early January, whichever comes first.

The team is unlikely to bring a player in immediately, because they only have four games the rest of the month after tonight’s game in Milwaukee, and one game in the first week of January.

If the team needs extra help in the backcourt, Eric Gordon and Mardy Collins have experience at point guard.

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