Jay Scrubb was a surprise addition to the rotation in New Orleans

On a night to forget for the Clippers, the team’s best highlight came with two minutes to play, as Jay Scrubb collected a loose ball offensive rebound and took it to the hole for a resounding slam.

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The dunk didn’t mean much, though, as the Clippers were still down 22 when the ball went through the hoop. In fact, it probably wasn’t the most noteworthy part of the game for Scrubb. The second-year Clipper took the floor in the first half for the first time all season — and basically for the first time in his LA Clippers tenure, if you count the last two games of 2020-21 against Houston and OKC as extended garbage time, which I do (and I think Ty Lue did).

Scrubb was a part of the 10-man rotation with Amir Coffey on a minutes restriction, and that meant the two-way player checked in for the first time with 3:03 to play in the first quarter. That means it’s also the first time Scrubb played minutes worth evaluating.

Alas, it was a mixed bag for Scrubb. On offense, he didn’t really seem comfortable as anything but a play finisher. He looked great taking it coast-to-coast late in the game in transition, but somewhat lost in the half court. On his first play, Scrubb picked up a loose ball but didn’t have a tight enough handle to do anything with it and lost possession once…

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