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If the Clippers' season looks lost, will they make big trades?

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Are the LA Clippers' hopes of extending their playoff streak to seven consecutive years already dashed?

After starting the 2017-18 season a surprising 4-0 without All-Star guard Chris Paul, traded to the Houston Rockets over the summer, LA is now 8-11 and a half-game out of a playoff spot.

Injuries to starters Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic have been a big factor in the Clippers' swoon, and the situation got even worse Tuesday when Blake Griffin was diagnosed with an MCL sprain.

With Beverley already out for the season, can the Clippers realistically rally from their hole and reach the postseason? If not, they have some tough decisions ahead.