For the Los Angeles Clippers, the next six weeks are about survival.
That's the projected timeframe Chris Paul should be out with a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his shoulder. Paul will avoid surgery, but the Clippers will still likely have to go about 19 games without their floor general.
Replacing Paul is impossible. He's the best point guard on the planet. It's unreasonable to assume that anyone can replicate his production, and that's before mentioning the lack of talent available in the free-agent pool.
The Clippers could potentially explore trade options, but since they're already above the luxury tax line with no substantial salaries that aren't tied to important rotation players, adding a minimum free agent or utilizing 10-day contracts probably makes the most sense.
If that ends up being true, here are five of the best free-agent options at point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers.