The Los Angeles
Robinson became available in January, but the Clippers decided to sign him after
"We needed another guy and, to me, he has the most experience," Rivers said of Robinson. "Would we have rather had a three or someone like that, probably. But to me, when I look at it, I don't really care about position sometimes. I'd rather get a guy that's been in the league, can score and has experience."
Robinson, 30, became available after the
Robinson said his role with the Clippers will be to provide a spark off the bench.
"Just bringing my energy, and just be ready whenever my number is called," he said.
Robinson has played under Rivers before for parts of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, playing alongside Clippers forward
"I know Nate, I've coached him, I have a comfort there," Rivers said.
Robinson also has history with Crawford. They played together for the same high school in Seattle, and later played together with the
Rivers said that Robinson may play Sunday against the Warriors, though he expressed concern regarding whether Robinson is in game shape.
Robinson acknowledged that no workout can appropriately emulate an
"If they need me, I'll be ready," he said.
The wait continues
Power forward Blake Griffin probably will sit out his 12th game Sunday, when the Clippers play the Warriors.
Rivers said this week that there was a chance that Griffin could be back on the court against the Warriors, but Griffin didn't practice Friday or Saturday.
When asked whether Griffin would be available Sunday, Rivers said: "I don't think so."
Griffin had surgery Feb. 9 to remove a staph infection from his right elbow. The Clippers have won seven of 11 games without their superstar, who averages 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists a game.
Small forward Matt Barnes is probable for Sunday, after sitting out the Clippers' last two games because of a strained right hamstring.
"Obviously he can go through a practice, and then he can get soreness, and not feel fine, so we'll see," Rivers said. "But right now, I think it's probable, better chance that he plays than not."
CLIPPERS AT GOLDEN STATE
When: 12:30 p.m. PDT Sunday.
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 980, 1330.
Records: Clippers 40-22,
Record vs. Warriors: 1-1
Update: The last time the Clippers played at Golden State, on Nov. 5, the Warriors routed won, 121-104, prompting Coach