The Clippers play the
"I guess it's possible, yeah," Clippers Coach
Rivers described Griffin as going "full-tilt" in his workouts but cautioned that team doctors would ultimately need to clear the All-Star forward before he was allowed to play again.
If he returned Sunday, Griffin would have sat out 11 games. The Clippers also play Monday against Minnesota at
Griffin was averaging a team-leading 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game when he was first sidelined Feb. 9. The Clippers have gone 7-3 in his absence.
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The Clippers were playing the team with the worst record in their conference Monday night, so
The small forward who had strained his right hamstring the previous day against the Chicago Bulls decided it would be best not to return too quickly and risk aggravating his injury.
"No disrespect to the
Barnes said he would reevaluate his status before the Clippers played the
Barnes tweeted that if he had kicked Cleveland superstar
"I might have been making my one phone call to you guys right now," Barnes quipped to reporters.