After Milos Teodosic practiced with the
But after practicing with the Clippers on Tuesday, Clippers coach
"He's close, I'll say that," Rivers said. "Watching him yesterday, I just didn't think he was ready. But he's close. It's a tough one."
Rivers didn't say what changed between the time Teodosic practiced with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario on Monday and the practice with L.A. on Tuesday.
"It's not my call," Rivers said. "I do give an opinion if I don't think they are ready. I just didn't feel like [he was ready]. But I think he's really close."
The pain of being traded away by the Clippers last summer resonated for a while for Jamal Crawford, leaving him in "shock" and "disbelief."
Crawford had spent five years playing for the Clippers, his longest tenure he had spent with any team during his 17-year career.
But he was part of the three-team deal that allowed the Clippers to acquire
Crawford secured a buyout from the
"It was tough," said Crawford, who Wednesday played in his first game at Staples Center since the trade. "It was shocking because I was just here on that Friday trying to help get Blake [Griffin] back and then [Tuesday] I'm traded. So that part was definitely shocking. It was tough. I was in shock for a while, to be honest with you. For a few days, I was just in disbelief, like 'This is really happening.' But after that, you just have to look at the big picture."
The Clippers showed a video of Crawford's time with the team, ending it with a "Thank You Jamal."
“It really become like a second home for me,” Crawford said. “I think Seattle, everybody knows is my love for home and that’s home, but this became like a second home. You know the