The stretch of days the
After the Clippers play Monday night at the
That time off still may not help guards
"I don't think it will be because one of them or both of them may not be ready," Clippers Coach
Crawford missed his fourth consecutive game and seventh out of eight games with his injury.
Redick has missed the last 17 consecutive games. Redick has been shooting some, but he is still not ready to return.
The Clippers want to wait another week or so before deciding what course of action to take with Redick.
So Rivers was asked if either Crawford or Redick was close to returning.
"I don't know," Rivers said. "I think with both injuries, they are just getting closer. But honestly, I don't know. I don't think we know with both of their [injuries]."
Crawford missed three games when he was first injured, then tried to play, only to feel more discomfort in his calf.
The Clippers don't want to rush Crawford back this time.
"Jamal's is one of those nasty little calf injuries that you feel like it's getting better, but you can't take that risk," Rivers said. "If he goes down again with that, we may not see him [the rest of the season]. That's a hard risk to take with him. So we've got to be right this time."
Rivers did say the break this week will be good for a player like
"That's what the break is good for, is Chris and