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Short hair means Clippers' Jamal Crawford may end long absence soon
Short hair means Clippers' Jamal Crawford may end long absence soon

To figure out how close Jamal Crawford is to playing again, check his hair length. The Clippers shooting guard grew out his hair because of boredom during his monthlong injury layoff before cutting it this week, perhaps the surest sign he is nearing a return. "I had nothing else to do," Crawford said Friday of letting his hair grow. "I usually don't have the patience." Crawford's slowly healing bruised right calf has severely tested his patience, but he hopes to return next week so that he can play in a few games before the playoffs. Possible return dates include Tuesday against the Lakers or April 11 against the Memphis Grizzlies. "That's...

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