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Clippers' Glen 'Big Baby' Davis strains right groin, no timetable for return

Clippers' Glen 'Big Baby' Davis strains right groin, no timetable for return
Warriors power forward Draymond Green drives around clippers power forward Glen Davis during the second half of a preseason last week at Staples Center. (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)

Clippers forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis strained his right groin during Thursday's practice as he came around a screen. The Clippers have not given a timetable for his return.

"We're going to take our time with that," Coach Doc Rivers said before Friday's game against Utah at Staples Center. "No time soon."

When asked if Davis will be ready when the season starts Oct. 30, Rivers said he's not sure.

"I think it will be close," Rivers said. "I think he'll be back playing by then, I don't know if he'll be in basketball shape."

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Davis has averaged four points and 2.3 rebounds in the team's three exhibition games. Last season, he averaged 4.2 points and three rebounds with the Clippers.

The power forward said that he lost 20 pounds over the summer, but Rivers apparently wasn't too impressed, and joked about that  amount being insignificant during training camp in Las Vegas.

"It's like throwing a deck chair off the Queen Mary," Rivers said.

Ekpe Udoh, who sprained an ankle during warmups before Sunday's game against Portland, will be available to play Friday. He was sidelined during Sunday's game against Portland and Monday's game against the Jazz.

The Clippers, who have started a different player at small forward in their three exhibitions, will start Chris Douglas-Roberts at that position Friday. Douglas-Roberts started Monday against Utah, getting  four points and four rebounds.

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