Clippers’ J.J. Redick plans on playing tonight against Lakers

Clippers guard J.J. Redick has missed 21 games because of a broken right wrist and torn ligaments.
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J.J. Redick, out the last six weeks recovering from a broken right wrist and torn ligaments on the side of his right wrist, said the idea is for him to play tonight when the Clippers host the Lakers at Staples Center.

“That’s the plan,” Redick said after he got done shooting at the Clippers’ shoot-around this morning. “You never know until the day of, I guess.”

Redick had missed 21 games recovering from the injury.

He has been ramping up his practices and his workouts at the shoot-arounds.

“Tuesday, when I was able to go through the full practice, I figured Friday would be a decent shot if I continued to progress,” Redick said. “I’ve been very fortunate in that I haven’t had any setbacks.”


The plan has been for the right-handed shooting Redick to step back into the starting lineup in place of Jamal Crawford, who has been starting at shooting guard in Redick’s place.

Redick had started the first 17 games until he was injured Nov. 29 at Sacramento from a hard fall after being fouled by Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.

During those 17 games, the perpetually in motion Redick averaged 15.8 points per game on 46% shooting, 35.9% on three-pointers.

“There’s no pain,” Redick said. “The only issue is just a little stiffness just from being casted for three weeks. But I don’t feel things when I shoot or dribble.”