Before the Clippers played the Spurs Monday night, Doc Rivers was asked how he is dealing with the constant shuffling of his lineups given the rash of injuries the team has faced. The Clippers welcomed back guard Austin Rivers before the Spurs game, but lost Lou Williams and Wesley Johnson to injuries. “It’s just one of those years thus far. I keep saying that, because at any point it can turn around. You can get healthy and go on a run,” Doc Rivers said. “For me, I look at it as coaching. You take advantage of this, as crazy as that sounds, and you try to get the young guys to learn and teach them, because if you can get healthy, you may need a couple of them. So this is an opportunity for them. It’s an opportunity for even our staff to see players.” Rivers didn’t have Williams for the San Antonio game because of a right foot sprain that has left the guard probable for Wednesday night’s game against Phoenix at Staples Center.
Injuries force Doc Rivers to get creative with Clippers lineups
Los Angeles Times | Dec 20