Jamal Crawford G LAC 2 weeks ago

Crawford had 10 points, four assists, three steals, and three rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's regular season finale against Phoenix.

Crawford is still working his way back into game shape, as evidenced by his 4-of-12 shooting performance. Still, it was encouraging to see Crawford log extended minutes for the first time since returning from a calf injury last week. Crawford figures to be one of Los Angeles' primary options off the bench in the postseason.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford (calf) came off the bench in Tuesday's win over the Lakers, but was held to just four points (2-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and one assist in 19 minutes.

Crawford missed almost all of March and three games in April with a bruised right calf. He's shooting just 40 pecent from the floor this season but does average 16.2 points per game. Still, with so few games left in the season, it's likely not worth picking him up again in most leagues.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford (calf) will play Tuesday, the Orange County Register's Dan Woike reports.

This comes as no surprise as Crawford had been labeled as probable to return Tuesday. The Clippers will now get a chance to set their playoff rotation, with Crawford assuming his typical sixth man role.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford (calf) is probable to return Tuesday against the Lakers, the OC Register reports.

Crawford was back at practice Friday and hasn't had any reported setbacks. With his return to the rotation, Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick will see less shot attempts going forward.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford (calf) is targeting a return to the lineup Tuesday against the Lakers, ESPN's Arash Markazi reports.

Crawford resumed practicing Friday and didn't appear to experience any setbacks during the session. The Clippers will likely have him increase his activity over the next few days, and if all goes well, the team should provide more definitive word on his availability for Tuesday's game. Crawford hasn't played since suffering the calf contusion back on March 2.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 3 weeks ago

Crawford (calf) will attempt to participate in parts of Friday's practice, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports.

Crawford said he's feeling much better, but he declined to offer a target return date. The veteran noted that he'd like to get a couple of games in prior to the playoffs, so, barring a setback, he'll likely look to make his return at some point next week.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 4 weeks ago

Crawford (calf) has a tentative return date of April 7, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.

This return date could easily change, and it's unlikely that he would come back prior that day. With that said, it's safe to drop Crawford from your team if your fantasy playoffs end before the end of the NBA season, if you haven't already. Even if the playoffs go until the end of the NBA season, dropping Crawford now would be a smart move if there's someone on the waiver wire who can help you win now.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 1 month ago

Crawford (calf) believes that he won't miss the remainder of the season, the Los Angeles Times reports. "It's hard not playing," he said. "But I just look at it as each day is a little closer to coming back."

On Thursday, Crawford relayed that his bruised right calf isn't as "tender" as it was in past weeks, when the calf was drained in order to increase the rate of healing. While he has started shooting again, he has yet to resume running, which likely spurred coach Doc Rivers to state recently that Crawford was "nowhere near playing." Until he partakes in the usual array of basketball activity, consider Crawford out indefinitely.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 1 month ago

Crawford (calf) is, "nowhere near playing" according to head coach Doc Rivers, who also noted it's possible Crawford does not return this season, the Daily Breeze reports.

Rivers did say that Crawford had been showing improvement recently, which was not the case last week. While this is positive news, it is not enough for fantasy owners wondering if they should hold on to Crawford. The fact that we don't even have a timetable for the talented guard makes him drop-able in most formats, especially if you're in a close playoff matchup.

Jamal Crawford G LAC 1 month ago

Crawford (calf) will miss at least 10 more days, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.

Crawford has been out since Mar. 2, and news surfaced Sunday morning suggesting that Crawford has shown little to no improvement over the last two weeks. He remains without a firm timetable, and the team will wait another week-and-a-half before re-evaluating his progress. In the meantime, Jordan Hamilton and Austin Rivers should continue to pick up some extra minutes off the bench.