It looks like the Clippers will have to wait a little longer to see how their new frontline of Chris Kaman, Marcus Camby and Zach Randolph will be able to play together.
Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said Monday that Kaman will be out longer than the team had first expected, possibly a few more weeks in addition to the two weeks he’s already missed with a strained left arch.
“It seems like it’s going to be a little slower,” Dunleavy said. “Basically what it is, is you have a partially torn tendon in your foot. It shows up on the MRI, you see the healing process and when it’s all healed he’ll be ready to go.”
Dunleavy had initially hoped Kaman might be ready for Monday’s game against Orlando. Then that was pushed back to Friday’s game in Portland. Now he’s not even putting a timetable on it.
Kaman saw another doctor on Sunday and determined the foot was taking longer to heal than expected.
“Hopefully in a couple more weeks I’ll start playing,” Kaman said. “I don’t really know when. I just want to keep doing my rehab and staying on top of everything. It’s still a little sore, but it’s better than it was.
“I’d been testing it a little bit and it wasn’t where it needed to be. I’m going to wait until it heals and I’m not going to come back any sooner because I don’t want it to linger the rest of the year.”
Kaman has been out since November 26th.