Here’s an interesting quote from Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy, when he was asked before Sunday’s game about some of the challenges of managing the team’s ever-changing, or should we say, ever-growing injury list this year:
“I’m not saying that it’s happening to us right now,” Dunleavy said, initially qualifying the statement to come. “But the typical fallout from this kind of deal is that when guys get injured, typically their agents are going to tell them, `Don’t rush back there’s no reason to hurry back. Make sure you’re 110 percent healthy before you come back. ‘ ”
Remember, Dunleavy made sure to qualify that statement up-front. But you have to wonder, if it’s “not happening to us right now,” why would he bring it up unless he was at least a little worried about it happening at some point?