Los Angeles Clippers reserve guard Jamal Crawford has missed the last month with a calf injury, but the reigning Sixth Man of the Year is expected to return to the lineup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday:
I'm hearing Jamal Crawford has been cleared to play tonight. I reported last week this was his target return date.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 7, 2015
Crawford has missed the last 17 games with the injury, which was worse than initially anticipated. The Clippers went 12-5 with the guard out of the lineup, and his return should help boost a reserve unit that’s one of the worst in the league.
Crawford is the Clippers’ third-leading scorer at 16.4 points per game. He’s having a down year shooting the ball, as he’s shooting just 40.1 percent overall and 33.3 percent from three. However, the 35-year-old is getting to the free throw line just over four times per game and hitting 90.3 percent from the charity stripe.