Clippers' Brice Johnson: Not expected back in near future
Johnson, who has been sidelined all season while recovering from an acute herniated disc in his lower back, has increased his on-court activity of late, and even took part in a recent shootaround for the Clippers. However, Rivers' comments suggest that Johnson could be multiple weeks away from taking the court, if not longer. Until Johnson is taking part in full-contact practices, a return doesn't seem to be forthcoming. Once he's healthy, Johnson isn't likely to be a rotation option, and could end up joining fellow rookie Diamond Stone in the D-League.