Reddick hopes to play soon

By Eric Patten, Clippers.com
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(Clippers logo AP Photo)

(Clippers logo AP Photo)

PLAYA VISTA – With two consecutive practices since returning from a left quad contusion, Clippers guard J.J. Redick is nearing a return to game action.

Redick, who until Monday had not practiced since Oct. 6, said Tuesday that he hopes to be back on the court in at least one of the Clippers’ final two preseason games (Wednesday against the Jazz or Friday against the Kings).

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said he will wait to determine whether or not Redick is available Wednesday.

Redick was acquired by the Clippers on July 10 via a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, but has yet to play in the preseason due to the injury. He said Tuesday that he played through the thigh bruise for three days while the Clippers trained in San Diego, but it progressively got worse.

During the two weeks off, Redick was only permitted to do muscle activation exercises while resting his injured leg. Willie Green started in Redick’s place in five of the six preseason games and Jamal Crawford started one game last week when Green was given a scheduled night off. Redick ramped up his conditioning on Saturday while the team was in Las Vegas to take on the Denver Nuggets.

Listen to Redick and Rivers in these post-practice interviews:

Read the full story here: http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/redick-hopes-play-soon

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