PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Reggie Evans had a big game Saturday night at Staples Center. The fact he had it for the Brooklyn Nets must have seemed curious to anyone who has followed the ebbs and flows of the Clippers the past two seasons.
Evans was a key contributor off the bench for the Clippers before they traded him to the Nets at the end of last season. That made it impossible to ignore the 16 rebounds he grabbed against his former team.
As the playoffs approach, its becoming clear the Clippers may miss the presence of players like Evans or Kenyon Martin, another former Clipper who gave them a tough enforcer inside but who was deemed expendable during the offseason.
The Clippers have some big bodies forward Blake Griffin, center DeAndre Jordan and reserve Lamar Odom but they dont have a player to come off the bench who can get rebounds, deny the lane to opposing guards and out-muscle players for loose balls.
In the postseason, those are valuable commodities.
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