The Clippers come into G1C short-handed, but after seeing what they did to the Warriors last night, our best hope is that they're exhausted from dumping on the reigning champs. (Of course, the GSW without Curry or Thompson might have had something to do with it. I didn't watch the game so I cannot say for sure) Here's what the injury report says: Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return 01/11/18 Blake Griffin PF Concussion Game Time Decision 01/11/18 Milos Teodosic PG Foot Game Time Decision 01/11/18 C.J. Williams SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jan 13 01/04/18 Austin Rivers PG Heel Expected to be out until at least Jan 20 12/20/17 Danilo Gallinari SF Hip Expected to be out until at least Jan 15 12/11/17 Patrick Beverley PG Knee Out for the season The Kings, on the other hand, have just about everyone available. Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return 01/11/18 Frank Mason III PG Heel Expected to be out until at least Feb 9 01/11/18 Giorgios Papagiannis C Illness Game Time Decision 01/02/18 Harry Giles PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 13 At this point, I think a lot of Kings fans are more interested in watching the progression and development of the kids than they are about wins or losses. As long as they put forth the heart, the hustle, the energy and the effort, most fans will walk away satisfied. It's when they show none of that OR all of a sudden exhibit the basketball acumen of a rutabaga that people get angry, and rightfully so. I personally like to see JaKarr Sampson and Jack Cooley on the Kings bench, if for no other reason than I know they will be ready if they're called to play. They may not be as skilled as some of our young bloods but they certainly have all the dedication and tenacity you could ask for. I know these kids are still trying to figure things out and that they're tired right now. Adapting to the NBA can't be easy after high school and college. Just the travel alone can wear on you. They just need to focus on the task at hand and learn from the veterans. It's not easy but it certainly is possible. It's still a good time to be a Kings fan and, of course, I still LOVE THIS TEAM! GO KINGS!!!