Though there has been some improvement with Milos Teodosic’s health, it remains uncertain when he’ll return from a plantar fascia injury to his left foot.
Teodosic started wearing a walking boot on the foot Wednesday.
He had been getting around on a scooter.
“He’s making good progress,” said , the ’ president of basketball operations. “The timetable is still indefinite. That’s one of those injuries where you just really got to let your body tell you when you’re ready. But everything is trending in a positive direction.”
Teodosic was injured against the on Oct. 21 and has been out since.
“The plan right away was we need to do non-weight bearing whenever you have that injury for the first 10 days or whatever, and then we’ll reevaluate right after that,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “So, I guess it’s been 10 days. Now he’s walking.”
The Clippers said they decided against picking up the third-year option on power forward because he didn’t play much during his rookie season last season.
The Clippers said they decided to pick up the fourth-year option on forward because he had a more extensive body of work than Johnson.
Johnson, who will make $1.3 million this season, was due to earn $1.5 million next season if the Clippers had picked up his option, but he’ll now become a free agent next summer. The Clippers still can re-sign him to a deal.
Johnson played in just three games last season because he dealt with a herniated disk in his lower back.
The Clippers drafted Johnson out of North Carolina in the first round in 2016, taking him 25th overall.
Johnson had appeared in just two games before the Clippers played the Wednesday night at home. He was averaging five points per game.
“It was a difficult decision,” Frank said. “We still think Brice is a talented young player. There wasn’t a great deal of body of work due to some different circumstances last year obviously with the back injury and this year we just have great depth at the positon he plays.”
Dekker, who was acquired from Houston as a part of the Chris Paul trade, showed the Clippers enough over his first two seasons with the .
Dekker will earn $2.76 million next season. He was averaging 2.4 points per game.
“What we’ve seen, we continue to think, because he has a little bit more body of work, there’s a little more evidence there,” Frank said. “And he plays a position of great need, because Sam plays the three [small forward], whereas Brice plays the four [power forward].”