Chris Kaman's ankle still 'not right'

Los Angeles Clippers center Chris Kaman said Wednesday he doesn't expect to to play again until the beginning of February as he recovers from an ankle injury that's already cost him most of this season.

"It's not right right now so I kind of had to back off of what I've been doing a little bit and let it rest a little more," Kaman said.

"Hopefully right before they leave for that long road trip in February [an 11-game trip that runs Feb. 4-25], I'm going to get back on the court and see how it feels and then based on that, it'll determine whether I go on that trip or not."

Kaman has played in eight games this season. He badly sprained his ankle Nov. 9 in New Orleans. He returned Dec. 3, but quickly re-injured himself after just two games and has been out ever since.

Ramona Shelburne is a reporter and columnist for ESPNLosAngeles.com.