Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I get it,” Rivers said. “He’s right, I just don’t know the answer, I’m on the competition committee. I wish there was an easy answer. I don’t have an answer. I know guys do need rest and I know fans need to see guys go play.”Silver reiterated that teams must provide notice that teams intend to rest players. Rivers contended that could be difficult. What if a player informed him the day of a game that he was exhausted?Rivers said Tuesday that the team would wait until after Tuesday to decide how to handle Thursday, but sounded as though everyone would likely play against the Mavericks.“I think so,” he said, “but I don’t know that yet. I have to alert the league. I’ll let you know later.”The combination of Silver’s edict combined with the Clippers’ pursuit of the Western Conference’s fourth playoff seed likely adds to the indecision. LOS ANGELES >> When it comes to resting players, Coach Doc Rivers is far from the league’s top culprit. And yet he has used the inactive list to his advantage. Last week he left two of his stars at home when the team traveled to Denver.At that point, he was already looking ahead to Thursday, when he expected to rest two more players – likely point guard Chris Paul and shooting guard J.J Redick – in Dallas.By Tuesday, he sounded less certain.A memo from NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent Monday night, in which he called resting “an extremely significant issue for our league,” has reframed the league-wide discussion on resting. It’s an issue that has rocketed to the forefront after the Warriors and Cavaliers rested their stars in consecutive Saturday night games broadcast on ABC. The Cavaliers did it last weekend in a loss at the Clippers. “There’s a solution,” Rivers said. “I’m not smart enough to figure out what it is. There’s got to be a solution, and we’ve got to figure it out because at the end of the day we have to protect the product.”Behind the lineBlake Griffin’s evolution as a 3-point shooter has continued to catch the attention of opposing coaches.“It’s something that as a defense early in his career you would love for him to sit and take jump shots,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said of the Clippers forward. “Now he can make you pay, especially from the mid-range and that 3-point line too now.”Entering Tuesday’s game against the Lakers, Griffin was shooting 33 percent and had made a career-high 25 3-pointers, as many as he attempted in 2014-15 – the last season in which he played at least 50 games.“He’s come a long way,” Walton said. “He’s working. He’s put a lot of work into it.”When he was a player, Walton trained with Bob Thate, who until last summer worked as the Clippers’ shooting coach and is often credited for Griffin’s improved jumper.“Bob used to tell me every single day he spent an hour of time getting his shot right,” Walton said.Field goal goalsWhen all you do is dunk, your shooting numbers tend to be pretty good. Such is the case for Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who is on the verge of posting the league’s best field goal percentage for the fifth consecutive season.“D.J. is great,” Rivers said, “because D.J. knows who he is and he accepts it and I think that’s what makes him so efficient.”According to basketball-reference.com, Jordan entered Tuesday scoring 60.8 percent of his baskets on dunks with another 31 percent coming on layups.