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Chris Kaman out three weeks with sprained ankle. Welcome to the Clippers world.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Chris Kaman #35 of the Los Angeles Clippers controls the ball against Erick Dampier #25 of the Dallas Mavericks on October 31, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Dallas won 93-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Chris Kaman — you know, that tall guy who is supposed to be playing next to Blake Griffin — will be out the next three weeks at least, the team announced.

He has an “aggravated bone bruise and deltoid ligament sprain of his left ankle.” Which means his ankle really, really hurts right now. This is basically what has kept Yao Ming out for a month.

Kaman was an All-Star last season, when for the first half of the season the Clippers ran the offense through him. This season his shooting is down to 38 percent, he is scoring 10.5 points a game and he is struggling to stay healthy. Still, the Clippers need him to get used to playing next to Griffin, because the rookie isn’t going anywhere.