He wasn't quite getting on a plane to China when the Clippers called to see if he was available for a tryout session.
But Ike Diogu's Plan B was well underway and he was attempting to get a work visa to play in China when the Clippers surfaced, looking for some help up front.
He had eight points in his Clipper debut last week against Houston, and was averaging 7.3 points and four rebounds after three games with the Clippers. Diogu had a big fourth quarter in Monday's win at Sacramento, scoring eight points.
Utah was Game No. 4 and now the Clippers don't play again until Sunday.
"I've done a really good job of picking up everything on the fly, making sure I'm not a liability in any areas," said Diogu. "Like you said, I'm looking forward to the days off. I'm looking forward to everything."