The Clippers bolstered their dais with a span of journeymen anticipating to get their careers on lane on Wednesday, signing swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and forward-center Ekpe Udoh to one-year contracts for a veteran’s smallest of $1 million.
The signings give a Clippers 13 players on a roster, gratifying a fasten minimum. They are also approaching to re-sign maestro brazen Hedo Turkoglu and sojourn meddlesome in sharpshooter Ray Allen.
The 6-foot-7 Douglas-Roberts, 27, played in 49 games for a Charlotte Bobcats final deteriorate after being sealed as an damage deputy for Jeff Taylor in December. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1 support in 20.7 mins per game. The Clippers will be Douglas-Roberts’ fifth NBA group in 6 seasons.
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The 6-10 Udoh, 27, played in 42 games for a Milwaukee Bucks final deteriorate after being sidelined since of medicine on his right knee and successive swelling. He averaged 3.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1 retard in 19.1 mins per game. A former first-round breeze collect of a Golden State Warriors in 2010 (sixth overall), Udoh will have played for 3 NBA teams in 5 NBA seasons when he creates his Clippers debut.
“Chris and Ekpe are dual versatile players who move abyss and a clever participation to a team,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers pronounced in a statement. “We are vehement to supplement them to a roster.”
Udoh’s agent, Michael Silverman, pronounced his customer was also courted by a Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers though motionless on a Clippers since he wanted to play for a winning group and “a defensive-minded manager who understands what he brings to a table.”
Udoh becomes a fifth large male on a Clippers’ roster, fasten starters Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and pot Spencer Hawes and Glen Davis. Douglas-Roberts can play both a tiny brazen and sharpened ensure spots.
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