The Clippers have re-signed Ryan Hollins, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports. Contract details have not yet been released.
Clippers to re-sign reserve center @TheRyanHollins to a one-year contract, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 7, 2013
Hollins, a career backup center, spent last year with the Clippers, working himself into then out of then back into the Clippers’ regular rotation. He averaged 3.4 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game in 11.1 minutes a night.
Though Hollins’ biggest career weakness has been his rebounding, he posted a 12.5 percent rebounding rate last season – not an elite number, but one that was still the second-best of his seven-year career.
Hollins and Ronny Turiaf, who remains a free agent for now, split time as the Clippers’ backup center last season. By the end of the year, Turiaf and Hollins were actually playing in the same games – sometimes even playing together. Hollins is an aggressive defender and an above average shot blocker. He averaged 1.8 blocks per 36 minutes as a Clipper last season, second on the team only to DeAndre Jordan’s 2.0 blocks per 36.
Hollins is the third UCLA alum to join the Clippers this offseason, following former Bruins Matt Barnes and Darren Collison, who both signed earlier this week. Hollins already has a history of playing for Doc Rivers – after playing 15 games for the Celtics in the lockout shortened 2011-12 season – and will probably slot into the same role that he filled last season.
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