The Clippers have signed Sasha Vujacic, per team release.
The 27th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Lakers, Vujacic has been playing professionally since the age of 16. Most recently, he played for Anadolu Efes in Turkey for two seasons (2011-13), averaging 9.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 40 games (23 starts).
Vujacic will wear uniform number 18 for the Clippers.
It’s a move that has been speculated upon for almost a month now, as Doc Rivers has shown more interest in mitigating the injury effects to the team’s guards and wings.
“Just adding another player. You know, no deep thinking to it,” Rivers said at shootaround in Denver. “He’s another shooter and [we’ll] see what he’s got. He could help us. You never know.”
Rivers has yet to acknowledge any serious speculation on the season-long search for another backup big man. But if Vujacic were to get a second 10-day and then subsequently signed for the remainder of the season, the Clippers would be out of available roster spots and would thus be required to either waive players or execute an uneven trade if reinforcing Griffin and Jordan was still an intent.
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