Los Angeles Clippers Sign Sasha Vujacic to Contract

Ben Leibowitz@BenLeboCorrespondent IIIFebruary 3, 2014

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The Los Angeles Clippers have signed 29-year-old Sasha Vujacic to a 10-day contract.

According to ESPN's Arash Markazi, the Clippers have made the signing official, after initial reports surfaced that they would sign Vujacic to a 10-day deal:

The Slovenian guard hasn't played in the NBA since the 2010-11 season, when he split time between the Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets. He averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and two assists during that season.

Vujacic last played for Turkish Euroleague team Anadolu Efes Istanbul in 2012-13. Per Euroleague.net, he averaged 9.1 points per game while shooting 37.6 percent from the field for that squad.

This news comes mere weeks after the Clippers signed 34-year-old veteran Hedo Turkoglu for the remainder of the season.

Head coach Doc Rivers said the following of the Turkoglu signing, per ESPN's Arash Markazi:

He's another shooter. Sometimes you don't bring a guy in because a guy is not doing something. You bring a guy in because he does something our other guys do as well. He's another shooter and can space the floor. He's very skilled. We would like to take advantage of that.

It appears that the Clippers are poised to add yet another shooter to the roster in Vujacic, a guy who won two championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.

While the Clips have been short-handed without point guard Chris Paul, who has been sidelined with a separated shoulder, the team has remained consistent. They are 11-4 since CP3 went down.

If nothing else, Vujacic will be able to provide backcourt depth until Paul returns. According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, however, that may happen sooner rather than later.

The 29-year-old Vujacic hasn't played in the NBA since 2011, so it will be interesting to see how much he can offer the Clippers in a limited role. He will likely be nothing more than an insurance policy for L.A. once Paul comes back to the lineup.