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 Clippers make the signing of Sasha Vujacic official. He will wear No. 18 tonight.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 3, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Sources: Chris Paul is aiming to return on either Feb. 7 (vs. Toronto) or Feb. 9 (vs. Philadelphia). Paul has been out since Jan. 3.— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) January 31, 2014
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.