The Los Angeles Clippers have added more frontcourt depth by signing Ekpe Udoh to a one-year, $1 million contract, reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Udoh’s contract will be fully guaranteed. The four-year pro played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season, averaging 3.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. He has also played for the Golden State Warriors. Udoh figures to play behind DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Hawes for Los Angeles. He will provide rebounding and shot blocking off their bench and would be a terrific filler in case of injuries.
As mentioned many times before, this was Clippers’ plan all along after trading Jared Dudley. They wanted to dump Dudley's large contract to add a handful of other players who would play for the veteran's minimum.
Now, the Clippers are on the verge of re-signing Hedo Turkoglu to a veteran’s minimum deal, while also being on the verge of signing Chris Douglas-Roberts. In addition, they have also signed DeAndre Liggins to a non-guaranteed, training camp deal.
With all those above-mentioned players along with Ekpe Udoh, the Los Angeles Clippers will push their roster count to 15, with one of them being a non-guaranteed player.