The Clippers have signed veteran guard Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract, the team announced in a press release on Sunday:
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today they have signed guard Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract.
Hudson comes to the Clippers from the Chinese Basketball Association where he is a two-time MVP (2014, 2015) and three-time All-Star (2012, 2014, 2015). Most recently, Hudson played for Liaoning where he averaged 31.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 50 games.
Originally drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 58th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft, Hudson, 30, has played three seasons in the NBA. In 52 career NBA games, Hudson owns averages of 4.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 10.3 minutes with Boston, Memphis, Washington and Cleveland.
A Memphis native, the 6-foot-3 inch guard spent his final two years of college at the University of Tennessee-Martin. He is the only NCAA player to ever record a quadruple-double (25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals vs. Central Baptist College) in a college game. He was a two-time OVC Player of the Year (2008, 2009) at UT-Martin.
Presumably, Hudson will replace Nate Robinson on the roster. Robinson’s first 10-day contract ran out on Saturday and the Clippers have yet to give him another one. He’s had knee problems since signing.
Hudson, who has played for five NBA teams in parts of three seasons since 2009 as well as stints in the D-League and China, also provides insurance for Jamal Crawford, who still has no timetable to return from the calf injury that has kept him out for the Clippers’ last 12 games.