He’s made it. Guard Maalik Wayns, called up from the D-League, has been signed for the rest of the season.
Wayns has played in three games and averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 assists. The bulk of those numbers came last week in a win over Philadelphia, when he played 17 minutes and had nine points, two assists and a steal.
He’s played in only two games and logged seven total minutes, but forward DaJuan Summers has been signed to a second 10-day contract.
He scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half, 17 in the 4th quarter and 7 pts in last 22 seconds in the Clippers win over the Nets.
The Clippers came up with the big plays down the stretch in notching a big – aren’t they all now? – 101-95 win over Brooklyn. With 48 seconds left, Jamal Crawford stole a lazy pass from Deron Williams and slam dunked it on the other end for a four-point lead. Chris Paul had 17 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, but Crawfrod’s play was the biggest of the game. Lob City’s play of the game came on the defensive end. Strange but true.
Clippers guard Willie Green is the only starter in double figures for the Clippers for the first half. He has made 5 of 7 shots for 12 points. Blake Griffin has taken just five shots and scored 5 points. Chris Paul is 2-for-6 for 6 points. Deron Williams has scored 11 points for the Nets.
Eric Bledsoe is back. The guard has been nursing a calf injury. The Clippers are trying to beef up their defensive performance over the last 13 games – starting with tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets – and if Bledsoe is healthy, he should help in that effort.