Clippers sign power forward Jeff Ayres for rest of the season

Jeff Ayres

Jeff Ayres/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers


The Clippers on Tuesday signed power forward Jeff Ayres for the rest of the season, a league source told this newspaper.

Ayres had two 10-day contracts with the Clippers in February, but was not retained after the second one expired. His signing comes two days after rookie power forward Branden Dawson was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic abuse in Playa Vista, where he lives with his girlfriend.

Ayres, out of Etiwanda High in Rancho Cucamonga, is 28. He played five games for the Clippers in February and averaged 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds.