The Los Angeles Clippers signed guard Lester Hudson to a multi-year contract.
Hudson, 30, joined the Clippers after signing a 10-day contract on March 29. In three games since, he has averaged 2.3 points, 2 rebounds and 1.7 steals over 11.3 minutes.
[daily_cut.nba]Before joining the Clippers, Hudson played in the Chinese Basketball Association and was a two-time MVP (2014, 2015) and three-time All-Star (2012, 2014, 2015).
The Boston Celtics drafted Hudson in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft. Current Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was the Celtics' head coach at the time.
Over 55 career games, Hudson has averaged 4.7 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists while playing for the Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies and Clippers.
Hudson played his final two years of college basketball at the University of Tennessee-Martin, where he became the only NCAA player to ever record a quadruple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds 10 assists and 10 steals against Central Baptist College on Nov. 13, 2007.
The Clippers (53-26) have a clinched a playoff spot with three games remaining, including Saturday night's against the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Mike Fiammetta