LA Clippers sign free agent C-F Marreese Speights

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers have signed free agent Marreese Speights, who played on Golden State's NBA championship team a year ago.

The 28-year-old center-forward averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 72 games for the Warriors last season, while hitting a career-high 24 3-pointers. During their title run a year ago, he averaged a career-best 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.

Speights has other NBA stints with Philadelphia, Memphis and Cleveland. He played two years at Florida, helping the Gators win the NCAA championship in 2007-08.

Also Tuesday, the Clippers signed forward Brice Johnson, their 25th overall pick in last month's draft.

He averaged 17.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks while starting 40 games for North Carolina last season, helping lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA title game.

Johnson averaged 15.4 points and 6.8 rebounds playing five games for the Clippers' entry in the Orlando Summer League.

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