Monday, July 19, 2010
Smith, Clippers reach deal
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers and free agent Craig Smith have reached a deal for the power forward to return to the team.
Smith averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 16.4 minutes in 75 games last season, when he shot 57 percent from the floor.
He was originally acquired by the Clippers last July along with Sebastian Telfair and Mark Madsen from Minnesota in exchange for Quentin Richardson.
Smith joins free agents Randy Foye, Ryan Gomes and Brian Cook, who already signed with the Clippers. The team's three draft picks -- Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Bledsoe and Willie Warren -- have secured deals, too.