InsideHoops.com NewsWire: The Los Angeles Clippers today signed free agent guard Dan Dickau. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Dickau was waived by the New York Knicks on Oct. 1 after joining the team in a trade from Portland on June 28. Dickau played in 50 games last season for the Trail Blazers, making three starts and averaging 3.3 points and 1.4 assists.
A five-year NBA veteran, Dickau has career averages of 6.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 233 career games. The 29-year old Oregon native was selected with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft by Sacramento. The Kings traded his rights to Atlanta, and Dickau made 73 appearances for the Hawks before being traded to Portland on Feb. 9, 2004.
A First Team All-American performer and the West Coast Conference Player of the Year at Gonzaga University as a senior, Dickau played for the Mavericks and Hornets in 2004-05 before moving to Boston and appearing in 19 games with the Celtics in 2005-06 before an Achilles injury ended his season. In 67 games with New Orleans in 2004-05, Dickau averaged a career-high 13.2 points.
Dickau began his college career at the University of Washington before transferring to Gonzaga and developed into a star over his last two college seasons, finishing his career seventh on the school’s all-time assists list (299).