Clippers sign Doug Christie to second 10-day contract
Prior to todayís game in Indiana, the Los Angeles Clippers today signed guard Doug Christie to a second consecutive 10-day contract, it was announced by Vice President of Basketball Operations Elgin Baylor.
Signed to his first 10-day contract on Jan. 31, 2007, Christie has appeared in five games for the Clippers and is averaging 2.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.2 minutes per game.
A 14-year NBA veteran, Christie owns career averages of 11.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Christie tallied 3.7 points and 2.6 assists in seven games played for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2005-06 season.
During the 2001-02 NBA Playoffs, Christie averaged 11.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in helping lead the Sacramento Kings to within one game of the NBA Finals, losing to the Lakers in overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. In 58 career playoff games, Christie has tallied 9.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
Known as a defensive specialist, Christie was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2003 as well as the All-Defensive Second Teamís in 2001, 2002 and 2004, all while with the Sacramento Kings. Christie still ranks as the Toronto Raptorsí all-time steals leader with 664 (1995-96 through 1999-00) and shares the single-game NBA record for most steals in one half with 8 (Toronto at Philadelphia, 4/2/97).
In his 14-year career, Christie played for six NBA teams, including the Lakers (1992-1994), New York (1994-95), Toronto (1996-2000), Sacramento (2000-2004), Orlando (2005) and Dallas (2005-06).
Christie was the 17th overall selection in the 1992 NBA Draft out of Pepperdine University, where he averaged 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists over his three-year collegiate career.