Breaking Clipper news: Just received an email from Craig Smith's agent. He says Clippers have resigned Smith for one year. The Rhino Returns
The Los Angeles Clippers and free agent Craig Smith today reached an agreement that will enable the power forward to return to the team for 2010-11.
Smith, who averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 16.4 minutes in 75 games played with Los Angeles last season, also connected on 57 percent of his field goals on the year. He was originally acquired by the Clippers, along with Sebastian Telfair and Mark Madsen from Minnesota, on July 20, 2009 in exchange for Quentin Richardson.
An Inglewood native and former Fairfax High School star, Smith averaged a career-high 10.1 points to go with 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 19.7 minutes in 74 games played for Minnesota during the 2008-09 season. Smith, a career 56 percent shooter from the field, has appeared in 308 career NBA games.
Great move to bring back Rhino, he'll provide some good offense off the bench along with Randy Foye. Our depth chart seems to be like this now:
PG: Baron Davis | Eric Bledsoe
SG: Eric Gordon | Randy Foye | Willie Warren
SF: Ryan Gomes | Al-Farouq Aminu
PF: Blake Griffin | Craig Smith | Brian Cook
CE: Chris Kaman | DeAndre Jordan