BOSTON — Doc Rivers has recruited yet another Celtics castoff to come join him in L.A.
Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers announced Sunday they had signed 6-foot-3 guard Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract. Hudson, who played 16 games for Boston during the 2009-10 season, joined the Clippers ahead of their Sunday matchup with the Celtics at TD Garden.
Hudson’s signing came after another Celtic-turned-Clipper, guard Nate Robinson, went down with a knee injury, prompting the Clippers not to re-sign him to a second 10-day deal. Hudson hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since 2012 and has spent the last three seasons playing professionally in China.
“Well, he played well in China,” said Rivers, who coached both Hudson and Robinson in Boston. “We like Nate, actually, and right now Nate’s injured. We’re on this trip, we go back and play three more games, and we needed another guard. We thought (Hudson) was the best available.”
Rivers added that there is a “strong possibility” the team eventually will re-sign Robinson.
Hudson has played for four NBA teams since the Celtics took him in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft but has appeared in just 52 games, averaging 4.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
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