After being released prior to the guaranteed contract deadline, the Los Angeles Clippers have brought back Maalik Wayns on a 10-day contract. Here’s the press release (with 10-day’s being the thing and the team looking to sign players, get comfortable with Clippers press releases):
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a 10-day contract.
Wayns, 22, was previously on the Clippers roster this season and was waived by the team on Jan. 6. Wayns did not appear in a game this season, missing the first 33 games of the season due to a torn left meniscus.
The former Villanova stand-out appeared in six games with the Clippers last season and averaged 3.3 points and 1.2 assists. Overall, Wayns has played in 27 career NBA games with the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Doc Rivers foreshadowed a Wayns signing a few days ago, so this one doesn’t come as a shocker. With Darius Morris still on the roster, Wayns provides insurance in case the team refuses to re-up Morris’ tenure with the team.
It has been noted that Wayns has a strong relationship with lead point guard Chris Paul, so that may have a lot to do with why he’s returned. He also benefits from being around Doc Rivers system the entire season, albeit from a sideline perspective.