Power forward Loy Vaught has signed a reported $4 million, four-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in time to join training camp Friday.
On Tuesday, the team announced the signing of the 6-foot-9 Vaught, the 13th player taken in the latest NBA draft. He was the second of two first-round picks by the Clippers in the draft.The Clippers took former Loyola Marymount star Bo Kimble as their No. 8 pick. Kimble remains unsigned.
"I'm very excited to be a Clipper," Vaught said. "This team has so much talent and potential."
The Clippers hold camp at nearby Cal Poly-Pomona.
Vaught, who averaged 15.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game as a senior at Michigan, has spent the past two months working out in Los Angeles.
The Clippers hope he can provided them needed help on the boards.
"I've put on bulk (from 222 pounds to 240) and feel stronger, so now it's just a matter of learning to carry that on the court," he said. "As soon as my stamina develops to match my strength, I'll be OK."
The Clippers also signed free agent forwards James Scott and Greg Butler on Tuesday. The team has signed six free agents in the past three weeks.