Above the Rim: Speights to the Clippers, Duncan ‘Irreplaceable’
UNDATED (AP) — The L.A. Clippers have signed free agent Marreese Speights, who played on Golden State's NBA championship team a year ago. The 28-year-old center-forward averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 72 games for the Warriors last season, while hitting a career-high 24 3-pointers.
In other NBA news:
- The Memphis Grizzlies have signed center Deyonta Davis and guard Andrew Harrison to multiyear contracts. The Grizzlies acquired the 19-year-old Davis on the night of the draft after the Boston Celtics selected him in the second round with the 31st selection. Harrison averaged 18.5 points, 4.9 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Grizzlies' NBA Development League affiliate.
- Spurs coach Gregg Popovich bade an emotional farewell to Tim Duncan's playing career, calling the now-retired Spurs star the best teammate anyone could have known. Sounding as if he were choking up at times and wearing a T-shirt with Duncan's face printed on the front, Popovich spoke at the Spurs' practice facility in San Antonio. Duncan announced his retirement after 19 seasons on Monday. Popovich called the five-time NBA champion "irreplaceable." Pop and Duncan teamed for five NBA championships during Duncan's run.
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