The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has signed forward Jeff Ayres to a 10-day contract.
A five-year NBA veteran, Ayres, 28, has appeared in 220 career regular season games with Portland, Indiana and San Antonio, averaging 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 10.1 minutes. Ayres was a member of the 2014 NBA Champion Spurs and has played in 33 career Playoff games.
The Ontario, CA native most recently played for the Idaho Stampede in the NBA Developmental League, averaging 16.3 points and 9.5 rebounds in 23 games this season.
A stand-out at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, where he played with former Clippers guard Darren Collison, Ayres was originally drafted with the 31st pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and traded to Portland on Draft Night.
The 6-foot-10 inch forward played four seasons at Arizona State (2005-2009) earning All-Pac 10 First Team honors in 2009 when he averaged 14.5 points and 8.2 rebounds.