Dec 11, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Ekpe Udoh (5) during the game against the San Antonio Spurs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. San Antonio won 109-77. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Clippers ink Ekpe Udoh, Chris Douglas-Roberts to 1-year deals

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The Los Angeles Clippers signed a pair of bargain free agents on Wednesday. Big man Ekpe Udoh and swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts signed one-year deals, the team announced.

Udoh’s deal is for $1 million, according to Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears.

The terms of Douglas-Roberts’ deal were not disclosed.

“Chris and Ekpe are two versatile players who bring depth and a strong presence to our team,” Clippers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers said in a team statement. “We are excited to add them to the roster.”

Udoh, 26, was brought in for a workout last week after the Clippers waived newly acquired Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica. The former Golden State lottery pick averaged 3.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 42 games for the Milwaukee Bucks, 14 of which he started. Udoh missed the first half of the season recovering from offseason knee surgery.

The signing gives Los Angeles a much deeper front court rotation featuring returning stars Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan in the starting lineup, returning free agent Glen Davis and new signing Spencer Hawes. Udoh balances things out as a defensive-minded substitution for Jordan.

Though Douglas-Roberts isn’t a name that blows your socks off, he shores up the Clips’ thinnest position. In 49 games with Charlotte last season, CDR averaged 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and one assist. The former University of Memphis standout came on strong late in the season, scoring nearly 10 points per game in March and April. Douglas-Roberts brings a nice combination of defense and athleticism to an offensive juggernaut.

The Clippers are expected to make a final pair of moves to round out the offseason (barring an unforeseen trade). According to Adrian Wojnaroski of the Yahoo Sports, one of them is to re-sign veteran power forward Hedo Turkoglu.

The other, according to RealGM’s Shams Charania, is signing journeyman DeAndre Liggins to put the roster at 15.

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