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The Clippers signed the 6-foot-3 guard to a 10-day contract on March 29. He has averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 steals in 11.3 minutes a game for them.
They also considered signing Nate Robinson, who signed two 10-day contracts with the Clippers, the last one expiring March 27. Robinson averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 assists and 14 minutes over nine games for the Clippers, but he was nursing a knee injury.
"He wasn't unhealthy," Rivers said of Robinson. "But he wasn't 100% either."
Before joining the Clippers, Hudson, 30, was a two-time MVP (2014, 2015) in the Chinese Basketball Assn., where he played for Liaoning, averaging 31.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 50 games this season.
"I just think when you add guys, it helps," Rivers said. "Lester is not young, but he's a good solid guy to have in your locker room, so I like that."