Clippers sign Knight as backup point guard
The Clippers’ pursuit of a point guard ended Friday when the team agreed to terms with free agent Brevin Knight on a two-year, $4-million contract, league sources said.
The Clippers turned to the 10-year veteran after finishing second to the Houston Rockets in the quest to sign former All-Star Steve Francis and considering trades to acquire another established point guard to share the position with Sam Cassell.
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12:00 a.m. Aug. 5, 2007 For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday August 05, 2007 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 0 inches; 30 words Type of Material: Correction
Pro basketball: A headline in Saturday’s Sports section said the Clippers signed guard Brevin Knight. The Clippers and Knight had agreed on a contract but it had not been signed.
Knight, 31, sidelined often throughout his career, must undergo a physical before signing the contract. He was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 1997 draft after playing for Stanford. The Clippers will be his eighth NBA team.
The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 9.1 points and 6.6 assists last season for Charlotte in 45 games. Knight’s career averages are 8.3 points and 6.8 assists.
The Clippers needed help at point guard because Shaun Livingston is still recovering from major knee surgery and may not play in the 2007-08 season and Cassell, who was injured for much of last season, turns 38 in November.
-- Jason Reid