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With injuries mounting in backcourt, Wizards sign Boykins

Posted Nov 12 2009 7:22AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Wizards have signed free-agent guard Earl Boykins after a series of injuries at that position and waived center Paul Davis.

Boykins has averaged 9.4 points and 3.4 assists in 10 NBA seasons with eight teams. He played in Italy last season.

Davis averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 assists in two appearances for the Wizards (2-6) this season.

Wizards guard Randy Foye sprained his right ankle during Tuesday's loss to Miami. Other injured guards: Mike Miller (left shoulder), Mike James (left hand), Javaris Crittenton (left foot). Also, forward Antawn Jamison (shoulder) has been out all season.

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