Los Angeles Clippers Sign Rio Grande Valley Guard Maalik Wayns for Year's 23rd GATORADE Call-Up
NEW YORK, March 9, 2013 – The Los Angeles Clippers today signed Rio Grande Valley guard Maalik Wayns for the 23rd GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 NBA Development League season. Wayns joins 120 players with NBA D-League experience currently on NBA rosters.
Wayns (6-2, 185, Villanova) has played in nine games for the Vipers this season, averaging 12.4 points, 3.0 assists and 22.0 minutes. He has scored in double figures in seven outings, including two 20-plus point games.
Undrafted out of Villanova in 2012, Wayns is a 21-game NBA veteran, having signed with the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent in July 2012, and again to a 10-day contract in January 2013. He returns to the NBA with career averages of 2.7 points, 1.0 assists and 7.9 minutes.
Wayns is expected to join the Clippers today and be available tomorrow when the team hosts the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles.