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Clippers sign free-agent guard Eisley

LOS ANGELES -- The Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles
Clippers
signed free-agent guard Howard Eisley on Thursday.

The 6-foot-2 Eisley has averaged 6.7 points, 3.6 assists and 1.7
rebounds in an 11-year NBA career and 5.2 points and 2.6 assists in
88 playoff games. He played in 74 games for the Utah Jazz last
season, averaging 5.6 points, 3.4 assists and 19.3 minutes per
game.

Eisley, who turns 33 next month, had his best season three years
ago, averaging a career-high 9.1 points and 5.4 assists while
playing 27.4 minutes per game for the New York Knicks.

Eisley was the 30th overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, selected
by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has played for Minnesota, San
Antonio, Utah, Dallas, the Knicks and Phoenix in his career.

The Clippers (6-2) face the Los Angeles Lakers (4-4) on Friday
night.