Suns sign guard Giricek for rest of season

Updated: March 5, 2008, 1:36 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns signed guard Gordan Giricek on Tuesday to a contract for the rest of the season.

Giricek had two points in seven minutes in his Suns debut, a 97-92 win over the Blazers.

Giricek, waived by the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, joins his fifth NBA team. The 6-foot-6 Croatian played parts of six seasons with Memphis, Orlando and Utah before being traded to Philadelphia last Dec. 29.

Suns general manager Steve Kerr called the 30-year-old Giricek "an excellent shooter, a solid defender and a proven playoff performer."

He shot a career-best 42.6 percent from 3-point range for the Jazz in 2006-07. He has averaged 9.6 points in 362 NBA games.

The Suns also signed forward Linton Johnson to a second 10-day contract.


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