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Clippers re-sign journeyman Lester Hudson

Lester Hudson will fill out the roster instead of Nate Robinson, whose knee woes were a concern. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers re-signed guard Lester Hudson to a multi-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

Hudson appeared in three games with the Clippers this season after signing a 10-day contract on March 29 and averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 steals per game.

The Clippers had hoped to re-sign Nate Robinson, who had been signed two 10-day contracts this season, but he never fully healed from a bone bruise to his left knee on March 22 and hasn’t played since.

In nine games with the Clippers this season, Robinson averaged 5.1 points and 2.2 assists in 14 minutes per game.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Robinson was “in the conversation” to be re-signed but was still uncertain about his injured left knee.

“I think it is better,” Rivers said. “Probably not where you’d like it, but it’s better."

Hudson came to the Clippers from the Chinese Basketball Association where he was a two-time MVP in 2014 and 2015 and a three-time All-Star in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Most recently, Hudson played for Liaoning where he averaged 31.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 50 games.

He was originally drafted by Rivers and the Boston Celtics with the 58th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft. Hudson, 30, has played three seasons in the NBA. In 55 career NBA games, Hudson has averaged 4.7 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 10.4 minutes with Boston, Memphis, Washington, Cleveland and the Los Angeles Clippers.