Clippers sign C Olden Polynice

Updated: August 4, 2003, 5:51 PM ET

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers, who have been surprisingly active in the free agent market, signed center Olden Polynice on Monday.

Terms were not disclosed for the 7-foot Polynice, who was not in the NBA the last two seasons. After being cut in training camp by the Philadelphia 76ers in October, he played for the Harlem Globetrotters and in the CBA and USBL.

The Clippers have re-signed free agent forwards Elton Brand and Corey Maggette for a combined $123 million. They allowed center Michael Olowokandi and guard Andre Miller to leave via free agency, but have signed Polynice to back up rookie center Chris Kaman.

This will be the second stint with the Clippers for the 38-year-old Polynice. He averaged 12.3 points and 9.1 rebounds in 31 games in 1990-91 and 8.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 76 games in 1991-92.

The 7-foot Polynice originally was a 1987 first-round pick of Chicago and was traded to Seattle for Scottie Pippen. He has played for Seattle, the Clippers, Detroit, Sacramento and Utah, averaging 7.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in 1,056 games.

While with Utah, Polynice was convicted of misdemeanor assault for a fight at a golf club.

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