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Clippers sign Tim Thomas, second-round draft pick

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers signed free-agent
forward Tim Thomas on Thursday and also agreed to terms with
forward Paul Davis, their second-round draft pick.

Terms were not disclosed, but it had been reported that it was a
four-year deal worth $24 million.

Thomas averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in nine seasons
with Philadelphia, Milwaukee, New York, Chicago and Phoenix.

He helped the Suns reach the Western Conference finals last
season, averaging 15.1 points and 6.3 rebounds during the playoffs.
In the Suns' seven-game semifinal series against the Clippers,
Thomas averaged 14.7 points and 6.1 rebounds.

Thomas also shot 44.4 percent from 3-point range during the
playoffs.

"Tim is a multitalented player who can play several positions
for us," Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor said. "He is very
versatile offensively and is able to stretch the defense with his
perimeter shooting as well as having a good post-up game."

Davis averaged 13.2 points and seven rebounds during his
four-year career at Michigan State. He led the Spartans to a 22-12
record last season, including an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
The team reached the Final Four in 2005.