The Clippers are considering signing free agent Andre Emmett, Shams Charania of RealGM reports (Twitter link). The 6’5″ swingman currently plays for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA D-League. Los Angeles reportedly has reached an agreement with Nate Robinson on a 10-day pact, which would increase the Clippers’ roster count to the league maximum of 15. The team has Jordan Hamilton also signed to a 10-day pact, so he would be a likely candidate to be released if Emmett is signed, though that is merely my speculation.
Emmett, 32, is reportedly considering a lucrative offer to play in the Philippines, so it’s unclear if the chance to chase his NBA dream on what would likely be a minimum salary arrangement would be enough to keep him stateside.
In 39 games for Fort Wayne this season Emmett is averaging 22.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 33.5 minutes per contest. The 2004 second-rounder out of Texas Tech has had two brief stints in the NBA that were separated by a period of six seasons. Emmett appeared in eight games for the Grizzlies during the 2004/05 season, and he followed that up with a six game cameo for the Nets during the 2011/12 campaign. He owns a career scoring average of 1.4 points on 46.2% shooting.