Clippers add Robinson on 10-day deal

Los Angeles, CA ( - In need of backcourt depth for the season's stretch run, the Los Angeles Clippers signed veteran guard Nate Robinson to a 10-day contract Saturday.

Robinson has not played since being bought out of his contract by Boston on Jan. 14, shortly after being acquired by the Celtics in a trade with Denver. The 10-year pro averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 assists over 33 games with the Nuggets this season.

The Clippers were in search of a scorer off the bench with 2014 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford currently sidelined by a right calf contusion. Los Angeles is also presently without Blake Griffin, though the All-Star forward is nearing a return from elbow surgery that has kept him out for the past month.

Robinson, who has averaged 11.1 points over 607 career NBA games and won the Slam Dunk title three times, played for Clippers head coach Doc Rivers during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons while then with the Celtics. The 30-year-old helped Boston reach the NBA Finals in 2010.