Los Angeles Clippers Waive Trey Thompkins And Sign DaJuan Summers

3/17/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Dec. 21, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Los Angeles Clippers forward Trey Thompkins (33) goes for a rebound during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.   Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Clippers are looking to make some improvements to their team before they begin their playoff run, and Trey Thompkins was a casualty.
  
He was a decent bench player, after the Clippers took him in the 2011 draft, but he didn’t even play this season because of a bone bruise, so cutting him wasn’t really any kind of blow at all. 

Even Thompkins understands the importance of a healthy player in the NBA and tweeted:
 
Though, this team does have some crazy on and off court chemistry, Thompkins hasn't played a single game this season, so hopefully it won't cause too much of a rift.
 
In his place, the team signed D-Leaguer DaJuan Summers to a whopping 10-day contract. While it wasn’t the NBA, Summers put up some pretty good numbers for his Maine Red Claws, boasting 18 points  in 33 minutes.
 
Summers has played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Hornets before, but his numbers were pretty dismal. He’s very young though and seems to have improved, so being on a Chris Paul-led team might help him showcase his talents.
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