Clippers Sign Joey Hauser, Waive Two Players Ahead of Regular Season

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The Los Angeles Clippers have officially signed rookie forward Joey Hauser and concurrently released guard Nate Darling and forward Bryson Williams, as confirmed by the team’s announcement.

Hauser, who went undrafted after his college tenure at Michigan State earlier this year, boasts an average of 14.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game across 34 appearances during his final collegiate season.

Previously, Hauser signed a two-way contract with the Jazz in July. However, he was waived last month by the Utah team, as they opted to bring in Josh Christopher on a two-way deal.

By securing him under an Exhibit 10 contract, the Clippers will obtain his G League rights, and Joey Hauser becomes eligible for a bonus of up to $75,000 if he completes a minimum of 60 days with the Ontario Clippers, which is the G League affiliate of the L.A. Clippers.

Nate Darling and Bryson Williams, who both initially signed Exhibit 10 contracts with the Clippers earlier this month, are expected to join the Ontario Clippers once they clear waivers.

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