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Clippers To Sign Hedo Turkoglu, Chris Douglas-Roberts

The Los Angeles Clippers made some roster cuts last week to clear up space for Hedo Turkoglu’s minimum contract, the veteran forward will be back with the Clippers in the 2014-15 season.

The Clippers are also close to completing a deal with free-agent Chris Douglas-Roberts.

After missing almost an entire season because of injuries and a suspension for performance-enhancing substance, Turkoglu, 35, impressed Doc Rivers with his versatility. The Clippers used Turkoglu at both forward spots off the bench and relied on his ball handling on offense.

He averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game with the Clippers.

The Clippers can only sign Turkoglu to a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract, which will be slightly less than $1.45 million for a player with his service time.

The team is also close to an agreement with free-agent Chris Douglas-Roberts.

Douglas-Roberts, a 6-foot-7 wing player, spent last season with Charlotte, averaging 6.9 points in 49 games. In four playoff games against Miami, Douglas-Roberts averaged 9.5 points in 17.5 minutes per game.

Douglas-Roberts would make $1.06 million on a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal.

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