Ayres scored two points (1-1 FG) and added four rebounds and an assist over seven minutes in Tuesday's 103-81 win over the Lakers. Ayres has appeared in five of the Clippers' last six games, but has seen double-digit minutes in just one of those contests. With Blake Griffin (quad, hand) now back in the fold following a 45-game absence, Ayres likely won't see his role expand in a significant way over the team's final five games.
Ayres will be recalled from the D-League, and sign with the Clippers for the rest of the season, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Ayres was not retained in February after his second 10-day contract with the Clippers expired after the All-Star break, but it seems he's earned a roster spot for the rest of the season. The veteran center offers a depth option while Blake Griffin continues to sit out with a broken hand.
Ayres wasn't retained by the Clippers after his second 10-day contract expired after the All-Star break, Chris Reichert of Upside Motor reports. The Clippers replaced Ayres on the roster with Alex Stepheson, was signed to a 10-contract last week. Ayres will now head back to the D-League's Idaho Stampede following his five-game stint with the Clippers, during which he averaged 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds over 2.8 minutes.
Ayres will sign a second 10-day contract with the Clippers on Sunday, Dan Woike of the OC Register reports. Ayres will get another 10 days before the Clippers have to decide whether they'll release him or sign him for the rest of the season. Ayres has participated in two outings with the Clippers so far, averaging one point, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists over 3.5 minutes per game. With Blake Griffin (hand) potentially out up to two months, Ayres offers another depth option in the frontcourt, although he's still not expected to be relied upon as a regular member of the rotation.
Ayres made his Clippers debut in Sunday's 112-94 loss to the Raptors, providing two points (2-2 FT), a rebound, and an assist over five minutes. Ayres only saw the floor because of the Raptors' large margin of victory, so don't count on him to remain a regular member of the rotation. Playing time will only grow harder to come by once Blake Griffin (quad) returns from his month-long absence.
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