Ayers will sign with Toyota Alvark of the Japan-B League, Sportando reports. Ayres played in 17 games for the Clippers during the 2015-16 campaign, but averaged just 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds over 6.3 minutes per game, before being released. He was unable to find an NBA suitor at the start of this season and he ended up signing with CSKA Moscow of the Russion VTB United League. However, it appears he's on to his next destination, as he's now headed to play in Japan. Ayers could attempt an NBA comeback at some point later this season, but as it currently stands, he'll continue to test his luck overseas.
Ayres signed a contract Thursday with CSKA Moscow of the Russian VTB United League, Euroleague.net reports. Ayres parlayed a pair of 10-day deals with the Clippers last January into a contract with the club for the rest of the season, finishing the campaign with 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game in 17 contests. The production wasn't good enough to merit much interest from NBA teams when Ayres became a free agent in July, however, so he'll head overseas to receive some guaranteed money.
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.
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