Clippers retain Tyrone Wallace, match Pelicans’ offer sheet

August 26, 2020

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “Together with our team’s player development program, Ty demonstrated impressive improvement and contributed meaningfully to our team last season. We are excited to welcome Ty back to the Clippers.”Wallace, 24, spent the early portion of the 2017-18 season with Agua Caliente, playing in 26 games and averaging 22.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists.The Clippers now have 16 players with guaranteed deals in addition to guard Patrick Beverley’s $5 million non-guaranteed contract, so they must cut two players before opening night.ESPN salary cap expert Bobby Marks points out the Clippers only have to pay Wallace a partial guarantee of $300,000 if they don’t waive him by next week and they don’t have to guarantee the full $1,349,383 first-year salary until Jan. 10. The second year is not guaranteed and there are no trigger dates included.A native of Bakersfield, Wallace was selected 60th overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Cal. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory The Clippers will retain restricted free agent guard Tyrone Wallace, matching a two-year, $2.9 million offer sheet from the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced Wednesday.Wallace – a 6-foot-5 guard – spent last season on a two-way contract with the team. He played 30 games with the injury-plagued Clippers, starting 19 and averaging 9.7 points in 28 minutes per game.The Clippers had a Wednesday deadline once Wallace signed the offer sheet to match or let him go.“We identified Tyrone as a versatile, competitive and tough-minded player who adds to the organizational culture,” President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank said in a statement. “Ty worked hard with our staff at Agua Caliente and Los Angeles, and his growth has been a reflection of his commitment to getting better. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates last_img

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