Maalik Wayns has signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, providing head coach Doc Rivers with another back-up option for injured All-Star guard Chris Paul, reports NBA.com.
The 22-year-old appeared in six games with the Clippers last season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.2 assists, but has not featured in a single game this campaign, having been ruled out with a torn left meniscus.
Wayns was waived by the Clippers on Monday, but now comes back into the roster to challenge Darren Collison for a starting place on the floor.
The former Villanova player has made 27 NBA appearances in his career, but could return to the Clippers team at some point during the next fortnight, with games against the LA Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers to follow.
Starting shooting guard Jamal Crawford - normally the sixth man - will no longer be needed as backup point guard, with Wayns returning to the Clippers' roster.