Report: Clippers center Ekpe Udoh signs one-year deal in Turkey
The Clippers spent the summer upgrading their frontcourt depth, signing Josh Smith and Cole Aldrich in addition to ultimately re-signing DeAndre Jordan. That leaves Ekpe Udoh, who didn’t play much last year, without a role, and it looks like the fifth-year center is headed to Turkey.
From Yahoo’s Marc Spears:
Ex-NBA big man Ekpe Udoh, 6th pick in 2010 NBA Draft, signed a one-year, $1 million plus deal with Turkey Fenerbahce Ulker with no NBA out— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) July 28, 2015
Udoh played just 3.9 minutes per game with the Clippers last season, so with their additions, it was unlikely they were going to keep him around. He hasn’t proven to be more than an end-of-the-bench big in his five seasons with the Warriors, Bucks and Clippers, so if he had an opportunity to get real minutes in Turkey, that was probably a smart move.