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Report: Clippers Sign Tyrone Wallace to Training Camp Deal

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According to Keith Smith of RealGM, the Clippers have signed former Bakersfield High School and Cal Berkeley star Tyrone Wallace.

Wallace was drafted 60th overall by the Utah Jazz in 2016, and didn’t earn a contract with the Jazz. He played the season with the Salt Lake City Stars before having his draft rights renounced by Utah this off-season.

Wallace is an incredibly unlikely candidate to make the Clippers’ 15-man opening night roster, due to the Clippers’ luxury tax situation and DeAndre Liggins’ presumably superior position on the depth chart. However, it’s possible that his deal could include a potential team option to convert to a two-way deal, which would put Wallace in competition with recent signee Marshall Plumlee for the Clippers’ second two-way contract. Their first seems to pretty safely belong to Jamil Wilson.

Notably, Jamil Wilson was drafted by the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario in the NBA G-League expansion draft, so he will play for ACCO whether the Clippers keep or release him. Marshall Plumlee, who has only played in the D-League on assignment, is a free agent and would enter the G-League’s rookie draft this season if he doesn’t land an NBA or two-way contract. Wallace, who played for the Salt Lake City Stars last season, would have to return to SLC unless he earns a contract from an NBA team or heads overseas.