Clippers sign G Goldwire

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) - The Los Angeles Clippers added some needed depth to their backcourt Sunday, signing free agent guard Anthony Goldwire.

A seven-year NBA veteran, Goldwire played 33 games with Detroit and Milwaukee last season, averaging 5.2 points and 2.4 assists.

The signing of Goldwire comes on the heels of the Clippers receiving some more disappointing news regarding second-year guard Shaun Livingston. A tall, promising point guard with a somewhat frail physique, Livingston has been sidelined with a sore lower back since the beginning of training camp.

On Monday, Livingston is scheduled to undergo further tests with back specialist Dr. William Dillin to determine the extent of the injury.

The 6-2 Goldwire, who has averaged 6.3 points and 2.8 assists over his career, most likely will compete with rookie Daniel Ewing for a reserve role behind starter Sam Cassell as long as Livingston is out.

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Updated Sunday, Oct 23, 2005