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Los Angeles Clippers Sign Former Michigan State Forward Branden Dawson

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Branden Dawson has secured his first NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, following an impressive summer league performance in Orlando.

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It's official, Branden Dawson has signed his first NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The two year contract, which was announced on Wednesday, is worth $525,093 this season, with the first year guaranteed, according to the Orange County Register.

After spending $600,000 to acquire the rights to the No. 56 pick from the New Orleans Pelicans on draft night, where Dawson would eventually be selected, the Clippers saw major production from the former Michigan State forward during summer league action in Orlando.

Dawson, 22, finished second in the standings in rebounding average (10.3), while recording a double-double in three of the four games played. He also averaged 12.8 points per game in 25.5 minutes played.

Travis Trice, who played in five games as a member of the Miami Heat's summer league team, averaged 4.4 points and 1.4 assists in 10.6 minutes played per game. Trice's performance is the first step towards earning a spot on a team's training camp.