NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 31: James Singleton #22 of the Washington Wizards dunks the ball against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena on March 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The Washington Wizards have signed James Singleton to a 10-day contract, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
This will be Singleton's second go-around with the Wizards. He previously played 32 games for Washington during the 2009-10 season after being acquired from Dallas along with Drew Gooden, Josh Howard and Quinton Ross. In exchange, the Mavericks received Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, and DeShawn Stevenson.
Singleton started three games for the Wizards, averaging 6.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Prior to signing his current contract, Singleton last played for the Guandong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, for whom he averaged 17.8 points and 11.9 rebounds.
It is not clear if Singleton will be able to join the team in time for Thursday night's scheduled road game against the Detroit Pistons.