Hornets sign F Dominic McGuire

The New Orleans Hornets have signed forward Dominic McGuire to

shore up their frontcourt in the absence of Jason Smith, who is out

with a right shoulder injury.

McGuire averaged 2.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in just over 15

minutes per game for the Toronto Raptors earlier this season,

appearing in 15 games before he was waived on Nov. 30.

The 6-foot-9 forward, in his sixth NBA season, has also had

stints with Washington, Sacramento, Charlotte and Golden State.

He’s averaged 2.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 331 career games.

Smith injured his shoulder in the Hornets’ loss at Oklahoma City

on Wednesday and is expected to be out about two weeks.