Free agent forward Wesley Johnson is staying in Los Angeles—he’s just switching teams.
Johnson, 27, has reportedly come to terms with the Clippers on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $1.1 million.
Free agent forward Wesley Johnson will commit to a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell RealGM. Terms being discussed.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 7, 2015
The athletic wing has spent the past two seasons with the Lakers:
Johnson is expected to sign a veteran’s minimum deal worth $1.1 million, sources said. In Johnson, Doc Rivers has landed the commitment of a clear improvement on the wing, an athletic upgrade capable of spacing the floor and finishing at the rim.
Johnson and Rivers met on the first night of free agency, and remained in dialogue while the 6-foot-7 forward received interest from the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans.
Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Lakers, with career highs of 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.5 minutes per game in 2014-15. Over five NBA seasons, Johnson has played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and Lakers.