2010 NBA Free Agency: Joe Johnson Is Exactly What the Clippers Need

May 16th, 2010 by Josh Dhani Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Clippers really didn't have an enjoyable year.

But there is something enjoyable to look for. The offseason. In the 2010 NBA Draft, the Clippers are projected to get Cole Aldrich.

But what's the point in that when you have Blake Griffin, Drew Gooden, and Chris Kaman?

Even if they do land Aldrich, the selection won't fill in the spot the Clippers need to fill in at the most— small forward.

Let's face it. The Los Angeles Clippers are weak at that spot. I don't think there's a chance in the world they are able to land LeBron James. Don't expect it. The Clippers best bet is Rudy Gay.

But my idea is to not get Rudy Gay.

"Why not, he's the perfect fit!" is probably some NBA fan would say. But there is someone else who would probably fit in this Clippers' system better.

Joe Johnson.

Johnson is the missing man in Los Angeles.

"But he is a shooting guard," is another thing you might say. Yes, yes, he is in fact a shooting guard. And yes, the Clippers already have their shooting guard for the future in Eric Gordon.

And no, I'm not saying he won't be a ...

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