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The Los Angeles Clippers today signed free agents Lou Amundson, Mustapha Farrakhan and JaMychal Green to complete their training camp roster. Amundson has appeared in 327 career games (seven starts) for the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets. The 6″9″, 225-pound forward finished last season with the Hornets, averaging 2.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games.
Mustapha Farrakhan Jr. has lived under the microscope since childhood, so it was no surprise Wednesday that he walked out of the Knicks’ practice court in Greenburgh saying all the right things about his NBA opportunity, and about his controversial family. The former Virginia guard and NBA draft hopeful is the grandson of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. But as he tours NBA cities for predraft workouts – hoping against mock drafts that his name will be called one week from Thursday in Newark – Farrakhan is just trying to fit in. It’s the story of his life. “I just tell everybody, ‘How your grandfather is, that’s how my grandfather is,'” he said. “It doesn’t feel any different or weird to me. It’s just family.”
Two familiar names from the local basketball scene highlight the group of draft hopefuls who will work out for the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. Westminster point guard Michael Stockton, the son of Jazz Hall of Famer John Stockton, and BYU shooting guard Jackson Emery will join Virginia guard Mustapha Farrakhan and Kansas guard Brady Morningstar in a private workout at the team’s practice facility.