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Wesley Johnson
Wesley Johnson
Position: F
Born: 07/11/87
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $1,100,602
Johnson, who played three seasons with the Lakers, said Tuesday that last season’s injury-filled 21-61 debacle was frustrating at best. He said there was a constant air of uncertainty once the game started because every player wanted to play the hero. “You would go out there and want to play the right way, but everyone wanted to prove themselves,” Johnson said as the Clippers wrapped up their brief training camp at UC Irvine. “So nobody really knew what was going on. Nobody ever knew, so it was hard for anyone to come in and get into a good rhythm or flow. Nobody was playing together.”

Wesley Johnson starting over Paul Pierce?

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And with Matt Barnes now in Memphis, it would make sense for Pierce to slide into the starting lineup, a place where he’s been for all but 10 of his 1,400-plus career games. But the Clippers aren’t set on that plan. Wes Johnson, whom the Clippers signed in free agency from the Lakers, is still being considered as an option to start, sending Pierce to the bench.
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And with Matt Barnes now in Memphis, it would made sense for Pierce to slide into the starting lineup, a place where he’s been for all but 10 of his 1,400-plus career games. But whispers out of the Clippers’ training facility in Playa Vista make it sound like that plan isn’t set in stone. Wes Johnson, who the Clippers signed in free agency from the Lakers, is still being considered as an option to start, sending Pierce to the bench. Bringing Pierce off the bench could be a way to limit minutes and preserve his legs for the postseason. It would also allow Rivers to use Pierce at multiple positions, perhaps at power forward in all-bench lineup with Josh Smith, Lance Stephenson, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers.