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Lakers Free Agency: Wesley Johnson signing contract with Clippers, according to report

Wesley Johnson is staying in LA, just not with the Lakers.

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Wesley Johnson won't be with the Los Angeles Lakers next season, but he doesn't have to go far to start playing for his new team. Johnson has committed to signing a deal with the Clippers, but the final terms are still being discussed, reports Shams Charania of Real GM. Wesley was said to be a target early in free agency, and with the Clippers well-over the salary cap, he's remained as a player they could still sign this late in the process.

Johnson spent the last two seasons with the Lakers, having an opportunity to play significant minutes at small forward after struggling to find his niche elsewhere in the NBA. He averaged career-highs in minutes and points per game last season. The Lakers will now move on, and the Clippers were at a position of need after trading Matt Barnes to the Charlotte Hornets.

This marks the of Johnson's time in Los Angeles, marking a new beginning for both sides that seems like the best for everyone. So long, Wes.

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