A new report from Sam Amick details a new crop of free agents that the Clippers are interested in. In addition to their initial interest in Brandan Wright, Gerald Green, and C.J. Watson, they are also now reportedly interested in Jeremy Lin, Corey Brewer, and Willie Green.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Meanwhile in LA, Clippers are pushing for Wes Johnson (who could start for them), also talking to Jeremy Lin, Corey Brewer, Willie Green</p>— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) <a href="https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/616293912550993921">July 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Lin and Brewer likely fit in as quality backup-level players in this scenario. Corey Brewer, of course, is best known to the Clippers and their fans for being a big part of the run in game 6 of the second round that doomed LA's season.
Willie Green, a former Clipper, is likely a third-string addition at this point in his career, but he was a great locker room presence here in the past before the team had to waive his above-minimum contract for cap reasons.
It's also interesting that Amick mentions Wesley Johnson starting. Of course, this is a possibility, as the Clippers have limited resources to add free agents, but it seems a little uninspiring. The wording is unclear: is it speculation by Amick? If not, which camp leaked this detail? Are the Clippers promising a starting role, or just the possibility of competing for a starting role? Either way, the idea of Johnson on the Clippers is something to get used to--the Clippers have pitched him hardest so far.
Don't stress too much about these names yet, as the Clippers are unlikely to make any move that impacts their mid-level exception until DeAndre Jordan makes his decision and they know whether they will have the full or mini-MLE to work with. They could still sign players for the minimum in the interim, but not many players are willing to settle for the minimum on the first day of free agency.