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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Clippers Interested in Center Amir Johnson

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The Clippers are apparently looking for another backup big man

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Per Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Clippers have contacted veteran big man Amir Johnson to see if he’s interested in signing on the vet minimum.

Amir is a 31 year old center who has played in the NBA for 13 years on four different teams. A strong defensive player, Amir is limited offensively, and would play a reserve role on a good team. Still, he’s a well-respected and liked player who happens to be very close to the Clippers’ own Lou Williams.

Interestingly, the Clippers already have two centers on their roster in Boban Marjanovic and Marcin Gortat, and are presumably re-signing Montrezl Harrell, another big man best suited to play center. This is therefore an indication that one of the two centers already on the roster (Gortat, most likely), could still be on the move. Johnson would be a solid pickup for a playoff squad as a backup big man, yet another sign that the Clippers have interest in being competitive again next season.