Time with Clippers: 2015-2018
Stats: 5.1 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.9 SPG, 0.7 BPG, 39.8 FG%,
Win Shares: 5.2
After stops with three different teams, Wesley Johnson signed as a free-agent with the Clippers prior to the 2015-2016 season. Johnson spent three seasons in Los Angeles with the Clips. He appeared in 222 games, starting 52 of them.
For the most part, Johnson couldn’t live up to the hype of being the No. 4 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. After a disappointing career up to his signing, the Clips hoped that he could finally break out and live up to at least some of the expectations. Unfortunately, he simply couldn’t.
In over 200 games with LA, Johnson averaged just over five points a contest while playing 18 minutes a night. He shot below 40 percent from the field and 32 percent from deep. His best season came during his first year, in which he averaged seven points, three rebounds and a steal per contest. His best game that season came at home against Orlando, where Johnson dropped 21 points, to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
2016-2017 is a year that Johnson would like to throw out the window. He played only 12 minutes a game and averaged fewer than three points per contest.
His playing time went back up during his third and final year, as he was playing 20 minutes a game. Though his playing time went up, he still was averaging only five points a game. This was also while starting in more than half of the games, too.
That offseason, Johnson was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.
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