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Syracuse Basketball: Wes Johnson Signs With Los Angeles Clippers

Johnson will call the Staples Center home for a third straight season, but he won't be suiting up for the Lakers anymore.

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Former Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson has signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to multiple reports. Shams Charania of RealGM first reported the news.

Johnson will earn the veteran's minimum with the Clippers, according to USA Today's Sam Amick. The length of the contract has not yet been reported.

Johnson averaged a career-high 9.9 points per game in addition to 4.2 rebounds per game with the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2014-15 season. He also posted a career-best player efficiency rating of 11.1. Those were only marginal improvements, however, as the forward has struggled in five seasons to reach the potential he was once thought to have.

In addition to the Lakers, Johnson has previously played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns.

In college, Johnson played two seasons at Iowa State before transferring to Syracuse. After sitting out the 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he led the Orange in scoring during the 2009-10 season. He also helped guide that team to a 30-5 record and a berth in the Sweet 16, where SU was upset by Butler.

Soon thereafter, he opted to forego his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2010 NBA Draft. He was selected fourth overall by the Timberwolves.