The Los Angeles Clippers have had one hell of an NBA free agency ahead of the 2015-16 season.
FREE AGENCY MADNESS
The Clippers pulled off the impressive signing of Paul Pierce to add some extra fight and playoff experience to the roster.
But all that will be completely overlooked thanks to the DeAndre Jordan saga that dominated headlines and made the NBA relevant in July, thanks to his flip-flop from joining the Dallas Mavericks to staying with the Clippers.
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And the Clippers unexpectedly good summer continues, after it was revealed that they were close to another signing.
According to a report from Michael Scotto of Sheridanhoops.com, the Clippers are very close to signing former Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith in free agency.
"BREAKING: Josh Smith has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops," Scotto wrote on Twitter just a couple of hours ago. His report was backed up by Marc Stein of ESPN.
The Clippers could only sign the former Pistons man for the league minimum and at that price Smith is an absolute steal and a fantastic signing for a Clippers team who can now call on Josh Smith, Lance Stevenson, Ekpe Udoh and Jamal Crawford off the bench.
Smith does have his flaws though. His love of shooting the three ball is absurd considering he only hits under 30% of the time, which needs serious improvement.
But coming off the bench, Smith is a massive upgrade for the Clippers bringing some legit depth and versatility to the Clippers front line, plus he has stepped up in the playoffs and can get points and rebounds off the bench.
In an 11-year career with the Hawks, Pistons and Rockets, Smith has averaged 15.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2 blocks and 1.3 steals in 33.6 minutes per game.