Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team. Clips May Have Interest

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Should The Clippers Sign Ivan Johnson?
Yes.
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 57%  [11]
No.
10%
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Wait On Odom and Okafor or any other big.
31%
 31%  [6]
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ClipperKyle32
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Report: Ivan Johnson Waived by Chinese Team Zhejiang Emiliano Carchia with Sportando.net is reporting that Ivan Johnson has been waived by Zhejiang of the Chinese Basketball Association: Chinese team Zhejiang announced that they have waived Ivan Johnson....

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jarca
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I'm done with Odom cause it's gonna take him a while to get on game shape. Let's give Johnson a try


what_up_clipnation83
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Man, this would be awesome if we can pick him up.

I love his tenacity and rugged, bang em' up presence.

Something this team needs inside.

Hopefully we get him.


ClipperDB
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I wish we waited a got Ivan instead of Turk. Our 4/5 spot is wasted with Hollins, BJ, Jamieson, and Turk.


wessleejr
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I think somebody posted this before here can't remember maybe in sign and trade thread but that was before we sign Turkey


tense2
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Don't think we sign Ivan (PF) with Hedo signed for the rest of the year. PF is where Turk is going to be playing according to Doc. We need a back up C.


Akclipps
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Yes!!!!!! I Have been saying this since summer!! Ivan the great is what we need


Agent0
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If Doc wants to use him as an undersized C. He has the bulk for C, just not the length. So we'll see, cause Hedo is doing backup PF and is signed for the rest of the year like tense said.


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Please let us be so lucky to get Ivan. He is exactly what we need.


CP3Best
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We have an extra spot on the roster since cutting Morris, maybe we were waiting for Ivan, who knows, but I do remember when we used Reggie as a C, although he's a pf, i think it works, even Horford is used as a C.


tense2
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If he was 2-3 inches taller and could play center he would be.


ClipperPostman
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I think we just have to face the reality that Hollins is

our guy.

All these "Speculations" of a Decent back up C have been

smoke, and this includes Odom.

I'm done with it.


itsLuigi
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i think we've all seen from the last couple of games that doc can't rely on hollins

im pretty sure he'll bring in someone else


pageC4
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I feel you on the frustration, and acquiring Hedo just took up a roster spot so I don't think Doc is even considering getting a defensive backup big Sad


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Any idea if he was waived because of his attitude or anger control problems? Dude was already banned from the Korean Basketball League for life lol. Maybe China was next on his list. I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't waive a guy providing 26 points and 10 rebounds out of charity.


tense2
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I hope not, because if DJ goes down for any appreciable mount of time...we're f#%ked. Ouch.


jarca
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All these good names and in the end we'll end up with jason Collins


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Ideally, our backup bigs would consist of Ivan for his toughness, Hedo for point forward skills, and Bynum for his offensive skills and big body for defense.

Sucks that we've essentially wasted spots on Mullens & Jamison. I actually am fine with Hollins for 5 min/game, but not much more, which won't help in the playoffs.


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I haven't seen him play much, but I the possible lineups of Ivan/DJ, Ivan/Blake, or even Ivan/Hedo should be better than any lineup with Hollins.


Icecoldclipper
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I'm all for getting Johnson I think he be a nice extra for the 4 spot. I know we have the extra spot but adding him only makes since if we move or can cut Jamison AND Mullens.


StrikeBack
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We need someone to guard playoff centers, dj can not


TheDude
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We'd have to cut somebody. No reason to have that many back ups for the 4 and none for the 5. Hollins or Jamison would be on the waiver wire and that would be fine with me.


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From Insider:

Forward Ivan Johnson decided to play in China this season instead of signing with an NBA team after none would match his asking price. Last week there was a report that several NBA teams have interest in talking to him once his season is over with Zhejiang Chouzhou Golden Bulls in February. Well, they don't have to wait as he was released by the Chinese team on Wednesday, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:.

Previously Vivlamore reported the Hawks could re-sign the forward and that the Bulls, Knicks, Pacers and Clippers my have interest now after targeting him in the summer.

Johnson should be easy to sign as he will likely accept a rest-of-season, minimum contract.


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I think we should sign him and take the hit and release Jamison. I wish it could be Mullens, but that two year thing can bite us. If we could work a trade maybe for Ariza giving up Dudley and Barnes, then maybe we can play Hedo as a back up 3.

I'm a huge Ivan fan, think he is just what the team is missing.


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