Power Ranking Every Clippers Player: Who’s Their MVP?

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11th: Wesley Johnson

Feb 6, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson (11) reacts after making a basket against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 103-97. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers are already the highlight machine of the NBA. From ferocious alley-oops in transition to Blake just blowing past players with ease for monster throw-downs, there isn’t any way to stop them at times. After all, you don’t get the nickname “Lob City” for nothing.

With Wesley Johnson, the Clippers now have yet another explosive athlete to add to their arsenal of fast-break weapons. At 6’7″ with a 7’1″ wingspan, he’s certainly got plenty of length, and with a 37 inch vertical, he’s got the bounce to execute plenty of dunks in Los Angeles.

When looking through the Clippers’ new set of wing players, Johnson comes in last due to not quite having the defensive ability last season to establish himself as a 3-and-D player who will deserve more minutes than the likes of Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce or Josh Smith. Johnson allowed opponents to shoot 2.9 percent higher than normal, whilst making a more positive impact at the other end of the floor by making 35.1 percent of his threes.

With two All-Defensive first team players to learn from in Paul and Jordan, Wesley Johnson may be able to improve on defense. So when considering his three point shooting and athleticism, it’s obvious that he can still be a key contributor by at least keeping players higher up the roster well rested.

Next: Jamal Crawford