The LA Clippers have agreed to terms with ex-Heat big man Willie Reed.
According to Chris Haynes, the LA Clippers have signed ex-Heat big man Willie Reed. Reed’s contract will be just one year for $1.5 million. This is great value, even though the deal is just for the one season.
The signing of Reed gives the team more depth at the big man position. With Blake Griffin’s health being an uncertainty heading into the start of the season, the Clips needed to add some big men to the bench. Prior to this signing, the team only had Brice Johnson and Montrezl Harrell to back up both Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
Last season, Reed averaged 5.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game on 56.8% shooting from the field. His tenacity on the boards will be a big boost for the bench. Howewver, don’t expect Reed to be someone who can replace DJ when teams start to foul. Reed only shot 55% from the free throw line last season.
Reed brings a lot of athletic upside and should be able to run up and down the floor with the other Clippers’ bigs. He should benefit from playing alongside newly signed Milos Teodosic as well. The bench unit is finally coming together. With Austin Rivers, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and Willie Reed, this could possibly be the deepest Clippers’ team we have seen in years.