Los Angeles Clippers: Grading Every Player’s 2017-2018 Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Montrezl Harrell
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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 09: Wesley Johnson
LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 09: Wesley Johnson /

Wesley Johnson: B-

You can joke all you want about Wesley Johnson and his ankles, but he truly had a solid season that will most likely go unnoticed.

Johnson, barring a career performance tonight, will finish the season with the second-most steals (75) and blocks (62) on the team, behind only Lou Williams (85) and DeAndre Jordan (71), respectively.

In a way, he embodies the Clippers and their chaotic season. He’s played the fourth-most minutes on the team, scored the eighth-most points, and has started the third-most times.

That speaks volumes about what the Clippers had to go through this season. Either that, or Johnson is the team’s unsung hero.

The thing I love most about Wes is his positivity and joy for the game, though. Even after Harden took him down with the season’s best ankle-breaker, Johnson smiled, got to his feet, and laughed it off. It seems like he’s always smiling, and his attitude may be one of the biggest reasons why he’s stuck in the league for so long despite being labeled as a bust by virtually every sports media outlet.

Like it or not, I’ve got a soft spot for WeJo.