Josh Smith signing adds much needed depth to the Clippers roster

There is no doubt that the Los Angeles Clippers starting lineup was one of the best in the NBA last season, but when some of those guys weren’t on the court was when the Clippers really struggled. The Clippers appeared to have made it a priority this offseason to add some more depth to their bench. Cole Aldrich and Wesley Johnson are good depth signings, but it was obvious that they needed a impact player coming off the bench next season. That is why it was a perfect fit for the Clippers to sign forward Josh Smith to a 1-year veterans minimum contract on Thursday. Smith is only 29 years old, so he still has many years of production left in him and he is the type of playmaker that can change a game coming off the bench. Smith can score, pass, and rebound which will really help the Clippers when he has to step in when a player needs rest or if a player has an injury. Smith might not quite be the all-star caliber player that he used to be, but he is still a really good player that other teams have to be worried about. The Clippers are already a playoff team, yet they just haven’t been able to reach the western conference finals recently because they just haven’t had the depth to overcome the western conference teams that have more depth. Smith should be able to change all of that by himself and he provides some more stability to the Clippers at the small forward position.

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