No contracts can be signed until the NBA’s moratorium on formal commitments ends Thursday.
Johnson, the No. 4 pick in the 2010 draft, is coming off two solid seasons with the Lakers, having averaged 9.9 points and 4.2 rebounds while making 35.1% of his three-pointers last season as a part-time starter. He will be able to back up both veteran small forward Paul Pierce, who figures to play limited minutes as a starter at age 38, and power forward Blake Griffin.
The knock on Johnson has been consistency; he is capable of playing well in one game and then being a nonfactor for the next week.
The Clippers now have 10 players under contract for next season but still are seeking a starting center as well as a backup power forward, point guard and center.