Los Angeles Lakers Sign Wesley Johnson

Apr 7, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley (0) and forward Wesley Johnson (2) walk up the court during the game against the New Orleans Hornets in the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

After using the amnesty clause on Metta World Peace and losing Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to fill out the roster with cheap players. The latest addition is the fourth pick of the 2010 NBA draft, Wesley Johnson, who will sign a one-year $1 million contract. with the team.

So far in his career, Johnson has been a disappointment and a bust, and considering the fact that he is 26 years old, he has very little upside.

Either way, with Kobe Bryant sidelimed with an Achilles tear, the Lakers are just filling out the roster with players that can fill the void in the Black Mamba’s absence. As far as next season goes, it doesn’t look very good for the Lakers, who many think should just tank for a high draft pick in the 2014 draft and then look to add a superstar, or two, in next summer’s free agency.

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