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Clippers trade Wesley Johnson, waive Jawun Evans to get roster to 15

Clippers trade Wesley Johnson, waive Jawun Evans to get roster to 15

Wesley Johnson and Jawun Evans were nowhere to be seen when the Clippers began practice Monday morning. Within two hours, both were no longer part of the organization.

The Clippers waived Evans and traded Johnson to New Orleans for Alexis Ajinca, then subsequently waived Ajinca before Monday afternoon’s deadline to trim rosters to the league maximum of 15 players. The trade-and-waive not only helped trim a roster spot, it saved the Clippers approximately $850,000 in salary cap room, the difference between Ajinca and Johnson's salaries this season.

Evans, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, averaged 6.3 minutes in five preseason games and never cracked the team’s guard-heavy...

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