It was reported a few days ago that the two parties had interest, but the deal is official now: the Los Angeles Clippers have signed fifth year forward Byron Mullens.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the deal is a two-year deal worth $2 million with a player option for the second.
Here’s another tidbit on Mullens to LA from Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:
The Clippers and center Byron Mullens agree to a 2-year deal. Mullens expected to sign contract Monday or Tuesday, sources.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 20, 2013
This is still a confusing move by the Clippers though it’s come on the cheap. As I stated here, Byron Mullens isn’t the player the Clippers need as they continue to build their team for championship contention. How bad is Mullens? Here’s a tweet from Ben Swanson, editor of SB Nation’s Rufus On Fire as someone tweets they’re in favor of the Mullens move.
Hahahahaha RT @MySportsLegion: Byron Mullens is another guy who can stretch the floor and knock down the three, good move by the Clippers.
— Ben Swanson (@CardboardGerald) July 20, 2013
Considering the current roster, Mullens will spend time either backing up Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. His “versatility” will give the Clips options to go small for short spurts.
During the last two seasons, Byron Mullens averaged 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds on 40 percent shooting (30 percent from three) for the Charlotte Bobcats.